Edwin McCain, known for the Top 40 hits "I'll Be" (1998) and "I Could Not Ask for More" (1999), performs at Black Oak Casino on Thursday.
The show runs from 8 to10 p.m. in the casino's Willow Creek Lounge, 19400 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne.
Raised in Greenfield, S.C., McCain released his debut album, "Solitude," in 1993. His latest album is 2011's "Mercy Bound." He said on his Web site that he appreciates his loyal fans.
"The 15-year-old me would have crawled through a river of fire to be the singer-songwriter that I am today, and I remember that. I am incredibly grateful to be able to do this."
Tickets to the Black Oak Casino show are $20; call 877-747-8777.
First Modesto Unplugged Music Festival planned
The first Modesto Unplugged Music Festival runs June 22-24 in four venues and features folk, country, bluegrass and Americana.
Tickets are $8 for evening events or $20 for the whole weekend; call (209) 543-5306.
On June 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Deva Cafe, 1202 J St., the headliner is Autumn Sky, winner of artist of the year and outstanding singer/songwriter at the Sacramento Music Awards. Also performing: Jenn Rogar, Ryan Russell, Randy Mandy Band, Nathan Ignacio, Patty Castillo Davis and more.
June 23, noon, at the Queen Bean Coffee House, 1126 14th St., a free solo acoustic showcase will be held featuring Andrew Perez, Marissa Russo, Czar Chasm, Katie Hell, Brandon Sutton, Cherub Freed, Spoke For the Ghost and Micol Cazzell.
June 23, 5:30 p.m., at Center Stage Conservatory, 948 11th St., headliners are Brett Detar, former lead singer of now-defunct band The Juilana Theory, and Modesto band Not an Airplane, whose latest record was featured as an editor's pick in Rolling Stone magazine. Also: The Dukehearts, Alto (recent winners of the UCLA Spring Sing Competition), The Gambler & The Thief, Broken Injun, Raylene & The Radio and Candice Lamb.
June 24, 6 p.m., at Minnie's Restaurant, 107 McHenry Ave., Modesto, headliners are The Music Room and Marirose and The Gypsies, winner of the 2011 LA Music Awards for female vocalist and best Americana/blues/roots single. Also performing are Adam Bishop & The Valley Transit Authority, Rachel Rivero, Boscoe's Brood, Dave Hanley and Christine Meredith.
Virginia Corridor bike trail public art dedication
Steve Mudge's metal sculpture "Handcar," a 16-foot-tall installation on the Virginia Corridor bike trail near Roseburg Shopping Center, will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m.June 23. The sculpture pays homage to local railroad history and railroad workers. The Modesto Public Art Committee is organizing the free dedication, which will include a ribbon cutting and speakers. The dedication of the bike trail's Briggsmore Avenue overpass will follow the art dedication.