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GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonConBy Middagh Goodwin StocktonCon is celebrating 10 years of geeky fun at the Stockton Arena on August 13-14th 11 am-5 pm each day. Overwhelming fan support has helped StocktonCon move from a one-day event at the University of the Pacific in 2012, to one of the top pop culture events […]

By August 2, 2022 Read More →
Big View – Beer in Modesto

Big View – Beer in Modesto

The BigView Modesto has been a beer place since the turn of the century. Hard work, agriculture, culture and the fast growth of Modesto drove a big thirst. Back in the day, when 9th St was Front Street, and the economy revolved around our railroad, there were plenty of thirsty Modestans and visitors. In this […]

GreetingsView – Back to School Already?

GreetingsView – Back to School Already?

Greetings Friends, Well it’s back to school already. It is so amazing that school starts so early, but I remember when I was a kid, I was kind of ready for school to start back up and see all if my friends after a summer of travelling and hanging out with my friends. Summers around […]

JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee MonthBy Middagh Goodwin August is National Coffee Month and if you are like me, you start your day off with a cup of coffee, I am and have been a serious coffee drinker my entire life, I buy whole beans and grind fresh daily(no Folger’s Crystals for me). Back in the nineties […]

By August 1, 2022 Read More →
PerformingView – Are You The Star?

PerformingView – Are You The Star?

PerformingView by Chris Murphy Have you ever wondered what it would take to be on the stage performances we talk about here at ModestoView? There is YES Company for our youth, and there are music lessons at VMI Music, our local School of Rock. But did you ever want to be in comedy, or just […]

Food & Drink

JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee MonthBy Middagh Goodwin August is National Coffee Month and if you are like me, you start your day off with a cup of coffee, I am and have been a serious coffee drinker my entire life, I buy whole beans and grind fresh daily(no Folger’s Crystals for me). Back in the nineties […]

By August 1, 2022 Read More →
SweetView – All American Frozen Treats

SweetView – All American Frozen Treats

By Abigail Power During Modesto Summers, there’s nothing better than classic All-American frozen treats to cool down and enjoy the sunshine. This month we are breaking down the some of our fave local places to get ice cream and milkshakes! Mocha Magic 920 16th Street Modesto, CA MV PICK: Maria at Mocha Magic has amazing […]

Dave & Buster to Open on Memorial Day

Dave & Buster to Open on Memorial Day

Dave & Buster’s Continues to Expand in CaliforniaHighly Anticipated Modesto Location Will Open its Doors on Memorial Day Modesto, CA (May 16, 2022) – Dave & Buster’s, the ultimate entertainment and dining destination, will open its 18th location in California at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto on Monday, May 30th. The unique arcade and […]

By May 18, 2022 Read More →
BrewView: Pageo Lavender Farm Lavender Margaritas

BrewView: Pageo Lavender Farm Lavender Margaritas

BrewView: Pageo Lavender Farm Lavender Margaritas By Brandilynn and Christopher Mitchell   In 2015, #BrewView attended the first annual VinoFest, and it was held at the magical Pageo Lavender Farm. It was such a quaint and small event-only 15 wine makers or so-and as you walked around to sample wines you got to chat with […]

Five Eye Brewing Collabs with Homebrew Club the Brewins

Five Eye Brewing Collabs with Homebrew Club the Brewins

“Five Eye Brewing collabs with Homebrew Club The Brewins for May Release”  By Christopher and Brandilyn Mitchell   Five Eye Brewing in Ceres, CA and the Brewins homebrew club will collaborate on new beer to be released in May.    The two brewers of Five Eye, Alan Atkins and Steve Verner, are both Valley natives […]

By March 20, 2022 Read More →

Event Calendar

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonConBy Middagh Goodwin StocktonCon is celebrating 10 years of geeky fun at the Stockton Arena on August 13-14th 11 am-5 pm each day. Overwhelming fan support has helped StocktonCon move from a one-day event at the University of the Pacific in 2012, to one of the top pop culture events […]

By August 2, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the ConBy Middagh Goodwin First things first, if you have not bought your tickets to see Star Wars: A New Hope with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center on June 3rd or 4th, do that now. You do not want to miss a live performance of John William’s Score while […]

By June 2, 2022 Read More →
MSO Performs Star Wars

MSO Performs Star Wars

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Performs Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert on Friday, June 3rd at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 4th at 2:00 pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Fans will be able to experience the […]

By May 13, 2022 Read More →
Music Returns to the County Fair

Music Returns to the County Fair

It has been 2 years since bands have performed on the main stage at the Stanislaus County Fair but that is about to end when the Fair returns in July. Once again there will be a diverse lineup of acts from Pop, Rock, Latin and Country. Music starts at 8:30 pm and is included in […]

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, […]

Music

SongwriterView: When They Listen

SongwriterView: When They Listen

SongwriterView: When They ListenBy Patty Castillo Davis I’ve been a musician my entire life. I started humming melodies and making up lyrics by the time I was two years old. I started writing poetry and singing in organized musical groups in elementary school and started to refine my work in middle school. When I started […]

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)by Aaron Rowan Time to wrap up this travelogue trilogy for now. I spent the better part of July playing tour manager + roadie, collecting memories and material for a future volume of The Amtraker’s Guide, which probably means I’ll spend the better part of August […]

By August 3, 2022 Read More →
MoBandView – Help Rebuild the Bowl Seating

MoBandView – Help Rebuild the Bowl Seating

By Chris Murphy, MoBand Board of Director Modesto just enjoyed a wonderful 103rd year of Moband. The crowds in Graceada Park loved the summer sounds, the blankets were plentiful and it was great to see the kids in the park so that a new generation will love Modesto’s amazing summertime tradition. As always, the band […]

GoModesto – Picnic at the Pops is Back!

