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 starting on June 3, with local favorites The Jespersons, and on June 4, The Trespassers!
The Jespersons are a husband and wife folk duo. Jared Jesperson is a masterful guitar player and sings harmony while Kaye Jesperson holds down the low end picking a cello and singing lead. They perform a nice mix of originals and genre spanning covers.
The Trespassers, voted Mariposa’s best band in the Mariposa Gazette several years running, is a folk quartet with influences of old time, country, gypsy, rock, classical, and opera. Ben Goger plays guitar and sings lead and harmony. Andy Roberts plays banjo and sings lead and harmony. Sarah Cuppery Ottley is a virtuosic violinist and singer. Benny Lee Friedrich holds down the upright bass and sings harmony. The Trespassers perform a mix of originals and covers. The Trespassers’ performance will be in conjunction with the Mariposa Trails Day event.
A complete schedule of the talent performing throughout this summer season can be found at www.mariposaartscouncil.org/music-on-the-green.
Tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged, and appreciated. All performances begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Mariposa County Art Park, located on Hwy. 140, between 4th and 5th Streets, in historic downtown Mariposa, CA.
Parking is available along 5th Street. The lower 5th Street parking lot provides an accessible pedestrian path to the Art Park through the Mariposa Creek Parkway entry.
This cornerstone concert series is made possible with generous support from businesses and individuals, and Music on the Green is seeking sponsorships now! Become a sponsor today at www.mariposaartscouncil.org/sponsor.
Special thanks and appreciation to 2022 sponsors so far: Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau, Sierra Telephone, Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club, Yosemite Pilates, Starchman & Bryant Attorneys at Law, Dabbles Bounces, Meadow Creek Ranch B&B, High Country Health Food Store and Café, and Dave & Terry Rozelle.
The Mariposa 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.