Event Calendar

Modesto is the official center of California. The best dining, the best shows and the best in living are all here; Modesto View has the authoritative calendar of events for Modesto, Ca.

In the great city of 206,000 people, you will find incredible independent restaurants, things to do for families , national caliber performers like Tony Bennett, Modesto resident Carol Channing, Dwight Yoakam, Hootie and the Blowfish, Veritcal Horizon, Avril Lavigne and many more.

Modesto is the home to Graffiti Summer in June, X-Fest in July, Modesto Art and Wine in August, Picnic at the Pops in September, and the annual MAMA Music Awards in October.

We have some great art galleries, museums, and points of interest. There are new things to see and lots of music at the Gallo Center, State Theater and the Fat Cat Nightclub. Lots of our local restaurants and bars have live music. Take your kids to events at the Great Valley Museum and at the Modesto Museum and learn about our city.

Most of all, have fun in Modesto! Checkout out our event listings below, then get going and go do something. Have an event for our Modesto event calendar? Let us know and we will get it live. Email us your events at events@modestoview.com or post your own right now.

event calendar

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 →
UnpluggedView – A Moon With A View

UnpluggedView – A Moon With A View

A Moon With A View By Aaron Rowan Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House is the happening new concert destination in town. Somewhere between a theater venue, warehouse space, and house show, M&S is our area’s newest home for all sorts of performing & visual art. In August we enjoyed everything from in-your-face rock […]

By September 3, 2017 Read More →
BluesView – Fall Favorites

BluesView – Fall Favorites

BluesView By “Big” Earl Matthews Hello everybody, we are entering into my favorite time of year – Fall. The weather is nice and my birthday is just around the corner so let’s all start celebrating it early with some great music. On September 2nd I will be on the Oakdale Beer train again with the […]

By September 3, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto

BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto

BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell One question that comes up a lot on Modesto’s reddit page is, “Where can I take my wine loving relatives while they’re here visiting?” Most responses are to drive them to Lodi, but we’re here to set the record straight: you don’t have to […]

By September 1, 2017 Read More →
JazzView – Cycle of Summer

JazzView – Cycle of Summer

JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Years roll by with the cycle of the summer being on vacations, farmer’s markets, being too long at the fair and one day you wake up and realize oh my god I’m going to turn the big 60! It kind of crept on […]

By August 6, 2017 Read More →
Unplugged – MIMsy & Whimsy

Unplugged – MIMsy & Whimsy

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan MIMsy and Whimsy I ran off on an adventure with one of my favorite songwriter friends a few weeks ago, on a weeklong tour through a few states. It was high time to escape from this valley heat for a while. We went to Phoenix. Brilliant plan, right? Well, in […]

By August 6, 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 →
BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California

BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California

BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We know there’s been a lot of gossip about St. Stan’s and we’re here to set the record straight! THEY ARE OPEN! Yes, we have all been missing pints of Red Sky, and your wait is nearly over to get […]

By August 1, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates by Monica Barber     When it comes to mainstream music there is much to question regarding the current evolution of spoken word, hip hop and wordplay, minus a few, fresh glimmers of hope. One such glimmer is wordsmith, lyricist and local performer, Jake Yates. Where other artists become monotonous […]

By July 25, 2017 Read More →
ArtView – Art Everywhere!

ArtView – Art Everywhere!

Art View By Jim Christiansen July is that month many of us go on summer holiday. I have a road trip in mind. July 1, I’m at the San Francisco Oyster Festival. July 2, I take family off to the airport. Before I hit the road, plenty of art events around town. Modesto Artist Salon […]

By July 16, 2017 Read More →
Review of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Review of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Who is the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance? By Rebecca Day Prospect Theater Project closes their season with the answer to that question. The Western stage play was written by Jethro Compton, based on the short story of the same name in 1953 by Dorothy M. Johnson. The short story also inspired the 1962 film […]

By July 15, 2017 Read More →
All AgesView

All AgesView

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson I just spent half of June traveling through the beautiful country of Spain with my family. The distance from my hometown really increased my fondness for all of the wonderful things here. Make sure that this summer you don’t miss those exciting Modesto-specific events like Graffiti nights and concert in the […]

By July 11, 2017 Read More →
InterView – Friendly Fair Fun Facts

InterView – Friendly Fair Fun Facts

Friendly Fair Fun Facts By Chris Murphy We are truly a Classic American City, but we are also fortunate that we have a Classic American County Fair. Many fairs across the USA and even in neighboring counties are struggling, but here in Stanislaus County, we have a fair that has been thriving, connecting with the […]

By July 11, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with The Black Sheep’s Ink

5 Questions with The Black Sheep’s Ink

5 Questions with The Black Sheep’s Ink            By Monica Barber   Standing out from the ordinary definitely gets the attention of others, which is something that The Black Sheep’s Ink has transformed into an asset. Kristy Moore and Patrick Barr met many years ago and have been working together ever since. Both strong personalities with […]

By July 2, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener By Monica Barber       As many poets in Modesto are tentatively trying to get their work out there, there is one person they are all fortunate to become acquainted with, Gillian Wegener. Wegener coordinates and is the co-founder of the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center, MoST, has served as the […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →