Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

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.

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GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is LifeThe Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place September 25th and 26th 9 am-5 pm at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, skate boarding demonstration, […]

By September 18, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView:: Charity Starts With YouBy Middagh Goodwin A fantastic way to help get your name out there, play in front of new faces and give back to the community is by performing for non-profit and community events. One such event is the annual Modstock which just took place on August 22nd. Performing at or creating […]

By September 12, 2021 Read More →
Feels Like the First Time: Interview with Jeff Pilson of Foreigner

Feels Like the First Time: Interview with Jeff Pilson of Foreigner

Feels Like the First Time: Interview with Jeff Pilson of Foreigner By Middagh Goodwin   With over 45 years of recording and touring worldwide and over a dozen hits Foreigner is sure to please fans new and old when they perform with Great White at Basi Nationwide Amphitheater at the Fruit Yard on September 24th. […]

By September 7, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza kicks off in September in conjunction with First Friday on 10th Street and in the 10th Street Plaza. Texas Funk performs on the 3rd bringing you their blend of Latin Funk, Tejano and Tex Mex to the Plaza. Threshold performs on the 10th playing all the hits from the 60’s on […]

By August 29, 2021 Read More →
GoOakdale: Rodeo Returns

GoOakdale: Rodeo Returns

GoOakdale: Rodeo ReturnsReturning after a year and a half break the 69th Annual Oakdale Rodeo will take place this year on August 14th and 15th at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. The Oakdale Rodeo Parade starts at 9 am on Saturday the 14th beginning at Oakdale High School and heading down E Street to the SaveMart. […]

By August 9, 2021 Read More →
Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

GoModesto: Furiously Fast WeekendAugust 27th-30th at the State Theatre you can watch the first 8 Fast and Furious movies you can buy a weekend pass and watch all 8 movies at a discounted rate. Also part of the FF weekend check out Cars & Coffee 8 am – 10 am on August 28th, they bring […]

By August 7, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Pretty and Witty and Bright

UnpluggedView: Pretty and Witty and Bright

UnpluggedView: Pretty And Witty And Brightby Aaron Rowan Before the very colorful and very pointless-looking Spielberg remake of one of the great classic musicals comes to cinemas later this year, Modesto Performing Arts has quite the summer treat for you. Among the very first shows at the newly reopened Gallo Center is MPA’s fourth production […]

By August 3, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit YardThe Basi Nationwide Amphitheater at the Fruit Yard 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto, California is back for a new season of fantastic not to be missed talent. Kicking off August on the 5th Warner Brothers recording artist Cole Swindell(“Chillin It” “Aint Worth the Whiskey” “Middle of Memory”) and Nick Tyrrel(“Now […]

By August 1, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Awards Return

MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Awards Return

MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Awards ReturnBy Middagh Goodwin The Modesto Area Music Awards was created by Chris Murphy and Ricci and first took place at Club Maxx at the Red Lion Inn(now the DoubleTree) in the year 2000. The music community celebrated 20 Years in 2019, and less than 6 months later, we were in […]

By August 1, 2021 Read More →
Hypnosis Just Another State of Mind

Hypnosis Just Another State of Mind

Hypnosis Just Another State of MindBy Middagh Goodwin You want to go to the State Theatre on August 6th, you need to go see John Farley perform feats of hypnotism, at the count of 3 you will go to www.thestate.org and purchase tickets. One, Two, Three. Did it work? Yes, great. Now, so you know […]

By July 14, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Sounds of Summer

MAMAView: Sounds of Summer

MAMAView: Sounds of Summer By Middagh Goodwin It is Summer and usually, that means lots of live music being played out on the patio and in the bars. Last year, for the most part, was silent, this year we have been able to hear music on the patio and in courtyards and things are picking […]

By July 4, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Modstock

GoModesto: Modstock

GoModesto: ModStock With the state opening up and more and more people being vaccinated Modstock presented by Robert Automotive is returning to Graceada Park on August 8th from 10 am to 8 pm. The last few years before the pandemic ModStock has grown beyond the Mancini Bowl which will feature 50 VMI bands to include […]

By June 25, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMA Records: timmi-kat Turns 30By Middagh Goodwin I first remember meeting Moon Trent and David Cole the owner/operators of timmi-kat ReCoRDs(who recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary as a couple in April), after Modesto Organization of Bands was formed, Originally I had several band members over to my apartment to discuss the discourse in local music […]

By June 4, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues AwayBy Eric Benson I heard a rumors things will be opening on June 15th, I think the cat is out of the bag already. The smile are returning to our faces and here comes the sun…It’s all right! Our numbers are down for the virus and more people […]

By June 1, 2021 Read More →
FitVeiw: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance

FitVeiw: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance

FitView: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance By Efren Martinez Now that Spring has sprung I’ve been noticing more cyclists on the road during my own rides. With more people on the road biking, I also have been stopping more often along the way to help a fellow cyclist do some onsite repairs. All too often many […]