Written by Ronnie Sweeting –
MARIPOSA – Now in its 28th year, the free summer concert series “Music on the Green” continues into the 2018 season with a weekend of great bluegrass on Friday, June 8, with The GrassKickers; and powerful electric blues on Saturday, June 9, with Deja Blues.
We welcomed the return in 2016, after a long absence, of The GrassKickers – popular perennial performers of many past Music on the Green concerts. They are back by popular demand, and will take the stage at the Art Park this Friday.
Playing traditional, contemporary, and original bluegrass music with expert vocal and instrumental aplomb, this band of seasoned professionals also incorporates laugh-out-loud humor into their very entertaining set.
Hailing from California’s Central Valley, Deja Blues – stalwart purveyors of the vast blues genre – will be making their second appearance at the Art Park on Saturday. Their debut performance was in 2016.
Together for over a decade, Deja Blues mixes the sound of their original blues with all styles of this distinct American art form. Running the gamut from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago Shuffle, West Coast Jump to Texas Boogie, they cover deep cuts from Charlie Musselwhite, Stevie Ray, Freddy King, Hollywood Fats and Muddy Waters, among so many others.
Visit www.mariposaartscouncil.org for the complete 2018 season line-up and more.
All performances begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Mariposa County Art Park, located on Highway 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 – tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged, and appreciated.
Music on the Green is brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors.
The Mariposa Arts Council 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.