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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. 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. One could call Lavengood a renaissance man where that his impact is not felt so heavily and heartily than by those at the places and professions he has spent time.
“Lavengood has woven together a sound quilt of friendship and American Roots music that could have only happened in Michigan.” – Seth Bernard
Find Your Park Concert Series at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore The National Park Service turns 100 this year. Join in the celebration with a concert in the park this summer and find your park through music. Park rangers, campers, and visitors will have a toe-tapping musical evening at Platte River or DH Day Campground amphitheaters. These performances are not limited to campers. All visitors need only purchase the Park Entrance Pass or have an Annual Pass displayed in their vehicle to join in the free fun.
Because of limited parking at DH Day Campground, visitors who are not camping will be asked to park in Glen Haven and hike or bike to the D. H. Day Campground amphitheater via the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.
Location: DH Day Campground amphitheater
Time: 8:00 PM
Fee Information: Free
Contact Name: Lisa Griebel
Contact Phone Number: 2313264746