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Please pre-register for workshops at each venue, or visit our online registration pages if a link is provided below.

For more information about events or private lessons, please contact us by e-mail or at (503) 699-1814.

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August, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:30-9:30 PM
Mark & Greta Play in West Linn
Mark and Greta play and sing again at the (503) Restaurant just two miles south of their home in West Linn, Oregon. For reservations, call (503) 607-0960.
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Friday/Saturday/Sunday, August 25-27, 2017 - All Day
Mark Performs and Teaches in Santa Barbara
The second annual Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration occurs in late August this year. Last year’s luthier showcase event was great fun, full of beautiful instrument displays, workshops, and hotshot concerts by the likes of Muriel Anderson, Michael Chapdelaine and Mark. Mark concertizes Friday eve with Peghead Nation’s Teja Gerken, and Acoustic Guitar magazine’s Doug Young.
For more information and to register, go to SBAIC.com.

September, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Mark And Greta Perform at the Canby Public Library, Oregon
Mark and Greta bring their lively guitars/uke/vocals show to the Canby Public Library, not far from Portland. Free.
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October, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mark Teaches ‘Fingerpicking Ukulele’ in Seattle
Mark travels once again to the ‘Emerald City’ to teach a ukulele workshop, surrounded by the beautiful hammer dulcimers and folk harps (and cool guitars and ukes!) of the Dusty Strings music shop. Learn a variety of useful fingerpicking patterns and a helpful way of memorizing chords, along with Mark’s uke arrangements of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”! To register, call Dusty Strings at: (206) 634-1662.
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Saturday, October 14, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Mark Teaches Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar in Seattle
Mark continues his day at Dusty Strings with a Hawaiian Slack Key guitar workshop. (Mark’s book on the subject is still in print after 15 years!) He will cover Open-G and C Mauna Loa tunings, and teach you Keo la Beamer’s “E Ku’u Morning Dew” and his own “Spouting Horn.” All fingerpickers welcome. Come tuned to “Taro Patch” (Open-G) tuning: DGDGBD, low to high. To register, call Dusty Strings at: (206) 634-1662.
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Thursday, October 26, 7:00 PM
Mark & Greta Concertize in Canby, Oregon
Mark and Greta bring their lively and fun guitars/uke/vocals show to the Canby Public Library a few miles south of Portland. Free to the public. Info: (503) 266-3394.
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November, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mark Teaches ‘Fingerpicking Ukulele’ in California
Mark visits his longtime Gryphon friends in Palo Alto on November 4 for two workshops. First, he’ll teach a variety of useful ukulele fingerpicking patterns, and a very helpful way of learning and memorizing chords. Mark will also teach his fun arrangements of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”! All uke sizes welcome. Bring a capo! To register, call Gryphon at: (650) 493-2131.
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Saturday, November 4, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Mark Teaches More Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar in Palo Alto
Take your Hawaiian slack key playing to the next level! In May, Mark provided Gryphonites with an introduction to slack-key fingerpicking using “Taro Patch” (Open-G) and "C-Wahine" tunings. In this workshop, Mark will review - then augment - your understanding of Taro Patch using new chords and exercises, plus delve into Mauna Loa (added 6th) tuning. Mark will show you how to play Keo la Beamer’s beautiful “E Ku’u Morning Dew” and his own “Lihue Luau." There will be plenty of hands-on playing in this workshop! Bring your guitars tuned to Open-G tuning: D-G-D-G-B-D, lowest pitch to highest. To register, call Gryphon at: (650) 493-2131.
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Sunday, November 5, 10:00 AM
Mark & Greta in Los Altos, California
Mark and Greta join former Mendicant singing partner Fred Cummins at Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos.

December, 2017

Friday, December 1, 7:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit Plays in Wilsonville, Oregon
Mark and his hotshot fingerstyle guitar buddies Doug Smith and Terry Robb begin their 23rd annual series of holiday concerts at Meridian UCC ("Frog Pond" church) in Wilsonville, just south of Portland. Tickets will be available in the autumn of 2017.
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Saturday, December 2, 7:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit Holiday Concert in Ridgefield, Washington
Mark and his hotshot fingerstyle guitar buddies Doug Smith and Terry Robb continue their 23rd annual series of holiday concerts at the historic Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, Washington, just north of Portland and the Columbia River. Tickets will be available in the autumn of 2017.
Acoustic Guitar Summit's 23rd annual holiday concert.
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Friday, December 8, 7:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Benefit Concert in California
On December 8, AGS plays a benefit concert in Cameron Park, California, in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains (up the hill from Sacramento). The benefit is for the Sierra Law Enforcement Chaplaincy. Tickets will be made available in the autumn, 2017.
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Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM
AGS at Lake Theater Cafe’ in Lake Oswego
Acoustic Guitar Summit brings their holiday show once again to the Lake Theater Monday Night Music Series in Lake Oswego, Oregon. This is a fantastic, but small venue. Seating is limited to 100. Good food and beverage are available, as is close-up seating and great sound!
Tickets

May, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Hillsboro, Oregon
The wonderful Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro, Oregon, has added AGS (award-winning guitarists Doug Smith, Terry Robb and Mark) to its 2017-2018 concert series. It’s a great venue to see us, and is always a sell-out (or near!).
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