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MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView: Thanks for Giving
By Middagh Goodwin
     It is November, a time to be thankful and reflective. We look forward to 2019 and another year of great entertainment throughout the area. Rockin Holiday kicks off on December 1st and happens every Thurs-Saturday until Christmas. Rockin Holiday is another Community event that the Modesto Area Music Association is happy to be involved. Come out get your picture taken with Santa, check out the World’s Tallest Pixel Light Tree and enjoy some great local performances.
     Over the last couple of years, we have helped put over $30,000 into local performers pockets. We have helped create or partnered with several great annual events Music in the Plaza, Patio Fest, The Sampler, Star Wars Day along with booking the local stage at the Stanislaus County Fair. Please get in touch if you are in need of live entertainment, we want to help.
     The Award show is over and what a great night. Thanks to everyone involved and especially all the local performers who make the 209 such a fun place to live.  Congratulation to all the winners, go to to see who won. We are already planning what we are going to do for the 20th Anniversary of the Modesto Area Music Awards; it is going to be big.
     Shop Local Saturday is November 24th and once again I want to encourage everyone to buy local art, music and crafts. Not only will you be able to secure unique gifts for your loved ones, but you will also be a patron of the arts. Our combined creates a huge endowment and allows local artist and performers continue to create and perform. Another way to support the arts and shop locally is to buy gift certificates and go out to eat at local Restaurants, Cafes and Bars that host live entertainers and art shows.
     2019 is right around the corner and we will be booking Music in the Plaza and Patio Fest starting in January so if you are interested in performing email us at, send in your gigs to we want to help you get the word out. Thanks to all our local performers, all the venues that give a home for art and music and everyone who goes out and supports. We are thankful for all of you.



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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.