Free Community Events

The fun is always on us at our special Community Events. Come join us!


Us4Love

Brown Bag Concert Series

Us4Love

Us4love is a power trio of musicians. “Small band, Big sound” is the best description of the band. Us4love band formed in 2017 and plays extensively in the music scene including mama nominations and even winning “Best Original Composition Award” for the Gallo Center's own Valley's Got Talent. Us4love plays a multitude of genres ranging from jam band to blues to pop/rock and soul.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

7/12/24

12 noon

Pilates at the Music Garden with Studio V

Saturday Sessions with Studio V in the Music Garden

Get invigorated, get energized, get in SHAPE with Studio V Pilates Studio on every Saturday this summer! What a wonderful way to have fun and enjoy great company in the Modesto Rotary Music Garden.

$15 suggested donation per person per class. Proceeds benefit the Gallo Center! Book online at bit.ly/pilatesgallo.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

7/13/24, 7/20/24, 7/27/24, 8/3/24, 8/10/24, 8/17/24, 8/24/24, 8/31/24, 9/7/24, 9/21/24, 9/28/24

9:00-10:00 am

MONDAY LUNCHTIME DRUM CIRCLE WITH DRUM LOVE

Monday Lunchtime Drum Circle with Drum Love

Join us for our monthly Monday afternoon drum circle in the Modesto Rotary Music Garden. Grab some lunch then join the fun. Take an adult recess!

Bring your own drum/percussion/found sound or use one of ours. Free event. Everyone welcome. More information at www.drum-love.com.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

7/15/24, 9/16/24, 10/21/24, 12/16/24, 1/20/25, 2/17/25, 3/17/25, 4/21/25, 5/19/25

12noon-1:30 pm

Generations

Brown Bag Concert Series

Generations

Our Band is called “Generations” because we play generations of great music. Generations performs all-time favorite songs and acoustic rock classics, mingled with humor.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

7/19/24

12 noon

COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE WITH DRUM LOVE

Community Drum Circle with Drum Love

Join us the third Saturday of each month in the Modesto Rotary Music Garden for a family-friendly community drum circle using in-the-moment music as the format for connecting people together in the magic of rhythm.

Bring a drum/percussion/found sound or use one of ours. Free event. Everyone welcome. More information at www.drum-love.com.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

7/20/24, 8/17/24, 9/21/24, 10/19/24, 11/16/24, 12/21/24, 1/18/25, 2/15/25, 3/15/25, 4/19/25, 5/17/25, 6/21/25

11:00-12:30 pm

FULL MOON DRUM CIRCLE WITH DRUM LOVE

Full Moon Drum Circle with Drum Love

Under the light of the full moon, let us celebrate the release and completion of another cycle of astronomical rhythm with a drum circle in the Modesto Rotary Music Garden.

Bring your own drum/percussion/instrument or use one of ours. More information at www.drum-love.com.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

7/21/24, 12/15/24, 1/13/25, 2/12/25, 3/13/25, 5/12/25, 6/11/25

Full Moon/evenings from 7pm-8:30pm

Mapuana

Brown Bag Concert Series

Mapuana

Mapuana has a soft and mature soulful vocal style. Coupled with her versatile guitar skills she sets a mood that is comfortable and relaxing and has something everyone can connect with.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

7/26/24

12 noon

STANISLAUS COUNTY LIBRARY STORYTIME IN THE MORO MUSIC GARDEN

Stanislaus County Library Storytime in the MoRo Music Garden

The Stanislaus County Library brings their wonderful storytime outdoors in the Modesto Rotary Music Garden. Come hear new and classic picture books, dance and make music, and participate in other fun activities. Open to preschoolers aged 3-5 and their caregivers.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

7/31/04, 8/28/24, 9/25/24, 10/30/24

10:30-11:00 am

JAKE

Brown Bag Concert Series

Jake

Jake is a seasoned singer-songwriter spanning influences as wide ranging as James Taylor and Frank Zappa. A heavy dose of folk with a sprinkling of many different styles.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

