By Andy Roberts —
MARIPOSA — In a first-of-its-kind Music on the Green performance, DJ Amber Leigh will play Fri. Aug. 9, and on Sat. Aug. 10 marks the return of one of Mariposa’s most favorite groups, The Jespersons.
Amber Leigh, originally from Mariposa, started out in electronic music as a vinyl turntablist in 1999. Since then she has performed at clubs, raves, and music festivals throughout the western U.S.A. Now residing in the Bay Area, she is one of the genre’s most versatile DJs. She creates techno, trance, house, break and DnB, working with Zone magazine as their Northern California contributor of Trance music charts online and in print. In the spirit of diversity and open mindedness, she will be the first electronica DJ ever to perform at Music on the Green.
Performing original Neo/World Folk Americana music, The Jespersons as a core duo sing and play in an intimate, vocal/string style that has impressed widespread audiences for several years now. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Kay further developed her distinctive vocals and cello playing locally. She and multi-instrumentalist husband Jared, an Orange County transplant, are adding extra members to create a full band experience for this performance. Songs and stories are shared with the audience that make the experience fun for the whole family in a folky, community way.
A complete schedule of the talent performing throughout this summer season can be found at www.mariposaartscouncil.org.
All performances begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Mariposa County Art Park, located on Hwy. 140, between 4th and 5th Streets, in historic downtown Mariposa, CA. Free parking on 5th Street along the Creek Walkway to the Park, also providing handicapped access.
The shows are free to the public thanks to the generous support of sponsors.
Tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged and appreciated.
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.