Bootstrap Circus


Bootstrap Circus combines rock, folk, ska and eastern European influences to create music that is both energetic and richly melodic. The eclectic songwriting of Adam Burns reflects his passion for the bluesy melodies of Jack White, the lyrical wit of Elvis Costello and the unbridled energy of The Clash. The band have become known for their vivacious live shows, characterized by playful interaction with each other and their audience. More…

The Jespersons


The Jespersons are an Indie Folk group hailing from the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Their sound consists of tight, rich vocal harmonies with rootsy and evocative instrumentation on cello, mandolin and guitar. More…




JNX (pronounced JINX) is a family rock band from Mariposa known for it’s high energy rock performances and cool guitar solos. The band plays at many local events in Mariposa and El Portal and has been featured in the Mariposa Gazette, on ABC30, and FOX26 for rocking out for patients at Valley Children’s Hospital. JNX believes everyone should be able to go to a rock concert! More…

Denise Ludington

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Mariposa local, Denise Ludington, has been writing songs for over 30 years. Her original music is influenced by a variety of genres and is seasoned with the essence of story telling and poetry, keeping the conversation of folk alive. Her Band, Bagby Station, performs her originals and covers some favorites. She enjoys sharing music and song and is always game for a jam session.  Denise will be MC at the Boomtown Open mic at Pony Expresso. More…

Yosemite Songwriting Retreat Showcase

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Yosemite Songwriting Retreat happens each October at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort in Midpines, California. The retreat celebrates the craft of songwriting and the art of performing original songs. Our mission is to support songwriters of all skill levels and genres, create an inspiring and supportive community and provide a safe space where individuals can express themselves through music. We achieve this through classes, workshops, mentoring, performance and recording opportunities at a location that provides an environment conducive to creativity and relaxation.

For Boomtown 2017, we are bringing together a group of the finest songwriters from the retreat to perform their original songs at the Grove House.

LANDMARK: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography

Featuring: Binh DanhMark Klett and Byron WolfeTed OrlandMillee Tibbs, and Jerry Uelsmann


Landscape photography is uniquely wedded to the National Parks, and to Yosemite in particular. Many of our nation’s most famous photographers have storied relationships with Yosemite – their work not only celebrates and shares the landscape’s grandeur, but also examines our relationship to wilderness and conservation. The contemporary artists selected for this exhibition bring new representation and varied voices to the genre of landscape photography, strengthening the rich relationship between the medium and Yosemite, while also blazing new conceptual and technical ground with their work.

In alignment with the National Park Service’s mission to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation widely, LANDMARK will be exhibited along the well-traveled corridor between Yosemite and the Bay Area, creating a link between rural and urban populations that are geographically, socially, and economically connected to Yosemite.

This exhibition celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service and looks ahead to the next century as it continues to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

Visit the Mariposa County Arts Council website for more information.