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Arts Council’s ‘Music on the Screen’ Presents Nathan Ignacio

MARIPOSA — The modern day troubadour Nathan Ignacio will perform via live stream for Music on the Screen on Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m. from the Mariposa Arts Council Facebook page.

Ignacio is a true one man band, a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter who plays popular cover songs as well as his own material. He describes his music as “a folky-bluesy twist on a 100-year-old tradition that I’ve made my own.”

Ignacio also describes his music as “danceable and different . . . I love making people dance and when it’s a song I created or helped shape, it’s a rewarding feeling beyond words,” he says.

Ignacio has traveled extensively sharing his sound, gracing the Strawberry Music Festival mainstage and countless stages and festivals throughout California and beyond.

And he is no stranger to the virtual live stream concert either. Going into a now five-month in-person concert hiatus, he has perfected a crisp sound system and garnered plenty of experience playing full concerts from his home porch as well as the occasional backyard social-distance gig for neighbors and friends.

People viewing will be able to tip Ignacio directly from a link in the stream.

Artists and arts organizations, especially performing artists, have been hit particularly hard by the long closure. The Arts Council hopes Music on the Screen concerts offer the community an opportunity to both support the working musicians who have enriched Mariposa’s music scene for years — and to enjoy a live music experience from the comfort of their own home.

Music on the Screen is a temporary, stand-in venue this summer for Mariposa County Arts Council’s popular Music on the Green summer series, which, like many local entertainment alternatives, has been sidetracked in 2020 by COVID-19.

Next on the Music on the Screen line up will be The Jespersons, streaming on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. via the Mariposa Arts Council Facebook page.

All previous concerts can be found through the Arts Council’s website: www.mariposaartscouncil.org/music-on-the-green/

Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Screen program is sponsored by Carol Johnson, Mariposa History Museum and Sue Overstreet.

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. The organization 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.

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