Modesto Unplugged Music Festival Through June 29

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Modesto California is hosting  a very cool week-long acoustic music festival the second half of June!

Modesto Unplugged Music Festival June 21-29

The hit acoustic/folk festival in downtown Modesto returns for its second year at the end of June! 50 acts will come together to jam, both national players and local favorites. You’ll enjoy the sounds of bluegrass, Americana, old-time country, swing, gypsy, folk, anti-folk, orchestral-folk, acoustic pop/rock, Irish/traditional, roots, blues, vintage ukulele tunes, and more.

FRIDAY 6/21 @ Deva Café (1202 J St.), 6 PM – $10
THE THOUGHTS (orchestral folk from Seattle, WA)
Award-winning NZ singer/songwriter JACKIE BRISTOW
D. Henry Fenton
Fox & Woman
Boscoe’s Brood
Alida McKeon

SATURDAY 6/22 @ Theatre 417 (417 7th St.), 4 PM – $10
THE HOT DARK (formerly Descendants Of Prospectors)
Of Us Giants
Indian Runner
Mondo Mariscal
She Killed Kurt
Evan Middlesworth (from Eau Claire, WI)

SUNDAY 6/23 @ Theatre 417 (417 7th St.), 2 PM – $10
DEAR INDUGU
The Dustbowl Children
Deborah Crooks
Lino Alibani
Brandon Sutton w/ Victoria Sutton Krippner

WEDNESDAY 6/26 @ Peer Recovery Art Project (1222 J St.), 5pm
Free songwriting workshop led by Alan Williams, doctor of ethnomusicology, master folk songwriter, and lead man of Birdsong At Morning.
WEDNESDAY 6/26 @ Barkin’ Dog Grill (940 11th St.), 7:30 PM – $5
MARIA QUILES & RORY CLOUD (bay area Americana duo)
Birdsong At Morning (master folk songwriter from Lowell, MA)
Rusty String Express

THURSDAY 6/27 @ Kane Studio (1010 Tully Rd.), 7 PM – $5
THE BREAKING YARD (indie folk from Portland, OR)
National hammered-dulcimer champion DAVID MAHLER (Nashville)
Rose Droll
Benjamin Phelps

FRIDAY JUNE 28 @ Deva Café (1202 J St.), 6-10 PM – $10
PROFESOR BURNS & THE LILAC FIELD
KATIE HELL
The Goat And The Feather
Ryan David Orr (from Lakeside, AZ)
Lila Nelson

SATURDAY 6/29 @ Center Stage Conservatory (948 11th St.), 2 PM – $15 advance/$20 at door.
Bay area gypsy string ensemble DIRTY CELLO
Award-winning songwriter JEN HAJJ
Jeremy Penick
Mark Lemaire & Twilight
Jill Cohn
King Harobed
Al Medina
Rainy Escobar
Savant
The Airlings

SUNDAY 6/30 @ Center Stage Conservatory (948 11th St.), 2 PM $15 advance/$20 at door.
PATTY CASTILLO DAVIS
GHOST TOWN GOSPEL
The (Secret) Hitchers
Rob Larkin
Bourbon Legend (ukulele rock from Las Cruces, NM)
Colorado Road
Mali Gosney
William Morebeck
Patrice Webb (award winning songwriter from Sandpoint, ID)
The Dandelion Massacre