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Jazz&BluesView – Summer Blow Out

Jazz&BluesView – Summer Blow Out

By Eric Benson Live Music in the downtown Blue Monday party goes to twice a month! Well things are beginning to turn to normalcy a little at a time and the “smile is returning to their faces” as the song goes. Blue Monday Party now goes to twice a month with good turnout and the […]

UnpluggedView: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery

UnpluggedView: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery

UnpluggedView: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (volume one)by Aaron Rowan This summer, I’ll complete my goal of visiting all fifty states, many of which I’ve seen while riding the rails. After a five-year hiatus, I’m soon to embark on another train tour with one of the most stunning songwriters I’ve worked with – the […]

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Blue Monday Party Goes Twice A Month

Blue Monday Party Goes Twice A Month

Jazz-Blues ViewBy Eric Benson Blue Monday party goes on twice a month! Well, things are heating up, and summer is on the move. The farmers’ market is in full swing and we are getting back to some normalcy once again. Happy to be playing the Funraiser for Prospect Theatre Sunday, June 5th at 5 PM. […]

By June 1, 2022 Read More →
BargainView: Summertime Fun

BargainView: Summertime Fun

BargainView: Summertime FunBy Monica Barber Say hello to summertime! It’s Ms M’s favorite season, and she loves to enjoy a nice cold brew. Today she’s sipping fat one of downtown’s favorite vegan spot, The Farmacy. While her schedule doesn’t allow time to enjoy much of the menu, it is highly recommended that you do. Summertime […]

By June 1, 2022 Read More →
MSO Performs Star Wars

MSO Performs Star Wars

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Performs Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert on Friday, June 3rd at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 4th at 2:00 pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Fans will be able to experience the […]

By May 13, 2022 Read More →
Music Returns to the County Fair

Music Returns to the County Fair

It has been 2 years since bands have performed on the main stage at the Stanislaus County Fair but that is about to end when the Fair returns in July. Once again there will be a diverse lineup of acts from Pop, Rock, Latin and Country. Music starts at 8:30 pm and is included in […]

Porchfest Returns

Porchfest Returns

GoModesto: PorchFest ReturnsBrought to us in 2017 by the 3 women who created ModShop, Modesto PorchFest quickly became a fan favorite event, not just with fans but with musicians as well. It braved the heat and near flash floods but unfortunately during the pandemic it was put on hold. It did have a rebranded online […]

Star Wars & More

Star Wars & More

GoModesto: Star Wars & More On May 4h between 5-9 pm join us in the 10th Street Plaza for May our annual Star Wars Celebration. Modesto was the first city to create an official proclamation making May 4th Star Wars day and we have celebrated ever since with a free family-friendly event. Dress up, bring […]

By April 26, 2022 Read More →
MoBand 2022 Season

MoBand 2022 Season

MoBand announces 2022 concert season Concerts start June 9 at Modesto’s Graceada Park The Modesto Band of Stanislaus County (MoBand) starts its summer concert season June 9 at Mancini Bowl in Modesto’s Graceada Park.  The band’s opening concert will feature rock-and-roll music to kick off Modesto’s Graffiti Celebration. The music of Roy Orbison, The Everly […]

By April 20, 2022 Read More →
SongwriterView: Creatives Spring Into Action

SongwriterView: Creatives Spring Into Action

Creatives Spring Into ActionBy Patty Castillo Davis Last month I had the pleasure of seeing Melissa Etheridge live at our Gallo Center for the Arts. It was a frenetic rocking night of music filled with sensual lyrics, tight, rhythmic melodies and ballads almost too personal for public consumption. I was thinking about what kind of […]

Jazz-BluesView: Getting Back to the New Normal

Jazz-BluesView: Getting Back to the New Normal

Jazz-BluesView: Getting Back to the New NormalBy Eric Benson I am back promoting live music in downtown and keeping things rolling for myself, the music and the fans. Vinnie appreciated everything I did and that means a lot. And a shout out to those that have supported me: Chris Murphy, Gary Nelson, John Black, John […]

By April 3, 2022 Read More →
UnpluggedView: The Saint Valentine’s Delay Mass Acher

UnpluggedView: The Saint Valentine’s Delay Mass Acher

UnpluggedView: The Saint Valentine’s Delay Mass Acherby Aaron Rowan “Een nieuwe lente, een nieuw geluid,” as they say in the Netherlands. A new spring, a new sound. After a two-month delay, Sunday Afternoons At CBS is hosting its annual Valentine Concert & Tea on April 3 at 3 PM. The torch has passed to Liisa […]

By April 1, 2022 Read More →
Without ART the Earth is Just EH.

Without ART the Earth is Just EH.

MAMAView: Without ART the Earth is Just EH.By Middagh Goodwin I put on my first gig in over 2 years on March 23rd a sold-out Rockabilly show with Koffin Kats and The Pendletons at Ralston’s Goat. It felt good to see several people I have not seen in 2 or more years and to hear […]

By March 31, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days Night

GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days Night

GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days NightIt has been a hard two years but music is coming back and so is the Benefit for CASA this year featuring the music of The Beatles. Let’s all come together on April 1st at 7 pm at the State Theatre and twist and shout as The Vibe, Third […]

By March 29, 2022 Read More →
RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in Music

RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in Music

RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in MusicBy Middagh Goodwin A key component and root sound of Rockabilly and in turn Rock n’ Roll can be traced back to the Doghouse slap bass style of Fred Maddox. The Maddox Brothers and Rose started playing music in Modesto back in 1937 and garnered crowds wherever they played. Bill […]

By March 9, 2022 Read More →