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Greetings from ModestoView | 10-08-2018

Greetings from ModestoView | 10-08-2018  

ModestoView News Letter

Greetings Friends!  

Rocktober is in full gear as we ramp up the pinnacle of Modesto area music as we get ready for the 19th Annual Modesto Area Music Awards on October 16 at the fabulous historic State Theatre.  This is a remarkable night where musicians and bands of all genres, event promoters and venue operators all get together to celebrate excellence in our community.  The MAMAs began in 2000, and today we have more talent and even better music.  Live music is key to a vibrant community and diversity.  We are all working to make sure there are more ways to showcase our live music talent and need to make sure our city and county encourage live music participation. Please take a second and check out the incredible nominees and place your vote for the 2018 MAMAnees at

A very special thank you to Middagh Goodwin, who is our MAMA Association director who has been tirelessly working on this year’s awards.  We are now a 501 (c)3 and will have some extraordinary ways for our community to get involved in the local live music scene.   Thanks, Middagh!! 

But tonight, don’t miss the insane musical talent tonight at the Barking Dog for Blue Monday Jam.  This is a longstanding Modesto tradition featuring some of the best musicians anywhere, and even Grammy award winners.  Tonight is a benefit for Raul Slaps who had his trombone stolen.   It will be a great event.    There are so many things going on this week; you need to check out our daily calendar to see how much there is to do in the Greater Modesto Area.  It’s quite amazing.  
Thanks for being regular ModestoView readers and please feel free to let me know what you like and what you don’t so we can make it better.  There will be some cool changes coming soon you will love.  

Have a great Modesto week!   – Chris Murphy 

If you have an event, idea or concept to make our community or Modestoview better, please email us! 

Monday 11 am McHenry Mansion Fundraiser at Seasons Event Center
Wednesday 7:30 pm Soweto Gospel Choir at Gallo Center for the Arts
Thurs-Sat 8 am Certified Farmers Market at the Library
Thursday 8 pm Ghostbusters at the State Theatre
Friday 5:30 pm Oktoberfest at John Thurman Field  
Friday 8 pm KCSS Trick or Beats at Queen Bean Coffee
Friday 9 pm Lil Debbie at the Palladium
Saturday 10 am Harvest Fest in Downtown Modesto
Sunday 3 pm Tom Rigney & Flambeau at CBS Modesto
Sunday 4 & 7 pm Gabriel Iglesias at Gallo Center for the Arts
Monday 6 pm Moonshine Bandits CD Signing at Walmart Ceres
Sat-Sun 10 am Riverbank Wine&Cheese Downtown Riverbank 
Sunday 2 pm El Fantasma at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds 

Check out our Calendar for a complete listing of area events on

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ModestoView Civic Pride
Pick up a copy of the ModestoView Magazine on newsstands and drop off locations all over Modesto and Stanislaus County. or read online at

InterView: MAMA Lifetime Award

By Chris Murphy

Steve Ashman MAMA Award winner and Community Advocate
It is so great when people that excel in one field and then use their talents, fame and skills to do great works in their community. One local organization is so very fortunate to have one such person, Steve Ashman. Steve is the executive director of CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, a local branch of a national nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system. Read More

BrewView: Drink your Halloween

by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell

Halloween is defined by mystery, the afterlife, intrigue, fairy tales and of course, creepy potions! The ViewCrew found the best drinks for your eerie festivities. Freak out your friends, spook your parents, tease your neighbors, and delight the ghouls with these chilling drinks! Maybe one of these are in the skull on the cover that the Frankensteins are enjoying? Read More

MAMA Preview

By Chris Murphy

In 2000, Chris Ricci and I wanted to showcase the amazing musical talent we have here in our area. 19 years later, we are still celebrating musical talent, and the talent keeps getting better. Music, and in particular live music, is so very important to a community. Cities and towns with a live music culture draw more creative people in.  Read More Vote


by Eric Benson

If you luv music you’re gonna love this
Blue Monday Party returns as a Fun-raiser for Blue Monday Alumni, Raul Slaps – Trombonist. Raul after having a great night playing in the band backing up Slim Man in one of John Griswold’s shows awoke to find out his Trombone and Sub Woofer was stolen. Now I am sure Raul can live without a sub-woofer for a minute but not your main instrument. Read More

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If your event is not on this list, please email it to and check out calendar at before you leave the house. Read More

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Thanks for reading, Middagh Goodwin, ModestoView Senior Editor.
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