GoModesto – Picnic at the Pops is Back!

One of Modesto’s most fun events is the Modesto Symphony’s Picnic at the Pops. If you like MoBand concerts in the park, you will LOVE the Picnic at the Pops. You can join thousands of your friends on the beautiful grounds of the E.J. Gallo Winery as you enjoy your picnic on your blanket and […]

MAMAView: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

MAMAView: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Middagh Goodwin MAMAView: Necessity is the Mother of InventionBy Middagh Goodwin As Frank Zappa once said, “Necessity is the Mothers of Invention”. This is a mantra that I have at least internally shouted time and time again over the years. We are not completely out of the woods as far as Covid is concerned but […]

By July 23, 2022 Read More →

Stage Art

Art View: Hot August Art

Art View: Hot August Art

Art View: Hot August Art By Jim Christiansen Hot August Nights in the 209, a time of car shows, late summer cruising, kid’s art camps, heated Art Walk and pop-up Art and Crafter shows.  Modesto lost a long-time supporter, and sometimes guerilla promoter of many of these fun community activities in Carman King. Otherwise known […]

By August 5, 2022 Read More →
PerformingView – Are You The Star?

PerformingView – Are You The Star?

PerformingView by Chris Murphy Have you ever wondered what it would take to be on the stage performances we talk about here at ModestoView? There is YES Company for our youth, and there are music lessons at VMI Music, our local School of Rock. But did you ever want to be in comedy, or just […]

PoetryView – GO TAKE A HIKE!

PoetryView – GO TAKE A HIKE!

By Salvatore Salerno What’s there to do in Modesto? Does everything have to need money? Yes, there is plenty and no, it does not! Come along and take a walk with me, If not side by side, at least stroll down This paper lane of stairstep lines, Then use that free and perfect exercise For […]

MODESTO SYMPHONY APPOINTS RYAN MURRAY AS PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR  

MODESTO SYMPHONY APPOINTS RYAN MURRAY AS PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR  

MODESTO SYMPHONY APPOINTS RYAN MURRAY AS PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is excited to announce the appointment of Ryan Murray as the Symphony’s next Principal Pops Conductor. The MSO continues to search for the Symphony’s next Music Director who would be the artistic leader of the organization and the primary […]

By July 15, 2022 Read More →
GALLO CENTER APPOINTS RYAN FOY TO NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE

GALLO CENTER APPOINTS RYAN FOY TO NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE

GALLO CENTER APPOINTS RYAN FOY TO NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE MODESTO, CA   (JULY 5, 2022)  Ryan Foy has been named Director of Produced Theatre and Special Programming at the Gallo Center for the Arts beginning July 18. The newly created role will be part of the Center’s senior leadership team reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer […]

By July 5, 2022 Read More →

Community

Art View: Hot August Art

Art View: Hot August Art

Art View: Hot August Art By Jim Christiansen Hot August Nights in the 209, a time of car shows, late summer cruising, kid’s art camps, heated Art Walk and pop-up Art and Crafter shows.  Modesto lost a long-time supporter, and sometimes guerilla promoter of many of these fun community activities in Carman King. Otherwise known […]

By August 5, 2022 Read More →
SongwriterView: When They Listen

SongwriterView: When They Listen

SongwriterView: When They ListenBy Patty Castillo Davis I’ve been a musician my entire life. I started humming melodies and making up lyrics by the time I was two years old. I started writing poetry and singing in organized musical groups in elementary school and started to refine my work in middle school. When I started […]

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)by Aaron Rowan Time to wrap up this travelogue trilogy for now. I spent the better part of July playing tour manager + roadie, collecting memories and material for a future volume of The Amtraker’s Guide, which probably means I’ll spend the better part of August […]

By August 3, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonConBy Middagh Goodwin StocktonCon is celebrating 10 years of geeky fun at the Stockton Arena on August 13-14th 11 am-5 pm each day. Overwhelming fan support has helped StocktonCon move from a one-day event at the University of the Pacific in 2012, to one of the top pop culture events […]

By August 2, 2022 Read More →
Big View – Beer in Modesto

Big View – Beer in Modesto

The BigView Modesto has been a beer place since the turn of the century. Hard work, agriculture, culture and the fast growth of Modesto drove a big thirst. Back in the day, when 9th St was Front Street, and the economy revolved around our railroad, there were plenty of thirsty Modestans and visitors. In this […]

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