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2015 Calendar of Events

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June 6 GRAFFITI SUMMER KICK-OFF: American GraffitiReady for root beer floats & dancing in the aisles to one of the best film soundtracks in history? Don your best duds from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, or dress as your favorite character from American Graffiti, George Lucas’ consummate coming-of-age film, and join in the fun! Showtime 3:00pm. Tickets: $3. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For more information please call (209) 527-4697.

June 6 So Good for the Soul
A Tribute to the Music of Motown® What an era! What a show! Performed by a cast of eight Broadway-savvy entertainers and their band, “Forever Motown” is a bonanza of memories. Sing, dance and celebrate the music of your life to songs like “My Girl," “I Heard It Through The Grapevine," “Reach Out," “Shop Around," “Dancin’ In The Street," “Stop, In The Name Of Love," “Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing," “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough," “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “Uptight” - nearly 30 non-stop hits in all! The cumulative accomplishments of the charismatic cast includes more than 30 million in record sales and more than 40 years of Broadway experience. Show starts at 8pm.

Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I Street, Modesto, CA 95354. Call (209) 338-2100.

Hoppin at the Hangar Dinner Dance & Car Show
WWII Commemorative Hangar, 700 Tioga Drive @ 5:00pm
Catered dinner, dance to Rock n' Roll, soda fountain, no host bar & vintage aircrafts! This year will include a Classic Car Show with the Mid Valley Chevy Club! | Tickets $25.00 | Tickets will not be sold at the door. Purchase tickets by June 4th. Form more information please call (209) 605-4313.

June 7 10th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show
Modesto Area Street Rod Association's 10th annual classic car show at the McHenry Village Shopping Center. Raffles all day long, music provided by the Hot Rods Band. Free admission to spectators. Car entry fee is $25.00 before event, $30 day of the event (includes lunch for two). Sponsor awards and more. A portion of all proceeds go to local charities. For more information call Ray at (209) 521-6607 or visit www.modestoasra.com.

June 10 Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Presentation
Presentation and live music. Starting at 7:00pm in the 10th Street Plaza. www.modestocruiseroute.com.

June 11 MoBand Concert in the Park "Cruise Control"
The annual summer concerts in the park series. Spread out your blankets, bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds of MoBand. Admission is free and the concert begins at 8:00pm at Graceada Park, get there early and enjoy. Held in Graceda Park, Modesto with show starting at 8pm. For more information visit www.moband.org.

June 8-11 Mid-Valley Chevy Club Park n' Shines
All car shows are free and will be at a different location each night from 5-8pm.

Monday - American Chevrolet, 4742 McHenry Ave.
Tuesday - Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Rd
Wednesday - Downtown Modesto
Thursday - Cool Hand Luke’s, 2505 Patterson Rd.

For more information, please call Mid Valley Chevy Club at (209) 499-2163 or visit www.midvalleychevy.com.

June 12 Official Kiwanis Classic Car Parade
The annual Classic Car Parade route has expanded! The route will remain through cool Downtown Modesto but this year it is expanding to go down McHenry Ave. to Orangeburg & back to downtown. The parade will feature close to a thousand classic cars, hot rods & street rods starting at 7:00pm in Downtown Modesto. You do not want to miss this amazing event!

June 13 An Elvis Tribute
In honor of Modesto’s Graffiti month, Ron & Doug's Excellent Promotions, Chris Murphy & Gary Nelson proudly present The Modesto Elvis Tribute Show featuring CA Award-winning Elvis tribute artist Rob Ely. Also performances by Third Party, Triple D & The Sensations, Kent Witt & the Down Beats and Mike Allsup & Friends. Join us on this magical night as we pay tribute to the one and only King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley ~ one of the significant cultural icons of the 20th century! Doors at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. GA $15. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. More detail to come. Box Office (209)527-4697.

June 13-14 American Graffiti Car Show & Festival
This 17th Annual event is presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis.
Check out the classic cars, stroll through hundreds of specially selected food & vendor booths. Live music throughout the festival each day. All proceeds go to local charities. Tickets are only available at the gate. Adults $10 and Children 12 and under are free.

Modesto Municipal Golf Course
400 Tuolumne Boulevard

For more call 1-888-746-9763.

June 19 22nd Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard Kickoff
Join us for the kick off of our Annual Back to Graffiti weekend with Mesquite BBQ and live music from the band Threshold as the classic cars start to arrive. Live music starts at 8pm and is free to the public. For more information call The Fruit Yard 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto, CA at 209-577-3093.
June 20 22nd Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard
Join us for the longest running classic car show in Modesto commemorating George Lucas’ American Graffiti Movie. The 22nd Annual Back to Graffiti Classic Car Show featuring raffle prizes, music, vendors and more! Live music from The Sensations 1pm – 4pm and Elvis impersonator will be in The Fruit Yard Lounge starting at 4pm for your entertainment and Mesquite BBQ will be available throughout the day. Car Show & Entertainment is free to the public. For more information call The Fruit Yard 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto, CA at 209-577-3093.

June 20 Graffiti Night with the Modesto Nuts
Take me out to the ballgame to enjoy action packed baseball, 50’s and 60’s music, root beer floats and fun contests. Modesto Nuts take on the High Dessert Mavericks. John Thurman Field with game time at 7:05pm. Fireworks after the game. More information can be found at www.modestonuts.com.

June 20 Sing-a-long Grease
Dress up as your favorite character from the film, compete for prizes, & dance in the aisles with Rydell Highs most famous graduating class. There will be fun giveaways, drink specials and contests from prizes. Showtime 6:30pm. Tickets $5. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. 209-527-4697

June 28 The 8th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show
Classic cars and custom hot rods! Food and beverages available for purchase. Proceeds to benefit Modesto Elks and Alzheimer's Foundation. Admission is free. Car show starts at 9:00am. Car participants parking is 7:00-9:30am. Car registration $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show and includes lunch. Awards will be presented at 3:00pm. Elks Lodge: 645 Charity Way, Modesto, CA. For more information please contact Jerry Sauls at (209) 529-0366.

** All events, dates, times and locations subject to change without notice. Please contact the Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau for the latest information.




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