Gallo Center for the Arts – Incredible Venue

Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto CaliforniaGallo Center for the Arts is the place to go for entertainment in the Central Valley. The Gallo Center is located in downtown Modesto. This beautiful facility offers a wide variety of performances that include music, comedy, broadway, dance, and theater. They also feature special shows for children.

The lobby is elegant and spacious. Each level has its own concession stand. Wine, beer, and other beverages are sold as well as a variety of light snacks. We usually have dinner before the show at one of the many restaurants that are walking distance to the theater.

There are two theaters inside the Gallo Center. Mary Stuart Roger Theater is the larger of the two. It seats 1,250. Foster Family Theater is a smaller, more intimate theater with a capacity of 444. A friendly volunteer usher guides visitors to their seats.

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Gallo Center Modesto California

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We’ve attended many different events here and have found that all of the seats are comfortable. The roomiest seats are the upper level box seats. There really isn’t a bad seat in the house. There’s a good view of the stage from every seat. In fact, our seats of choice are in the balcony where each row is higher than the row in front of you for great viewing.

The Gallo Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts complex that offers great entertainment at affordable prices. Check out their list of upcoming events. Visitors from out of the area may want to plan a get-a-way to this area. Consider a day of wine tasting in the nearby Lodi Wine Country. Lodi was recently named the Best Wine Region by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.


Gallo Center for the Arts – Contact Information

Information and Reservations
Address: 1000 I St, Modesto, CA 95354
Telephone: (209) 338-2100

Directions Driving South on Highway 99:
1. Take the “Central Modesto” exit from the highway.
2. Turn left onto I Street.
3. Drive down I Street to the corner of 10th.

Directions Driving North on Highway 99:
1. Exit at Highway 108/Highway 132.
2. Merge onto 6th Street.
3. Turn right onto G Street.
4. Turn left onto 9th Street.
5. Turn right onto I Street.
6. Drive down I Street to the corner of 10th.

Tip: Park on the street or in one the nearby parking lots.


Have you attended an event at the Gallo Center for the Arts? If so, please tell us about your experience at the Gallo Center. We would love to hear your opinions about this venue.


The Uptown Theatre Napa

Uptown Theatre NapaThe Uptown Theatre Napa is Napa’s downtown destination for live entertainment. This beautifully restored art deco theatre features musical events, comedy shows, and more.

This historical landmark with just 860 seats is an intimate setting. Wherever your seat is located, you’ll be happy. There really isn’t a bad seat in the house!

Napa Earthquake Update

The 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa on August 24, 2014 damaged the ceiling at the Uptown Theatre. The building has been inspected and it has been determined that the building itself is structurally sound.

The theatre was temporarily closed while repairs were done to the ceiling. However, the repairs are complete and the theatre is open for business.

This theatre has quickly become a popular venue for both Napa Valley locals and visitors to the valley. It’s so relaxing to sit in soft, cushy seats while watching your favorite artists perform. Both the sound system and the lighting is excellent.

We love the upscale, nostalgic ambiance. If you’re really into the music, it’s possible to step outside your row and dance in the aisles!

Come early for dinner and a show. There are a variety of restaurants in the area around the theatre, but there is also a cafe in the building. The Courtyard Cafe is open one hour before the show and during intermission as well. Enjoy a meal, wine, beer, or other beverage.

If you haven’t yet attended an event at this theater, don’t wait any longer! Click on the link below to learn about upcoming performances. Parking is free. You can park on the street or at any of the various city parking lots in the area.


Art in the Napa Valley

Napa Art WalkArt lovers will find art at many of the wineries in the area. There are also a number of incredible collections of art throughout the Napa Valley.

Enjoy revolving art exhibitions as well as permanent collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs. While visiting Npa, check out the opportunities for viewing great works of art.
Best Places to Find Art in the Napa Valley


Uptown Theatre Napa – Contact Information

The Uptown Theatre
Address: 11350 Third St., Napa, CA 94559
Telephone: 707-259-0123
Click on the link above to check out the schedule of upcoming events at this Napa theater. Make reservations soon to visit Napa’s premier live entertainment destination!

Directions from San Francisco:

1. Take I-80 East.
2. Merge onto CA-37 toward Napa (exit 33).
3. Take CA-29 toward Napa (exit 19)
4. Turn right onto Sonoma Blvd./CA-29 North. Continue on CA-29 North.
5. Turn slightly right toward Downtown Napa/Lake Berryessa
6. Stay straight to go onto Napa Valljo Hwy. CA-221
7. CA 221 becomes Soscol Avenue.
8. Turn left onto 3rd St.
9. The Uptown Theatre is on the right between Randolph and Franklin St.

Directions from Sacramento:

1. Take I-80 West toward San Francisco.
2. Merge onto CA-12 toward Napa/Sonoma
3. Turn slightly right on CA 12 West/CA 29
4. Turn slightly right toward Downtown Napa/Lake Berryessa
5. Stay straight to go onto Napa Vallejo Hwy./CA-221
6. CA 221 becomes Soscol Avenue.
7. Turn left onto 3rd St.
8. The Uptown Theatre is on the right between Randolph and Franklin St.


If you have attended an event at the Uptown Theatre Napa, please let us know about your experience. Scroll down and leave a comment.