8/2/24

12 noon

Western Bound

Brown Bag Concert Series

Western Bound

Western Bound is Modesto’s favorite honky-tonk band! Made up of seasoned musicians who have opened for groups such as Old Dominion, Kellie Pickler, Marshall Tucker Band, Devin Dawson, Big & Rich, and Maren Morris, they are excited to be bringing their brand of hot-rodded country to downtown.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

8/9/24

12 noon

Kenny Moore

Brown Bag Concert Series

Kenny Moore

Kenny Moore is an acoustic artist, with a wide range of influences with stylistic similarity to Dave Matthews, Metallica, Tonic and Dishwalla. From LA to Nashville and overseas, Kenny’s focus is on entertaining and providing high quality music to the diverse crowds he plays for.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

8/16/24

12 noon

Dry Creek Rangers

Brown Bag Concert Series

Dry Creek Rangers

This combo consists of Ken Van De Kieft (Cooking w/Turf) on mandolin/guitar/banjo/vocals, Steve Kenworthy (Cooking w/Turf, Dry Creek rangers) on Fiddle, Paul Forakis (Dry Creek Rangers, Red Pony, Fun Strummers) on bass and vocals, Gary Vessel (Red Dog Ash) on mandolin, and Ross Redding (Fog Valley Drifters/Dry Creek Rangers) on guitar/vocals.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

8/23/24

12 noon

Candice Lamb

Brown Bag Concert Series

Candice Lamb

Candice Lamb is a singer-songwriter from Merced, CA who has been performing in the Central Valley for over 20 years. She loves performing cover songs as well as some of her original music. As a child, Candice was musically influenced by mostly soul and R&B, but has grown to love many genres over the years including folk, oldies, and alternative. Singing has always been a great passion of hers since she was old enough to remember. Through heartache and life's learning lessons she loves to weave those into the songs she writes. She has been able to use music to work through healing herself and use those experiences as catalysts for personal growth.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

8/30/24

12 noon

DE Cutler

Brown Bag Concert Series

D.E. Cutler

We are the The D.E.Cutler band! A trio of musicians with unmistakable drive and passion for the heart and soul of music expressed through the harmonious motifs of reggae, blues, soul, and country! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see unique multi-instrumentalists and singers take music to the next level!!

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

9/6/24

12 noon

The Vibes

Brown Bag Concert Series

The Vibes

The Vibes is Joe Barretta and Gary Nelson on guitars and vocals, Steve Ashman on bass, and David Rogers on Drums. They approach and covers and original songs in an experimental way. When you hear them play, you never know what’s going to happen musically, and fans love that element of surprise.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

9/13/24

12 noon

Ronnie & PJ

Brown Bag Concert Series

Ronnie & PJ

Husband and wife duo, Ronnie Joy & PJ, have been making music together since high school. Twenty years of marriage and three kids later, music has been the unchanging thread connecting every aspect of their lives. They offer a unique blend of acoustic covers and originals that resonate with audiences of all ages. Their fun, lighthearted, and flirtatious vibe on stage reflects their deep connection and shared passion for making music, leaving listeners feeling uplifted.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

9/20/24

12 noon

Jamie Byous

Brown Bag Concert Series

Jamie Byous

As a solo acoustic artist, I have spent over ten years captivating audiences with my renditions of popular hits from the past to present-day tunes. My song collection is continuously updated, and I work diligently to refine my skills to ensure top-notch performances. What fuels me is my genuine love for music, which enables me to effortlessly engage any audience.

Sponsored by Oak Valley Community Bank and Downtown Modesto Partnership. Supported by Yogurt Mill.

Modesto Rotary Music Garden

9/27/24

12 noon

Family Fun Festival

Family Fun Festival

Family Fun Festival

The Gallo Center for the Arts is pleased to present our second annual Family Fun Festival—a very special community event that will take over the Gallo Center Plaza and the Modesto Rotary Music Garden with a host of FREE activities. Join us for music, dancing, chalk art, lawn games, exotic reptiles, face painting, balloon animals and prize giveaways! No ticket purchase needed—just come and have fun!

Food trucks will be here, too, if you'd like to purchase hot dogs, frozen yogurt, ice cream or other tasty treats!

Gallo Center Plaza

9/29/24

1-4pm