“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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Presenting music at two major venues:

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

Fall/winter TBA

JACOB DEBOW

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

 

Fall/winter TBA

KATIE

ELSON

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.

Fall/winter TBA

HAVEN

VASQUEZ

A cover artist and aspiring original writer, 22 years young with a love of bluegrass and Americana-inspired music, who also spent twelve years with school choirs including the Ceres Honor Choir. 

A rising senior at 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.

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

 

Fall/winter TBA

ABIGAIL

NUNIS

Fall/winter TBA

CHARLIZE ELIZABETH

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

Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House
500 9th St. between E & F
(next to El Sol restaurant and Stonehenge)

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

Friday October 16 - 8 PM - $5

TRUE

SOUTH

Country-rock featuring Nashville songwriter David Finley. True South delivers fun originals and reimaginings of classics by Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, ZZ Top, Garth Brooks and more.

Friday December 11 - 8 PM - $20

DIRTY

CELLO

Saturday December 19 - 7:30 PM - $10

DARBY SCHMIDT

Darby made her professional operatic debut earlier this 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. This fall Darby is studying at the prestigious Eastman School Of Music in Rochester, NY - where the great Renée Fleming once studied - and will be back with us for a special holiday concert.