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MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView:: Charity Starts With You
By Middagh Goodwin

A fantastic way to help get your name out there, play in front of new faces and give back to the community is by performing for non-profit and community events. One such event is the annual Modstock which just took place on August 22nd. Performing at or creating fundraisers for different charities is always a great way to be seen and heard and you raise funds and awareness at the same time. Be proactive and reach out to the different organizations and let them know you are available to perform at their events.

Music in the Plaza is back through October 1st in the 10th Street Plaza. Come out and see Texas Funk, Threshold, BluesBox Bayou Band, Third Party, A La Lune, and Tiffany Rose and the Outlaw Hearts. As always this is a free event. Plans are to be back next May-October with a full season. Rockin’ Holidays will be back this year starting December 3rd.

Ralston’s Goat has live Music Thurs-Sunday every week and most Wednesdays. Check out P Wexford’s, Rivet’s. the Boardroom and Nino’s Place all features live music or DJs several nights each and every week. Dying Breed, House of Beef both in Oakdale has been hosting live music, head out and see what they have going on. Cru and The Udder Place are both great spots for live music and Dust Bowl host live music on Thursday nights so take the short drive and check them out in Turlock.

Voting for the Modesto Area Music Awards starts September 15th and will go until October 17th at The Awards show is scheduled to take place at the historic State Theater on October 19th. The MAMAs will be following all safety protocols that are set in place, be prepared to wear a mask and/or bring your vaccination cards or a negative test result. The awards show will be broadcast live on

As always we want to help you get the word out, venues, bands comedians please send your event calendars to we will put it in the ModestoView calendar online and print and who knows maybe it will be picked to be a Top 10 event for the month. Submitting your events also keeps you in front of the eyes of MAMA board. Stay safe, keep well and support the arts. 


About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art, and Comedy in the Central Valley for years. He ran the award-winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. In addition, he is the managing editor of ModestoView and writes the MAMAView and GeekView. Middagh works with the Modesto Area Music Association and books Music in the Plaza. In addition, he owns and operates Graffiti-Con, where cars and pop culture intersects. More recently, Middagh has been working with the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, helping to create unique events that help raise funds and awareness of the museum and its mission. On top of that, you can tune into one of two shows that Middagh Goodwin hosts on KCBP 95.5 FM; This is SKA and MAMA Radio.