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Successful 13th Modstock Music Festival Showcases Exciting Mix of Music Talents in Modesto

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The 13th Modstock Music Festival took place in Gracietta Park, Modesto. Both up-and-coming and established music acts performed in this year's event, mixing education and performance. The event, sponsored by Robert's Auto Sales and organized by the Valley Music Institute, featured over 77 bands on three stages. It includes more than 50 student bands and local popular talents.

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17 nights of concerts: This year’s California State Fair has musical acts for every generation

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After two years away, the gates to the California State Fair & Food Festival will re-open Friday at Cal Expo and run through the end of the month.

While food and carnival rides are sure to be the main attractions, every day will end with a music concert headlined by a mix of contemporary, legendary and tribute acts.

All shows start at 8 p.m. and all but one are free with general admission; reserved seating is available for an extra cost.

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Big names in music to play Fruit Yard in Modesto. See when, who are planned so far

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You’ll hear plenty of country in the country at Modesto’s Fruit Yard Amphitheatre this season.

Five performers, all from the country music scene, have been announced for the rural venue.

The first show is set for April 8, a concert by the band Midland. Tickets are on sale now for all of the shows. A performance by Lee Brice already has sold out.

More events are expected to be added for the season, according to an email from the venue’s marketing firm.

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Musicians want to communicate with an audience: ‘We’re not complete unless we can do it’

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LODI – The Stockton Symphony has not been allowed to perform inside its home, San Joaquin Delta College’s Atherton Auditorium, since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March.

The symphony has made due to the best of its ability with virtual events and performances, including a town hall meeting on Sept. 8 to celebrate Peter Jaffe’s 25th anniversary as music director. But as the maestro said, nothing compares to a live concert.

Cathy Ettle of Stockton, band director at Lincoln High School and Sierra Middle School, and Andrea Hawkes of Turlock, who both perform with the symphony orchestra, also were part of the sax quartet.

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Turlock song receives professional treatment

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Turlock is a special place for many of its residents, but for the first time in its 112-year history the city’s virtues have been extolled in song.

When Turlock Mayor Amy Bublak approached U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Levens several months ago about using his musical talents to create a song for her State of the City address, Levens said the project sounded like fun.

Levens sings and plays guitar at his local church and this wasn’t the first time he’s written a song. He started the Turlock song project by finding the perfect rhythm. Once he had the sound he was looking for, he started writing lyrics about the different aspects that make up Turlock, including:

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