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CONCERTS (See below for Events)
THE RIVER AREA (Modesto, Stockton, Turlock)
Gallo Centre for the Arts (Modesto): Bonnie Raitt 5/20 SOLD OUT; Clay Walker 5/22; Boz Scaggs 5/24; Peter Frampton 6/3 SOLD OUT; Rob Thomas 7/3. GalloArts.org
MoBand's Summer Concerts In the Park (Modesto): FREE! Grace-Ada Park, Needham & Sycamore; Thursdays at 8pm. 2015 schedule: 6/4 Bandstand!; 6/11 Cruise Control, A Salute to Graffiti; 6/18 Satin Latin; 6/25 Net Flicks; 7/2 Let's Be Patriotic; 7/9 Sweet Dreams. MoBand.org
Turlock Community Theatre: TurlockTheatre.org
The State Theatre (Modesto): Robben Ford 5/29; American Graffiti (film) 6/6. TheState.org
Windmill Cove Resort & Marina (Stockton): 7600 Windmill Cove, along the San Joaquin River. Concerts: MayFest Music Festival 5/25; Boys of Summer (Eagles tribute) 6/7; Brenton Wood "Gimme Little Sign" 6/13; Shane Dwight 6/28; Blue Collar Men (Styx tribute) 7/11; The Purple Ones (Prince tribute) 7/25; Journey Revisted (Journey tribute) 8/8; Born Jovi (Bon Jovi tribute) 8/22; Kenny Hale (U2 tribute) 9/12; House of Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute) 9/26. For tickets and more information, call 209-948-6995.
Stockton Arena: Theresa Caputo "The Long Island Medium" 6/4; Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance 6/23-6/24. StocktonLive.com
IN THE FOOTHILLS (Copperopolis, Sonora, Angels Camp, Murphys):
Copperopolis Town Square: Free Sounds of Summer Concert Series (every other Thursday): May 23 Chains Required; June 6 Plan B; June 20 Risky Biscuits PLUS Wine & Jazz Festival 10a-4p; June 11 Sammy Leverone Band; July 25 Hot Dark; August 8 John Covert & The Crystal Image Band; August 22 Soul Play Band; August 29 Dive Bar Poets. // Art, Jazz & Wine On the Square: June 20, 10-4p; art competition, local artists, live music. CopperopolisTownSquare.com
Railtown 1997 (Jamestown): Railtown1897.org
Ironstone Vineyards (Murphys): Doobie Brothers / Los Lobos / Robert Cray 6/13; Boston / REO Speedwagon 7/25; Steve Miller Band / Buddy Guy 8/1; The Band Perry / Scott McCreery 8/13; Daryl Hall & John Oates 8/27. IronstoneVineyards.com
Jackson Casino (Jackson): Salt-N-Pepa 7/20; Sara Evans 7/30; Cheech & Chong 9/12; Lynyrd Skynyrd 9/17. JacksonCasino.com
Sleep Train Arena: Andrea Bocelli 6/10; Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival 6/26-6/28; Kevin Hart 7/17. SleepTrainArena.com
Thunder Valley Casino (Lincoln): Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick 6/6; George Thorogood & Brian Setzer 6/19; Willie Nelson w/Alison Kraus & Union Station 7/17; Huey Lewis & The News w/Eddie Money 7/31; Boys II Men & Babyface 8/22; Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) and Friends 9/11; Kool & The Gang & Ready For the World 9/12; Heart 9/18; Chicago 9/26. ThunderValleyResort.com
Sacramento Community Center: John Mellencamp 7/26.
IN THE BAY AREA
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: LISTEN TO THE RIVER TO WIN FREE ALL-DAY RIDE PASSES!
Free Friday Night Bands On the Beach: Eddie Money 6/19; Edgar Winter Group 6/26; The Sun Kings: A Tribute To the Beatles 7/3; Macy Gray 7/10; Berlin 7/17; Soul Asylum 7/17; Wang Chung 7/31; Y&T 8/7; Everclear 8/14; Blue Oyster Cult 8/21; Smash Mouth 8/28; Papa Doo Run Run 9/4.
