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June 2019 Top Ten American Graffiti Cruise Parade and Festival

June 8 – Lee Rocker - Gallo Center  June 7, 8, 9 -  American Graffiti Cruise Parade and Festival June 14 – Franki Valli  - The FruitYard June 4 – Rain – Beatles Tribute -  Gallo Center June 22. 23. 28, 29, 30 – MPA’s Annie – Gallo Center June 16 – Postmodern Jukebox -  Gallo Center June 8 – Grease Sing-A-Long -  State Theatre June 23 – Graffiti Con  - Modesto Center Plaza June 15 – Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers – State Theatre June 28 – Michael Frante and Ziggy Marley  - Ironstone

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C ontent s 4 GREETINGS VIEW 5 MOBAND VIEW 6 MAMA VIEW 7 ART VIEW 8 BREW VIEW 9 PLAYGROUND VIEW 10 FOOD VIEW 11 WHAT IF? 12 UNPLUGGED VIEW 12 ZEN VIEW 14 GRAFFITI VIEW 16 INTER VIEW 17-19 BIG VIEW - GRAFFITI 20-22 BIG VIEW - LEGENDS 23 MUSIC VIEW 24 SONGWRITING VIEW 24 BLUES VIEW 25 JAZZ & WORLD VIEW 26 GEEK VIEW 27 FIT VIEW 28 ALL AGES VIEW 29 RESTAURANT GUIDE 30-33 CALENDAR VIEW 34 ONLINE VIEW 35 REAR VIEW

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I’ll bet you can’t guess that I love Graffiti Summer in Modesto USA. This is one of the best seasons of the year where our city shouts out to the world that we are a really authentic cool city and are the #homeofamericangraffiti.  Why is this so cool? It is more than just the novelty about having a globally famous movie made about Modesto, but it really reminds us of what we love about our community, where we have the friendship and the community of a small town.  But as we have grown and new people move and work here or visit, we have become more cosmopolitan and we add the new, the trendy, the tasty, the interesting and mix it all up in this wonderful cocktail we call Modesto. Medium sized cities like Modesto are poised to become not just a plan C place to live, but with portability of jobs in tech, and growing companies like Gallo, Modesto is becoming an attractive option, affordable, interesting, engaging and a really good place to start a family.  There are many neighborhoods close to downtown and you see more and more people walking and exploring.  Big summer events like Graffiti Summer get people out and about, and this is a great chance to share our authentic Modesto history with our kids, friends and visitors.   I know that when my friends or customers visit Modesto, they leave with a really positive and upbeat impression of our city.  We can all do this and hope you take the opportunity to show off our city.  Our BigView this month showcases so many things to do and experience this month that hopefully will be some sort of inspiration for you, whether it be a car show, a new diner, a new band, a patio cocktail or an evening with MoBand in

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the Graceada Park, there is really something for everyone.   Really special this month is the Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, where we get to celebrate our local people that were the inspiration for American Graffiti, the instigators of mischief, the racers, and car customizers that were the story behind the story.  Our people are our best history and it is good to celebrate them.  I hope you will join me in 10th St Plaza  on June 5th as we unveil the new Walk of Fame markers.  But no matter what you do, we are counting on you to be our messengers of positive living, teamwork, civic involvement and will take action to make Modesto better.  It was truly amazing last month, even with the serious threats of rain, how many people went house to house, porch to porch to hang out, listen to music and meet new people at Porchfest.  This is how we build community and we can

always find new ways to do that. Thanks Kate, Ruhi and Trisha for creating this wonderful event. Thank you for reading, sharing, and posting ModestoView.  Our ViewCrew works hard to bring you interesting options and hope to see you out and about.  We are so very grateful for the businesses that advertise in ModestoView so we can continue to be the leading magazine in our region and bring it to you free of charge.   We appreciate you all.  Please let me know what you like, dislike and what we can do better to make ModestoView more valuable for you.   See you out cruising this month and please say hello if we meet up. Thanks and have a rockin’ Graffiti Summer. Chris Murphy Publisher & Founder – ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

On the cover Kids during Graffiti Summer have it great. Hanging out on a summer afternoon, enjoying ice cream leaning on the back of a sweet 57 Chevy.  It doesn’t get much better for  (l to r) Ben and Mia Sensney, Addison Ramsey and Chase Dennehy.  Summer’s cool!   #modestousa    Thanks to Joe Stewart for bringing Barbara’s 57 for our cover shot and then we let Michael J Mangano’s magic bring it to life.   You can see Joe’s car a the car shows, starting June 2. 

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MOBAND VIEW

MoBand Turns 100

For as long as we can remember, these

amazing summer Thursday nights with MoBand and 3,000 of your friends in the Mancini Bowl bandshell at Graceada park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds have made the perfect evening; a hall of fame slice of Modestocana. This 100-year season begins with a MoBand 100 Year exhibit at the McHenry Museum running until midJuly.   This will be a beautiful evening as the ribbon is cut on the 100 Years of MoBand history exhibit at the Museum that will be on display through the middle of July.     June and July in Modesto’s Graceada Park, enjoy the sights and sounds of the 100th Year Modesto Band of Stanislaus County’s Concerts in the Park. The blankets are out early, the wine is ready, the picnics are made and the music starts at 8 pm, for six Thursdays and thanks to MoBand Sponsors and the Night at the Bowl fundraiser (see below) these Concerts in the Park are FREE.  Plan your summer around this and invite your friends to truly experience Modesto.

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Plan your “Centennial Summer” schedule. Concerts are 8 – 10pm in Graceada Park.  Don’t forget to bring a blanket and picnic.   www.moband.org

Night at the Bowl – June 18 – Mancini Bowl Please come out and support Night at the Bowl on June 18th in Mancini Bowl so we can keep MoBand concerts FREE.  There will be restaurant sampling from Modesto’s best eateries, wine and beer Frank “the Proof ” Mancini / George Gardner from Modesto’s best wineries and breweries and music from Third Party and the https://www.facebook.com/Mo Highway 99 Band for your entertainment Band1919/ enjoyment. You can even dance on the #concertsinthepark #moband  famous Mancini Bowl.  Tix are only $40 #centennialcelebration  and you can get them at the 4th Floor #100yearsofMoBand  Parks office at 10th St Place or from a #100yearsofCITP MoBand Board of Director.

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MAMA VIEW By Middagh Goodwin Can you believe it has been 20 years since

Murphy and Ricci first dreamed up the idea for the Modesto Area Music Awards? The First MAMA Awards Show was hosted at Club Maxx in the year 2000, and it was packed and featured only seven categories. How things have changed and in some ways stayed the same in the last 20 years. Since the start of the MAMAs, several new categories have been added or better defined, and a few have been retired at least for the time being. With three times the categories and hundreds of nominees MAMA has become the entertainment gathering of the year. This year the awards show is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th and will once again take place at the historic State Theatre. We are working on some fun things to celebrate this momentous occasion. We strive every year to give the best experience possible but this year we are pulling out all the stops. Mark your calendars you will not want to miss out on this year’s celebration. If you are a promoter, event coordinator, venue owner, former MAMA winners; we want to know who you think should get mamanated this year? Which bands are stepping up and bringing crowds, new events that have exceeded expectations, a new venue that should be considered? We

need your input to continue to make the awards show and process better. But did you know that the Modesto Area Music Association is a 501c3 Non-Profit? That not only have they been raising money for music scholarships but also have helped book over a hundred gigs for bands since just last year? Curating Music in the Plaza, PatioFest, music at Stanislaus County Fair and the Sampler. Also sharing our contacts with local venues and promoters so they can book even more events. MAMAs true mission is to continue to help build and create a more vibrant entertainment com-

munity. How can we help you? First, you need to let us know who you are and where you are performing by emailing us at events@ modestoview.com we will add your shows to the calendar and at the same time have your contact information. Also, sign up for a PlinkYou.com account and like the MAMA page, you will get notified when we post gig opportunities. Remember that music and entertainment are best experienced live and with your friends.

In Memoriam

Modesto lost two of our cultural characters.   Harley Cooney, also known as the Mayor of J Street has passed away. The former Army Vet owned Action Rubber Stamp in downtown from 1962-1989. He was a regular fixture in downtown Modesto, in particular at his table at Deva Cafe and was loved by so many. His happy spirit will be missed and his charm and love of downtown Modesto will never be forgotten. Also passing away last month was  Ivory Lubie, regularly seen wearing her tiara, was a regular at many a downtown location, primarily Minnie’s and the Boardroom.  Her story fascinating as a former dance hall owner in San Francisco and as columnist for the SF Examiner back in the day. You always had a great conversation with Ivory.  These are the people that brighten our day, and we will always remember them as they were unforgettable.

