Author Archive: Chris Murphy

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.

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GraffitiView –  Let’s Build The Dream in 2022

GraffitiView – Let’s Build The Dream in 2022

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy Greetings and Happy New Year Cats and Kittens, Als and Sals and Guys and Gals and all of the rest of our friends that love our Modesto Graffiti Culture. Here we are in 2022, revving our engines and getting ready to start building the Graffiti USA Museum. This will be a […]

Added show by Styx at Gallo Center

Added show by Styx at Gallo Center

Hey Music Fans! JUST ADDED! The six men comprising Styx, returning to the Center after nearly eight years, have committed to rocking audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging over 100 shows a year—with each member committed to making the next show better than the last. Styx draws from over four […]

12 Days of Star Wars – Modesto USA Version

12 Days of Star Wars – Modesto USA Version

12 Days of Star Wars Just in case you didn’t know, Modesto is the birthplace of George Lucas and the home of Star Wars, so it is only fitting that we have our own special version of the 12 Days of Christmas. You know the tune so clip out and save this special #ModestoUSA version […]

By December 23, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
GraffitiView – End of Year Gifts

GraffitiView – End of Year Gifts

GraffitiIUSA View, We are making progress. Thank you to all that have donated to the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum. A lot has happened in the last year, but it is a lot of behind the scenes hard work. Thanks to our local companies and donors, the Graffiti USA Museum now has new sewer lines, […]

By December 23, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Holiday Cocktail & Treat View

Holiday Cocktail & Treat View

CocktailView Aprés Skate Cocktails & Treats! By Chris Murphy I love winter sports! A day skiing is only made better by and evening of eating and drinking. The same must be for ice skating too. At Modesto on Ice, there are many skate sessions; so when you have had your fill of the rink, there […]

By December 23, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
RockabillyView – Garage Party

RockabillyView – Garage Party

RockabillyView By Chris Murphy No holiday season is complete without the fun and the slappin’ beats of Modesto’s own Rockabilly music. Thanks to Tony Trevino, Trevino’s Barber Shop, ModestoView, the MAMA Association, and the Speakeasy, Rockabilly is back with amazing ruckus romps that will get you going each month. So far, we have enjoyed, 3 […]

By December 23, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
GreetingsView – A Different December

GreetingsView – A Different December

Greetings friends, What a different December we have this year. It will be brighter, it will be sparklier, it will be different that last year. We may not be all the way back, but we are on the way and I am hopeful for this year’s holiday spirit and I am so very grateful to […]

By December 23, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Melissa Etheridge is coming!

Melissa Etheridge is coming!

It’s her first-ever performance at the Gallo Center, and we are thrilled to welcome Melissa Etheridge to Modesto! Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. She stormed onto the American rock scene with the release of her critically acclaimed, […]

By December 13, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
PoetrySlamView

PoetrySlamView

By Chris Murphy The annual Ill List poetry slam competition is one of my favorite nights of the year. Each year, award winning poets from all over the USA, bring some amazing beats, verses and rhymes and not so rhymes to the stage. The cool thing is that the audience votes and audience judges help […]

By December 1, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Non-ProfitView – Ice Cream Company

Non-ProfitView – Ice Cream Company

By Chris Murphy I love the Ice Cream Company. Many special occasions for our family, from youth soccer finals, Girl Scout events and even the weekend bike ride to go get some treats ended up at the Ice Cream Company in Century Center. The giant sundaes, the soups, the sandwiches and the size of the […]

By December 1, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
PerformingView

PerformingView

PerformingView By Chris Murphy It’s the holiday season and it is going strong. After the dark stages of 2020, there are so many things to choose from, from a spoken word T’was the Night Before Christmas, the ever-popular Nutcracker, there is something that will truly entertain everyone of all ages. One of the more interesting […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
AdeleView – Thank you!

AdeleView – Thank you!

By Chris Murphy Thank you Adele! It’s always cool when Modesto is mentioned in a positive way. So how surprised were we when we discovered the hidden track on her new Columbia Records album 30 named Wild Wild West. It was reminiscent of Route 66 as Adele lists a couple of cities that were apparently […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Winter Solstice Runaround

GoModesto – Winter Solstice Runaround

Tired of the same old holiday 5K? Looking for something a bit different? Come out and see how many miles you can run at The Captain’s Winter Solstice Runaround on December 18th. This is a timed running event, where runners see how many miles they can log in 4, 6, or 12 hours. The race […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
GoDowntown – CWB Nutcracker

GoDowntown – CWB Nutcracker

Central West Ballet is proud once again to present a favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, complete with spirited party scenes, mesmerizing snow fall, Sugar Plum Fairies and all the characters you love! Shop for unique Nutcracker gifts at the boutique in the lobby and purchase tickets for on-stage Sugar Plum Fairy parties after select matinees […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Rockin Holiday Returns December 3

Rockin Holiday Returns December 3

Rockin Holiday Returns December 3 Check it out, Rockin’ Snow, Rockin’ Tree, Rockin’ Santa, Rockin’ North Pole will all be back beginning December 3. Note the the Rockin’ Tree lighting is on December 3, the night before the Celebration of Lights Parade. December 4th, after the parade, there will be a special Chanukah Menorah lighting […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →