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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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 →
MAMA View – Music is the Force

MAMA View – Music is the Force

MAMAView By Middagh Goodwin May the Force be with you. Spring is in the air, and so is the sound of Music. Music in the Plaza is in full swing with MF Silverado kicking things off on April 28th to an incredible crowd. May 5th have the Poorhouse Millionaires kicking things off along with DoMo’s […]

Love in Dead Silence

Love in Dead Silence

Love in Dead Silence Special Guest Writer Shannon Carmack Mize Center Stage Conservatory is what community theatre is all about. It is located in the basement theater of the City Center downtown on J street. You’ve probably passed the building hundreds of times without ever even thinking about what was going on inside. You can […]

By April 17, 2017 Read More →

MUSICMANIA- the first in a series of events for music lovers in Central California, and one of the largest events of its kind on the West Coast. The event will take place at The Portal in Modesto on Sunday, May 7th from 10am to 6 pm. Attendees will be able to browse and pick up […]

By April 14, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView: Create Your Future

MAMAView: Create Your Future

MAMAView: Create Your Future by Middagh Goodwin We often dwell on our accomplishments. I say instead of looking to the past and what you may have done, look at what you can create in the future. Build on the foundation that was previously established. Branch out and conquer new territories. We all find ourselves in […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
Grape City Con the Adventure Continues

Grape City Con the Adventure Continues

Grape City Con Returns April 9th StocktonCon partners with United Way of San Joaquin and Salvation Army Lodi for a new Pop Culture Convention at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds StocktonCon Events presents the Grape City Con, returning to the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds on Sunday, April 9th, 2017. The one-day pop culture convention will […]

By March 30, 2017 Read More →
H.O.S.T. House brings laughter and warmth to those who need it

H.O.S.T. House brings laughter and warmth to those who need it

H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents H.O.S.T. House Comedy Night Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight) Starring Don Friesen with Liz Grant Friday, March 24, 2016, 8 pm Federated Church Fellowship Hall 45 S. El Circulo Avenue Patterson, CA 95363 $15/advance and $20/door General Admission Doors 30 minutes before […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Cosplay Award Show to Make a Splash at StocktonCon

Cosplay Award Show to Make a Splash at StocktonCon

StocktonCon and the NorCal Cosies are teaming up to bring you The Cosies at StocktonCon. California’s only Red Carpet Cosplay Awards show is expanding its reach by joining forces with StocktonCon to bring San Joaquin County/East Bay their very own Cosplay Awards Show. Over the last five years, StocktonCon has grown not just in attendance […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView: New Bookings!

MAMAView: New Bookings!

Some of you may already know that the Modesto Area Music Association has been working at expanding its umbrella over the last year or so. The end goal being to help our regional performers to reach new audiences and increase their reach. MAMA Records is slowly but surely becoming a reality. We have taken the […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
Turlock Comic Con Great Success

Turlock Comic Con Great Success

Another Pop Culture Event? Some said there already were too many, that it couldn’t work in Turlock.  Attendance tells a different story and those who went will let you know, it worked and it worked well. The line stretched out and around the fairground for hours. An estimated 2500 people came out on what ended […]

By February 6, 2017 Read More →