Graffiti Summer 2019

Graffiti Summer 2019
By Chris Murphy

Graffiti Summer in Modesto USA gets better every year! There are more fans, more cars, more fun and best of all, more people here in our area and around the world know that ModestoUSA is the Home of American Graffiti, the Home of George Lucas and the Birthplace of Rockabilly Music. Wow. Cool huh?

This summer, there are so many things to do and music to hear that will take you to a different place, maybe a night in 1962 when we were all “Draggin’ 10th” listing to KFIV and making song dedications to the DJ sitting in the booth at Burge’s Drive In or up on McHenry at Felix or Al’s Drive In. The Friday night cruise will be back on June 7, the poodle skirts are out and there is a full month of great events that will make you Modesto proud. From the car shows, to the Elvis karaoke, burgers and shakes at Fast Eddy’s and A&W, there is truly something for everyone. Even if you don’t have or want a classic car, you can enjoy the Graffiti spirit at the 2019 GraffitiCon where comics, cars, Star Wars, science fiction and retro fun all collide in a cosmic Modesto explosion for all ages. This month, there will be a classic soundtrack playing on 92.3 The Vine so you can blast your radio all summer long and enjoy some of the best tunes ever made. Who knows, if you are in a jam, you may be helped by one of the FAROs. Cars, music, hangin’ out, good food and creative clean fun, that’s what Modesto USA is all about.

Go to for interviews with the cruise legends and George Lucas.
Visit for info on our American Graffiti history
Visit for all of the great things happening in the Greater Modesto Area.

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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.