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An SRO with MARK LAVENGOOD BLUEGRASS BONANZA

Saturday February 25, 2017
8:30 pm

$18 in advance + $2 service fee
$22 at the door

www.marklavengood.com
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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN SRO – STANDING ROOM ONLY – CONCERT! THERE IS NO RESERVED  AND VERY LIMITED SEATING! COME EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION!

Perhaps you’ve seen Mark Lavengood perform before. Maybe you’ve seen him with Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys. Maybe you’ve seen him with his Bluegrass Bonanza. All we know is that once you’ve seen him perform, you never forget! His charm and charisma on stage are matched only by his ferocious musicianship and passion for music. A force to be sure! We are so excited to bring Mark and his Bluegrass Bonanza to perform his high energy show on our stage!

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1984, Mark Lavengood’s first musical impressions were formed by a family that valued the importance of music; a family that looked to music for strength and for the purest sense of joy and community. At a young age, Lavengood was informed by the raw movement of music, by percussion, the beat. Joining the middle school band as a percussionist in 6th grade, he quickly became an important source of talent and inspiration within his community. After teaching himself to play the drums, he began to venture into unfamiliar territory ranging from guitar to ukulele, congas to steel pans, and eventually to the resonator guitar & straight steel console (amongst other instruments).Mark studied with Dave Zerbe in the Alma College Percussion Ensemble on top of dabbling in the jazz band, choir, and marching band while studying Spanish and International Business at Alma College. Post-graduation, Lavengood honed his skills on the dobro playing with the self-proclaimed rebels of Michigan folkgrass, winter/sessions while simultaneously working part-time at the world acclaimed Founder’s Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI. It was this 1-2 combo that singlehandedly set “Huggy Bear” into existence.

Mark first saw Michigan dobro player extraordinaire Joe Wilson (of Steppin’ In It) and Drew Howard (multi-instrumentalist, MI natural treasure) perform at the Frederick Meijer Gardens, August, 2005 and was instinctively drawn toward the resonator guitar. Since then, Mark has carved his technique and attack on the instrument through observing the playing and instructions of aforementioned Joe Wilson & Drew Howard, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, Andy Hall, Todd Livingston, Sally Van Meter, and Mike Witcher – all contemporary (with some legends in the list, yet still contemporaries) dobro players in the national bluegrass and beyond community.

 

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Instructions

To view an image of the room seating for the concert, click on the Seating Chart Image link on the ticketing page.

Please note: You can purchase tickets for one reserved ticketed concert at a time, but you may purchase multiple tickets. The allowed additional tickets will be noted at the bottom of the event page. If you need more tickets, please contact Gary @ 231-557-7687.

We require a name and email address for each ticket purchased. You can either separately identify attendees by name & email address, or you may use the same name & email address for all.

To purchase reserved tickets:

  1. Click on the Please Select A Seat button. – This will bring up an interactive chart.
  2. If you hover over the boxes on the chart, you will see the seat number, price & brief description (e.g. table seat). You may choose from any green box (seat) and click to reserve. You will get a popup message that the seat has been reserved.
  3. Choose OK and you will be redirected to the concert page.
  4. Complete first name, last name & email. The first name entered will also require that you tell us how you heard about the concert.
  5. For additional attendees, click on the Add More Attendees button and repeat the above step until desired seats have been reserved.
  6. Click on submit purchase. Review and click on Submit Purchase.

If you run into any problems, please contact Gary at 231-557-7687.