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SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

Scare Up Some Local Support
By Patty Castillo Davis

This final stretch of the year is also the beginning of my favorite season and with this comes a month full of choice. Both the weather and former pace is amicable and chill. Our area holds exciting events celebrating diversity, culture, harvest and local music this month. To give voice to your choice of favorite music, musical events and venues across the genres, you have until 11:59 on Sunday, October 13 to cast your ballot for the 2019 MAMA awards. Visit

Best Americana MAMA nominee-A Gathering of the Vibes is playing a costume party at the Barkin Dog Grill on October 9 at 7 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested 209-572-2341.
On October 11, the Black Hearts Market returns to the Queen Bean Coffee House from 6-10 pm featuring a roster of musicians including MAMA Winner Melynda Rodriguez and MAMAMnee Koala and the Golden Boy.
Indie Artist, Candace Lamb will perform at Most Wanted Wine in Oakdale from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Deva Cafe is keeping a calendar full of acoustic music and theater. On October 4 and 5 the Deva Players present Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star at 7 pm. Ticket info 209-572-3382

Live Music Saturdays include Tim and Patty on 10/5 and an acoustic morning with A Gathering of the Vibes on 10/26.
Sunday Breakfast Music includes Candace Lamb on 10/13 and Seth D Baker on 10/27. All music starts at 10 am.

Enjoy artistic renditions performed by MAMA Winner Mattea Overstreet at Surla’s fine restaurant on 10/12 and 10/26 from 6-9 pm.

Patty Castillo Davis, Valley Talent Project Original Composition Winner performs her genre-bending songs at the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market on 10/3, Tri Tippery in Ballico on 10/4, Lo-fi Cocktail Lounge on 10/6 and 10/20, and the Modesto Sampler on 10/8.

Bring the entire family to the Dia De Los Muertos celebration on Saturday, October 19 in downtown Modesto. This free event runs from 11 to 8 pm with two stages full of music. Come enjoy the culture, dancing, swag, car show, procession and pageant.

Sending huge admiration to Shella Joiner, Ceres Business Owner at Sharky and Mella’s Custom Decor for co-producing a series of listening concerts in her new venue with me. Please stay tuned for more info on dates and artists.

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