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Central West Ballet – The Nutcracker

Central West Ballet – The Nutcracker

Central West Ballet – The Nutcracker, Nutcracker in Jazz, Los Sensory/Special Needs Nutcracker, December 7-December 18, 2022Celebrate Central West Ballet’s 35th Anniversary with all new sets and backdrops for The Nutcracker! Follow Clara and all your favorite characters through the Land of Sugar Plum Fairies plus shop for unique Nutcracker gifts at the lobby boutique. Buy […]

By November 15, 2022 Read More →
Chocolate Living

Chocolate Living

GoOakdale: Chocolate LivingThe 30th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place May 21st and 22nd 9 am-5 pm each day at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, […]

RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in Music

RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in Music

RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in MusicBy Middagh Goodwin A key component and root sound of Rockabilly and in turn Rock n’ Roll can be traced back to the Doghouse slap bass style of Fred Maddox. The Maddox Brothers and Rose started playing music in Modesto back in 1937 and garnered crowds wherever they played. Bill […]

By March 9, 2022 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Tumbleweeds

UnpluggedView: Tumbleweeds

UnpluggedView: Tumbleweedsby Aaron Rowan I binged my way through Amazon’s ‘Jack Reacher’ series last month. I admire the character, that heroic hulking hobo who wanders around the country at will with no permanent address. In the show he comes to a small town because of a local musician he wants to learn more about, and, […]

By March 3, 2022 Read More →
JazzBluesView: Live Music Downtown

JazzBluesView: Live Music Downtown

JazzBuesView: Live Music DowntownBy Eric Benson Live Music Downtown, Put your mask on and come on down! Well, I got my soul vaccination, got boosted and still got Covid but got through it and am alive to tell the tale. Please get vaccinated folks for yourself and for those around you that are vulnerable. People […]

By March 3, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: Rockabilly Cruise Night

GoDowntown: Rockabilly Cruise Night

GoDowntown: Rockabilly Cruise NightIt has been over 6 years since America’s premier psychobilly band, the Koffin Kats have played the 209(the Gypsy Shack in Sonora) and longer since they last graced a stage in Modesto. They have not played the West Coast for over 2 years due to the pandemic and are ready to get […]

By February 23, 2022 Read More →
MAMAView: For the Love of Music

MAMAView: For the Love of Music

MAMAView: For the Love of MusicBy Middagh Goodwin Most people like music but there are some who love it, it is a lifelong passion maybe even an obsession. The soundtracks for movies are as much a co-star as any actor. We read books about music and watch documentaries, We buy music in a physical format, […]

By February 2, 2022 Read More →
New Years Eve Events

New Years Eve Events

Here is a list of confirmed New Years Eve events at the time of printing. We will update the online calendar and share it on our social media as any new events may get announced. Remember Don’t Drink and Drive, designate a driver or take a cab, Lyft or Uber when you are done partying for the night. Looking […]

By December 13, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Another Year Older

MAMAView: Another Year Older

MAMAView: Another Year OlderBy Middagh Goodwin Another year down, another year older, congratulations to all the winners and good luck to all the #MAMAnees on being winners next year. It is so important to support, nurture and grow our local arts scene. Venues and artists alike please email your gigs to events@modestoview.com so we can add them […]

By October 30, 2021 Read More →
MAMA 2021

MAMA 2021

MAMA2021 By Middagh Goodwin The Modesto Area Music Awards did not take place in 2020 and was sorely missed. Last night we celebrated Live Music in the 209 in style once again and raised our glasses to toast the MAMAs turning 21 and all the great talent, the venues and the fans that support. The […]

By October 20, 2021 Read More →
Jazz/BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz/BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz/BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!By Eric Benson Fall is upon us with the hope of coolness, turning colors of the leaves and pretty please with sugar on top let it rain! We survived the sizzle of summer, California fires, the second wave of a global pandemic. I don’t know about you but I’m ready […]

By October 1, 2021 Read More →
GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is LifeThe Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place September 25th and 26th 9 am-5 pm at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, skate boarding demonstration, […]

By September 18, 2021 Read More →
Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants WHAT: From the author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile comes this exquisite adaptation of a classic German farce. Louise and Theo’s bourgeois existence is shattered whenLouise’s wardrobe malfunction becomes the talk of the town. What follows is afast and furious romp that skewers gender roles, double standards, fleetingmoments […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Go West, Young Minstrel

UnpluggedView: Go West, Young Minstrel

UnpluggedView: Go West, Young Minstrelby Aaron Rowan Songs of the traveler make up the soundtrack of my life. Chris Doud, who for years I’ve called the greatest songwriter in Stanislaus County, knows how to craft some mighty fine ones. This summer, the co-leading songwriter behind The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit released his latest solo […]

By August 31, 2021 Read More →
SongwriterView: The Good Listener or Please Tip the Musicians

SongwriterView: The Good Listener or Please Tip the Musicians

SongwriterView: The Good Listener or Please Tip the MusiciansBy Patty Castillo Davis If I had a dollar for every time I was asked about the rules for tipping live musicians, I would have an overflowing tip jar. Tipping in any industry, profession and even country can be a nuanced topic. Music is about as subjective […]