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ART VIEW Pick & Gather By Jim Christiansen June for me often opens at the Riverdance Farms Pick and Gather festival, where I started with a watercolor for their fliers, and show art, and help get local bands on our shade house stage. It’s a fun project, and again opens June 1 and 2, with artists, crafters in the mix.  That’s in Livingston, at 1230 Livingston-Cressey Road.  The rest of June often includes drawing crowds and cars during Graffiti Summer events.  I’ve done Graffiti Night and cruise related tee shirts and bumper stickers as satire, as official shirts for Minnie’s, and many other June Modesto Events.  Check out the numerous Cruise related murals by FASM and other artists around town.  And if you’re interested in commissioning a piece of art related to our Graffiti Summer culture, get hold of artists like Mark Navarro, who do some excellent images and car art.  Saw a good one in the window of Dragon Fly Art for Life on J Street This year I’m exporting two Modesto Graffiti Summer themed paintings to Lodi, called Downtown Parking and Tangled up in Traffic for a show titled “Coffee Cats and Other Genres” as featured artist for Lodi Art Hop at Hutchins Street Square.  The show hangs June 3, reception and Lodi First Friday Art hop June 7.  The show hangs all month at the Thompson Theater in Hutchins Street Square complex. Artists seeking a place to hang their work, take note.  Papachino’s is starting a monthly rotation of local artists and put out a call for artists.  Stop in at the restaurant to get more information and get on the list. When I reposted that call for artists, Café Bliss in Oakdale also seeking artists, good place to show.  Barkin Dog Grill features art by Kristy Moore this month, followed by Artist

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BREW VIEW

Contentment Brewing By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell

Alejandro (Alex) Serrato and his wife Abena Darden are opening up Modesto’s newest brewery this month. This is a brewery we have been personally waiting on pins and needles for, because we heard rumors about it’s humble beginnings when the local homebrew shop Barley and Wine closed in 2018. The beer community has been anxiously waiting for tidbits of information ever since then!   Lucky us we have information for you! We met Alex at the United Cerebral Palsy event Sips and Treasures, and were able to sample some of his delicious homebrew including an ESB and a porter-which was great considering you can’t get Alex’s beer at the taproom right now. If you want it, you must wait til they are open or find an event he is pouring homebrew for. Alex started brewing in the early 2000’s, starting as so many of us do with a “More Beer Kit” from Orchard Supply, and eventually got into pouring his beers at events and discovered not only did he make beer he liked, he made beer liked by all. I asked Alex what beer got him into brewing, “My favorite beer is a pale ale. You can tell a lot about a brewer by their pale ale.”  Six years ago he dreamed of opening Contentment Brewing, and this dream become reality in small steps since 2016. Alex stressed what a big help Opportunity Stanislaus was to them as a resource when getting things off the ground. With Alex’s background and training in the Air Force and a local school district, he used his experience to help build the taproom with friends like Andrew Molica, who has also dedicated his life to beer and brewing. The taproom has an Industrial theme featuring artwork depicting ranches, dairies, canneries, and all-around agriculture to pay homeage to the building itself. The location is near MJC, which is perfect for those not wanting to delve into downtown every time they want a good beer. There are pool tables and a shuffle board for enjoying with your buddies, with plenty of seating for friends who would rather sit and chat. They are also dog-friendly, and outside food is allowed in.There is ample parking, too. “We want to be a pillar in the community-we took our name from Modesto’s slogan. We want to serve our community and do things like river clean up days, to be a meeting place for people.” said Alex, when we asked what he wants our readers to know about Contentment. They have the perfect set up to do just that, and we are excited to watch them blossom and brew this year. Sip on, friends! Follow their Facebook for more info on the grand opening! 

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Yes, friends, we need your help to build a new playground.   A few years ago, all of the playground equipment was removed, with nothing left for kids to play on.  East LaLoma Park is important to the community and families need a safe and fun place to play. You can help the LaLoma Neighborhood Association build a new playground, close to the pavilion that will revitalized this park.   You can donate to the LaLoma GoFundMe page at     https:// www.gofundme.com/la-loma-neighborhood-improvements Here is how you can help bring this park to life.  Please attend the Gala Hollywood Fundraiser on June 29 at the Modesto Mercedes Benz dealership.  This will be a really special Walk of Fame night

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FOOD VIEW

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find loads of it at Fast Eddie’s M.O.A.B., Meal On A Bun. Flat out, this place holds the title of the longest running restaurant in the same location in Modesto, now operating in the same place since 1952.  “Fast” Eddie Gibson started there in 1962 as a Roosevelt 8th grader, picking up trash, taking out the garbage and peeling potatoes right in the middle of the classic cruise era.  Located on Tully Rd, MOAB saw it’s share of action as a pre and post cruise hangout now for over 67 years.  The best part is, that everything tastes the same as it did then, and that’s what keeps people coming back for more, sometimes daily.  Eddie Gibson worked his way up at MOAB. Sidney and Felicia Cheatham who already had the Walking Chicken diner at 1627 Paradise Road in the 40s.  In 1947 they opened a new 1st and H Street diner across from Modesto High which would become the 1st M.O.A.B. In 1952 they opened the location on Tully.  They would then sell M.O.A.B to Betty and Arlin Young.  In 1965 Eddie’s parents Bob and Vi McCarthy bought M.O.A.B. After a tour in Vietnam during 1969-70, Eddie returned to M.O.A.B in 1971 and attended MJC.  In 1975, Eddie purchased M.O.A.B. from his parents and he has been there running the show since.  His business secrets are simple, make it good, make it good all the time, be in the restaurant and know your customers.    How did M.O.A.B. get it’s name? In the 1940s, Erv Keller, of Keller’s fame, then working for Modesto Paper was trying to get the paper business of the soon to be

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M.O.A.B dining room in the 60s opening new location at 1st and H. The burger was so big, that he wrapped it with the now signature 12 x 12 checkerboard paper using a toothpick to hold it together and Erv exclaimed, “this is a Meal on a Bun”. And the rest is history and the new restaurant had a name. I asked Eddy, what is one of the highlights about owning and running a Modesto tradition like M.O.A.B. and he replied, “that people come in and say, I ordered this burger 20 years ago and it is still exactly the same”.   Going out to eat is an experience, and a visit to MOAB is exactly that.  The current dining room was once an outdoor patio when it was just a walk-up window flat topped drive-in diner.  The walk up part hasn’t changed, but the dining room is a tour of memories and classic Modestocana. A couple of Eddie’s favorite items are the old Schwinn he restored, a soap box racer that was sponsored by City Tire and a vintage lamppost.  All of these things are surrounded by photos, drawings from customers, and a variety of pictures of Eddy skydiving.  It was on jump number 3213.  Months later, he got his cast off on the 12th and did another jump on the 13th.  He has 6666 jumps now.   Which brings

us to his nickname “Fast” Eddie. 40 years ago, a 7-year old girl on the way to soccer practice said “make my lunch Fast Eddie, we’re late” and it just stuck. When he started skydiving, the name was cemented and he has been the fast man ever since.    You get the idea that Fast Eddie is a character, and he is.  But is all gets down to the diner, the food and the attention to detail.  He is a stickler for cleanliness and quality and his longtime manager Camille Nogueira has been his right hand for over 14 years.  The BFD, the Burger Fries and Drink has been a staple for decades and he puts pride and quality into every burger.  Eddie is right, the burger is amazing.  Sure there are a whole bunch of boutique burgers out there, but you want a burger that always tastes good, and combined with some fresh fries and a real ice cream milkshake, this is just about the best Graffiti Summer meal you can get.     But don’t stop there, they have an amazing Philly Cheesesteak and their Hot Dogs are excellent.  A little known

fun fact is that M.O.A.B was one of the first-ever chicken burgers, as a result of originating as the Walking Chicken. This amazing chicken burger tradition is still going today and don’t forget the deep fried zucchini.  Graffiti Summer and Graffiti night have always been a special occasion.  Although MOAB is not on the cruise route, it was always a gathering place before and after cruising, with a busy parking lot into the night with decades of regular customers.   It’s kind of crazy that some people I meet haven’t heard of M.O.A.B, but hopefully we can change that and it just may become on of your favorite traditions too.   Today you will still see Eddie, cleaning up trash in the parking lot, making sure it’s right.

