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Dec.16 VMI Holiday Show

Posted  December 10th, 2018  by  Darin Morris

Our biggest holiday show ever! Please arrive at least a half an hour early, we are looking forward to an 8 hour music party! Stay as long as you can, as long as you like 🙂 tickets are five dollars in advance and eight dollars at the door. After this, we take five weeks off […]

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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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Favorite Band Poll Winners

I would like to congratulate all the bands for their fantastic performances at The Fat Cat and Modstock! This summer session was really a special one and I am looking forward to fall. All 3 winning bands are new bands, groups w...
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Sign Up for Winter Term Now!!!!

Winter Term to begin the week of Jan.7 and perform at The Clarion Feb 24 and the Gallo Center March 3. Let me know what you think. Roberts Auto is sponsoring the event at the Gallo so admission is free! Let us now about your pl...
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SEASONS LINE-UP

STAGE 1 (The Party Stage): The Mysters, LEGAL CONTRABAND, Road Runner, The Outside,The Less Paul Band , Turning Point, On Tap Stage 2 (The Rock ’til You Drop Stage): The Matrix, Van Wailin’, Scream, The Black Skulls...
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VMIRocks Fall Tour:Doubletree 11/4 Seasons 11/18

The Seasons Ballroom, where we will ROCK!! The Doubletree Doubletree Lobby 17 bands perform at The Doubletree’s Club Maxx Nov.4 and Seasons Event Center Nov.18. Both shows start at 1 and end about 6:30. Tickets for both s...
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The Fat Cat Sunday (Revised Line-Up)

An all-day Marathon Of Mayhem! Doors open at 12:00, First Band at 12:45, non-stop Rock and Roll until 7 or so. Tix are $5 in adv. and $6 at the door. Our deal with The Fat Cat is predicated on the assumption that you, the grass...
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We miss you Ernie. We’re grateful for the time we had.

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 Modesto’s Bucio, dead at 53, led bands, inspired kids to play By Kerry McCray – kmccray@modbee.com E-Mail Ernie Bucio knew how to get a crowd excited. Especially a crowd of grade-schoolers. He&...
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