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Downtown Youth Music Festival October 26 and 28th

Posted  October 22nd, 2018  by  Darin Morris

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early 🙂 one week off following the final concert and then the holiday session begins where I am requesting that all of the bands play at least one example of brutally rocking holiday music 🙂 October 26 6:30 Armadillo army Rattlers  Super 4 Artificial Moonlight  7:30 Blam! Lucid Dreams […]

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Riverbank wine and cheese festival October 14

Posted  October 9th, 2018  by  Darin Morris

Here is the lineup for the next stop as the bands of VMI tour Northern California! October 7 we were in Lathrop at Dell’Osso family farms, October 14 we take over the city of Riverbank and October 26 and October 28 we take over downtown Modesto!  Come hang out with us this Sunday and enjoy […]

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Dell’Osso Showcase Oct 7

Posted  October 4th, 2018  by  Darin Morris

On October 7 we will bring almost all of our bands to Dell’Osso Family Farm!  This is special because this location has been a favorite for our family and many others for years 🙂 all the musicians will get in for free and I am told they can bring one guest for free as well. […]

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2018 Modstock Lineup

Posted  August 5th, 2018  by  Darin Morris

We are getting ready for the eighth annual Modstock music festival! The Modesto view published a lineup for our bands in their latest issue. Since then, I have had to make significant changes in the lineup and I may still need to make more. Please be sure to check VMI rocks.com for the actual time […]

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Pre-Modstock 2 Days of Music

Posted  July 22nd, 2018  by  Darin Morris

We are warming up for Modstock with our downtown youth music festival this weekend Friday, July 27, and Sunday, July 29  at our location, Modspot, The home of Modstock and VMI rocks at 1220 J St.  35 bands will perform, musicians must get there at least a half an hour before their scheduled time 🙂 […]

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MODESTO SOUND!

Modesto Sound is THE high quality low cost solution for youth music recording in the area. CEO Brenda Francis has done a great deal for youth music over the years and we are proud to be associated with Modesto Sound! Thank you ...
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Guitar Center Supports Youth Music!

Hello rock music fans! Once again, guitar center is supporting youth music by providing many hundreds of dollars in prizes to the winners of our rock the vote contest. $50 each in guitar center money to the first place band. $2...
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20 Bands at FatCat, Barking dog will be Open!

We are all very excited about our 20 band marathon of mayhem which will be occurring at the fat cat this Sunday, March 2! All the bands have been working so hard and there are some really exciting musical selections coming our ...
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Modstock in The Modesto Bee

Peace, Love, and Rock and Roll. That was the idea behind the seminal Woodstock festival of 1969 and it’s the idea behind the more modest Modesto version — dubbed Modstock, of course. Modstock, set for Aug. 7 at Mancini ...
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Smokeys, mini amps for your guitar case

The world’s smallest and least expensive U.S.-made guitar amp! About the size of a cigarette pack, amazingly it can drive a 4 x 12 cabinet. (We didn’t believe it either, so we tried it. And, sure enough, through the...
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