• Concerts & Events

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    CONCERTS (See below for Events)

    THE RIVER AREA (Modesto, Stockton, Turlock)

    MoBand's Concerts In the Park 2016: Grace-Ada Park; 6-week free series Thursdays at 8pm; bring food and wine, lawn chairs and blankets, pets must be on leashes. 2016 Schedule: June 23: Island Style; June 30: Pop Goes the 4th; July 7: Prom Night; July 14: Encores & More (Season Finale). MoBand.org

    Gallo Centre for the Arts (Modesto): Kansas 8/2; Gladys Knight 8/4; Comdeian Ron White 9/16; Engelbert Humperdinck 9/20; Sheila E 9/9; The Monkees 9/21; The Guess Who 9/24; Comedian Gabriel Iglesias 10/9; Whose Line Anyway 11/6; Foreigner 10/29; Paul Revere's Raiders 9/30; Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 12/21; George Winston (Sunday Sunrise) 1/13/17; Manhatten Transfer Meets Take 6 2/7/17; Sandi Patty 2/24/17. GalloArts.org

    Turlock Community Theatre:  TurlockTheatre.org

    Bob Hope Theatre (Stockton): StocktonLive.com

    The State Theatre (Modesto): TheState.org

    Stockton Arena: StocktonLive.com


    IN THE FOOTHILLS (Copperopolis, Sonora, Angels Camp, Murphys):

    Railtown 1897 (Jamestown): Rods To Rails (classic cars and trains) 7/23; Apple Harvest Train 10/8; Haunted Harvest Train Ride Oct 15,16, 22,23,29,30; Veterans Day Train 11/11; Polar Express Train Dec 2-4, 9-11, 16-18. Railtown1897.org

    Ironstone Vineyards (Murphys): Darius Rucker 7/14; GooGoo Dolls, Collective Soul & Tribe Society 7/15; Sublime 7/27; Train 8/6; Lynyrd Skynyrd w/Peter Frampton 8/21; Bad Company w/Lou Gramm 9/4; ZZ Top w/Gregg Allman 9/30. IronstoneVineyards.com

    Jackson Casino (Jackson): I Love the 90s Tour: Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Kid N Play, and Rob Base 7/23; Harvest Brew-Fest 10/15. JacksonCasino.com

    GoCalaveras.com    YosemiteGoldCountry.com


    Sleep Train Arena: SleepTrainArena.com

    Thunder Valley Casino (Lincoln): Kenny Rogers & Crystal Gayle 6/24; The Beach Boys w/Chubby Checker 6/28; Diana Ross 7/9; Rick Springfield, Romantics, 38 Special 7/15; Boston 7/17; Happy Together Tour w/The Turtles, Gary Puckett and The Spencer Davis Group 7/22; Bare Naked Ladies/OMD/Howard Jones 7/23; SoulFest 2016 f/The Whispers, Howard Hewett, The O'Jays & Evelyvn Champagne King 8/6; Steve Martin & Martin Short 8/12; Joan Jett & The Blackhearts with Cheap Trick 8/13. ThunderValleyResort.com

    Golden 1 Center (Sacramento): Paul McCartney 10/4-10/5; Maroon 5 10/15; Pentatonix 10/19; Jimmy Buffett 10/20. Golden1Center.com

    Crest Theatre (Sacramento): Lyle Lovett 6/29. CrestSacramento.com

    Sac Community Center: Brian Wilson 10/15. Sacramento-Theater.com


    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Listen to win FREE all-day ride passes on The River 105.5. Friday Night Bands On The Beach: Blue Oyster Cult 6/24; The Tubes 7/1; Family Stone 7/8; Greg Rolie (Santana, Journey) 7/15; Toad the Wet Sprocket 7/22; Taylor Dayne 7/29; Y&T 8/5; Foghat 8/12; Smash Mouth 8/19; Los Lobos 8/26; Papa Doo Run Run 9/2. Wednesday Night Movies On the Beach: The Lost Boys 6/22; The Sandlot 6/29; Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 7/6; Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom 7/13; Labyrinth 7/20; My Big Fat Greek Wedding 7/27; The Wizard of Oz 8/3; Men In Black 8/10; The Goonies 8/17; Annual Chili Cook-Off 10/22. BeachBoardwalk.com

