12189117_914206968615742_6582346511867737647_nWe’re sad to announce that we have come to the end of our journey together as Bootstrap Circus. Mark is moving out of the area and we believe that it just wouldn’t be Bootstrap Circus without him.

We feel extremely lucky to have enjoyed such a rich personal and creative relationship for the past few years and we’re very proud of what we created together. Rather than trying to re-create this, we are putting our energy into new musical projects, inspired by the spirit of joy and originality that has characterized Bootstrap Circus.

We have been working on a new album, which we intend to finish and release sometime this year. Of course, we’ll let you know when this is available so don’t ‘unlike’ or ‘unsubscribe’ just yet!

Most importantly, we want to thank you for the enthusiasm and kindness you brought to our shows. You inspired us to create music. We had a blast and we hope you did too.

Adam, Kristin, Mark & Greg.



September Shows

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September Live Shows

We have three shows coming up in September at The Alley in Mariposa, Auberry Library and The Queen’s Inn in Oakhurst. Read on for details.

On Saturday, September 9th, we’ll be playing on the beautiful outside stage at The Alley on Main Street in Mariposa. We start at 7:00pm

On Saturday, September 16th we’re playing from 7:00 – 9:00 on the lawn at Auberry Library. This show will also feature performances by Mana Fire Dancers.

On Saturday, September 23rd, we’re at the Queen’s Inn by the river in Oakhurst. We start at 6:30.



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Mariposa’s musicians, artists, and venues have come together to create a day full of creative energy on the streets of our beloved little town.

Start the day with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee at Pony Expresso, accompanied by local talent at the open mic. Get lunch at 1850 and enjoy original music from the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat’s featured songwriters. Enjoy a cold beer in the afternoon with the Jespersons at The Alley, Rock out with JNX at Sweetwater deli, then take your blanket to the Arts Park and listen to Bootstrap Circus as the sun goes down. After dark, head underground to the Hideout Saloon for more music from the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat.

Head to the Boomtown website for details.

Winter / Spring Live Shows


It’s been a while since we’ve played a show but we have not been idle! We’ve been working on some new songs and we’re excited to share them with you. Our first show of 2017 is at the Yosemite Bug resort on Saturday, January 28th. We can’t think of a better place to kick off the new year and bring out our new tunes. After that, we have shows at the Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite, The Alley in Mariposa, Sierra Meadows in Ahwahnee and the Sounds of Solstice Festival in Oakhurst. Visit our live page for details of these and more upcoming shows. See you soon.

Music on the Green


We’re really excited for a special evening in Mariposa on Saturday, August 6th. Our Music on the Green shows in Mariposa have been a highlight of our summer for a few years now. The Mariposa Arts Park is a fantastic venue and it’s so inspiring to see so many of our friends and neighbors enjoying our music and each other’s company.

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Yosemite Music Festival


“The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively– because, without this humble appliance, you can’t know where The Art stops and The Real World begins. You have to put a ‘box’ around it because otherwise, what is that s**t on the wall?”

Frank Zappa

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