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UNPLUGGED VIEW Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

June Movies

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The time has come to conclude a phenom-

enal second season of live music at Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House. One of very few listening-room venues in Modesto, we’ve seen our share of standing-ovation talent take the stage in this DIY space since opening two years ago. Our finale concert on June 20 will showcase one of my personal favorite instruments, which I don’t get to feature often enough - the flute, played here by international touring musician Rebecca Kleinmann. Rebecca moves effortlessly between numerous styles including jazz improv, flamenco, and Brazilian choro. Her Quarteto Jacaré features fellow international artists Rafael Amarante on guitar, Rafael Barata on drums and Scott Thompson on bass. This exciting new group features original music composed by all band members as well as new takes on Brazilian classics. ‘Jacaré’ is Portuguese for ‘alligator,’ and as someone once said about Beethoven’s music, “he puts doves and crocodiles in the same cage.” You can bet that Rebecca and friends will bring the same dynamic to wrap up our season. Catch them up-close and

By Aaron Rowan intimate on Thursday 6/20 at 8 pm, $20 cash at the door. Find Moon & Sixpence at 500 9th St. between E & F, in the courtyard to the left of El Sol. RSVP for seats to modestounplugged@ yahoo.com. While we take the summer off from hosting in the Moonhouse, Modesto Unplugged’s endless spring of fresh acoustic sounds will be flowing each and every weekend at The Dragonfly Art For Life. This lovely art gallery is transformed into a semi-listening room from 7:30-9:00pm each Friday evening. June’s offerings include Stockton folk-rock duo Vodessa (6/7), and singersongwriters James Houlahan, Ben de la Cour & Tawnee Kendall, and Grover Anderson on the 14th, 21st and 28th. $10 gets you an evening of song plus a glass of wine, and you can also try your hand at paint-pouring for an extra fee. Take a day trip to San Francisco on Saturday, June 8 to experience one of the coolest acoustic music gatherings in the state, the SF Free Folk Festival held at Everett Middle School.

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This is my 7th straight year attending, and numerous fantastic acts I’ve featured here are people I first met there. Modesto/SF based folk duo Mark & Cindy Lemaire will appear on the main stage, and MAMA Award winner Tina Louise Barr will teach an autoharp workshop. Dirty Cello, Brother Spellbinder, the Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers, and Brass Farthing are just some of the exciting live acts you should be sure to catch. Find the full program and info at sffolkfest.org. Intimate performances. Infinite playlist. MODESTO UNPLUGGED. www.modestounplugged.com.

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The American Spirit There’s definitely something uniquely American about American Graffiti - whether we are talking about George Lucas’ movie that made Modesto famous or the American graffiti as an art genre. As far as I know, graffiti is about recognition. It’s a way of stating one’s identity on a wall or a train car, a tree or a rock : I am somebody, I was here. I made my mark. American Graffiti is an expression of the American spirit. One can find imitations of it in many parts of the world.  In Germany, for example they have similar car cruises using old American cars from the 50, 60ties and onward. I have seen Germans copy all that goes along with it. The clothes, the hairdos, the food, the toys and the design. They love our culture! Why? Because it shows the perseverance of a youthful energy and unlimited imagination that we all had at a High School age. Something to celebrate and remember forever. It’s the Peter Pan and Wendy in all of us who don’t want to grow up. I think it is what has made America the place of infinite possibilities. Not having an ancient culture makes this country young and playful. The attitude is that you can be and do whatever you want and fancy. There are no regulations that tell you otherwise. In the contrary, the economy booms because of this freedom to go where no one has gone before. I learned English from Mickey Mouse books my Dad gave me in Germany as a child. Mickey Mouse was my hero. He always saved the day, that smart, resilient and intelligent mouse! And of course, the American culture is full of such heroes, like Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Antman and Black Panther- the list keeps growing year by year. That is what the world gets from this innovative country: that even in the face of catastrophe, there is hope. The good guys must face the challenges and figure out a strategy to redirect negative energy.  Let’s celebrate the American spirit this summer! For more info go to  : taichi4modesto. com or call (209)572-4518

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GRAFFITI VIEW

! E R E H is r e m m u S G r a f f it i

By Middagh Goodwin

Bring Cruise

Route Signs to Life...

Graffiti

Summer Events

Did you know that the Modesto Historic Cruise Route comes to life on your smartphone? Each of the 25 informational kiosks that line 10th and 11th Streets has a special QR code that brings to life one our Legends of the Cruise.  You can hear a story from George Lucas,  Gene Winfield, Allen Grant, MPD Leroy Applequist and many more.   Don’t miss the induction ceremony of the 2019 Legends of the Cruise on June 5 in 10th St Plaza at 6:30 www.modestocruiseroute.com 

The Home of Rockabilly hosts Lee Rocker

One of the most exciting kinds of music is Rockabilly. This bass slapping form of music was born in Modesto back in 1938 by the hillbilly boogie antics of The Maddox Brothers and Rose, broadcasting to the world on KTRB radio. Over the years, Rockabilly influenced the sound of Elvis, Bill Hailey, Eddie Cochran and let to the foundations of rock and roll.  Lee Rocker, the bass player for the Stray Cats was the forefront of the big Rockabilly revival in the 80s and it hasn’t stopped since.  Rocker will be playing the Gallo Center on June 8.   To learn more about the Birth of Rockabilly and Modesto’s place in history, please check out  www.modestomusichistory.com 

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Friday Nights Car Show (all summer long) A & W Root Beer 1404 G Street. Classic Cars, Elvis, Hula Hoop contest, Karaoke & Root Beer Floats served by Car Hops on Roller Skates. Wednesday Nights Car Show (all summer long)

Velvet Creamery 2204 McHenry Ave. Classic Car Show, Activities, Raffles & more! June 1 American Graffiti at the State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For tickets call (209) 527-4697 or visit thestate.org. 2 pm June 1st Shifty’s Speed Shop Car Show and Grand Opening at 101 McHenry Ave 10 am - 4 pm. June 1 The Platters at Gallo Center, 1000 I Street. 209-338-2100 or  www.galloarts.org. 7:30 pm   June 2 14th Annual Modesto Area Street Rod Association’s 14th annual Graffiti Classic Car Show McHenry Village Shopping Center. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.   June 3-6 Mid-Valley Chevy Club Park n’ Shine  5-8pm. Mon. Century Center - *NEW LOCATION* 2401 E Orangeburg Ave. Tues. Vintage Faire Mall 3401 Dale Road Wed. Downtown Modesto I & J Street Thur. Cool Hand Luke’s 2505 Patterson Rd, Riverbank   June 5 Graffiti Cruise Route Presentation Starting at 6:30 pm in the 10th Street Plaza, local celebrities will be inducted into the Historic Graffiti Walk of Fame, followed with live music by Third Party Band. www.modestocruiseroute.com.  

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June 6 MoBand Concert in the Park: “Graffiti Love” MoBand is celebrating their 100th year, Admission is free and the concert begins at 8:00 pm at Graceada Park, get there early and enjoy. Graceada Park, 401 Needham Ave. www.moband.org.  June 7 Official North Modesto Kiwanis Classic Car Parade The parade will cruise through Downtown Modesto and go down McHenry Ave. to Briggsmore Ave. & back to downtown. The parade will feature thousands of classic cars, hot rods & street rods. 6:30pm in Downtown Modesto. Threshold will be performing live in the 10th Street Plaza.   June 7 Downtown Cruise-In Immediately following the Classic Car parade June 7th, we invite you to join us in Downtown Modesto, 1010 10th Street to stay & ‘hang out’ on the Historic Graffiti Cruise Route! Live bands singing Motown tunes, will be entertaining from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Special parking for classic cars. For more information call 209-526-5588.   June 8th & 9th American Graffiti Car Show &Festival This 21st Annual event is presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis. The car show & festival is Saturday, June 8 from 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, June 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. Check out the classic cars, stroll through hundreds of specially selected food & vendor booths. Live music throughout the festival each day. Municipal Golf Course, 400 Tuolumne Blvd. 1-888-746-9763 or www.americangraffitifestival.com.    June 8 Lee Rocker(of the Stray Cats 8:00 pm. Gallo Center, 1000 I Street. 209338-2100 or www.galloarts.org.  

June 8 Sing-a-long Grease The State. Doors 12 p.m.; showtime at 1 p.m. Tickets $5. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For tickets call 209-527-4697 or visit thestate.org.   June 14 Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Purchase your tickets at www. ticketmaster.com 8:00 pm The Fruit Yard Amphitheater, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. (209) 577-3093   June 15 26th Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard Free to the public 9:00 am The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. 209-577-3093.   June 15 Tommy Castro & the Painkillers with Ron Thompson Doors open at 7:00 pm, Showtime 8:00 pm. Tickets: $25; $30; $35. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For tickets call 209-527-4697 or visit thestate.org. June 22nd Cars, Crafts & Community 9 am -3 pm free family event  “The Longest Day” on the farm--combination car show, craft fair, food & beverage vendors! Family activities, games, door prizes, quilt raffle, baskets to raffle, vote for favorite cars, and more! 100% of proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Dutch Hollows Farms   June 23 Graffiti-Con Comic Con & Car Show Celebrate Modesto in a Fun Comic-Con and Car Show with 100 plus vendors, special guests and more. $5 at the Door, Kids under 12 get in Free with a Paid Adult. 10:00am— 5:00pm. Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th & K Street. www.graffiti-con.com   June 29 Modesto Nuts Graffiti Night Game time 7:05 pm. Fireworks after the game. John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive. 209-572-4487  www.modestonuts.com   June 30 The 12th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show Proceeds to benefit Modesto Elks. Free admission for spectators. Car show starts at 9:00 am. Car participants Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way. 209-524-4421

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INTER VIEW

The

Stray Cat:

Modesto and the roots of Rock and Roll.

