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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MAMAView: For the Love of Music

MAMAView: For the Love of Music

MAMAView: For the Love of MusicBy Middagh Goodwin Most people like music but there are some who love it, it is a lifelong passion maybe even an obsession. The soundtracks for movies are as much a co-star as any actor. We read books about music and watch documentaries, We buy music in a physical format, […]

By February 2, 2022 Read More →
Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

The State Theatre Battle of the Bands first round to determine which 8 of the 57 bands that submitted videos will perform live on March 13th. 8 bands will perform 2 songs for a chance to win a share of the $4000 combined prize money. In this first round, fans are encouraged to vote for […]

By January 31, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: Killer Dueling Pianos

GoDowntown: Killer Dueling Pianos

The Killer Dueling Pianos are gracing the central valley again performing live at Rancho Fresco Cantina on February 8th at 7 pm. This is a high energy, interactive, and exhilarating show that is guaranteed to impress. Appealing to all ages, The Killer Dueling Pianos will have you clapping, singing, and laughing along all night with […]

By January 29, 2022 Read More →
Mural Tour of Downtown Modesto

Mural Tour of Downtown Modesto

Mural Tour of Downtown ModestoBy Middagh Goodwin Photos by Middagh Goodwin Take a walking or, even better, a bike tour of the Murals of Modesto. There is so many located Downtown that it is the perfect start to enjoy the 100 public art pieces found around Modesto. You can start at any point but let’s begin on 7th […]

By January 7, 2022 Read More →
MAMAView: New Year Resolutions

MAMAView: New Year Resolutions

MAMAView: New Year ResolutionsBy Middagh Goodwin A recent post on social media stated the importance of a professional headshot when booking comedy gigs, of course, this is true for any performer aspiring to do more than open mic nights. Now no one is saying to go out and spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars […]

By January 6, 2022 Read More →
Crab Feeds 2022

Crab Feeds 2022

CrabView It’s a brand new year and it is a brand new crab season.  Boy oh boy is this one of the tastiest time of the year and the ViewCrew are suckers for a great crab feed.  Best of all, you get this delicious treat at the same time, you can help some of our […]

By January 5, 2022 Read More →
Modesto Little Free Library Directory

Modesto Little Free Library Directory

Like and follow Modesto Free Libraries to stay up to date on new Libraries and you can also up date if you have stocked any or needing books for your own.   1126 14th Street, Modesto CA 95354 808 Aspirations Ct Modesto CA 95356 915 Bowen Ave Modesto CA 95350 1904 Canyon Oak Drive, Modesto […]

By January 3, 2022 Read More →
GoModesto: Giving at the Goat

GoModesto: Giving at the Goat

GoModesto: Giving at the Goat Saturday, January 15th make plans to give at the Benefit for Dakotah at Ralston’s Goat. As many of you may know Mike and Jenn Allsup’s daughter was in a car accident with 3 other girls just before the Holidays. They will have a long recovery and Dakotah will need her […]

By January 1, 2022 Read More →
The State Battle of the Bands

The State Battle of the Bands

A Battle of the Bands will be taking place on March 13 at the State Theatre with a $2500 Grand prize and $1500 Fan Favorite award. The event intends to showcase 8 of the areas brightest playing 2 songs each. To participate you will need to record a video of you performing an original song […]

By December 30, 2021 Read More →
New Years Eve Events

New Years Eve Events

Here is a list of confirmed New Years Eve events at the time of printing. We will update the online calendar and share it on our social media as any new events may get announced. Remember Don’t Drink and Drive, designate a driver or take a cab, Lyft or Uber when you are done partying for the night. Looking […]

By December 13, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Lights, Snow and Holiday Cheer

MAMAView: Lights, Snow and Holiday Cheer

MAMAView: Lights, Snow and Holiday CheerBy Middagh Goodwin Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you went out shopping for gifts on Friday or Saturday that you shopped local and shopped small. It is more important this year than ever before to support our locally owned businesses and that includes restaurants, bars and cafes(especially […]

By November 30, 2021 Read More →
Support Local Shop Local

Support Local Shop Local

Support Local Shop LocalBy Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 216,810, it is the 19th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that about 68% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. Independent businesses return back into the […]

By November 10, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Being a Smart Axe

BrewView: Being a Smart Axe

BrewView: Being a Smart Axe By Middagh Goodwin   Have you ever wanted to drink a beer hang out with friends and throw an axe in the comfort and security of the indoors? Well, you are in luck, you can do just that at the Smart Axe, Modesto’s only and Northern California’s premier axe throwing […]

By November 3, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Another Year Older

MAMAView: Another Year Older

MAMAView: Another Year OlderBy Middagh Goodwin Another year down, another year older, congratulations to all the winners and good luck to all the #MAMAnees on being winners next year. It is so important to support, nurture and grow our local arts scene. Venues and artists alike please email your gigs to events@modestoview.com so we can add them […]

By October 30, 2021 Read More →
MAMA 2021

MAMA 2021

MAMA2021 By Middagh Goodwin The Modesto Area Music Awards did not take place in 2020 and was sorely missed. Last night we celebrated Live Music in the 209 in style once again and raised our glasses to toast the MAMAs turning 21 and all the great talent, the venues and the fans that support. The […]

By October 20, 2021 Read More →