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Image of a flyer for Music on the green. Made by Gray Rule

Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music On The Green

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Date(s) - 05/31/2024
7:00 pm

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Mariposa County Art Park

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The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green returns to the Art Park this year for a full season of live music starting on Friday, May 31!

One of Mariposa’s longest standing community programs, Music on the Green features free, live concerts every Friday and Saturday of the summer at the Mariposa County Art Park. Produced by Andy Roberts and the Mariposa Arts Council, the Green supports both local and traveling musicians from all genres and draws visitors and residents alike to Mariposa’s vibrant, historic downtown community.

Image of Scott PatrickOpening the 2024 season on Friday night is hometown favorite, Scott Patrick. Scott is an indie-folk/country artist with captivating melodies and relatable lyrics about love and heartbreak. He quickly gained recognition in the Nashville music scene and today, Scott tours across the western United States, showcasing his multi-instrumentalist skills at a variety of venues. His passion for music shines through in every performance, making him a must-see act for fans of indie-folk and country music. You can find Scott’s music on major streaming platforms, on social media (@ScottPatrickOfficial) or by visiting www.scottpatrickofficial.com.

On Sat. June 1, Chris Murphy will return to the stage. Chris Murphy is a virtuosic violin/fiddle player, multi-insturmentalist and singer-songwriter based out of Los Angeles. Image of Chris MurphyChris has 20 albums under his belt and has been touring worldwide throughout his career. Described as a one-man orchestra and a masterclass of his instrument, Murphy uses looping techniques to create entrancing stories through sound, blending classical sounds with blues, folks, Irish, and Americana influences. To learn more, visit www.chrismurphymusic.com.

All performances begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Mariposa County Art Park (5013 Hwy 140) in historic downtown Mariposa, CA. Parking is available along 4th and 5th St. The lower 5th St. parking lot provides an accessible pedestrian path to the Art Park through the Mariposa Creek Parkway entry. Tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged, and appreciated. A complete schedule of the talent performing throughout this summer season can be found at www.mariposaartscouncil.org/music-on-the-green; weekly updates will be shared on the Mariposa Arts Council’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@MariposaArts).

Original digital artwork for this program was created by the 2024 Music on the Green Student Artist, Gray Rule, a sophomore at Mariposa County High School.  “This piece is inspired by the drive back home through Catheys Valley,” Gray says. “I wanted to feature a turkey vulture – beautiful, often overlooked, birds who are important to our ecosystems and life.” Inspired by the sounds of heavy metal and death folk, Gray creates masterful digital artwork and drawings that examine the beauty of death and decay in the natural world. To connect with Gray regarding creative projects, please contact Daisy at phillips@mariposaartscouncil.org to be put in touch.

This Student Artist initiative provides youth with a creative project opportunity with mentorship from Arts Council staff. Each year, student artwork is used on all Music on the Green marketing material and shared across the Arts Council’s wide-reaching platforms, intended to advance young artists’ professional experience and position them for entrepreneurial engagement within their community.

This cornerstone concert series is made possible with generous support from Music on the Green Sponsors: Yosemite/Mariposa Tourism Bureau, Mariposa County Chamber Of Commerce, Ranch Fence Inc, Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club, Sierra Telephone, James Wittkopf, Kevin Cann & Beth Waldow, Mountain Yoga Studio, High Country Health Food Store, Mariposa Certified Farmers Market, Raw Roots Farm, Yosemite Pilates, Sierra Gold Cleaning, Happy Goat, Sticks Coffee, Meadow Creek Ranch B&B, Restful Nest B&B, Mariposa Shipping, Yosemite Songwriters Retreat, Ladybug Embroidery, The Starchman Family, The Collins Family, Patricia Elka, Pamela Flick, Saralynn Nusbaum & Don Melcher, Dave and Terry Rozelle, Tim and Anita Bryant, and Sue Overstreet.

Special thanks to Music on the Green’s producer, Andy Roberts, for his many hours on and off the stage. His dedication to Mariposa’s music community is a key part of this program’s legacy; the Arts Council deeply appreciates Andy and his contributions.

The Arts Council is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is supported in part by the County of Mariposa, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.Image of a flyer for Music on the green. Made by Gray Rule

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