Free Wednesday Night Movies On the Beach: The Lost Boys 6/24; The Breakfast Club 7/1; Pee Wee's Big Adventure 7/8; Dumb & Dumber 7/15; The Princess Bride 7/22; Jumanji 7/29; Ferris Bueller's Day Off 8/5; Back To the Future II 8/12.
Circus of Nations 7/6-8/13; 2nd Annual Camp Out For Cancer 9/11 & 9/12; Big Kahuna Triathlon 9/13; 8th Annual Girl Scout Beach Bash 10/2 & 10/3; 8th Annual Boy Scout Beach Jam 10/9 & 10/10; 45th Annual Marching Band Competition 10/17; 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off 10/24. BeachBoardwalk.com
21st Annual Woodies On the Wharf (Santa Cruz): June 27, 10a-4p; Santa Cruz Wharf; over 200 pre-1952 woodies and other classic cars. Vintage surfboards, music, food and drink, and much more! SantaCruzWoodies.com
SAP Center (San Jose): Bette Midler 5/26; Kevin Hart 7/16; Shania Twain & Gavin DeGraw 8/17; Madonna 10/19. SAPCenterAtSanJose.com
AT&T Park (SF): Billy Joel 9/5; AC/DC 9/25. AT&TPark
City National Civic Center (San Jose): The Piano Guys 5/16. SanJoseTheaters.org
Greek Theatre (Berkeley): Ed Sheeran 6/26; Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss 7/23; Culture Club 7/25; Jackson Browne 8/15; Daryl Hall & John Oates 8/29; Mark Knopfler 9/18. TheGreekTheatreBerkeley.com
Paramount Theatre (Oakland): John Mellencamp 7/25; Derek & Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) 8/5. ParamountTheatre.com
The Fillmore (SF): Neon Trees 6/9; Todd Rundgren 7/10. TheFillmore.com
Yoshi's (Oakland): Freda Payne 5/22; Robben Ford 5/30 & 5/31; The Family Stone 6/14; Acoustic Alchemy 6/18; Stanley Clarke 6/20 & 6/21; Arturo Sandoval 7/2-7/5; Macy Gray 7/11-7/12. Yoshis.com
Uptown Theatre (Napa): Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 5/24; Mary Chapin Carpenter 8/1; comedian Steven Wright 9/19; trumpeter Chris Botti 10/10. UptownTheatreNapa.com
Sleep Train Pavilion (Concord): Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 5/28; Van Halen 7/9; Chicago & Earth, Wind & Fire 7/15; Five Seconds of Summer 7/21; Idina Menzel 8/7; Nicki Minaj 8/14; Counting Crows 9/20. TicketMaster.com
Fox Theatre (Oakland): Diana Krall 8/16. TheFoxOakland.com
Wente Vineyards (Livermore): Lyle Lovette 7/21; Pat Benatar w/Nick Giraldo and special guest John Waite 7/28; Sheryl Crow 8/3; Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers 8/19; Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick 8/25; Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri 8/26; Smokey Robinson 9/3. WenteVineyards.com
The Regency Ballroom (SF): Whitesnake 6/11; Rickie Lee Jones 7/24. TheRegencyBallroom.com
Levi's Stadium (Santa Clara): One Direction 7/11; Taylor Swift 8/14 & 8/15; Luke Bryan 8/29. LevisStadium.com
Mountain Winery (Saratoga): Erykah Badu 5/22; KC & The Sunshine Band w/Jody Watley 6/6; Peter Frampton/Cheap Trick 6/9; Gordon Lightfoot 6/11; Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) 6/14; Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) 6/18; George Thorogood/Brian Setzer 6/20; Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss 6/22; Smash Mouth/Toad The Wet Sprocket 6/24; Bel Biv DeVoe 6/6/27; Rob Thomas 7/2; Boz Scaggs 7/7; Harry Connick, Jr 7/14-7/15; CCR & Dennis Deyoung 7/17; The Whispers & Stephanie Mills 7/18Sugar Ray/Uncle Kracker 7/21; Blondie/Melissa