By Middagh Goodwin

ModestoUSA is the birthplace of Rockabilly music, tracing the roots of Rockabilly, originally dubbed “Hillbilly Boogie” and Rock‘n Roll and roll to the clickety-clack-bassslappin’ sounds of Fred Maddox and the Maddox Brothers and Rose in 1938. After WWII, broadcasted live on KTRB, Maddox’s bass playing influenced musicians across the USA, in particular Bill Black, who played bass with a young Elvis Presley. Following the release of That’s All Right Mama in 1954, Rock and Roll was born.  In the early years, Elvis would be the opening act for Maddox Brothers and Rose shows. Lee Rocker and his band mates in the Stray Cats lead a huge worldwide Rockabilly revival in the 80s as the chart topping sounds reached a new generation and still runs strong today.    Brian Setzer has brought his Rockabilly sounds to Modesto a few times and Lee Rocker played the State Theater.  Now in the middle of a Stray Cats reunion tour, Lee comes to the Gallo Center on June 8.  Middagh Goodwin connected with Lee to chat about his music and upcoming performance.   Get your tix at www.galloarts.org Lee Rocker is celebrating 40 years of music with his band the Stray Cats with a new album 40 which just came out and a world tour scheduled. Before he embarks on this momentous occasion, he will be bringing his band to the Gallo Center on June 8th right amid Graffiti-Summer. Fans of Rock n’ Roll, blues and of course Rockabilly will not want to miss this performance. A Grammy-nominated performer with 14 solo albums, ten albums with the Stray Cats(garnering 23 gold and platinum records worldwide) and two LPs with Phantom, Rocker & Slick(Earl Slick of David Bowie’s band.) Rocker was gracious enough to do a 30-minute phone interview for ModestoView. Lee Rocker and his band will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 8th. MG-What can we expect with your show here in Modesto when you play the Gallo on June 8th?

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LR-Well I will tell you, what I do in concert is, I looked over my career, obviously starting with the Stray Cats, but other bands that I did from Phantom, Rocker & Slick in the 80’s Earl Slick was David Bowie and John Lennon’s guitarist. My years playing with Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore joined my band for a while. What I have done is cherry picked music, that I have been involved with over the last 40 years and put it together into a concert. It is more than just a show in a sense, we have film, and still photos, and I tell stories about being on the road and how things started. A glimpse behind the curtain, kind of a behind the music thing. It is multimedia and stories and of course the concert, but there is so much more than that. I have been doing this the last couple of years in these beautiful theatres and performing arts centres, and it is incredible, something I have worked towards a long time from being on stage, doing radio and on Broadway, I have taken a lot of these experiences in my career and combined them into this one concert.

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MG-You have played with just about everyone over the years so I will ask this question now. Our publisher, Chris Murphy’s typical final question. The Beatles or Rolling Stones? I know you have performed with both so that could be a hard one. LR-You are putting me in a tough spot right there. The Stray Cats toured with the Rolling Stones. The Stones were very early supporters of the band, and Keith Richard played on the Phantom, Rocker and Slick record, and I talk about that live in this show. Beatles I have worked with both Harrison and Ringo together and separately so I can’t pick a favorite. MG-I am looking forward to hearing your stories. I am not sure if you know or not, but Modesto is the home of the Maddox Brothers and Rose. Fred Maddox is credited with the “Slap Bass” style that helped define Rockabilly and which you have continued. Who are some of the other influences on you, other than your parents who are musicians?

LR-Yeah both my parents are classical musicians, my dad was in the NY Philharmonic for 61 years, we both got nominated for Grammys the same year, only the second time in the history to happen. As far as influences on my playing, looking at bass players, I would say Willie Dixon is a huge influence, maybe the most. His style of slap bass and also the fact that he was a record producer, a writer a singer and one of the greats. If I picked one that would be it. Other bass players that I love, electric players would be McCartney, I love his melodic turns throughout the low end and interesting clever parts. Then jazz players, Ray Brown, for example, Mingus. I love clever bass playing and interesting ways of looking at things. For the complete interview and additional photos go to modestoview. com check out our Lee Rocker contest going on now at facebook.com/ modestoview keep up with Lee Rocker at www.leerocker.com facebook.com/ thestraycatleerocker

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i t fi f Grumamer 2019 S

By Chris Murphy

Graffiti Summer in Modesto USA gets better every year!

There are more fans, more cars, more fun and best of all, more people here in our area and around the world know that ModestoUSA is the Home of American Graffiti, the Home of George Lucas and the Birthplace of Rockabilly Music. Wow. Cool huh?   This summer, there are so many things to do and music to hear that will take you to a different place, maybe a night in 1962 when we were all “Draggin’ 10th” listing to KFIV and making song dedications to the DJ sitting in the booth at Burge’s Drive In or up on McHenry at Felix or Al’s Drive In.  The Friday night cruise will be back on June 7, the poodle skirts are out and there is a full month of great events that will make you Modesto proud.  From the car shows, to the Elvis karaoke, burgers and shakes at Fast Eddy’s and A&W, there is truly something for everyone.   Even if you don’t have or want a classic car, you can enjoy the Graffiti spirit at the 2019 GraffitiCon where comics, cars, Star Wars, science fiction and retro fun all collide in a cosmic Modesto explosion for all ages.  This month, there will be a classic soundtrack playing on 92.3 The Vine so you can blast your radio all summer long and enjoy some of the best tunes ever made. Who knows, if you are in a jam, you may be helped by one of the FAROs.  Cars, music, hangin’ out, good food and creative clean fun, that’s what Modesto USA is all about.

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Legends

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By Chris Murphy

George Lucas’ American Graffiti was released in 1973 and since then, Modesto USA has been immortalized in one of the top 100 films of all time.   There were so many people, cars and experiences that George drew inspiration from and these were all put together for this legendary film.    For years, Modesto has been working on a variety of ways to celebrate our classic history, educate the public and draw tourists from around the world.   Located on 10th St, the street of the original drag is home base to the Modesto Historic Cruise Route and Walk of Fame founded in 2012.   Like the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, there are nearly forty Classic Tailfin Markers on the

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sidewalk and plaza between J and K streets featuring Modesto’s Legends of the Cruise. The first marker was presented to George Lucas in 2013. This is also the starting point for the Cruise Walk Tour featuring 25 interactive kiosks loaded with Modesto, music, car and cruising history. To learn more, visit www.modestocruiseroute.com for pictures, video and history. The 2019 Legends of the Cruise are:

Steve Pedego LEGEND Dub Kyle STORIES Bill Terpstra CONTINUED Bob Piccinini ON PAGE 20 Jerry Sauls Road Rebels Car Club

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i t fi f a r GSummer 2019 BIG VIEW

The Graffiti Summer sprit of Modesto USA is so much more than classic cars and nostalgia. Who we are today and what we will be, comes from our culture, our people and our sense of  community.  Communities like Modesto, that have great stories and history, and have a strong art, music and cultural scene are the cities of the future. Our classic history and our amazing future makes Modesto a place people want to visit and live.  Let’s celebrate being the #homeofamericangraffiti #homeofgeorgelucas #homeofstarwars and let’s et ready for Graffiti Summer

Classic Murals

Modesto USA is home to some of the best classic Graffiti themed murals anywhere. From the ’32 Deuce at 13th and J to the State Theatre inspired mural near 10th and J, there are big works of art to check out.  Some of these murals may be at risk as two of the buildings have sold.  So please get out and enjoy this while they are there and in the meantime,  we will be looking for new places to place classic murals. You can also check out the hometown themed murals by Murals in MoTown.  So many great things to see and show to your friends. www.facebook.com/classiccommunitymurals   www.facebook.com/muralsinmotown  

Classic Hits

George Lucas built American Graffiti around some of the best songs ever.   The music was so important to him, that he spent nearly 10% of the total budget to make the film on music rights. It was the first movie to be built around pop songs as most movies and musicals had songs written for the story.  To this day, the songs in the Graffiti soundtrack are some of the best.   Graffiti fans will get a big treat this month as there will be some epic concert experiences.   The Platters June 1 – Gallo Center Lee Rocker June 8 – Gallo Center Rockabilly Wild Records Sampler - June 7  - The Hideaway on 10th Franki Valli - June 14 – Fruityard Amphitheater  MAMA Motown Showcase – June 7 – 10th St Plaza

Classic Summer Treats

Just like when you go to a baseball game, it is all about the hot dog. When it is Graffiti Summer, it is all about the burgers, fries and shakes, and of course a good hot dog too.   Modesto USA has some classic places to enjoy a meal, whether you are taking your car out, or going on a date.  So peel out and check out some of these cool classic places to grab a bite.    

