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This Year's Winners

P3: Callbox

Hard Rock: HellHeart

Alternative: Seven Year Sleep

Americana: Cottonwood Creek

Jazz & Blues: Big Earl & the Crying Shame

Rockabilly: Grease Hound

Unplugged: Mattea Overstreet

Reggae band: Natural Revolution

Youth band: To Kill a Mockingbird

Rock band: Triple D

Blue collar: Valley Fire

Punk band: Bed Heads

Latin band: David Perez Band

Urban: Cobalt 45

DJ: DJ Invisible

Comedy: Felecia Aleman

Live music promoter: Modesto Unplugged Music

Café or restaurant: Queen Bean Coffee House

Live music venue: Gallo Center for the Arts

Large event: Stanislaus County Fair

Small event: Porchfest

Lifetime: Mike Allsup-Three Dog Night

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Hall of Fame

You can check out the history of these dynomite winners. Check out the MAMA Hall of Fame. You can see who has been making the musical contribution to Modesto over the years. MAMA is all about diversity. If a band wins a MAMA, they are added to the Hall of Fame. They are not elegible for nomination for two years, so learn some more about this years nominees and your previous favorites will be back in the running soon. Listen to local music and spread the love. Check out the MAMA page on

Past MAMA Award shows have been held at The State Theatre, Fat Cat, the Gallo Center, the Doubltree and Club Maxx. The MAMAs are held this year in the historic State Theatre. There have been some great performances, some big surprises and best of all, the MAMAs are a night that is shared by all of the radio stations and the Modesto Bee with the best of the Modesto Area performers.

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