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MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Awards Return

MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Awards Return
By Middagh Goodwin

The Modesto Area Music Awards was created by Chris Murphy and Ricci and first took place at Club Maxx at the Red Lion Inn(now the DoubleTree) in the year 2000. The music community celebrated 20 Years in 2019, and less than 6 months later, we were in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. In general, music, art, and life was put on hold for a year and a half, including the 2020 MAMAs. Good news: the MAMAs are back, and the awards show is scheduled for October 19th at the historic State Theatre in downtown Modesto. Venues, event organizers and promoters, we want to know who is the standout, who tops your list of nominees? Email your choices to be considered for the 21st Annual Modesto Area Music Awards.

I am sure the event will celebrate several individuals that stepped up to do a little more to keep us entertained during the pandemic with the iconic dashboard mama. The dashboard was created to honor those in a category all their own.

The goal is to have voting go live at by the end of the month and run until midnight October 17th. Remember, you are the Academy. You choose the winners.

In related news Modstock is taking place on August 8th from 10 am until 8 pm at Graceada Park and will have live performances by 50 VMI bands and another dozen professional acts including Triple D, Sweet Taunts, Whiskey Skulls, Threshold, The Good Ones, Mystic Moon and more. This is a free event so make plans to come on out. KCBP will be collecting sneakers for a unique fundraiser so consider bringing your unwanted sneakers and drop them off at the KCBP tent.

Live music is coming back slowly but surely around town at places like Ralston’s Goat, P Wexford’s, Nino’s, Rivet’s, Urbano’s, shows happening at the Gallo Center and the State again as well. There is also a brand new event the Knights Ferry Music Festival scheduled for September 4th 11 am until 9 pm at the 50s Roadhouse, admission is $20 per person. featuring Whiskey Skulls, Borderline, Triple D, G Project and more.

Make sure to go out and support live music when you can, tip the bands and your waitstaff. Together we will create a stronger music and arts community.

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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.