Graffiti Dog

Three cheers to Linda and Rex who went right on to the 10th St Historic Cruise Route and opened up a gourmet hot dog shop and named it Graffiti Dog, There is a complete menu of Graffiti themed items, served up fresh and you can enjoy your food in a classic diner experience complete with a VW on the wall and classic car photos. My fave is the Cruise Route dog with sauerkraut.  So yummy.  You need to try each and every item and they even serve a delicious Beyond Dog.  You can even get a Dole Whip. www.graffitidogs.com   10th St Paza  

GraffitiCon

Is Graffiti Summer a go go go for the future? Let’s connect all of the dots and make sure that our classic car culture connects with the comic book world that was loved by George Lucas as a kid and inspired some of his creations.  Love TV and movies?  There are so many cool cars and retro movies that are loved by all ages and those fantasy inspired cars, many created by our own Gene Winfield are part of this culture.  Rockabilly music has a great fashion look and there are “Dapper Days” that bring the art, fashion and the music together.  And of course, Star Wars connects all of the dots. GraffitiCon brings all of these together  on June 23 at Modesto Center Plazawww.graffiti-con.com/

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and floats are amazing. There are also locations in Riverbank and Oakdale.        www.snowhitedriveinca.com www.facebook.com/Sno-White-Burgers-198300790211076 www.facebook.com/pg/snowhitedriveinparadise  

State Theatre

A&W

The 14th St A&W is one of the few originals left. The Papa Burger, the frosty mug of root beer, Coney Dog, and now even cheese curds all delivered by car hops on roller skates is the perfect Graffiti Summer experience.  Pull up, press the button, turn on the radio and away you go.   With regular car shows and Elvis karaoke on Friday evenings, it is a slice of ModsetoCana you need to experience. @ awmodesto on Facebook  14th and G, Modesto  

Sonic Drive In

Sonic is single handedly keeping the drive in restaurant and car hops alive across the USA.   Sonic is a great Graffiti Summer hangout and when you pull up, roll down the window order up a SuperSonic Burger, tots, shake or a slushie and some tots through the speakerbox, you get a great Graffiti Date meal. Located at Orangeburg and McHenry, it is a perfect spot on your cruise experience. 1420 McHenry Ave   www.facebook.com/Sonic.Drive. In.4881/  

Scenic Drive In

One word – “Knockout”. This is the burger of burgers and the drive in that was a hangout for the guys at Foreign Car Service that included Allen Grant, George Lucas, Chuck Billington and Wes Gustafson and others is still one of the best drive-ins around. Order up a Knock Out, Fries and large fresh banana shake and you have a Graffiti-ready meal and you get to hang out in one of Modesto’s classic hang outs.  You can call in your order at 209-577-4040 and beat the line. This is a Modesto do not miss. 1161 Scenic Drive  www.facebook.com/Scenic-DriveIn-113859211978662/  

The State was the place to be during the cruise, as the late movie would get out and the traffic on J was still running strong. Many a Modesto mover and shaker got their start working at the State. Today, the sound system is amazing and the theatre transports you to another time and it is as good as ever. Don’t miss American Graffiti showing June 1 and Grease Sing a Long on June 8 and make sure you order some popcorn.  www.thestate.org  

Fast Eddy’s M.O.A.B.

Fast Eddie Gibson’s Meal On A Bun, M.O.A.B. has been making the great food the very same way since 1952 at the same location at 1223 Tully Road. Please check out our FoodView for the MOAB history on page 10.  

Run Around Sue’s

If you are hankerin’ for a little adult time on your Graffiti experience, we recommend Run Around Sue’s on Mitchell Road. Big menu of classic, and strong, cocktails served up in a fun classic environment and they have karaoke nearly every night of the week.   1419 Mitchell Rd  www.facebook.com/ runaroundsuesca

If you haven’t been to the locally owned Perko’s in June, they celebrate Graffiti Summer in a big way. Many of the servers are dressed up, the menu is classic all year long and they have amazing shakes and burgers and there are many convenient locations.  www.perkos.com  

Bob’s Giant Burger

Lincoln center got 10 times better when Bob’s moved in. These burgers are huge and the classic diner experience is the perfect break. They have a whole wall of counter seating and you will be so happy you stopped in. 1801 H St.  www.facebook.com/bobsgiantburger/

One of the most wonderful things is a chocolate dipped cone and you can get one at SnoWhite. There are two SnoWhites in Modesto one on 1841 Yosemite Blvd and the other on 911 Paradise Rd. They have a Colossal Burger, you can get customer numbers of patties and their shakes

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Vroom Vroom. There is a small chain that operates a classic diner with great entrees, milk shakes and a full service munu with entrees for everyone. All of this in a cool classic Graffiti theme.  Plus they have meeting room spaces and they welcome our local Elvis tributes too with locations in Ceres and Turlock.  www.facebook.com/ hotroddinerceres/  

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ing real simulated buttery flavoring, but real melted butter and then nicely salted. The State not only serves up a run of great 1st run indie films and great classics, you get classic popcorn. Now here is the kicker, you can get a cocktail.  The Statetini is one of our faves and a wide variety of wines and beers.  This is the way to watch a movie.  Classic 1934 theatres have never been so fun.  Well, maybe they were, but the secrets stay in the back row where these belong.  Don’t miss the original American Graffiti on June 1 and Grease Sing-a-long on June 8.  Check out the showtimes at www. thestate.org

Best Movie Popcorn?

By Chris Murphy I don’t care if I have just finished a huge meal, but when you walk into the movie theatre, I have this Pavlovian urge to get the largest popcorn possible. Movies and Popcorn go hand in hand.  One of my and Becky’s all time fave movie popcorn experiences can be found at the Seattle Cinerama where they offer chocolate covered popcorn and you can get a 50/50 of regular salted and chocolate. Ermegerd. But locally, there is a truly hall of fame popcorn that you need to experience. The State Theatre is far an away the best local movie popcorn.  Not that the popcorn at Brenden or the others are not good; the State Popcorn is stellar. How can this be?  Well they make small batch runs and the secret weapon is REAL butter.  We are not talk-

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Legendsise of the Cru Steve Pedego

By Chris Murphy If you weren’t there in ’62, the person you want to learn about our American Graffiti history is Steve Pedego, Modesto High 1961. Steve has been keeping the graffiti history flame alive since he finished. Steve and his cross-town rival-Downey high-school sweetheart wife Linda have the most amazing collection of memorabilia, old car club jackets, cheerleader uniforms and so much more.  When I started to learn about Modesto’s American Graffiti history, my first stop was Steve’s house. It is a rabbit hole I have fallen into and haven’t gotten out of yet.  Not only does he have this knowledge, but he is the chair of the Modesto High Class Reunions as well as the Downey High reunions too.  He truly lives and breathes our community culture.  By Steve and Linda Pedego I have so many good memories of my years in Modesto from the late 50’s until mid 1963 dragging (the term we used for cruising)  on 10th Street, then expanding to the 10th & 11th street and out to Mc Henry Ave. to Al’s Drive In on Mc Henry Avenue and Frances Ave. and in the earlier years we went to Burge’s Drive In on Ninth Street.  Modesto High School Students would also meet at Warrens Drive In and the Downey High School Students went to Felix’s  Drive In.  We were down town dragging every night of the week – it wasn’t just on the weekends. There was only Modesto High and Downey High until 1962.  I met my wife, Linda Elliott in 1961  on a blind date.  She was Head Song Leader at Downey High School.  Linda was a classmate of George Lucas from first grade until 1962 when they graduated from Downey High.  Linda’s mother was George’s teacher in second and third grade at John Muir Elementary.  Her mother often talked about her memories of George hiding comic books inside his reading book. During my time at Modesto High both Modesto and Downey had Fraternities and Sororities. I belonged to the Regs which started in 1945. There were approximately 11 boys fraternities and at least 4 girls sororities. My love for Modesto High School has kept me involved with my class reunions, The Silver Panthers and the Modesto High School Hall of Fame Committee.   I am an avid supporter of Modesto High School.  My wife has also kept her love for Downey High School and has been involved with her class reunions and became very active in the Thomas Downey Alumni Association.  She was president for several years and was instrumental in putting on the very successful 60th anniversary of Downey High.  When her term was over no one wanted to take over so I offered to become President of the Downey Alumni until someone else came forward.  During Linda’s term I helped to get the Football Field at Downey named after Chuck Hughes and during my term I helped to get the gym named for Lyle Iverson.  I took a lot of ribbing for it.  We try to have a annual party of old friends from Modesto and Downey each year.   Linda and I have a true love for Modesto and such fond memories of our time growing up here, living the true Graffiti times and now growing old in the same community. 

