Looking Ahead in 2021
We booked over 20 private performances so far this year, indoors to out on the beach, not far from the rolling waves. Check out the performance schedule so far this year. This summer alone has exceeded anything we’ve done before. Stay tuned.
Sunday, September 5, 9:30 a.m.: Federated Church Parsonage Lawn. A church service outdoors with music by Mark Alan Lovewell.
Due to rising concerns about Covid-19, a number of Mark’s public concerts in September and beyond were canceled. Stay tuned.
Past Events in 2021
This year is already busy…. even virtually. We’ve performed twice in Oregon already.
February 25, 2021: 24th annual Fisherpoets Gathering. Astoria, Oregon. Mark was the opening performer for three days of poetry, storytelling and song.
March, 26, 2021: Singtime, virtual singing festival, Portland FolkMusic Society, Portland, Oregon. Mark opened and closed an afternoon session on commercial fishing songs hosted by folksinger Mary Garvey.
March 30, 2021: Mark sang Fiddler’s Green at a graveside service for Emmett Carroll, a Menemsha fisherman, at Abel’s Hill, in Chilmark. The event was reported in the Martha’s Vineyard Times.
Friday, May 29, 2021: Virtual Memorial Day Weekend Release Party on Facebook Live. A new song will be released Friday night. Time to party!
Thursday, June 3, 2021, 6 p.m.: Appeared in Weblinar 6: Songs, Stories, & Sea Chanties of Nantucket Sound. Hosted by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, a nonprofit organization committed to looking after one of the most valuable natural resources in the region. Nantucket Sound is a 750-square-mile water body just south of Cape Cod. The islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are just to the south. It is one of the most valued resources for the propagation of many different species of fish and seafood.
Mark regularly sails and spends time in Nantucket Sound. He describes it as his backyard, worthy of favor, worthy of active stewardship. Please join the show for a very quick hour of music and storytelling. You can watch the video at: www.saveoursound.org/acons.
Monday, June 14, 2021: 8 pm. The Ritz, 4 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. The Ritz Cafe. One hour show.
Sunday, July 4, Independence Day, 4 p.m.: Blessing of the Fleet, an Edgartown Federated Church event on the Mayhew Parsonage property at 75 South Water Street, overlooking the busy bustling Edgartown Harbor. Mark will be singing. There will be a blessing and a welcoming. Followed by a 5 p.m. picnic on the lawn. Open to the public. Free.
Thursday, August 19, 2021, 7 p.m.: Chappaquiddick Community Center. Evening concert. Free. Details posted on their website.
In 2019, we did over 30 private and public performances. Last year was tough. We made a trip to the 23rd annual Fisherpoets Gathering in Astoria, OR in February. That was our last live performance. But we did a number of virtual performances in 2020. Our Sunday night Facebook Live shows continue to be a welcome addition. Feel free to attend. They are at 8 p.m.
For 2021, the year is so much brighter.
Thank you for your continued support. We are rethinking ways to share music and story. We’ll try and put the public events up as quickly as we can. Let’s talk.
Book Mark Alan Lovewell Today!
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 seaworthy vessel! Mark has already scheduled over 30 private performances for the summer of 2018, so this is a big year! Book Mark today and experience his sea shanties firsthand!