MARIPOSA — The last weekend of Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by the Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – wraps up the 2019 season featuring two of the best ever presented on the Art Park Stage in historic downtown Mariposa: Good Medicine & Friends on Friday, August 23, and The Roger Perry Group on Saturday, August 24.
Good Medicine was the favorite band for Cousin Jack (the late minstrel/impresario that Music on the Green is dedicated to) and have played 26 of the 27 seasons of Mariposa Evenings/Music on the Green. Their appearances are a yearly tradition. Their music has been described as “folk-a-delic,” a distinct California-centric sound, mixing original songs with select, deep cut covers, entertaining audiences from the foothills to the coast for more than twenty-seven years now. Frank and Deb Sipes (the core duo) each have an impressive musical pedigree as songwriters, performers, and recording artists. You can read more about them on goodmedicinemusicnorthfork.com, as well as their Facebook and Reverbnation pages. This Friday they will be presenting in full band mode, with extra players adding more electrified dynamics and extended improvisation to the group’s eclectic repertoire. All this will be topped off with Deb’s famous rendition of “Amazing Grace” in the Cherokee language at the end of the show, proving why Good Medicine is a perennial favorite on the Art Park Stage.
Roger Perry has been influenced by many different music styles, including rock, blues, real country, reggae, poly-rhythmic jazz, folk, as well as various other artists, ranging from Leonard Cohen to John Coltrane, Miles Davis to Frank Zappa, but also Elvis, Johnny Cash and Mike Nesmith. This makes Fresno music icon Roger Perry difficult to easily categorize, but extremely entertaining nonetheless. With a moving singing voice that can be likened to Roy Orbison and the natural guitar playing skills of Glen Campbell, Perry is a formidable talent all on his own. Surrounded by experienced professionals, known regionally, nationally, and internationally, his group makes for a powerhouse performance. Learn more about this award winning Central Valley/Coastal artist at rogerperrymusic.com or his Facebook music page.
All performances begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Mariposa County Arts Park, located on Highway 140, between 4th and 5th Streets, in historic downtown Mariposa, CA.
Free parking will be available on 5th Street, along the Creek Walkway to the park.
Handicapped access will be available.
Music on the Green is free to the public thanks to the generous support of these sponsors: Sierra Tel Internet, Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau, Charles Street Dinner House, Dewey Family Trust, Carol Johnson, Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club, Mia Gloor – Mariposa’s House Hunter, Blue Oaks Farm, Kevin Cann, Evox OmniMedia, Xav Debois & Sean Aiken, Mariposa Chamber of Commerce, Ranch Fence, Yosemite Pilates, Mountain Yoga Studio, Meadow Creek Ranch B&B, Dr. Chris Hutcheson – Chiropractor, Fremont House, Ladybug Embroidery and Garment Printing, Starchman & Bryant Attorneys at Law, Mariposa Shipping, American Financial Network – Jeff Bubenchik, Restful Nest B&B, Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows #39, and Saralynn Nusbaum & Don Melcher.
Extra special thanks to Music on the Green Producer Andy Roberts for making it happen every weekend this summer. The Arts Council encourages the public to give Andy high-fives and high praise for his hard work.
Tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged, and appreciated.
To read more about this program, visit mariposaartscouncil.org.
The Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County.