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MAMAView: Sounds of Summer

MAMAView: Sounds of Summer
By Middagh Goodwin

It is Summer and usually, that means lots of live music being played out on the patio and in the bars. Last year, for the most part, was silent, this year we have been able to hear music on the patio and in courtyards and things are picking up. Bands are now playing indoors sometimes with limited capacity but still a big leap forward.

Ralston’s Goat, Urbano’s, Rivit’s, P.Wexfords, Queen Bean, Dragonfly Art for Life in Modesto all have live music, Udder Place and the Cru in Turlock, Rusty Nails in Ceres, Dying Breed, House of Beef and Grains of Virtue in Oakdale are just a few of the spots that are hosting live events.

June 10th there will be a Rockabilly blowout at Ralston’s Goat with Wild Records artists Rockin’ Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers and  Wenzdaze and special guest Valley Zeros. Wild Records will have their store set up with tons of shirts, music and more. This is a Free event but make sure to tip the bands and buy some merchandise.

The Gallo Center for the Arts new season starts at the end of July with Yes Company 30th Anniversary concert July 23rd-25th. The Haggard Brothers will be at the Gallo on the 28th and Gladys Knight on the 29th. Get your tickets to these season openers. There is the Brown Bag Series on the lawn at the Gallo Center on July 16th Patty Castillo Davis and Joe Barretta and on the 30th Big Earl’s Poorhouse Duo noon to 1 pm.

Bands in the 209 area code if you want to hear your music played on the radio email for consideration to be included on Modesto Area Music airing every Monday night at 5 pm, Friday at 9 pm and Saturday at 6 pm on KCBP 95.5 FM and possibly added to the regular rotation.

Venues and performers send in your schedules to to be added to our in print and online calendar, help us help you get the word out. If you are looking to have live entertainment at your business or event feel free to get in touch and I will do my best to help you out

Remember to support the artists and the venues that give them home, tip the players and your servers and always remember music sounds better when you bring a friend. 

About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.