We booked over 20 private performances so far this year, indoors and even out on South Beach, where you can’t get closer to the rolling singing waves. The summer alone has exceeded anything we’ve done before.
We have nothing booked for October or for the rest of the year. We invite you stay tuned. We’ll let you know as soon as we know.
Stay tuned. Happy Autumn!
Past Events in 2021
This year was busy…. even virtually. We performed twice in Oregon virtually early in the year. Through the summer we did a number of live concerts on Martha’s Vineyard.
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.
Sunday, September 5, 9:30 a.m.: Federated Church Parsonage Lawn. A church service outdoors with music by Mark Alan Lovewell.
Friday, September 24, 7 p.m.: First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven. Mark and other musicians opened for a concert featuring Christian singer and songwriter Dave Pettigrew. Also on stage was Sean McMahon and the worship team of the First Renewed (Brazilian) Baptist Church.
Friday, October 1, evening Mark performed at the Vineyard Haven’s First Friday, an evening of live music, at Owen Park. The line up of local performers included: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, The Roundabouts, The Outskirts, Tristan Israel and Lydia Fischer. Mark performed right near the beach bonfire. And he played a couple of songs and told stories, opening for Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.
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.
The 2021 was so much brighter. We did so many more concerts and we did it safely. Let us look to an even positive wind in 2022.
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!