Frankie Valli, downtown businesses offer outdoor music en masse, more in Modesto region

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--Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons bring the group's 1960s hits to the amphitheater at the Fruit Yard. The group's hits include "Who Loves You," "Walk Like a Man," "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and more. The next day, Graffiti Summer continues with the Back to Graffiti, the venue's long-running classic car show with raffle prizes, music, vendors and more.

WHEN: Frankie Valli, ; Back to Graffiti,

WHERE: Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto

TICKETS: Frankie Valli, $50-$178; Back to Graffiti, free

CONTACT: or 209-577-3093

Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers celebrate the release of the new album, "Killin' It Live" with a show at the State Theatre in Modesto. Popular in the region, the group plays blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking music.


WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St.

TICKETS: $27-$37



Modesto's Juneteenth Celebration of African-American history and culture begins with a talent show on Friday featuring guest comedian Lance Woods. Saturday's festival includes activities for children, bands, DJs, vendors, gospel singers, cultural performances, educational exhibits and community resource information.

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m

WHERE: King-Kennedy Memorial Center at Mellis Park, 601 S. Martin Luther King Drive


CALL: 209-568-3643.

Patio Fest

Stroll downtown and hear performers at 19 different businesses, outside on their patios. Food and drinks for purchase. The event is being offered by the Downtown Improvement District.


WHERE: Downtown Modesto

ADMISSION: Free to stroll



The annual Fly-In returns to Columbia with flight demonstrations and rides, vendors, along with a car and bike show. This marks the 53rd annual event at the airport within walking distance to Columbia Historic State Park.


WHERE: Columbia Airport, Columbia

ADMISSION: $5, free ages 12 and under


ABBA tribute

ABBAcadabra plays the music of ABBA as part of the Red Tie Arts' Summer Concerts series. This is a return performance for the tribute band to the concert series held on winery grounds in Ripon.


WHERE: Lucca Winery, 16265 East River Road, Ripon

TICKETS: $15-$55


Pat Clark: 209-578-2312


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