Etheridge 7/24; Pat Benatar 7/29; Boston 7/30; Spandau Ballet 7/31; Sheryl Crow 8/4-8/5; Huey Lewis & The News 8/6; Gladys Knight/O'Jays 8/7; Chris Isaak 8/14; Diana Krall 8/19; comedian Ron White 8/21; Jill Scott 8/23; Colbie Caillat 8/25; Heart 8/26; Gypsy Kings 9/2; Farankie Valli & The 4 Seasons 9/5; Yes & Toto 9/8; ZZ Top 9/11; Lynyrd Skynyrd 9/15; Lost 80s Concert f/ABC, Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Animotion & Naked Eyes 9/25; The Beach Boys 9/26; Doobie Brothers 10/1; Chicago 10/3; UB40 10/7. MountainWinery.com
Oracle Arena (Oakland): Hello Kitty's Super Cute Friendship Festival 7/10-7/12; Kevin Hart 7/18; Aretha Franklin 8/10; Ricky Martin 9/17; The Who w/Joan Jett 9/23; Iggy Azalea 9/24. Coliseum.com
Nob Hill Masonic Centre (SF): Boz Scaggs 5/16; Meghan Trainor 7/21; Third Eye Blind 7/25-7/26; Weird Al Yankovic 8/29; Heart 9/17; Ringo Starr 10/1. MasonicAuditorium.com
Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountainview): Train/Matt Nathanson/The Fray 5/22; Bryan Adams 5/23; Toby Keith 5/29; Brad Paisley 6/13; Lady Antebellum & Hunter Hayes 6/26; Steely Dan & Elvis Costello 7/11; Van Halen 7/16; Five Seconds of Summer 7/22; Kelly Clarkson 8/23; Foreigner & Kid Rock 8/30; Ariana Grande 9/8; Dave Matthews Band 9/11; Foo Fighters 9/16; Tim McGraw 9/18; Def Lepard/Styx/Tesla 9/19; Rascal Flatts & Scott McCreery 10/4. GoTickets.com
Save Mart Center (Fresno): Kenny Chesney 7/23; Ariana Grande 8/31; Iggy Azalea 9/20. SaveMartCenter.com
IN RENO / LAKE TAHOE:
Reno Events Center: RenoEventsCenter.org
Grand Sierra Resort (Reno): GrandSierraResort.com
Silver Legacy (Reno): SilverLegacy.com
Harrah's (Lake Tahoe): HarrahsLakeTahoe.com
Also in the Reno Area: Reno.com
UPCOMING EVENTS (Fairs & Festivals)
AMERICAN GRAFFITI EVENTS
(All events in Modesto - Home of American Graffiti)
American Graffiti - The Movie! The State Theatre presents George Lucus' classic film, American Graffiti, June 6th, at 3pm. $3 tickets at TheState.org or 209-52-STATE.
Modesto Area Street Rod Assocociation presents the 10th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show, June 7, 9a-3p, McHenry Village at McHenry & Briggsmore. Free to spectators. Car entry registration at 521-6607 or ModestoASRA.com.
Mid-Valley Chevy Club presents their annual Park 'N' Shine events. Mon, June 8 at American Chevy; Tue June 9 at Vintage Faire Mall; Wed, June 10 in Downtown Modesto; and Thu, June 11 at Cool Hand Luke's in Riverbank. 5p-8p each. Free admission. MidValleyChevy.com.
Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Presentation: Wed, June 10th, at 7pm, at 10th Street Plaza. Presentation and live music.
American Graffiti Classic Car Parade & Cruise (Modesto): Friday, 6/13, 7pm, Downtown Modesto and McHenry Avenue. (See below for complete American Graffiti details).
American Graffiti Car Show & Festival (Modesto): NEW LOCATION! Modesto Muni-Golf on Tuolumne Blvd; 6/13 & 6/14. AmericanGraffitiFestival.com
Back To Graffiti BBQ: Fruit Yard Restaurant at Yosemite & Geer, Modesto. Fri, June 19th, at 8pm. BBQ, live music by Threshold, and classic cars. 577-3093.
Back To Graffiti Car Show: Fruit Yard Restaurant, Sat, June 20th, at 9am. Live music all day, special guests, BBQ, classic cars and hot rods - much more! 577-3093.
