The Mariposa Music Series, which kicks off Saturday, June 8 in downtown Fresno, could serve as an introduction to Fresno’s music scene.
“Really, it’s about providing a great night of music and putting the spotlight on the local music scene, with the bands being some of the best when it comes to original music in the Valley,” says Jason Squires, director of programming and marketing at New Rock 104.1, which is organizing the series with the Downtown Fresno Partnership.
The Maripsoa in the name is for Mariposa Plaza, the public space on Fulton Street where the concerts will be held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month through August. The event is free and open to the public, with a beer garden for those of drinking age.
The opening concert features the rock trio Call Me James.
Other acts booked include The Mourning Drive (June 22), Stoneshiver (July 13), Simple Sinsation (July 27), Cloudship (Aug. 10) and Boom Boom Brady (Aug. 24).
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mariposa Plaza, on Fulton Street, downtown Fresno. Free, all ages, 21 + to drink