Category Archives: Nightlife

Coverage of nightlife in in the Stockton, California area.

Stockton concerts chat replay, and an IFG/SMG update

My live chat today on the local concert scene was really fun; thanks to everyone who participated. You can check out a replay of the chat below. One topic that didn’t come up during the chat was Stockton city officials’ negotiations to buy out the existing, six-year-old contract with IFG, which has been criticized for […]

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Snoop Dogg pre-sale / Cold chattin’ with the Ian

Pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. today for the Sept. 24 Ice Cube/Snoop Dogg show at Stockton Arena, according to IFG’s latest Stockton Insider email. For details, click the flier at right. Tickets are $31-$130; full sale begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at StocktonTickets.com. The show is being organized by FY Entertainment, which includes Stockton promoter […]

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Concert aims to work against violence

When a friend passes away, it helps some people deal with the loss by taking some action. A local musician, Young Ric, is planning a concert to celebrate the life of his friend Tyrone Billingsly, and also to promote a positive message in Stockton: People can come together without violence regardless of color or race. […]

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Concerts and nightlife around the 209, July 17

I’m on my way out of the office for the week, so today’s post is going to be short, unfortunately. If you’re looking for something to do Saturday, my recommendations are to check out the That’s a Hit producer showcase at the Great Plate in Tracy or Summerfest featuring The Game outside on 10th Street […]

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Concerts and nightlife around the 209, July 16

Friday: Video killed the radio star. Then the Internet killed the MTV star. The DJ, meanwhile, has evolved. He’s moved from plugging into a light pole at a street party, to keeping it down in the center of the group on stage, to being a superstar who tours solo. (Also, he has become a she […]

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X Fest details

X Fest, the 209’s biggest annual outdoor concert and party, is less than 24 days away. This year’s edition of the downtown Modesto shindig is set for Aug. 7 and will feature more than 50 acts (including Pepper, at right) performing on eight stages. Organizer Chris Ricci sent out a press release this afternoon with […]

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Concerts and nightlife around the 209, July 15

“It’s been a long time / I shouldn’t have left you…” Actually, with a due respect to Rakim (and there is much respect due), it was good to leave you for a bit. I enjoyed checking in with the Midwest during my vacation last week. But I’m also glad to be back, particularly this week, […]

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Travie McCoy in Stockton, R.I.P. Envy and upcoming events around the 209

McCoy, the Gym Class Heroes frontman who released his solo album “Lazarus” this month, will host a party July 9 at Taste after he performs with Rihanna and Ke$ha at ARCO Arena in Sacramento. That’s according to his spokeswoman and the posters circulating on Facebook today. DJs Ekspoe and Remedy also are on the bill. […]

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Concerts and nightlife around the 209, June 26-27

Looking for something to do tonight? Click here. One of my colleagues reports that the tenant of the storefront on the north side of O’Ryleigh’s in Stockton has applied for a liquor license as the California Street Bar and Grill. That block along California Street also includes Taste and is an ideal location for nightclubs […]

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Concerts and nightlife around the 209, June 25

Looking for something to do tonight? Click here. Friday: You can celebrate the birthday of one of the busiest men in local entertainment and the life of one of music’s biggest stars at the same event Friday at Fat Cat in Modesto. Thriller on 11th St.: A Tribute to the Life and Dream of Michael […]

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