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May 19 Gallo Center for the Arts

Posted  May 12th, 2019  by  Darin Morris

A free concert at the Gallo center sponsored by Roberts auto sales and put on by Valley music institute/VMI Rocks. 37 student bands ranging from cute and talented to serious musical heavyweights! Stay as long as you can to support the other bands as you would have them support you and yours. Be sure to […]

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Modspot Music Festival May 3 and 5

Posted  April 28th, 2019  by  Darin Morris

Come early and stay as long as you can! Support your fellow musicians We are warming up for the Modstock Music Festival  with the Modspot Music Festival!  two days of music at 1220 J St., the Valley Music Institute building.  Tickets are five dollars in advance and seven dollars at the door.  Next concert is […]

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Miscellaneous

The Ninth Annual Modstock Aug. 11

Posted  April 9th, 2019  by  Darin Morris

  The ninth annual Modstock music festival will be August 11, 2019! We take it to a new level this year as we are adding a second stage. The point of Modstock as always been to combine the VMI student bands  with the best bands from the community at large. This has increasingly become a […]

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Downtown Youth Music Festival

Posted  March 12th, 2019  by  Darin Morris
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State Theatre March 10

Posted  March 3rd, 2019  by  Darin Morris

 38 bands play at the State Theatre March 10! Then the following week all the bands will play either Friday night or Sunday afternoon and evening at the VMI building. We are on tour!   We start a new session the week of March 18 and we will play at the Gallo center May 19th! Tickets […]

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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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