Jerry Sauls

Jerry Sauls has lived in Modesto almost his entire life. He went to Thomas Downey High School (Class of 1960), married his high school sweetheart, Toni Andrade (Class of 1962 and classmate of George Lucas) in 1962. They both cruised 10th/11th Street and McHenry Avenue as far as Al’s Drive In together starting in 1959. Jerry recently “cloned” his 1950 Chevy Coupe that they cruised in 1960. This was the same year that Jerry stated his love of the Tri-Year Chevys. Jerry was raised at the local drag strips of the day like Kingdon, Vernalis and Balico, plus the local street racing. When Jerry was asked about ever having problems with the local law enforcement, he mentioned that the strangest ticket he ever received was from the infamous local police officer Leroy Applequist; the first ticket was for doing 16 m.p.h. on 11th street and then three blocks later, received another one, from the same officer, for doing 26 m.p.h. The other ticket stories can be saved for a later time. His love of cars has never waned.  Jerry has been a member of the Modesto Street Rods for 22 years and he has built an elaborate garage for his cars and memorabilia.  Jerry and Toni, along with Don and Elaine Harmon, were very instrumental in the very popular “Graffiti Classic @ McHenry Village” car show that continues to run to this day. The couple has (2) sons (Todd and Scott) and (4) grandchildren (Hunter, Ryan, Cameron and Natalie) and both continue to run successful businesses within Modesto today. They both love to say that Modesto has been very, very good to them!  Chris Murphy note:  Please use Jerry’s company, Willey Printing (founded in 1946) for all your printing needs. 

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Bill Terpstra

Immigrating from Holland in the 1956, I’d never been around cars. In fact, I’d only ridden in a car one time before coming to the United States. My life as a car guy basically revolves around one automobile. In 1959 while working for Bibens Landscaping, I found a 1930 Model A Coupe in a barn on the corner of Tully and Kiernan. I paid $50.00 dollars for it. That was the beginning of a love affair that has lasted 60 years, I drove the Model A as a stocker for about a year, then in 1961 I completely disassembled the car and put it in an Oldsmobile V8 with 3 twos and a Chevrolet rear end. With this combination, going to 10th street on Friday night was the highlight of my week. All my friends were there and of course lots of girls. After returning from military service, the Model A went through another rebuild. My wife and I were charter members of the Modesto Area Street Rod Association with our two sons growing up in the rumble seat. In 2009, after a stint of circle track racing, my sons and I decided to resurrect the Model A. I bought a late model race car and used all the components for the new build. It’s my honor to be recognized for my contributions to Modesto car culture.

Bob Piccinini

Bob Piccinini’s passion for cars started at a young age. In high school, he saved up all of the money from his after-school job to purchase his first car. One of his first custom classics was this beautiful metal flake 1950 Mercury, and he was hooked. As the years moved on, Bob created a successful career in the grocery industry, purchasing the family business in 1985, but his passion for cars never waned. As The Save Mart Companies grew from a small operation to a sizeable regional chain in the late 80s and early 90s, so did his classic car classic collection, which included his favorite models from his childhood.  With a true love for classic cars and nostalgia for the era he grew up in, Bob was an avid fan of the Modesto American Graffiti Parade. Over the years, Bob was lucky enough to have some of his cars participate in the parade—and even had the chance to drive around Grand Marshall “Wolfman Jack” one year in his ’57 Chevy, fulfilling an ultimate childhood dream. His car collection included another Mercury Custom and a ’58 Impala that he had been trying to find for a long time.   In 1991 Bob formed a partnership with Sonoma Raceway for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Racing. Bob never tired of watching those incredible machines take on the challenge of that difficult road course with the Save Mart banners flying proudly in the background. In 2015 Bob passed away, leaving a legacy of community involvement and passion for racing, still integral to The Save Mart Company’s culture today. 

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By Robert Martin

One of Modesto’s classic car clubs, the Road Rebels, started in late 1957 with Modesto High kids at Bundy’s Auto shop on Maze Blvd. listening to the ball games, fights on radio and working on cars. The emblem on the back of the jacket was a 32 Ford pick up owned by Harry Moore. It was fixed up with a polished hardwood bed and a chrome 50 gal beer keg converted to a gas tank. We chopped (raked) the front springs to bring the front bumper to be a beer can high (6 inches) off the ground. That’s how the police would judge our legality.  Officer Leroy Applequist would always be on the watch for our guys as we drove around town.  Especially on Friday/Saturday nights as we cruised downtown from Burge’s Drive In on “O” and 9th down 10th to the Greyhound Station, over to 11th, then to J then to McHenry and out to Al’s Drive In then back downtown town on McHenry to J and over to Burge’s. We loved hot rods and Gene Winfield would customize them, if we could afford his fees.  He was located across from the MJC football field on Tully.  He would paint the cars, or Sapulvida and also Furtado’s would paint the cars. Many times we would take the cars to T.J. (Tijuana, Mex) for what was called “Tuck & Roll” upholstery work on the interior. Had to watch though as they would cheat by stuffing the seats with old newspaper instead of cotton. The Road Rebels hung out at Mabel’s Sweet Shop across the street from Modesto High Auditorium during the day and then to Warren’s or Burge’s and hang out in the parking lot having Cokes, fries and hamburgers, being cool, watching the girls come by, comparing who has the coolest, fastest rod in town and then go to Al’s and harass the Downey guys and challenge them to race, or to impress some of their girls.  This would drive Officer Applequist and Officer Sturm nuts. Every weekend Friday night, it was to the California Ballroom to dance to Roddy Jackson and the Blue Notes Band from Merced or Kent Whitt and the Downbeats from hometown Modesto.  After Kent Whitt, Bob DeLeon, Connie Hightman and Bill Gross would finish, it was time to race rods in the country.  Either California Ave to the west to challenge the Modesto High guys or Claribel Ave to the north of town to challenge the Downey High guys.  Then to the canals to have a victory party. Founding members were:  Harry Moore, Russell Wade, Dale Reynolds, Steve Burris, Bill Barney, Bob Martin, Dave Montgomery, Vince Todero, Dave and Richard Kessler, George Klopf, Don Walen, Larry Smith, Larry Lee, Don Lowe, Jack Robinson, Dave Elliot, Ted Pannell, Terry McGrath, Connie Hightman.  Several more joined in later.  There are about 31 members still around and 19 who have had their last rod race on earth. As far as current members, I believe the courts and police thought we should disband years ago.  Could never understand why.  Of those living, Bob Martin, Terry McGrath, Russell Wade, Connie Hightman, Kent Whitt, Steve Burris, Larry Lee, Larry Smith, Dale Reynolds, Jack Robinson, Dave Elliot, Richard Kessler, Don Lowe, Bruce Nelson, Ted Pannell, Jim Weyth, Ivan Weyth, and I know I have not mentioned some of the others. Good times in a special era. continued on page 22

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Legends of the Cruise continued...

Dub Kyle

Dub spent his early years growing up Farmersville, CA. He attended elementary and middle school in Farmersville, along with his classmates. Dub soon then transferred to Exeter High School located in Exeter, CA. As a teenager, he and his pals, on a Saturday night, often the traveled 2 1Ž2 hour drive to Modesto to cruise 10th street! His interest in cars and hot rods developed at the early age of four, when he shadowed his father at his auto repair business. This love affair has endured over 78 years! In his early years, Dub has raced motorcycles, cars, vintage, cars, and Jeeps. In 1977, his competitive success in the National Sand Racing Association brought him the prestigious award, “Driver of the Year”. In 1960 Dub and Bonnie moved to Modesto, and later moved to their ranch in Escalon where their 3 sons grew up. After 20 years in the country, they returned to Modesto in 1990, and have resided here till today.   Dub became a business owner in Modesto in 1967. The business continues today, it is owned and operated by son Quinn. Kyle’s 4Wheel Drive has been in operation for 52 years. In 1978, Dub began his affair with building street rods starting out with a T-Bucket Roadster. Over the years, he has accumulated many awards with various street rods. Now in his 1946 Mercury convertible, one of his greatest joys is to haul dignitaries and celebrities in Modesto parades, especially if some of them are his good friends.

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SONGWRITING VIEW Songs For My Daddy-O

By Patty Castillo Davis @pattycastillodavis

I was singing before I could walk. My household was made vibrantly alive and musically influential because of my parents. My Father, Alonzo Castillo is a transplant from Corpus Christi, Texas who fell madly in love with a California girl and the California Sound. The Doobie Brothers, Santana, The Eagles and the Queen Of Everything, Linda Ronstadt were the 70’s soundtrack during my upbringing. My Dad said Joe Jones’ hit from 1960, “You Talk Too Much” and Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” from 1969 are songs for me. Thanks, Dad for the gifts of music. A personal shoutout to Cindy Lashbrook for her beautiful Riverdance Farms “Pick and Gather” event in Livingston. She includes conservation, art, music and brings sustainability to her community. It’s a joy to be invited to perform on June 1 and 2. For info visit riverdancefarms@ gmail.com The Barkin Dog Grill Wine Wednesday will bring MAMA winner Melynda Rodriguez on June 5 for some Indie-Alt piano and vocals. The Vibes will bring a tribute to Eric Clapton/Steve Winwood on June 12 featuring the mad guitar skills of Joe Barretta. All ages free shows start at 7 pm.

