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Every October, we celebrate the best of Modesto music at the Annual MAMA Awards. The best in local bands, music, venues, promoters and events are recognized each year since 2000. There is so much music talent and Modesto needs to be recognized as a city of live and local music. This year’s MAMA Awards will be announced live from the fabulous historic State Theatre on October 23.

The 2012 MAMAs are chaired by Chris Murphy of ModestoView, Chris Ricci of Chris Ricci Presents and Lisa Renner of the Modesto Bee and nominations are supplied buy local radio stations, concert promoters and venue owners. The winners are selected by you, the music fan. Click on the button at left to Vote and share the MAMA Vote on Facebook and Twitter.

Nominees, download the Vote for MAMA Badge and point to to the following links. Good Luck!

Vote now at



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.