MARIPOSA – The free summer concert series Music on the Green rolls on into the last three weekends of the 2018 season presenting the return of Bodie 601 on Friday, Aug. 10. Then on Saturday Aug. 11, hometown favorites The Trespassers take the Mariposa County Art Park stage.
Back by popular demand, Bodie 601 takes their name from the ghost town in the Eastern Sierra where they are home-based.
Since their impressive debut in the 2015 season of this self-described “bluegrass-ish” group playing original songs featuring three and four-part harmony vocals and the high lonesome western sound of Amy Grahek’s electric violin, they’ve included Music on the Green in their busy summer touring schedule.
Grahek wowed the audience at the Art Park several years ago – fronting her former band, The Coreshots – with her fiddling finesse and dynamic stage presence, and we can expect the same this Friday. More on this wonderful quartet (three women, one man) can be found on their Facebook page.
Hometown heroes The Trespassers write and cover songs influenced by old-time and gypsy jazz music and have been an anticipated favorite at Music on the Green every season, playing at the Art Park since it’s opening in 2004.
They are now respected veterans on the live music scene from the foothills to the Bay area, having played at The Strawberry Music Festival, The Fillmore Auditorium and The Great American Music Hall, to name but a few. Their recordings have been played on radio stations from Santa Cruz to Fresno, San Francisco to L.A.
This season’s performance will be a unique one with the inclusion of special guests Jared Jesperson, Fritz Baggot, and Music on the Green producer Ronnie Sweeting, individually adding some colorful dynamics to the selections from The Trespassers’ song list.
Visit www.mariposaartscouncil.org for the complete 2018 season line-up and more.
All performances begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Mariposa County Art Park, located on Highway 140, between 4th and 5th Streets, in historic downtown Mariposa, CA. Free parking on 5th Street along the Creek Walkway to the Park, also providing handicapped access.
The shows are free to the public – tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged, and appreciated.
Music on the Green is brought to you by the Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors.
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.