Modesto Rotary Music Garden

This free-to-use public space, located on the front lawn of the Gallo Center’s plaza, is meant to encourage and inspire creativity while also providing an intimate outdoor concert venue in the heart of downtown Modesto.


The Music Garden

Opened in April 2021, this vibrant outdoor community space located on the front lawn of the Gallo Center plaza consists of a variety of permanent large-scale percussion instruments meant to encourage and inspire creativity—by families from across the city, nearby office workers and Modesto visitors, too.

The Music Garden stage is home to the popular Brown Bag Summer Concert Series, showcasing local musicians performing acoustic sets. These lunchtime concerts are free to the public on Fridays throughout the summer.

MoRoFunding for the Music Garden came from the Modesto Rotary Club in celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Porges Family Foundation, O'Dell Engineering and Odyssey Landscape Company, as well as other generous families and individuals.


THE BROWN BAG SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IS BACK!

Brown Bag Concert Series

Returning for its third year at the outdoor Modesto Rotary Music Garden, it’s our series of free lunchtime concerts by top local musical artists, with some familiar faces and exciting new acts, too!

Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, and have a great time in this perfect setting for concerts in the heart of downtown Modesto—and be sure to look for the Froyo Truck of our wonderful new sponsor, Yogurt Mill, at every concert!

ALL CONCERTS BEGIN AT NOON AND ARE WEATHER PERMITTING.

Brown Bag Concert Series

View the Calendar of Events.

24/25 Brown Bag Series (Coming Soon)

Performer Inquiry Form

Interested in performing in our Brown Bag Summer Concert Series? Submit your information here.

Performer Inquiry Form

Free Community Events

Visit our Free Community Events page to see all upcoming scheduled events that are free to the public.

Free Community Events