“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.


Presenting music at two major venues:

The Dragonfly Art For Life, 1210 J St.
7:30-9:00 PM
$10 for music only
$15 for music + rock painting
$35 for music + canvas painting
Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House
500 9th St. between E & F
(next to El Sol restaurant and Stonehenge)

Friday November 29


Glitter Rose is known for her magnetic and charming stage presence. A Southern Rocker at heart and an Outlaw by design, GR will go on to be one of music's most unique, and heartfelt success stories in history. Years of dedication and perseverance through hardship, heartache and challenges, makes all the great moments that much sweeter, and you can feel it in the songs she sings.

Artist of the Year - 2014 Artists In Music Awards

Performer of the Year - 2014 Artists In Music Awards

Best Southern Rock Artist - 2014 Artists In Music Awards

Country Artist of the Year - 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards

Best Rock Artist - 2013 Artists In Music Awards

Saturday November 30 -

Special time of 3:00 PM

Young Artist Showcase #5 featuring:


with Bennett Vickery

Show #5 in our Young Artist Series welcomes teen piano whiz Jack Douglass - 2018 Riverbank's Got Talent grand prize winner / The Valley Talent Project prize winner in both 2018 (Classical Music Scholarship) and 2019 (Instrumental Talent.) Jack will be joined by Bennett Vickery (2019 VTP specialty award winner) for a piano + beatboxing experience you will not want to miss.


Wednesday November 20 - 7 PM - $10



Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts bring forth new energy to music fans who love the heroes and outlaws of old. Influenced by the songs and personalities of legends like Waylon and Willie, they drive their sound with blazing guitars and a rock-n roll-attitude. The band pays respect to classic styles, but anyone can tell from their overdriven sound that they’re far from traditionalists. Recommended for lovers of both classic country and 70’s rock-n-roll.

Modesto area country-jam band David Finley and Big Finnish will open the show with a mix of country, blues & southern rock. Bandleader David Finley has a long history of making music, including years as a Nashville artist.

Saturday November 23 - 8 PM - $15


North Country Blue emerged in the fall of 2017, when some of the best young bluegrass musicians in California – at the time just 13 and 14 years old – decided to join forces and see what they could do. Since that time, the band has appeared at top venues and festivals throughout California and beyond – Strawberry Music Festival, the Father’s Day Festival in Grass Valley, the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Viva Las VeGrass in Las Vegas, and the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley – and has excited audiences wherever they perform. Although most of the band members are still in high school, NCB has already taken its place as one of Northern California’s most popular and highly sought-after bluegrass bands.

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.

Saturday December 7 - 7 PM - $15


An unplugged Cajun Christmas

The BluesBox Bayou Band is not your grandma's accordion band. Traveling out from Modesto and Sonora, California, fans from the Bay Area, and all over Northern California have come to love this unlikely 5-piece roots band from the heartland of the state. Playing music on the open road since the late 90’s their playlist is a highly enjoyable dance set, with unique shout-outs to New Orleans, Cajun, classic rock, rhythm and blues, and Tex-Mex styles. This special unplugged evening will be a departure from their typical dance-party format.

Friday December 6


Valley Talent Project award-winning keyboardist & songwriter Lisette Sims creates smoky, sultry, and vintage inspired indie pop that breaks genre boundaries and invokes a sense of musical nostalgia.


Saturday December 14

ELEGY 2019

Modesto Unplugged's annual tribute night honoring the musical souls who have left this life during the past year. Hear renditions of classics The Cars, Eddie Money, Doris Day, Lena Horne and more.

Performances by:

Brother Spellbinder
The Darcys
Boscoe's Brood
and more TBA