MoBandView – Time for Concert in the Park

By Chris Murphy

A big brass band, in a bandshell, in a park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds like the perfect evening. Add to this 3,000 of your best friends, blankets, and picnic baskets and you have a hall of fame slice of Americana, or Modestocana as we like to say.

June and July in Modesto’s Graceada Park bring the sights and sounds of the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County. Yes this is MoBand. It is our band, the sound of our city. We have many fantastic festivals, X Fest, American Graffiti, Lucky Fest, but MoBand is the top of the pops. There is really nothing like it. The blankets are out early, the wine is ready, the picnics are made and the music starts at 8 pm, for six Thursdays.

MoBand has been going strong since 1919. Yes, Modesto, we have a national treasure. How many of your friends in other cities have a huge community cultural event like this? I’ll bet not many.
Get your calendars out and plan your summer.

The theme for the 2016 summer is “We are Family”.
June 9, “Rev it Up”
June 16, “Big Ticket”
June 23, “Island Style”
June 30, “Pop Goes The 4th”
July 7, “Prom Night”
July 14, “Encores and More”

There’s more

Night at the Bowl – June 14 – Mancini Bowl
MoBand needs you. It takes a lot of time, effort and money to make MoBand happen and here is where you come in. Please come out and support Night at the Bowl on June 14th in Mancini Bowl. There will be restaurant sampling from Modesto’s best eateries, wine and beer from Modesto’s best wineries and breweries and music from Third Party and the Highway 99 Band for your entertainment enjoyment. You can even dance on the famous Mancini Bowl. Tix are only $40.



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