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Share the Warmth

Singer-Songwriter View: SHARE the WARMTH
By Patty Castillo Davis

The wind-down is upon us. The reflection is on the horizon.
The blessings are counted, inventory is taken at holiday time as to where we might be without our fortunate favor and luck. Maybe this is the first time you get the chance to pay it forward, return the favor and elevate someone who doesn’t have your opportunities. There will be many chances to be a part of the giving season, to spread the love- to share the warmth.
The annual fundraising concert and coat drive, SHARE the WARMTH will be held on Friday, November 22 at the Barkin Dog Grill. This annual event will feature award-winning artists from the region from 7-10 pm. This all-ages event is free and all donations of outerwear will benefit the Inter Faith Ministries of Greater Modesto clothes closet which will serve 1000 families a month. Please come and enjoy an evening of great music for a super cause, reservations strongly suggested.
On Wednesday, November 20, MAMA winning Singer-Songwriter Mondo Mariscal and his band, Good Time Charlie will bring their exciting brand of Country music to the Bluehorse Lounge in Ceres. Showtime is 8-11 pm.
Riverdance Farms Autumn Organic U Pick and Gather Festival alongside the beautiful Merced River will be family-friendly fun starting at 9 am both Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3. Music will flow all weekend long.
The Barkin Dog may have shifted its hours and discontinued some live music in the evenings, but its standing Wine Wednesday event with A Gathering of the Vibes is still alive and kicking up its heels. On Wednesday, November 13 from 7-9:30 pm, special guests-Dave Hawks, members of Homegrown, Blues Box Bayou Band and Tiffany Rose will join in the shenanigans. All ages free event, reservations strongly suggested.
Deva Cafe will host acoustic music at 10 am on Saturday,11/2 Nathan Ignacio and Sunday, 11/10 and 2019 MAMA winning Singer-Songwriter Mattea Overstreet on Sunday, 11/17.
On November 30, Small Business Saturday, the award-winning artisan makers fair, ModShop will reach in and around the downtown Modesto area, bringing the hand made wares from eclectic artists and homegrown music by multi-genre musicians. This premier happening is from 5-9 pm.
When you pay a gate fee, tip a musician or buy their merchandise you guarantee the continuity of the legacy of the music scene.
When you hire a woman musician based on her proven ability, when you trust her to fill the house, to carry a show, you are on the right side history. When you choose to turn your space into a music venue, you create community. When you voted you voiced your choice. You make a difference.

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