By March 1, 2017 Read More →

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 database collected over the last few years and using it to book events and sharing it with others to help book our local artists. It will take some time before the full vision is seen but your MAMA is becoming much more than just an awards show and excuse to dress up and party once a year.

Recently we took over curating and promoting the 10th Street Music Series sponsored by Fuzio Universal Bistro and the Downtown Improvement District. Expect to see a variety of performers every Friday Night 6-9 pm, beginning the end of April and running until late September. Kicking things off will be Joe Barretta on April 28th. Make sure you like Music in the Plaza on facebook for full schedules and more information.

Add to this, the booking of the music for the Third Thursday Artwalks and talks are to expand out even further. We all want to see more opportunities for our Modesto area artists to show off their talent.

In the near future, we expect to be creating a couple MAMA series at various locations including Peer Recovery on J Street. These events will be set up to showcase a different category each time. Not only giving an additional opportunity for stage time to our local performers but hopefully expanding their fan base, too.

These are just a couple of the projects we are working on and I hope you are all as thrilled as we are to build a better art community. If you are a local musician and you want to be considered make sure you send your contact info to mamarecords209@gmail.com. We can not help you if we can’t get in touch.

Remember to keep supporting your local artists, musicians and the venues that give them an opportunity to get on stage. Just a few dollars a month goes a long way to keeping the music playing and the doors open.

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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.