    AT&T Park (SF): Guns N Roses 8/9; San Francisco Fest 2016, Sept 4th. Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller Band, Journey, Santana and special guests. TicketMaster.com

    Palace of Fine Arts (SF): PalaceOfFineArts.org

    SAP Center (San Jose): Adele 7/30 & 7/31; Sting & Peter Gabriel 7/16; Demi Lovatto & Nick Jonas 8/18. SAPCenterAtSanJose.com

    The Warfield (SF): TheWarfieldTheatre.com

    City National Civic Center (San Jose): SanJoseTheaters.org

    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (SF): ApeConcerts.com

    Greek Theatre (Berkeley): Alabama Shakes 8/12-13; Dave Matthews Band 8/29-30; Bonnie Raitt 9/24. TheGreekTheatreBerkeley.com

    Paramount Theatre (Oakland): ParamountTheatre.com

    The Fillmore (SF): Toad the Wet Sprocket 7/23. TheFillmore.com

    Yoshi's (Oakland): Acoustic Alchemy 6/29-6/30; Freddie Jackson 7/14-7/15. Yoshis.com

    Uptown Theatre (Napa): Judy Collins 7/1; Lyle Lovette 7/6; Art Garfunkel 9/16.  UptownTheatreNapa.com

    Sleep Train Pavilion (Concord): Bryan Adams 7/9; Hall & Oates 9/18. TicketMaster.com

    Fox Theatre (Oakland): TheFoxOakland.com

    Wente Vineyards (Livermore): Chicago 6/28; Diana Ross 7/7; Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson 7/19; Boz Scaggs & The Robert Cray Band 7/28; Huey Lewis & The News 8/10; Lynyrd Skynyrd 8/16; Chris Isaak 9/13.   WenteVineyards.com

    The Regency Ballroom (SF): Donovan 10/12. TheRegencyBallroom.com

    Levi's Stadium (Santa Clara): Kenny Chesney 8/6; Coldplay 9/3. LevisStadium.com

    Mountain Winery (Saratoga): Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 6/22; Chicago 6/23-6/24; The Roots 6/26; Kenny Rogers 6/29; Foreigner 7/3; Lyle Lovett 7/5; Boston 7/8-7/9; Diana Ross 7/10; Goo Goo Dolls 7/12-7/13; Gabriel Iglesias 7/17; Bare Naked Ladies-OMD-Howard Jones 7/19; Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson 7/20; Happy Together Tour: Turtles, Three Dog Night, Spencer Davis Group, Gary Puckett 7/21; Jill Scott 7/22; Creedence Clearwater Revisited w/Charlie Musselwhite 7/23; Hollywood Vampires f/Alice Cooper, Joe Perry (Aerosmith) & Johnny Depp 7/24; UB40 7/26; The Piano Guys 7/27; Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald 7/29; Chris Botti 7/30; Earth, Wind & Fire 8/2-8/3; Huey Lewis & The News 8/7; Indigo Girls 8/9; Grace Potter 8/13; Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy 8/14; Culture Club 8/15; Ben Harper 8/16; The Go-Gos 8/22; The Gypsy Kings 8/23; Pat Benatar w/Melissa Etheridge 8/24; Peter Frampton 8/26; 98 Degrees 8/28; Yes 8/31; Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 9/1; Isley Brothers 9/2; Lost 80's Tour: Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew, Berlin, Nu Shooz, Tommy Tutone 9/3; Alabama 9/8; Chris Isaak 9/10; Beach Bys 9/11; Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer 9/13; Cyndi Lauper 9/30; ZZ Top & Gregg Allman 10/1-10/2; I Love the 90's: Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Coolio, Kid N Play, Tone Loc and All-4-One. MountainWinery.com

    Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga): Wanda Sykes 6/23; Rick Springfield & The Romantics 7/12; Brian McKnight 7/29; Gladys Knight 7/31; Dave Koz & David Sanborn 8/12; Kathy Griffin 8/26. MontalvoArts.org

    Oracle Arena (Oakland): Adele 8/2; Black Sabbath 9/15; Maroon 5 10/16. Coliseum.com

    Nob Hill Masonic Centre (SF): Brian Wilson 10/12. MasonicAuditorium.com

    Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountainview): Rascal Flatts 7/7; Dixie Chicks 7/12; Darius Rucker 7/15; Three For All feat. Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap trick 8/24; Five Seconds of Summer 9/2; Dierks Bentley 9/9; Luke Bryan 9/16. GoTickets.com

    Wells Fargo Center (San Jose): Chicago 6/26; Emmylou Harris 9/30. WellsFargoCenterArts.org



    Save Mart Center (Fresno): SaveMartCenter.com

    Fox Theatre (Visalia): FoxVisalia.com



    Reno Events Center: RenoEventsCenter.org

    Grand Sierra Resort (Reno): Chicago 6/25; Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson 7/15; Counting Crows & Rob Thomas 9/11; Alice Cooper 9/25; Il Divo 11/12. GrandSierraResort.com

    Silver Legacy (Reno): 3 Doors Down 6/25; Foreigner 7/2; Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 7/22; George Lopez 7/23; Engelbert Humperdinck 9/17; Florida-Georgia Line 9/29; Celtic Thunder 11/11. SilverLegacy.com

    Harrah's (Lake Tahoe): James Taylor 7/13; Sting & Peter Gabriel 7/15; Tim McGraw 7/23; Don Henley 7/24; Keith Urban 7/27 & 7/29; Steve Miller Band 8/18. HarrahsLakeTahoe.com

    Also in the Reno Area: Reno.com


    UPCOMING EVENTS (Fairs & Festivals)




    9th Annual Rod and Custom Car Show: June 26, Elks Lodge 645 Charity Way, Modesto. Free. 529-0366.

    Alameda County Fair: June 15-July 4. AlamedaCountyFair.com

    Woodies On the Wharf (Santa Cruz): June 23-26; Santa Cruz Wharf. SantaCruzWoddies.com



    Modesto: The Modesto Kiwanis Club presents Modesto's 142nd annual July 4th Parade "United we Stand". Parade begins at 9:30am, July 4 with Grand Marshall, Chris Murphy (Modesto View). Following the parade is the All American Festival at Tenth Street Plaza, downtown, with live bands, food, local merchants, kids fun and more from 11-3pm. No fireworks. ModestoJulyParade.com

    Stockton: Weber Point, gates open at 6:30pm. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and food and enjoy the fireworks display over the delta.

    Turlock: Fourth of July Parade and Street Fair. Parade is on Main Street beginning at 10am, street fair is at Central Park beginning at 8am. Car show downtown from 8-2pm. The excitement continues at CSU-Turlock with live bands, kids fun, and fireworks at dusk!

    Oakdale: Fourth of July festivities include the annual fireworks show over Woodward Reservoir, July 4th. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and food. Free admission!

    Lodi: Independence Day fun happens at Lodi Lake Park with arts & crafts vendors, food and drink, fun for the kids. 11a-6p; free activities. Swimming area is $1.50 for kids 3-17, $3 for adults. Fireworks show at 9:20pm.

    Ripon: Free concert at Mistlin Park, 5p-10p; live music, arts & crafts, food vendors, and a fireworks show at sundown. Presented by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.

