If you’re under the mistaken impression that Sacramento’s music scene is less than enthralling, the SAMMIES are here to prove you wrong. Way wrong. Now in its 22nd year, the 2013 Sacramento Area Music Awards displays dizzying diversity, with 37 categories ranging from Americana to Latin, punk to soul, jazz to reggae. At the awards ceremony on Friday, Nov. 8 at Ace of Spades, you’ll not only have the thrill of seeing who winds up in the winners’ circle, but there’ll also be a ton of fun performances, including Be Brave Bold Robot, Stevie Nader, and Joy and Madness—all nominees, of course.

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What: SAMMIES, presented by Sacramento News & Review
When: Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.
Where: Ace of Spades, 1417 R St., Sacramento
Cost: $10