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Deva Cafe hosts Drum Love every third Saturday of the month at 3 pm for a community Drum Circle. Beginners to advanced, bring your own drum or use one of theirs. Free, all are welcome. Deva Live Saturday Music Matinees and Sunday Breakfast Music brings an eclectic array of styles into June. Music starts at 10 am 1 Ava Grace, 2 Tim Lechuga, 8 Seth D Baker, 15 Josh Davenport, 16 Tim and Patty, 22 Funstrummers, 23 Ignacio. The June 15 PatioFest will match 19 performers and 19 venues for a great recipe of music from 6-9 pm. Yours truly will be performing at Galletto Ristorante, I hope to see you there! Simply Allison will be performing her Indie acoustic show on the ModestoView Stage on June 20 at the Third Thursday Modesto Art Walk from 6-9 pm. Most Wanted Wine Bar hosts Koala and the Golden Boy On June 1 from 6:30-9:30 pm June 7, Graffiti Night on the Plaza starts with Threshold during the cruise and after, finishes with an ode to Motown with Triple D, Third Party and the Patty Castillo Davis Band. Summer ushers in an array of music opportunities. Allow your space to become a live music venue. To those porches rained out last month- you can finally fulfil your outdoor concert purpose. Venue owners and keepers, please consider women artists on your talent roster, those extraordinary ones will fill a house, theatre or auditorium. Do you know a great female artist who is looking to promote? Send inquiries and info to pcdenterprises@yahoo.com @PCDMama3 Pattycastillodavis.com

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BLUES VIEW Interview with Ava Grace Hello everyone. June 15th at the State

Theater. Headliners Tommy Castro and the Painkillers with guest Ron Thompson. Both bands are SF legends and should not be missed. There is a lot more happening so please go to the main calendar for details. This month I’ve interviewed Ava Grace Merchant. Ava Grace is a 16-year-old sophomore at Oakdale High. We have recently begun to play together in the group Gravel and Grace. Earl: What is your story? Ava Grace:  I play piano and sing, mostly around Modesto either independently or with some talented musicians who devote their life to the craft. I grew up in choir and theater, wanting to be a performer but never having the guts to pursue it outside of school events. I’ve been doing gigs for about a year and it’s made me feel so much more well-rounded and accomplished, as well as giving me an outlet to express my music. E:  What is your passion? AG:  I want to make people feel something. Regardless of whether I’m the writer of a song I’m performing or if it’s a cover, each song is a story not just of an event but of an entire person’s life and values leading

By Earl Matthews up to and through it...they’re all pieces of the person who wrote it and they all have a purpose. My passion is helping people understand that purpose and really get lost in the music. E: What is your greatest project or accomplishment? AG: I’ve been gifted so many opportunities...I think it might be my trip last November to Muscle Shoals Alabama, where I was invited to record at FAME Studios. I could feel the presence of all the insanely talented artists that had recorded there before myself. I got to meet Dan Penn, who wrote some of my favorite songs by some of my favorite artists like Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin and have him take the time out of his day to listen to my music and give me some advice. E:  What’s next? AG:  My newest project is Gravel & Grace, featuring myself, Earl Matthews, Ray Vazira, Isaac Lewis, Josh Broom and Richard Cheney. It’s really exciting and I can’t wait to get out there and share our sound. Follow Ava Grace on facebook to keep up on where she is performing facebook. com/AvaGraceMusicCA

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If you luv music you’re gonna love this... By Eric Benson

Hey, folks, the Porchfest endured despite a wet soggy day, the weather may not have cooperated but the will to come out for some music and festivities, rain or shine prevailed. People with umbrellas or without soaked up the music and vibes. I think next year we should have it sponsored by tarps are us or something.  And I know you love to drive but what about having it around a park for those interested in supporting a band so we could do it on foot, or crawling as necessary.   Thanks all that come out for the monthly Blues & Barbecue event at The Burnt End Restaurant in May, music and food good on a casual Sunday afternoon!  Next Month Sunday, June 16th the Blue Monday Band with special guest Multiinstrumentalist Andrew Rosenblum hosts the jam. The Burnt End Barbecue is at 822 9th street. Bringing in the rhythms section from the Blue Monday Band; Dave Hawks drums, Conrad Johnson Bass, Dave Dow & Eric Benson & Johnny Valdes. We will be playing Blues, R & B, Funk and a little of everything else.  The gig is from 3:30 to 6:30 in an all-ages venue with drink and some of the best

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Barbecue in town. And Blue Monday Party June 10th brings in a heavy hitter on tour, Mr Barry Finnerty Jazz guitarist and frontman guest artist. Barry has played with Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Brecker Brothers, Tower of Power, Jazz Crusaders, and many others. We will be playing Barry’s arrangements from Mose Allison to TOP, Boy George, Stones, the Doors and some straight-ahead Acid Jazz. Come down you will not be disappointed, house band with John Adey Bass, Dave Hawkes Drums, Johnny V on guitar, Jamey Dubberly Bone, Andrew Rosenblum Sax, and Eric Benson Keys.  The new season for the Gallo in is with diverse offerings. June 1st The Platters celebrating Doo Wop, 8th Lee Rocker of the Strays Cats, 16th Postmodern Jukebox, 23rd Angela Aguilar. Another partner in crime for music in the area is John Griswold also embracing an older demographic. The basement of McHenry Museum transforms into an intimate club setting with white table clothes, low lighting a wine bar and dessert offerings also doing shows at Lucca

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Winery Ripon. Coming up June 15th Abba tribute with ABBAcadabra, ABBA tribute June 15th, and June 29th Slim Man at the Museum. Check out WWW. RedTieArts.org. And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family-friendly venues continues with some live music coming at you for June.  The lineup is: June 7th Mario Flores Latin Jazz, 8th Fun Strummers Ukelele Band, 10th Blue Monday Band with Barry Finnerty Jazz guitarist, 11th 2nd Tuesday poetry with Stella Beeratis/ open mic, 12th Ashman, Davis, Rogers, 14th David Dow & Friends, 15th Patio Fest, 20th Art Walk, 21st Valley Jazz CO, 22 Bump City Reunion Band, 28th Johnny & the Classics, 29th Elf & Tim Lachuga. Check out: WWW.barkindoggrill.

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com My partner in crime on the music scene the best host with the most-ess on the bandstand, Dave Dow hosts the Jazz Jam session with friends every Thursday night 7 to 10 PM. On the jam session scene:  come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! The lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mic night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally. Remember for best seating call ahead.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033, email; Mbenson@ fire2wire.com.

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GEEK VIEW Graffiti-Con 2 the Electric Boogaloo By Middagh Goodwin

When you think about it having a pop

culture convention that features a classic car show is a no brainer when you live in Modesto; especially when it takes place in June. Growing up I loved the vehicles in movies, tv shows and comics just as much, sometimes more than the main characters. Who didn’t love the Batmobile, Black Beauty or the Enterprise? Even Han Solo has the Millenium Falcon. All integral parts of the storytelling. Graffiti-Con, where pop culture meets subculture, is taking place Sunday, June 23rd from 10 am - 5 pm at the Modesto Centre Plaza with the car show located on 10th Street along the classic cruise route. The cost to attend is $5 and kids under 12 get in free with a paid adult(a portion of all sales goes to music scholarships). Tickets are available at Invincible and Modesto Comics. We are hoping to double our cars this year and have reserved 10th Street between I and K Street. As with any comic-con, there will be a packed dealers room, with everything from vintage toys and comic books to hot wheels and records. As of writing this article, we have two guests with ties to Star Wars, C Andrew Nelson the actor who has spent

more time in the Darth Vader suit than any other actor and Alan Fernandez who was one of the original Tusken Raiders. There will also be some amazing artists and comic creators including, Mark Bode(Heavy MetalCobalt60//Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)Joseph Weems V(DC/Marvel/Image) who also designs skateboard decks, Robert Love(Popgun/ Image), Michael Aushenker(Bongo/Heavy Metal/Gumby) writer for Rock n Roll Biographies), NY Best Selling Author Landry Q Walker (Marvel/DC/Image). Also joining us will be musician/artists Kepi Ghoulie(Groovie Ghoulies/Haints) and Dominic Davi(Tsunami Bomb). “Despite being a lifelong Californian, I had never got to visit Modesto until March, when I tabled at Latino Comics Expo at Modesto Junior College. The closest town I had visited was Merced. Modesto did not disappoint, the locals I met are terrific and I truly enjoyed discovering the city’s culinary charms... places like Skewers, Churchkey, Posh Bagels and Lulu’s Neighborhood Grill. Modesto has long held a mystique for me,

partly because I’m a big cinephile and I know George Lucas based ‘American Graffiti’ on his teen years here. So, of course, the idea of Graffiti-Con intrigues me. I can’t wait to partake.” Michael Aushenker Schedule events include at noon there will be a very special reveal by Magic Wheelchair, a non-profit that builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs at no cost to the families. Outside at 1 pm, there will be a community photo shoot sponsored by the Geek Fashion Show. 2 pm, don’t miss the debut screening of a short thriller Together with a Q&A with writer/director Ryan Oksenberg and local actress Autumn Shea. Ending the day’s schedule will be the cosplay contest hosted by NorCal Cosies. Make sure you sign up and dress to impress our judges. Looking forward to seeing you all out enjoying what we hope will become a Graffiti-Summer tradition. For more info please check out the website at www.graffiti-con.com

