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Graffiti Summer 2017 Schedule

Graffiti Summer 2017
By Chris Murphy
Graffiti Summer is here!
Where were you in ’62? Where were you in ’47? Where were you in ’53 ’65, ’79, ’83 or ’92? Modesto has an amazing history. No matter where you go, or what current events happen, one thing sets Modesto apart from every city in the entire universe; Modesto USA is the home of American Graffiti. Modesto is home to the people and places that created the stories that George Lucas told in his amazing ‘1973 movie. The Historic Cruise Route of 10th and 11th streets in downtown was where it all began and people around the world know Modesto. This is exciting and it should make every Modestan feel proud.
Some of the events kick off the very first day of June and you don’t want to miss them. Polish the chrome on your car, get your fuzzy dice, poodle skirt and let’s get ready for Graffiti Summer 2017.
Fri & Sat nights, 6-9 pm – A&W Root Beer 14 & G , Classic Car Show & Karaoke
Wed nights, 5-9 pm – Velvet Creamery, Classic Car Show
June 3, 2 pm – American Graffiti – The film that started it all – State Theatre
June 4, 9 – 3 pm – 12th Annual American Graffiti Classic Car Show- McHenry Village
June 5, 5-8 pm – Mid-Valley Chevy Club – American Chevrolet
June 6, 5-8 pm – Mid-Valley Chevy Club – Vintage Faire Mall
June 7, 5-9 pm – Mid-Valley Chevy Car Show – 10th St Plaza
June 7, 6:30 pm – Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame Presentation – 10th St Plaza
June 8, 5-8 pm – Mid-Valley Chevy Club – Cool Hand Lukes
June 9, 6 pm – Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade – Downtown Modesto
June 9, 9 pm – Downtown Cruise-In Concert – Chuck Berry Tribute – 10th St Plaza
June 10, 8 pm – The Doo Wop Project – Gallo Center
June 10, 9-5 pm – American Graffiti Car Show & Festival – Muni Golf Course
June 10 7 pm – The California Beach Boys – State Theatre
June 10, 7 pm – Graffiti Night at the Modesto Nuts – John Thurman Field
June 11, 9-3 pm – American Graffiti Car Show & Festival – Muni Golf Course
June 17, 9 am – 24th Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard
June 17, 3 pm – Sing-a-long Grease, The State Theatre
June 25, 7-3 pm – The 10th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show – Elks Club
To order fuzzy dice, coffee mugs, t-shirts, shot glasses and other cool Graffiti Gifts,
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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.