Written by Ronnie Sweeting —
MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – continues into the 2017 season, presenting live, in concert, Cottonwood Creek (featuring Maggie and Scott Little) on Friday, July 14, and The Shakers on Saturday, July 15.
Local Mariposa singer/songwriter Scott Patrick Little and his partner Maggie Watkins Little (married last year!) have been entertaining audiences all over California’s Central Valley and Foothills at venues of all sizes with a high energy Americana/ Country/ Folk sound that has even impressed Nashville, where they also left their mark in recent years.
Five years ago they formed Cottonwood Creek and have been compared to The Old Crow Medicine Show and Zac Brown, in the performing of their own original foot-stomping music with tight blended vocal harmonies.
They made a recording in Nashville that climbed the SiriusXM Radio Country charts. As their horizons are expanding, you need to come see Cottonwood Creek before they break nationally; they’re on the brink.
Just added due to the scheduled band’s beyond-our-control cancellation, The Shakers will make their debut on the Art Park stage Saturday.
Hailing from the Central Valley, The Shakers blend Blues, Old Country and Rockabilly genres that can be collectively defined as Roots Music. The band will be taking a break from the recording of their original Roots Rock to showcase the songs live at Music on the Green.
More on each of these groups can be found on their web and/or Facebook pages.
A complete schedule of the talent performing throughout this summer season (along with a brief description of each) can be found 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.