2023 Performances

Looking Ahead

We booked a number of events. We’ll keep you posted.

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 5 p.m.: Chilmark Community Church. Two or three songs.

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11 a.m.: Molly and I appear in the Christmas in Edgartown Parade. We’ll be aboard the Vineyard Gazette, old red truck. We’ll be singing Christmas songs.

Sunday, December 17, 2023, 7 p.m. Sunday, Christmas at Sea. A collaboration between Molly and I and the Federated Church choir, directed by Peter Boak. At the Federated Church. A reception gathering afterwards.

Saturday, December 23, 2023, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Black Dog Cafe, State Road, Vineyard Haven

Sundays, 8 p.m., through the winter: Sunday at Sea, at my home, 35 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard. Live, also available virtually on Facebook Live and YouTube. Join with Molly Conole and myself for an evening of maritime songs and stories. We are now into the third year of these weekly programs. Seating limited, come early. Or, just wave your hand at the window.

Friday, February 16, 2024, 5 to 7 p.m.: Cape Cod Maritime Museum.

Friday, February 23, 2024 through Sunday, February 25, 2024: Fisherpoets Gathering, in Astoria, Oregon. Details to be shared in the New Year.


Looking Astern

Friday, February 24, 2023, 5 p.m.: Molly Conole and Mark are performing at the 26th annual Fisherpoets Gathering in Astoria. The two are performing at the Astoria Brewing Company at precisely 5 p.m. They are doing a 20 minute set.

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 5 p.m.: Molly Conole and Mark are performing again at the 26th annual Fisherpoets Gathering in Astoria. This time we are performing at the Columbian Theater at precisely 5 p.m. They are doing a 20 minute set. Mark will continue helping the evening program as a MC. He is joining together with Will Hornyak as master of ceremonies.

Sunday, May 28, 2023, morning, Menemsha waterfront.  Mark is participating in the Blessing of the Fleet, hosted by the Chilmark Community Church. More details to come.
Monday, June 26, 2023, late afternoon. Mark and Molly Conole, are performing together at the Annual Garden Party,  a private cocktail party to help raise funds for the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard. The party is being hosted at a private home on the waterfront, off North Water Street, Edgartown.

Monday, August 7, early evening. Private event on the beach.

Tuesday, August 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Molly Conole and Mark Alan Lovewell. Hosted by Laurel Redington of WMVY Radio.

Thursday, August 17, 5 to 7 p.m. Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street,  Hyannis. History on tap: Shanties by the Sea & Beer Tasting. Mark Alan Lovewell and Molly Conole, for all ages.  Pre-registration encouraged.

Friday, August 18, 5 to 5:30 p.m. Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society 161st Fair, West Tisbury. Molly Conole and Mark Alan Lovewell. More details will be added.

Thursday, September 21,  1 to 6 p.m. ACONS Live, A celebration of Nantucket Sound, The Beach Club, Centerville. Mark and Molly will perform twice around 2:30 p.m. and again around 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound. Here is the link to: A Celebration of Nantucket Sound.

Sunday, October 15, 2023, 3:30 p.m.: Performing at the annual Crop Walk, St. Augustine’s Church, Vineyard Haven.

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.

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Mark Alan Lovewell, down at Menemsha waterfront, Chilmark, with photographer Wayne Smith.
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