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Get ready for some of the best music that Mariposa County has to offer this weekend at the Mariposa County Arts Park. Be there or be square!

Music on the Green Presents The Jespersons & T-Hawks

MARIPOSA–The Jespersons return to Music on the Green on Friday, June 21st, and The T-Hawks on Saturday, June 22nd.

The Jespersons are one of Mariposa’s favorite bands and are a staple on the central California foothill music scene. The band is led by partners in music and life, Kaye and Jared Jesperson. Kaye, a Mariposa transplant from Australia, writes a large portion of their songs. She also sings lead and picks the bass on a cello. Jared is a multi instrumentalist, harmony and lead singer. The band has an undeniable chemistry and cross genre feel. This year they will feature prominent percussionist Skillet (Kevin McHatten) and other possible special guests.

The T-Hawks are an Americana band featuring the singing, songwriting and acoustic guitar playing of Tom Vandenavond (Tommy V.). Tom resides in Oakdale, CA and is a key player in the Americana Renaissance blossoming from that area. Joining him will be  T-ranch (Andy Roberts) on banjo and vocals, and Fritz Bagget on fiddle. Also, Benny Lee Friedrich on upright bass and Jon Kidd on drums.

When and Where

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

A complete schedule of the talent performing throughout this summer season is available at www.mariposaartscouncil.org/music-on-the-green. Weekly updates will be available on the Mariposa Arts Council’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@MariposaArts).

Thank you to 2024 Music on the Green Student Artist, Gray Rule, for creating the original artwork for the program.


This cornerstone concert series is possible with generous support from Music on the Green Sponsors: Yosemite/Mariposa Tourism Bureau, Mariposa County Chamber Of Commerce, Ranch Fence Inc, Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club, Sierra Telephone, James Wittkopf, Kevin Cann & Beth Waldow, Mountain Yoga Studio, High Country Health Food Store, Mariposa Certified Farmers Market, Raw Roots Farm, Yosemite Pilates, Sierra Gold Cleaning, Happy Goat, Sticks Coffee, Meadow Creek Ranch B&B, Restful Nest B&B, Mariposa Shipping, Foster Ace Hardware, Yosemite Songwriters Retreat, Ladybug Embroidery, The Starchman Family, The Collins Family, Patricia Elka, Pamela Flick, Saralynn Nusbaum & Don Melcher, Dave and Terry Rozelle, Tim and Anita Bryant, and Sue Overstreet.

Andy Roberts is the producer of this program.

Image of the Mariposa Arts Council logo.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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