Big View X Fest Turns 17!

X Fest Turns 17!
By Chris Murphy

ModestoView was at the very first Xfest in 2000, and now 17 years later, it has become one of the biggest and best California music festivals. X Fest has launched the careers of many bands and is one of the big summer staples and successes. But for 2017, X Fest was upended by the City of Modesto and this event will now take place at the San Joaquin Country Fairgrounds were the facilities are perfect for a festival. There will be 20 stages, over 80 bands and the fairgrounds has plenty of easy parking and the all of the stages, nightlife, dancing, food and drink will be conveniently located and easy walking.

Headlining this year is hip hop star T Pain and one of the legendary punk bands of all time, Suicidal Tendencies will be an exciting addition. Local bands like CallBox, 17Ten, Nothing But Losers, and Purp Reynolds need to be on your list to see. There are tribute bands, local rock stages, and some of our favorite events like Bushido Wrestling will be there as well as Roller Derby and other fun things to do. Make sure that you check your schedules before you go so you don’t miss this annual event. Hang out with your friends and check out our local bands, sharing the stages with national acts. You will discover some great new music for sure.

Learn more at

Doors open at 5
Music starts at 6
Last entry at 11 and
Check the website for the things that you can take in.
But we can tell you, take your 21 and over friends, a great attitude and have a blast. You will need ID to get in and inside the event. Most vendors take cash, and ATMs are all over.
Take Arch Road off of 99 West.
North on Airport
You’ll get right there.

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.