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.


BROWN BAG CONCERT SERIES 2022

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It's back thanks to popular demand! Launched in 2021, the Gallo Center's Brown Bag Concert Series at the outdoor Modesto Rotary Music Garden is a series of free lunchtime concerts by some of the region's top musical artists. Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, and have a great time in this perfect setting for concerts in the heart of downtown Modesto!

At The Modesto Rotary Music Garden

GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
1000 I STREET, DOWNTOWN MODESTO

All Concerts are from 12 to 1 pm and FREE to the public* (weather permitting).

JULY
1 DAVID ROGERS / DRUM LOVE
8 JOSH ROSENBLUM BAND
15 TÉA NOELLE
22 GRAVEL & GRACE
29 JOE BARRETTA
AUGUST
5 CHAD VAN RYS
12 LISETTE & THE LOUDMOUTHS
19 HORATIO & JAKE
26 PATTY CASTILLO-DAVIS
SEPTEMBER
2 BEGG
9 CANDICE LAMB
16 NATHAN IGNACIO

Want to perform at a future Brown Bag concert? Click here.

Click here for a list of nearby restaurants with take-out lunches!

* Feel free to donate to the artists at their Venmo or PayPal accounts!