Mark did 30 private performances this year, for well over a 1,000 patrons.
If you are looking for a public performance, why not initiate one. Mark performs at all kinds of venues, from backyards, front yards, your favorite public place and aboard almost any floating vessel.
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, December 9, 2017, 4 p.m.: Mark will be performing, singing Silent Night with the Minnesingers, as part of A Vineyard Christmas MVRHS Minnesingers Winter Concert at the Edgartown Whaling Church. Admission. But tickets in advance at Our Market, Leslie's Pharmacy, Alley's General Store; or charge by phone 508-627-4440.
February, 23 through 25, 2018: 21st Annual Fisherpoets Gathering, Astoria, Oregon. Mark will be returning for his third time, telling fish stories, reading poems and singing maritime tunes.. Over 90 performers at approximately nine venues.
So far in 2017
.February 24 through 26, 2017: Mark performed at the 20th annual FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon. The weekend event raises and honors the voices of fishermen, mostly poets. Visit Fisherpoets.org for details. This is the second year he was asked to perform. He also was on stage with his son Alan Lovewell, of Real Good Fish, of Moss Landing, California.
Saturday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Pathways ARTS. Mark is part of Pathways Ocean programs. They are located at the Chilmark Tavern, 9 State Road in Chilmark. For more information visit their website or call 508-645-9098.
Friday, May 23: March to the Sea, a Memorial Day observance for Edgartown Elementary School students. Mark told a story about Memorial Day, the days of whaling and the Civil War and sings. Mark has been doing this for more than 22 years.
Saturday, June 3: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Performing for the Island Masons and families. Celebrating the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Lodge. Mark is providing songs and stories. Oriental Martha's Vineyard Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Masonic Temple 52 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Oak Bluffs. Attending is Most Worshipful Paul F. Gleason, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, June 20, 6 to 8 p.m.: Featherstone Center for the Arts, outdoor stage. Seventh Annual Summer Solstice Celebration in poetry and song. Hosted by Margaret Emerson. Mark will be one of a dozen poets doing readings.
Photo Vera Lovewell
Photo Sally Cohn