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MAMA is coming- Who Will Be Nominated?

MAMA is coming- Who Will Be Nominated?

By Middagh Goodwin

Fumes from Graffiti is in the air and things are heating up in the Valley. You know what that means. It is time for everyone to let us know who you think should be considered for a Modesto Area Music Award.

The mamas will be celebrating 17 years and have grown from 7 to 20 statues being handed out along with the mini mamas that were introduced in 2015. This is the Area Music Awards so bands, promoters, venues, comedians, etc. from the greater 209 are all eligible for consideration. You can see a full list of categories at

Plans are for Voting to go Live on August 21st the day after X-Fest and that means that we do not have much time to narrow down the list to 10.
Over the last few years the mama board has increased the number of things they look at in considering who to choose. An online presence is key, along with being active in the area, how many fans and more.
The mamas will be held at the State Theatre October 11th and as always will feature the most diverse performances at any event held in the 209 from Youth Bands to Metal, Latin to Jazz including the proverbial kitchen sink. Everyone is encouraged to dress up and remember this is away for us all to come together for one night as a music and arts community. It is a night to support each other and have fun win or lose.
Get out and catch some live music, attend some of the great events happening around the 209. Go out to a restaurant, cafe or bar that you have never been to that host live music. Remember only with your help does the arts and music community thrive. You are the Academy, your vote determine the winners.
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About the Author:

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.