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ALL AGES VIEW Happy June! For some of us this means that it is officially summer vacation, and why sit around and wonder what to do when Modesto has so much to offer? Coming up June 7th - June 9th we have The American Graffiti Festival. Cruise on downtown and celebrate one of Modesto’s most well known traditions. The car parade will be on the 7th from 6:30pm-8:30pm and the car show will take place the 8th and 9th. This is the perfect time to dress up, listen to your favorite 60s and 70s hits, and look at some classic cars. Speaking of classic, RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles, will be performing at our beautiful Gallo Center on June 4th. Also at the Gallo Center will be Annie, on several dates later this month, put on by Modesto

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By Sofia Johnson Performing Arts. Another great theater in Modesto is of course the State Theater which will in fact be having a Grease Singa-Long on June 9th. But what I am looking forward to more than anything is the beginning of the annual Concert in the Park. It is held at Graceada park on Thursdays starting June 6th and continuing through July 11th for a total of 6 weeks. You can set up a picnic blanket and socialize with friends, neighbors, and other community members while listening to our very own MoBand play in Mancini Bowl. June is full of so many fun activities to kick off this summer and I hope to see you there!

Happy Birthday Lonny Davis! - June 8  

Our friend Lonny Davis does so much for our community and his Hope Haven West non-profit delivers and fits wheelchairs around the world.   You can help Hope Haven and celebrate Lonny’s birthday at the same time at the State Theatre. This party features Live Again and Nathan Ignacio and will be a great party and supports a great cause.    Tix are $30 at www.thestate.org

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Barkin’ Dog Grill Great fresh food along with live entertainment. Enjoy music every weekend. Address: 940 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 572-2341 Bayou Grill  New Orleans-inspired Cajun/Creole fare served in upbeat digs with happy hour, live music & karaoke Address 918 13th Street Phone 209-3602983

Beckles Candies & Gifts The most elegant truffles, fudge made from scratch and more at the sweetest spot in town. Address: 950 10th St. ‘Sweet’ 16 Modesto - Phone 523-1818 Chefs of New York These restaurants bring a taste of authentic New York cuisine to Modesto. Fresh, delicious food in a fun and inviting atmosphere.Addresses: 1325 J St. & 2307 Oakdale Rd. Modesto - Phone # 857-5102

Papapavlo’s Mediterranean Bistro & Bar Relaxed, Stylish Mediterranean restaurant & bar with all of the classics and more. Address: 1320 Standiford Ave. Modesto - Phone # 525-3995 Piccadilly Deli & Sandwich Shop Right in the heart of Downtown Modesto. Delicious meats cut fresh daily along an all you can eat salad bar.  Address: 941 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 523-0748  Ralston’s Goat Energetic venue offering updated American comfort food, a full bar & regular live entertainment. Address: 1001 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 549-9413

Concetta An ever-changing menu of fresh and local fare makes for a truly unique dining experience. Address: 1205 J St. Modesto Phone # 529-3282

Rivets American Grill The Beer Is Cold and The Whiskey is Old! Great Food & Great Times! Come Join All Your Friends Here! A full bar and live music.  Address 2307 Oakdale Rd Phone 209-8460501

The Fox Pub Modeled after a British pub, this saloon serves up American fare in a great atmosphere. Address: 1111 I St. Modesto - Phone # 575-2369

Sabatino’s Ristorante Upbeat Italian cafe offering a menu of traditional fare, including breakfast in a cheerful space. Address: 421 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 576-7116

The Fruit Yard Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served daily. With great a great brunch and buffet and meat-centric meals, you will come back for more. Live music and a full bar. Address 7948 Yosemite Blvd Phone 209577-3093

Skewers Kabob House Ambient Mediterranean eatery serving mainstays such as dolmas & kabobs plus wine & cocktails. Address: 821 L St. Modesto - Phone # 525-3611

Fresh Fork Grill It’s not “fast food.” It’s healthy delicious food cooked fast. It’s amazing! Address: 3018 Service Rd. #101 Ceres - Phone # 566-8363

Surla’s Restaurant & lounge serving international dishes from local ingredients in a splashy setting. Address 431 12th Street Phone 209-550-5555

Fuzio Universal Bistro East meets West at this casual spot for global flavors, from fire-grilled pizzas to spring rolls and a full bar. Address 1020 10th Street Phone 209-557-9711

Tresetti’s Restaurant serving an international menu for dinner, lunch & brunch in a brickwalled dining room with a full bar and great wine selection. Address 927 11th Street Phone 209-572-2990

Graffiti Dogs Cruise on down! Get gourmet hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. Address: 1002 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 238-9990 Greens on 10th Event venue with a fresh seasonal menu, craft cocktails and full bar. Address 953 10th St Phone 209-572-1700

The Tap Room Pub & Grub With over 20 beers on tap and great food this place is sure to impress you! Address: 3948 Sylvan Ave. Modesto - Phone # 551-1085

Lula’s Neighborhood Grill Enjoy great tasting burgers and more made with fresh ingredients that will blow you away. 4821 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto Phone # 526-0009

The Twisted Pig Bar & Grill You have no idea what awaits you when you enter this amazing establishment. Address: 2717 Coffee Rd. Modesto - Phone # 248-7243

Monsoon Indian Restaurant & Banquet Hall Don’t miss out on their weekday all you can eat lunch buffet for only $9.95! Address: 950 10th St. #15 - Phone # 2485711

Urbano California Bistro Now open for lunch, dinner, dine-in, and delivery! With some seriously huge and delicious steaks for dinner. 1016 H St. Modesto - Phone # 622-1108 Velvet Grill & Creamery Classic cars, rock n’ roll, burgers and shakes. All American home town food made fresh from scratch. Address: 2204 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 5449029

P. Wexfords’s Pub Modeled after a traditional British pub, this spot has beer plus classic fare like bangers & mash and a full bar and live music. Address 3313 McHenry Ave Phone 209-576-7939 Papachino’s Greco-Roman Restaurant Take a little trip to the Mediterranean with an amazing variety of great food. Address: 1212 J St. Modesto - Phone # 578-5225 

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Verona’s Cucina Italiana Delicious Italian cuisine in an elegant inviting atmosphere. Eat, drink and be merry. Address: 1700 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 549-8876

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Open Early!

Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice meal in before the shows and movies that begin at 7 or 7:30.

DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Late!

Downtown Modesto is the place to be late Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There is live music every night of the week in one of our great clubs or restaurants. After the show, stop and enjoy a nightcap.

Parking

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There are parking garages at 9th and L Street, 11th and K Street, 11th and I Street and 12th and H Street. Parking is close to all restaurants!

Try a Cab - It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way...

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Go Downtown Modesto: Music in the Plaza

Just a month in and we already had some stellar performances in the 10th Street Plaza and like the weather, the music is going to continue to heat up. Join us every Friday night between 7-9 pm for some of the areas best performers in an all-ages outdoor setting and it is always free. Kicking things off during the Graffiti Cruise(5-7 pm) we have Threshold playing everything from classic rock to funk and soul. If it has a groove and some horns they play it. Continuing the party there will be a Motown tribute set by Third Party, Triple D and Patty Castillo Davis. A Modesto favorite the Rob Hill band will be performing some soulful blues and Americana on the 14th. Brand new to the series is Third Sol, a very soulful Latin funk act out of Ceres if you saw them at Porchfest you know why you should come out and maybe bring your dancing shoes. Closing out the month with some high power rock and roll is Triple D. They are a power trio and always gets the crowd going regardless of where they perform. Come early for a good spot on the patio at Fuzio, Ralston’s Goat or Graffiti Dogs or just bring your lawn chairs and enjoy.

Go Downtown Modesto: PatioFest - Join us for the second annual PatioFest

Not to be confused with Porchfest. On June 15th 6-9 pm the streets of Downtown Modesto will be filled with music coming from the patios from 19 participating restaurants, cafes and bars. You are invited to stroll around Downtown and check out not just the music but also discover a new favorite night spot or place for lunch. With a big horn section and a Latin funk sound, G Street Revolution will be heard in 10th Street Plaza by the patrons on the patios at Ralston’s Goat, Fuzio and Graffiti Dogs and those walking by. Ava Grace & the New Sound will be at Cafe Deva and Koala and the Goldenboy will be across the street at Concetta performing for those on the patio or who stroll by. Sincerely Allison will be singing at Tresetti’s while Remedy acoustic will be stationed at Barkin Dog Grill, Borrowed Time returns to the Fox Pub and MF Silverado will be back at Bayou Grill. Brick City Bandoliers, Funstrummers, Melynda Rodriguez and others will also be performing. For a full list of artists and venues check out facebook.com/ modestopatiofest

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