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Santa Cruz Bands Debut At Music On The Green

MARIPOSA – The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa features the debut of two young, up-and-coming Indie/Alt-Rock bands from Santa Cruz – Urban Theory on Friday, July 20, and Watch Me Breathe on Saturday, July 21. Formed in 2011, Indie-Rock group Urban Theory’s members have known each other since elementary ...

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Meltwater Bridge And Saltwater Take The Stage At The Art Park

MARIPOSA – The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series, Music on the Green at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa, features Meltwater Bridge on Friday, July 13, and Saltwater on Saturday, July 14. Meltwater Bridge provides distinct rhythm and color to songwriter/leader, Gail Dreifus’s original neo-folk songs. Dreifus is a lifelong singer, songwriter and guitarist formerly based ...

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The Jespersons and K.A. Country At Music On The Green

MARIPOSA – The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series, Music on the Green at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa, features two homegrown groups: The Jespersons (in full-band form) on Friday, July 6; and the country western sounds of K.A. Country on Saturday, July 7. Performing original Neo/World Folk Americana music, The Jespersons as a core duo, ...

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Treetop Gallery To Feature The Work Of Local Artists

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception recognizing the work of three local artists – photographer Ryan Alonzo, sculptor Jackie Baxton, and painter Trowzers Akimbo. The reception will be held on Friday, July 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located in historic downtown Mariposa. Light refreshments will be served. ...

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Yosemite Music Festival: Everything Is Better in the Mountains

MARIPOSA – Mariposa is a small mountain town just outside Yosemite National Park that is home to the annual Yosemite Music Festival. Ask any Mariposa resident what they like about living here and you will undoubtedly get some variation of “everything is just better in the mountains.” Come experience this for yourself at the 2018 Yosemite Music Festival Friday and ...

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Summer Melodrama: Egad, The Woman In White!

OAKHURST — Come boo at the villain, cheer for the hero, and sigh at the heroine as the summer melodrama Egad, The Woman In White continues at the Golden Chain Theatre. Penned by Tim Kelly, this laugh-oriented, old-fashioned melodrama is wild, fast, and funny, say producers. It features a hilariously disreputable villain who dispatches his adversaries with nefarious ease, seals his ...

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Before Perils Gypsy-Jazz At Music On The Green

MARIPOSA — Music on the Green, brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors, continues into the 2018 season of great music, featuring the gypsy-jazz of Before Perils on Friday, June 29. The Art Park stage goes dark on Saturday, June 30, turning a light towards the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Independence Day Spectacular performance ...

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MSO Welcomes Guest Conductor From “Sister Orchestra”

MARIPOSA – On June 10, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden guest-conducted the Health & Wellness Community Orchestra in Fort Collins, Colo. Marsden had been asked to lead that orchestra in a performance of his “Wilderness – Our Necessary Refuge” from his “Our Nation’s Nature” cycle, heard throughout the Yosemite region in 2016. While being ...

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Free Jazz Concert Features World Class Musicians

OAKHURST — In what promises to be an amazing night of music unlike any other, twenty-four jazz guitarists and eight bass players from across the United States and Canada and as far as from Japan and Austria will be performing on Thursday, June 28. The very special event will be held at the Queens Inn Wine & Beer Garden, from ...

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Oakhurst Community Band Free Concert Celebrates America

OAKHURST — Uplifting, inspirational, touching, exciting — one of the many ideal aspects of living in the foothills is access to great music of all sorts. With that in mind, the Oakhurst Community Concert Band will be performing their traditional patriotic concert, Celebrate America, on Sunday, June 24th, at Mountain Christian Center. The program starts at 3 p.m. As always, ...

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