Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.

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MAMAView MAMA Turning 18

MAMAView MAMA Turning 18

The Modesto Area Music Awards celebrates performers from around the greater Modesto Area. Over the last 18 Years, we have seen some Winners go on to National and International Fame; Flying Blind, Grandaddy, Moonshine Bandits, DEV, UVR, and Megan Slankard have all found success beyond the 209. This year the MAMAs celebrate 18 years and […]

By October 7, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView 18 Years Strong

MAMAView 18 Years Strong

The MAMAs are turning 18, can you believe that? When Murphy & Ricci first conceived of this brainchild, I am sure they never imagined that it would grow as it has. Going from 8 to over 20 Categories from Rock to Jazz, Americana to Hip Hop and everything in between. The Awards Show has become […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
Power of the Purse Shop Local

Power of the Purse Shop Local

by Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933, it is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that about 68% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. Independent retailers return back into the […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
MAMA PromotersView

MAMA PromotersView

PromoterView by Middagh Goodwin There is a lot of work that goes into promoting a show well. Most local promoters secure the date and venue, book the bands (touring and locals), make the flyer, arrange for sound, often work the door and for the most part for little or no pay or glory. There are […]

By September 8, 2017 Read More →
It’s MAMA Season 2017

It’s MAMA Season 2017

MAMAview By Middagh Goodwin Be very, very quiet(forget that get LOUD.) It is that time of year when if have local friends who are performers you are going to get inundated with request for Votes. What I challenge you to do first is take a peruse all the nominees, see who you like. Remember you […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView August

MAMAView August

August is upon us and without X-Fest happening this year, for many to look forward to going to or performing at we will all have to look elsewhere for our entertainment. Local promoters have already been looking outside the box to host or create events but we need to make sure we support them to […]

By August 9, 2017 Read More →
Back to School Safety Tips

Back to School Safety Tips

August 14th is the First day for Modesto City Schools. Getting ready to go Back to School. We have some suggestions for both Adults and Children to keep safe. Drivers should remember that as the new school year begins kids will be walking, crossing streets and maybe not be paying attention. on their way to school. Parents should talk to their […]

By August 8, 2017 Read More →
StocktonCon

StocktonCon

StocktonCon is in its 6th year and taking place on August 19-20th at the Stockton Arena with a very special opening night event Cosies at StocktonCon August 18th at the University Waterfront Hotel The Norcal Cosies have teamed up with StocktonCon to bring the Cosies Red-Carpet Cosplay Awards show to the University Waterfront Hotel. This […]

By August 2, 2017 Read More →
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies in the name of Swing.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies in the name of Swing.

  The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies burst onto the music scene 20 years ago with the release of Zoot Suit Riot a compilation of their Swing songs with four newly recorded songs(including the title track.) The album would go on to sell over 2 Million copies. On the tail of the 20th Anniversary and a remastered […]

By July 25, 2017 Read More →
The MAMAs are Coming

The MAMAs are Coming

The MAMAs are Coming Middagh Goodwin Wow, is it July Already? We are more than halfway through the year; Summer heat is upon us and the Modesto Area Music Awards are just around the corner. Voting goes live in August, and the ceremony at the historic State Theatre set for October 10th. Yes, it is […]

By July 15, 2017 Read More →
Modesto Area Music at the Fair

Modesto Area Music at the Fair

Modesto Area Music Association and Beat Happy! Music are thrilled to have been able to help curate local performers at this year’s Stanislaus County Fair(Coors Light Center Stage.) What a great way to have fun with the family and check out some local artists. Support old favorites or become a fan for the very first time. […]

By July 15, 2017 Read More →
Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from July 7th through September 22nd! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th Street Plaza. Enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat on the patio at Ralston’s Goat or Fuzio Universal […]

By June 20, 2017 Read More →
JET RED set to Rock the Plaza

JET RED set to Rock the Plaza

Every so often the planets align and this Friday, June 23rd that is just what is going to happen. Modesto’s own legendary Rock band JET RED will be performing at Music in the Plaza. Originally it was going to be Willie Hines and friends performing songs from Willies new album Letters to Maria along with originals […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →
Celtic and Renaissance Faire to happen at Graceada Park

Celtic and Renaissance Faire to happen at Graceada Park

And now for something completely different.  Travel back in time and experience Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Festival happening in Graceada Park July 8th. It will be a day filled with family fun the likes Modesto is rarely treated to. Steam House Entertainment the folks who brought you Steam House Con and Modesto’s Classic Comic Con(happening again […]

By June 15, 2017 Read More →
Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18 ‘Underworld, ‘Pearl Harbor’ Star, ‘Batman Forever,’ ‘Top Gun’ Headliner Set For Saturday–Sunday Appearance At Sacramento Convention Center SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 5, 2017 – Kate Beckinsale, star of such films as Underworld and Pearl Harbor, and Val Kilmer, standout in Batman […]

By June 5, 2017 Read More →