“It’s like I never heard music before.”

“I didn’t know music could be like that.”

"Arguably one of the best concerts I've ever seen."

"Sometimes you come out of an event knowing that you will never experience anything even remotely similar."

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Modesto Unplugged cultivates an intimate listening concert environment, bringing the freshest voices in acoustic music together with the most attentive and appreciative audiences. Quality original songwriting, unique styles and instrumentation from around the globe, and an up-close and interactive listening experience combine to create musical magic hard to find in the Central Valley.

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Currently presenting music at our favorite downtown art gallery:

The Dragonfly Art For Life, 1210 J St., Modesto
$10 for music only /$15  for music + rock painting / $35  for music + canvas painting

Winter/spring TBA

ELLIE BARTON

Opera, music theater & pop selections starring this distinguished graduate of Opera Modesto's 'Summer Opera Institute,' who made her professional debut with OM in the fall of 2019 with their production of 'Rigoletto.'

Winter/spring TBA

JACOB DEBOW

One of the teenage stars of 'Broadway Dreams' at the Gallo Center last year, Jacob has appeared in numerous musical theatre pieces around the area including Legally Blonde the Musical, Annie, Newsies, and Babes In Toyland.

 

Winter/spring TBA

ABIGAIL

NUNIS

A recent graduate of Sierra High who has performed in Opera Modesto’s Summer Institute and made many local appearances in the recent shows such as the
Broadway Dreams intensive, Oklahoma, The Little Mermaid, and Oliver! The Musical.

Winter/spring TBA

HAVEN

VASQUEZ

A cover artist and aspiring original writer, 23 years young with a love of bluegrass and Americana-inspired music, who also spent twelve years with school choirs including the Ceres Honor Choir. 

Our listening concerts are cash-only at the door, but seat reservations can be made at modestounplugged@yahoo.com or by calling 209-543-5306. Kids 12 and younger get in free. Doors open thirty minutes prior to showtime.

Winter/spring TBA

DARBY SCHMIDT

Darby made her professional operatic debut last year in Opera Modesto’s ‘Mansfield Park.’ She won a Kristina Townsend Memorial Award in 2019, and was one of ten high school students selected nationwide for the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s High School Singers Intensive 2020. Darby is now studying at the prestigious Eastman School Of Music in Rochester, NY - where the great Renée Fleming once studied.

 

Winter/spring TBA

KATIE

ELSON

The 2019 winner of the Paul Tischer Classical Music Scholarship at The Valley Talent Project, and a former Miss San Joaquin County.

 

Winter/spring TBA

CHARLIZE ELIZABETH

Lead singer of Valley Talent Project-winning youth rock band ESOTERIC, as well as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter.