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Image of DK and the Ritz.
Get out your dancing shoes, everyone! Music on the Green is presenting DK and the Ritz (seen above) on Friday and the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat on Saturday. It's going to be awesome, so we'll see you there!

MOTG to Host DK and the Ritz & Yosemite Songwriter Retreat

MARIPOSA — On Friday, June 23, Music on the Green will feature DK and the Ritz, a blend of old favorites from the 1940s through the soft sounds of folk rock. Based on vocal harmonies and sweetly played piano and acoustic guitar music, DK and the Ritz brings back our favorite memories in music. With the soft powerful vocals of Kim Barnett and the bright harmonies and leads of Danny Croft, DK is backed up by the smoothing percussion and harmonies of Mike Naranjo and deep bass tones of Tom Phillips.

Image of the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat.

Yosemite Songwriting Retreat.

On Saturday, June 24, the Yosemite Songwriter Retreat returns to Music on the Green. Managed by local musicians, Gail Dreifus and Adam Burns, YSR invites songwriters from 18 and up to participate in annual classes, workshops, mentoring, performance and recording opportunities in Mariposa County at locations that inspire creativity and relaxation. This concert will showcase many of the talented musicians from YSR, including Tenbroek (Rose Fluharty), duo Lo Moon, Dan Gross, and Home Tonight (Gail Driefus and David Budries).

All performances begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

Image of Home Tonight (Gail Driefus and David Budries).

Home Tonight (Gail Driefus and David Budries).

This event will be held at the Mariposa County Art Park (5013 Hwy 140) in historic downtown Mariposa, CA. Parking is available along 4th and 5th St. The lower 5th St. parking lot provides an accessible pedestrian path to the Art Park through the Mariposa Creek Parkway entry.

Tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged, and appreciated.

Please click here for a complete schedule of the talent performing throughout this summer season.

Weekly updates will be shared on the Mariposa Arts Council’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@MariposaArts).

This cornerstone concert series is made possible with generous support from Music on the Green sponsors

Yosemite/Mariposa Tourism Bureau, Mariposa/Yosemite Rotary Club, Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Tel, High Country Health Food Store, Charles Street Dinner House, Mountain Yoga Studio, Yosemite Pilates, Sierra Gold Cleaning Services, Sticks Coffee, Mariposa Certified Farmers Market, Foster Ace Hardware, Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows, James Wittkopf, Dave & Terry Rozelle, Anita & Tim Bryant, Kevin Cann & Beth Waldow, The Starchman Family, Saralynn Nusbaum & Don Melcher, Pamela Flick, Meadow Creek Ranch Bed & Breakfast, Restful Nest Bed & Breakfast, Sierra Artist Gallery, The Local Grape, and Yosemite Songwriting Retreat.

Special thanks to Music on the Green producer Andy Roberts.

Mariposa County Arts Park
5013 CA-140
Mariposa, CA 95338

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.

Check out Gail Dreifus and David Budries as they perform at Mariposa County Arts Park. 

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