MARIPOSA – The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series, Music on the Green at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa, features Meltwater Bridge on Friday, July 13, and Saltwater on Saturday, July 14.
Meltwater Bridge provides distinct rhythm and color to songwriter/leader, Gail Dreifus’s original neo-folk songs. Dreifus is a lifelong singer, songwriter and guitarist formerly based in El Portal, now Mariposa, and has been a fixture of the burgeoning local music scene for many years now.
Dreifus has performed at the Strawberry Music Festival, Millpond Music Festival and at National Parks including Yosemite, Zion and Grand Canyon. She also produces the annual Yosemite Songwriter Retreat that features workshops with renowned songwriters like Joe Craven, Peter Rowen, Terre Roche and Eliza Gilkyson. For more on Gail and to sample her music, visit www.gaillynnemusic.com.
Saltwater had an unusual debut at Music on the Green last year, being the first band scheduled to play after the evacuation of Mariposa due to the massive Detwiler Fire. The last-minute idea of transforming their show into the first of many local fire victim relief benefits didn’t phase the group at all, and they helped raise thousands for the cause.
Raised amid the farmlands of California’s Central Valley, the down and dirty Saltwater are certifiably organic, through and through. Carrying a deep bag of tricks from their eclectic musical backgrounds – from swamp rock to rockabilly, from jam band groove to shoegazing smooth – Saltwater produces a sound that’s derivative, but solidly their own. We welcome their return.
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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 (see map below). 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 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.