Written by Ronnie Sweeting –
MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and many fine sponsors – presents the second-to-last weekend of the 2017 season of free concerts with The Jeffrey Kile Revue on Friday Aug. 18, and Bootstrap Circus on Saturday, Aug. 19.
Jeffrey Kile has been a music fixture in Mariposa for decades, known for leading The Rhythmaddix – a staple of past Music on the Green shows – and maybe just as much as the former owner of Grace Note Chimes, manufacturing wind chimes known the world over for their meticulous tuning that produced ethereal chords.
On a recent sabbatical in India, Kile shared his rootsy singing, harmonica and guitar playing with local Indian musicians hungry to learn the Blues and Folk forms of Americana music, giving his rhythm and blues a fresh approach.
For this one-off performance of these real American art – both original and covered – Kile will be joined by long time, local and out-of-town collaborators, making it a true revue.
Bootstrap Circus, previously known as the Adam Burns Band, is no stranger to local Sierra music lovers.
Famous for their exciting live shows and brilliant recordings, this eclectic band performs their dynamic original songs mixing pop, rock, ska, world beat and Eastern European influences that have made them a traditional Music on the Green favorite, drawing record breaking crowds every year.
Their latest recording and other CD titles will be available at the show, and concert goers can expect to see some special guests sitting in as well.
You can find a complete schedule of artists performing – every Friday and Saturday evening, June 2 through Aug. 26 – this season at www.mariposaartscouncil.org.
All performances begin at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Art Park, located on Highway 140, between 4th and 5th Streets, in historic downtown Mariposa. Free parking on 5th Street along the Creek Walkway to the Park, also providing handicapped access.
The shows are free to the public – tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged and appreciated.
The Mariposa Arts Council, sponsor of Cousin Jack’s Music on the Green, is funded in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The MARIPOSA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, INC. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County.
(Ronnie Sweeting is the producer of Music on the Green)