    Tracy: The City of Tracy welcomes you to their annual Hometown Independence Day - San Joaquin County's largest July 4th celebration. An all-day event beginning at 6am with a hot air balloon launch and pancake breakfast at Lincoln Park. Parade starts at 10am followed by a BBQ rib cook-off, carnival rides, and fireworks show at Tracy High School at 7pm ($4 adults, $2 for kids 2-12). TracyChamber.org/events

    Mother Lode Fair (Angels Camp): July 8-10; MotherLodeFair.org

    California State Fair (Sacramento): July 8-24; Cal Expo; Live Music: Salt-N-Pepa, Plain White T's, Chaka Khan, Tower of Power, Parmalee, Dwight Yokum, Styx, Pointer Sisters, Loverboy. CaStateFair.org

    * Stanislaus County Fair (Turlock): July 8-17; Music: Rachel Platton ("Fight Song") July 8, Night Ranger July 9, Noel Torres July 10, Salt-N-Pepa July 11, Parmalee (Country Music) July 12; Chaka Khan July 13, Dwight Yokum July 14, Kellie Pickler July 15, Ashanti July 15, Bronco (Mexicana) July 16. All shows begin at 8:30pm on the Free Variety Stage. StanCoFair.com

    Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival: 7/23-7/24; a live street faire with live music, arts & crafts, graphic artists, jewelry makers, food & drink, in downtown Twin Harte. 10-5 both days; free admission! FireOnTheMountain.com

    Gilroy Garlic Festival: July 29-31; Everything GARLIC; live music, arts & crafts, rides and games. GilroyGarlicFestival.com

    Family Movie Night (Modesto): Grade-Ada Park, Friday nights at sunset, free movies, all are Rated PG. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and a basket of snacks. Aug 19: Minions; Aug 26: Inside Out; Sept 2: Hotel Transylvania; Sept 9: Norm of the North; Sept 16: Zootopia; Sept 23: The Good Dinosaur.

    Smoke On the River (Ceres): Bands, Brews & BBQ's, Saturay, August 27; 11-5:30p; River Oak Golf Course, presented by the Ceres Chamber of Commerce. $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 kids 5-12. Music: The California Outlaws, Patti Castillo-Davis Band, and Big Earl & The Cryin' Shame. BBQ tasting; professional judges, craft beers and much more! CeresSmokeOnTheRiver.com

    Lodi Grape Festival: Sept 15-18. GrapeFestival.com

    Brews By the Bay (SF): Sept 19-21; all 8 SF-area breweries will be pouring more than 60 beers, live music, food trucks, vendors and more. SFBrewersGuild.org

    Monterey County Fair: Aug 31-Sept 5. MontereyCountyFair.com

    * 42nd Annual Sonora Christmas Craft Fair & Music Festival: Nov 25-27; Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, a holiday crafts fair like no other Thanksgiving weekend. Over 150 arts & crafts vendors, cooking demos, food, fun and SANTA! $7 adults; $3 for seniors and students; $2 for kids 6 and under. Parking fee $5, save $1 on Sunday with a canned food donation. FireOnTheMountain.com



    Dodge Ride: DodgeRidge.com; Bear Valley: BearValley.com; Heavenly: SkiHeavenly.com; Kirkwood: Kirkwood.com; Alpine Meadows: SkiAlpine.com; Mt. Rose: SkiRose.com; Northstar: NorthstarCalifornia.com; Sierra At Tahoe: SierraAtTahoe.com;
    Squaw Valley: Squaw.com



    Stockton/Lodi: StocktonGolfCourses.com

    Modesto: Dryden Golf Course 209/577-5359; Creekside CreeksideGolfClub.com; Del Rio DelRioCountryClub.com; Modesto Municipal ModestoMuni.com; St. Stan Golf Course 209/538-2828

    Ceres: River Oaks RiverOaksGolfCourseCeres.com

    Ripon: Spring Creek SpringCreekCC.com

    Escalon: Escalon Golf Course 209/838-1277

    Oakdale: Oakdale Golf & Country Club OakdaleGCC.org

    Also visit GolfNow.com for locations of other Northern California golf courses.



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