Graffiti Night with the Modesto Nuts: Thurman Field, June 20, 7pm; 50s & 60s music, root beer floats and tons of ballpark fun! Post-game fireworks shows! ModestoNuts.com.
Modesto Elks Lodge presents the 89th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show, Sat, June 27 at 9am. Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. Clasic cars, hot rods, food and drink, free admission. 529-0366.
Movies In the Park (Riverbank): Jacob Myers Park, in the Pavilion area. Films begin at sundown (8:45pm). June 27: Dolphin Tale 2; July 25: Earth To Echo; August 8: Guardians of the Galaxy. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. All ages event. No Alcohol.
Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans (Modesto): 6/6; 9a-5p; Tuolumne River Regional Park; championship athletic events, food, drink, live entertainment; renaissance themed; $15 tickets - 10- get in free. StAndrewsModesto.org
Merced County Fair: June 10-14; $7; Seventh Time Down (Christain Rock) 6/10; Tower of Power 6/11; John Lee Hooker Jr (Blues) 6/12; Aaron Tippin (Country) 7/13; Tierra (Latin/Blues) 6/14. MercedCountyFair.com
Alameda County Fair (Pleasanton): June 17-July 5; $6-$10 (addition costs for various events); War 6/17; Brian McKnight 6/18; The Original Wailers 6/19; Kutless 6/20; Tierra 6/21; Boys of Summer: Eagles Tribute 6/22; Beach Boys 6/24; Tower of Power 6/26; Con Funk Shun 6/27; Tanya Tucker 7/28; Steelin' Dan: Steely Dan tribute 6/30; Foghat 7/1; Kansas 7/2; Morris Day & The Time 7/3; Red, White & Blues 7/5; Berlin 7/5. AlamedaCountyFair.com
141st Annual Fourth of July Parade (Modesto): Saturday, July 4th, Downtown area (near 12th & F Streets) 9:30am. ModestoJulyParade.com
Motherlode County Fair (Sonora): July 10-12; $7.50. MotherlodeFair.org
California State Fair (Sacramento): July 10-26; Cal Expo; $6-$10; Morris Day & The Time 7/10; Paul Rodriguez 7/11; Air Supply 7/12; Led ZepAgain - Led Zeppelin tribute 7/14; Martina McBride 7/15; Ashanti 7/16; Queen Nation - Queen tribute 7/18; War 7/20; Caravanserai - Santana tribute 7/21; .38 Special 7/25; CaStateFair.org
Stanislaus County Fair (Turlock): July 10-July 19; County Fairgrounds; $5-$25; Carrot Top 7/11; Martina McBride 7/14; America 7/15; Bret Michael 7/15; Grand Funk Railroad 7/18. StanCoFair.com
Stockton Pride Fest: 8/22; Oak Grove Park; celebrates the LGTB community. Kids, food and drink, lots of entertainment. StocktonPride.com
Monterey County Fair: Sept 2-7; $8. MontereyCountyFair.com
29th Annual Edible Extravaganza (Modesto): Modesto Center Plaza, benefits the Center For Human Services. 6p-9p, Thur Sept 3; features local wines, foods and desserts. CenterForHumanServices.org.
Pride In the Park ( Modesto): MoPride presents their annual Pride In the Park at Grace-Ada Park, Saturday, Sept 12 starting at 11am. Food, fun and games, arts & crafts, beer garden, and live stage entertainment. MoPride.org
Santa Cruz County Fair: Sept 16-20. SantaCruzCountyFair.com
Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fair: Sept 17-20; petting zoo, barberhsop quartets, stages with various entertainment; food and drink, and live concerts featuring Joe Diffie, Foghat and Pablo Cruise. GrapeFestival.com
Monterey Jazz Festival: Sept 18-20; artists include Winton Marsalis, Patti Austin, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E. Chris Botti, Diane Reeves, Chick Corea with Bela Fleck, Kyle Eastwood and many more! MontereyJazzFestival.org
50th Annual Greek Food Festival (Modesto): 9/19 & 9/20 at Modesto's Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Avenue. Greek food and pastries, entertainment, market place, coffee house, and dancing. Take-out available. GOAnnunciation.org
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
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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