SongwriterView – Flowering With Faires and Fests


By Patty Castillo Davis

Flowering with Faires and Fests

May is one of the best months in the garden year. Beauty is in bloom, at it’s peak and music in May is no exception. Celebrations of friendship, Tastings and Pairings, The Sierra Dinner Train, Markets, Community Festivals and Faires are bringing together the finest choices in talent.

Tyler and Christina of the Duo Me & You have a new single available now entitled “Hard” which can be found on ITunes, Spotify, YouTube and Reverbnation. These guys are crazy busy playing regularly at Most Wanted Wine Bar in Oakdale and giving fellow Singer Songwriters a platform by hosting the free weekly Queen Bean concert series, Friday Night Unplugged. May’s performances include-5/5 Ryan Poole, 5/12 Jonah Ledesma/Stevie Vasquez, 5/19 Kayla Just and 5/26 Jordan Waters/Andru Vigil. For booking information please send inquiries to<>. Support this intimate showcase!

Breakfast at Deva Café features a positive vibe filled space with great scratch food and diverse family friendly music every Sunday-this month’s calendar welcomes Country Artist Austin James 5/7, multi MAMA winners Tim and Patty (Mother’s Day) 5/14, Blues Man Tony Westlake 5/21, and fan favorite Me and You 5/28.

The 29th annual Ceres Street Faire and Car Show is May 5 and 6 with two full staging locations for entertainment. Joining the many community presentations and performances throughout the weekend will be MAMA artists Tim Allen, Patty Castillo Davis, Greg Scudder& Beer Thirty and Emerson Biggins .

On May 18, the Third Thursday Artwalk will feature music in selected venues throughout the Downtown area. The Modesto View stage located at Café Deva will host Indie Road Warrior Sam Regalado also known as Boscoe’s Brood fresh off of MUMFest 2017 and the Modesto Junior College New Music concert series. May 19 he is in Carmel Valley at the Trailside Café. His newest CD, “Reflections: Rekindled Collectables” is available on CD Baby and Amazon and at the Art Walk.

Visit the Sierra Dinner Train for a fun and unique music venue. Departing from Oakdale station at 330 Sierra Avenue, the train travels through open countryside skirting California’s quintessential gold country. On Saturday, May 27 the Patty Castillo Davis Band will be providing the sounds for your listening and dancing pleasure. The Beer Train and Old Vine Express wine tasting tickets can be purchased at

As always I implore you to put your money where your music is and pay a cover or leave a tip where musicians offer their art. Bring your tribe to a show headlined by a woman musician. If you are a local business owner-think outside of the box and offer your space as a new unorthodox venue for music. Swap out your plans to visit another cover/tribute show and invest some time in the Songwriter who creates beauty through personal experiences of joy and pain. Promote your Songwriter events and shows here by contacting and send booking inquiries for Breakfast at Deva and the Third Thursday Artwalk to<>.



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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.