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image of a flyer for Music on the green. artwork done by Gray Rule
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 Shows Dogweed String Band & Mike Hammar

MARIPOSA–One of Mariposa’s longest-standing community programs, Music on the Green features free, live concerts every Friday and Saturday of the summer at the Mariposa County Art Park. Produced by Andy Roberts and the Mariposa Arts Council, Music on the Green supports local and traveling musicians from all genres. It also draws visitors and residents alike to Mariposa’s vibrant, historic downtown community.

This weekend’s featured music guests are The Dogweed String Band and Mike Hammar and the Nails.

The Dogweed Stringband

The Dogweed Stringband, from Alameda/Oakland, CA revives your favorite old-time grooves with soulful harmonies and red-hot musicianship. Also, they have a penchant for Western Swing.  The band features Joan Wilson Rueter on fiddle, guitar and vocals. Dawn Ellerbeck is on upright bass, and Rosie Steffy is on harmonies and suitcase drums. The electric sounds of Jamie Duncan and Jared Altura on twin lead guitars.  All of them blend classics from old blues to 70’s country with heart melting originals. Find out more at www.dogweedstringband.com/

Mike Hammar and the Nails

Mike Hammar and the Nails are a highly acclaimed California contemporary blues band based out of the Central Valley. Mike and his band are the most anticipated band at Music on the Green year after year. It’s an honor and a pleasure to have them return to the art park. Find out more at mikehammarandthenails.com

When and Where

The Dogweed String Band will perform on Friday, July 12th, and Mike Hammar and the Nails will perform on Saturday, July 13th.

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; with weekly updates on the Mariposa Arts Council’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@MariposaArts).

Gray Rule, the 2024 Music on the Green Student Artist, is the creator of the artwork for this 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 produces 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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