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March Songwriter View
By Patty Castillo Davis

March 8 is International Women’s Day-in some places a protest, in others it celebrates womanhood. Downtown Modesto will offer its part of the observance starting with an event held at the Barkin Dog on March 8 at 6 pm which will feature music, dance, poetry and theater. Donations for the Stanislaus County Commission for Women scholarship fund will be accepted in lieu of a gate fee. Deva Cafe will host a Haven Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Team Lo and Jo fundraiser on March 31 from 10 am to 1 pm. Vanessa Valencia and April Potter will provide musical entertainment.
Deva’s Live Music Matinee lineup features 3/2 Seth D Baker, 3/9 Ffej Moore, 3/23 Nathan Ignacio One Man Band, 3/30 Josh Davenport. Sunday Breakfast Music brings Tiffany Rose 3/3, Mattea 3/10, Allen, Ashman and Davis 3/17, and Melynda 3/24.
I’d like to give a huge thank you in appreciation to the ModestoView for allowing me to write about women’s issues as they pertain to music in this community. I’m proud to lead the charge and keep the torch lit for those coming after.
Here are some shows for your consideration-
The Rural Justice Summit with Candace and the Passengers on 3/30-Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center
Koala and the Golden Boy 3/8 at the Queen Bean 8 pm, 3/9 Rivi’s 7 pm and the Udder Place 3/13 at 8 pm
Vanessa Valencia 3/26 at the Knights Ferry Saloon 6 pm
Ffej Moore, host of the Cowtrack Wednesday open mic will be at the helm of the Queen Bean open mic on Sundays this month, bringing his inclusive, welcoming vibe.
March 1, the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra takes over the State Theater with special guests for a huge benefit on behalf of the Camp Fire victims of Paradise, California. Showtime is 8 pm and 100% of ticket sales will be presented during the concert to some of those affected who are in attendance. Visit for ticket info.
Happy International Women’s Day!

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