MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green continues free summer concerts this weekend with Chris Doud on Friday, June 10, and Mike Hammar and the Nails on Saturday, June 11.
Chris Doud is a country singer/songwriter and guitar slinger from the central valley of California. Most notably from the alt-country band, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, Chris has been consistently writing and performing music throughout California for the better part of twenty years, either as a solo artist or with several different bands.
On June 11, Mike Hammar and the Nails return to the Art Park stage! Mike Hammar is an award winning and highly notable blues guitarist and songwriter, who regularly performs at blues festivals throughout California. Mike and his band are one of the most anticipated acts to play Music on the Green, consistently drawing one of the largest audience of the season.
Artwork for Music on the Green was created by Mariposa County High School junior Celianna Lee. Celianna is a versatile artist with a focus on digital illustration and acrylic painting. Her various inspirations have helped develop a contrast and color-orientated style, which play deeply into each composition. “I’m a passionate artist. Every piece I create is made with intention, emotion, and love. I chose dogwood flowers to symbolize our community.”
The Arts Councils is pleased to support emerging young artists like Celianna by providing professional, collaborative project opportunities that help build community connection.
Celianna’s first exhibition will be at Sticks Coffee (4993 7th St, Mariposa, CA 95338) through the month of August.
A complete schedule of the talent performing throughout this summer season can be found at mariposaartscouncil.org/music-on-the-green. Tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged, and appreciated.
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.
Parking is available along 5th Street. The lower 5th Street parking lot provides an accessible pedestrian path to the Art Park through the Mariposa Creek Parkway entry.
This cornerstone concert series is made possible with generous support from the following businesses and individuals:
- Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau
- Mariposa Yosemite Rotary #589
- Mariposa County Fire Department
- Sierra Tel
- Xav Dubois and Sean Aiken
- High Country Health Foods & Cafe
- Pizza Factory Mariposa
- Dabbles Bounce
- Starchman and Bryant, Attorneys at Law
- Yosemite Pilates
- Mountain Yoga
- Sierra Gold Cleaning Services
- The Local Grape
- Dewey Family Trust
- Meadow Creek Ranch Inn Bed and Breakfast
- Dog Grooming By Tess
- Mariposa Certified Farmers’ Market
- David and Terry Rozelle
- Kevin Cann
- James Wittkoph
- Saralyn Nusbaum and Don Melcher
- Pam Flick
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.