CANCELLED due to Detwiler Wildfire!
Music on the Green – the summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – continues its 26th season with free concert performances by The Trespassers on Friday, July 21, and Mike Hammar and The Nails on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Mariposa County Arts Park Stage.
The Trespassers - Photo credit: Ryan Alonzo Photography
Hometown heroes, The Trespassers write and cover songs influenced by Old-time and Gypsy Jazz and have been an anticipated favorite at Mariposa Evenings 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.
Mike Hammar and The NailsThe triumphant return of world class Blues recording artists, Mike Hammar and The Nails to the Art Park Stage is, every summer, one of the most anticipated. Native American Hammar - who grew up in Mariposa, and still maintains deep roots here - and his powerful electric blues band, The Nails, have become a staple of Music on the Green, where every year they draw a huge crowd of locals and visitors for what we’ve come to call a “Blues Pow-Wow.” Garnishing a reputation over the years as one of the most exciting, live blues bands performing in California – in 2009 and 2014, Mike and the band won the prestigious Monterey Bay Blues Festival’s Battle of the Bands – their recordings have had airplay on American Roots Music Radio (Norway, England, Germany, Belgium, Canada, and U.S. College radio circuit) and they are regularly featured on Sirius XM Radio’s B.B. King’s Bluesville station. Mike’s song, “This Ain’t Goodbye,” from their second album, “Recipe for the Blues,” was nominated for an Independent Music Award. The Nails still feature the glorious sound of the Hammond B3 organ played by renowned musician Allan “B3 Blues” Carroll, and the fiery guitar and soulful vocals of Hammar. More on this great blues band can be found at: MikeHammarAndTheNails.com, or their Facebook page.
A complete schedule of the remaining Music on the Green concerts for the 2017 season can be seen below.
All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Mariposa County Art Park, located on Hwy. 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.
The Mariposa Arts Council, sponsor of Cousin Jack's Mariposa Evenings, is funded in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.