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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 Returns This Week

MARIPOSA–The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green returns to the Art Park this year for a full season of live music. Music on the Green features free, live concerts every Friday and Saturday of the summer. The venue is the Mariposa County Art Park. It is one of Mariposa’s longest-standing community programs. Andy Roberts and the Mariposa Arts Council produce music on the Green. It supports local and traveling musicians from all genres and draws visitors and residents to Mariposa’s vibrant, historic downtown community.

Scott Patrick Opens the 2024 Season

Opening the 2024 season on Friday night is hometown favorite, Scott Patrick. Scott is an indie-folk/country artist with captivating melodies and relatable lyrics about love and heartbreak. He quickly gained recognition in the Nashville music scene and today, Scott tours across the western United States, showcasing his multi-instrumentalist skills at a variety of venues. His passion for music shines through in every performance, making him a must-see act for fans of indie-folk and country music. You can find Scott’s music on major streaming platforms, on social media (@ScottPatrickOfficial) or by visiting www.scottpatrickofficial.com.

 

Chris Murphy Returns

On Sat. June 1, Chris Murphy will return to the stage. Chris Murphy is a virtuosic violin/fiddle player, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based out of Los Angeles. Murphy has 20 albums under his belt and has been touring worldwide throughout his career. Described as a one-man orchestra and a masterclass of his instrument, Murphy uses looping techniques to create entrancing stories through sound, blending classical sounds with blues, folks, Irish, and Americana influences. To learn more, visit www.chrismurphymusic.com.

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. We encourage and appreciate tips for the performers.  A complete schedule of the talent performing this summer season is on our website www.mariposaartscouncil.org/music-on-the-green; weekly updates will be on the Mariposa Arts Council’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@MariposaArts).

Gray Rule Student Artist

Gray Rule, a sophomore at Mariposa County High School is 2024 Music on the Green Student Artist. Gray’s original digital artwork for this program is this articles feature photo above. “This piece is inspired by the drive back home through Catheys Valley,” Gray says. “I wanted to feature a turkey vulture – beautiful, often overlooked, birds who are important to our ecosystems and life.” Gray creates masterful digital artwork and drawings that examine the beauty of death and decay in the natural world with inspiration from the sounds of heavy metal and death folk. To connect with Gray about creative projects, please contact Daisy at phillips@mariposaartscouncil.org .

This Student Artist initiative provides youth with a creative project opportunity with mentorship from Arts Council staff. Each year, Music on the Green uses student artwork on all marketing material and shares it across the Arts Council’s wide-reaching platforms. The intention is to advance young artists’ professional experience and position them for entrepreneurial engagement within their community.

Made Possible By:

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, 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.

Thank You!

Special thanks to Music on the Green’s producer, Andy Roberts, for his many hours on and off the stage. His dedication to Mariposa’s music community is a key part of this program’s legacy; the Arts Council deeply appreciates Andy and his contributions. 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.Image of the Mariposa Arts Council logo.

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