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The mission of the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat (led by Gail Dreifus, seen above) is to support songwriters of all skill levels and genres, create an inspiring and supportive community, and to provide a safe space where individuals can express themselves through music.

MOTG Presents Yosemite Songwriting Retreat & Scott Patrick

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green continues free summer concerts this weekend with a showcase of talent from the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat on Friday, June 17, and Scott Patrick on Saturday, June 18.

Led by local singer/songwriter Gail Dreifus, the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat (YSR) celebrates the craft of songwriting and the art of performing original songs.

On the 17th, this popular annual concert will feature several alumni singers and songwriters from past YSR events.

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Scott Patrick.

Saturday, June 18, will feature prominent local musician Scott Patrick Little. Scott is one of the hardest working local musicians; on any given day you can find him performing at venues throughout the central valley, the foothills and beyond.

A definite crowd pleaser, Scott’s renditions of popular country, rock, alternative and original songs will have you tapping your toes and singing along!

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.

Celianna’s 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.”

Image of Celianna Lee.

Celianna Lee.

The Arts Councils is pleased to support emerging young artists like Celianna and to provide professional, collaborative project opportunities to students.

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 Arts Park, located on Hwy. 140, between 4th and 5th Streets, in historic downtown Mariposa, CA (see map below).

Parking is available along 5th Street. The lower 5th Street parking lot provides an accessible pedestrian path to the Arts Park through the Mariposa Creek Parkway entry.

This cornerstone concert series is made possible with generous support from the following businesses and individuals:

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.

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