“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."


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.


Coming soon.....


The Dragonfly Art For Life, 1210 J St.

Fridays at 7:30 PM

$10 for music only

$35 for music + paint pour session

Other showcases around downtown Modesto

July 12


Born and raised in West Virginia, Jim Savarino has developed an acoustic style rooted firmly in Appalachian music, with uplifting, poetic lyrics. His influences include Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and John Denver. His songwriting is wide ranging, though instantly recognizable. His songs include poetic descriptions of the natural beauty of the world, with a viewpoint of humor, optimism and hope.

Summer Opera Institute standout Luca Mitchell's multitude of talents include singing in Romanian, writing original piano waltzes, and doing a very decent Josh Groban impression. Luca was awarded Best Original Composition at The Valley Talent Project 2017.

July 26



July 19


Last year's Modesto Area Music Awards winner for best alt-indie, Melynda Rodriguez performs many genres of music including Latin, pop, electronic and jazz. Depending on the occasion and ambiance of an event, her set might include styles ranging from instrumental piano and organ songs, to singing jazz standards and pop covers, to improvising electronic synth pop originals. Irene Carrillo (of House Of Orange and LoveCore) will also appear at this special double-headline evening.

Colourshop is a singer-songwriter one-man band. Italian-born, London-based, Alfredo Salvati moved his first steps in the music world at the age of 10. Drawing on influences from the folky harmonies of Neil Young to the honest storytelling of Tracy Chapman, and mixing these with cinematic pedal effects, Colourshop is creating a sound that blends masterfully gentle guitar, melody and rhyme into a soundtrack of poignant millennial longing.

Carma Mize's local musical theater roles include Fiona in last year's 'Shrek', and Meg March in Playhouse Merced's 'Little Women.' Carma was a star of Opera Modesto's young artist Valentine concert earlier this year; and one of two Outstanding Young Women 2019 as named by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women. This program will feature a selection of musical theater and pop numbers, plus a few surprises and guest artists.

Saturday July 20 - 7 PM - $10

Dragonfly Art For Life

Night #1 in our summer

Young Artist Series:


Saturday August 10 - 7 PM - $10

Gottschalk Music Center

recital hall, 1502 E St.

Night #2 in our summer

Young Artist Series:


Thursday August 22- 7:30 PM - $20

Gottschalk Music Center

recital hall, 1502 E St.


Combining the worlds of Brazilian music and jazz in a chamber music setting, the San-São Trio have produced a body of work that blends the swinging exuberance, virtuosity, and charm of Brazil’s varied rhythms along with the country's characteristic tender lyricism; mix all this with the spontaneous discoveries of Jazz improvisation and you have a unique trio. The repertoire of original compositions and arrangements  covers the entire range of traditional and modern Brazilian genres.

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.