Save the dates for our upcoming summer concert series! Enjoy live music, great company, and support a terrific camp for the kids!
Photos from our 2022 Summer Concert Series.
TIckets & Event Info
Gates at 6:30pm | Music at 7pm
Loeks Retreat Center deck
$10 presale | $15 at the gate
Kids 13 + under FREE (suggested donation: $5)
All proceeds from ticket sales support
Camp Blodgett's Campership Campaign.
Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact our Director of Community Development, Jennifer Grondzik:
email@example.com | 616-949-0780 x102
Sunday, July 16 • Mark Lavengood
Mark Lavengood is a walking, talking ray of sunshine. His resonant energy and sparkling smile light up every stage, every studio, every room, RV and embrace he enters. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Lavengood specializes in dobro & steel guitar, both of which he's played for over a decade, while also being well-versed in guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, drums, and a variety of percussion instruments.
At each stop along the way, whether on tour, in the studio, or passing you on the street, Mark's positivity and genuine warmth is an immediate captivator. His selfless and gregarious nature has allowed him to collaborate, write and record with some hall-of-fame worthy talents. Cutting his teeth in the art and music meccas of Ann Arbor & Nashville, Lavengood has recently returned home to his native Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a new, adorable family and a headful of ambition in tow.
Since returning to GR, a burgeoning art and music scene in its own right, Lavengood has 'narrowed' his focus to his main, namesake project, as well as teaching and developing education platforms, mentoring, writing, recording, producing, writing for film, tv, advertising sync license opportunities, growing a music business (Bear Mark Productions) and of course, performing.
Sunday, August 13 • Jamie Dionne
Jamie is a singer / songwriter living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With a knack for mixing genres to create a unique sound, she loves how the crossover can bring people together from all walks of life.
A product of 90’s hip hop and R&B, Jamie first fell in love with lyricism from studying the sleeves of her CD’s; reading along as she listened to the music. Her early music inspirations spanned from artists like Biggie, Etta James, Melissa Etheridge, Tom Petty, TLC and En Vogue; a variety that reflects her songwriting today.
“To feel music is to really listen. Music is therapy. Love, loss, joy, regret, abuse, forgiveness, hope, grit, fantasy, gratitude, sorrow; songwriting accepts it all and makes it beautiful.”
Jamie released her first album, Keep it Alive, in 2014 - one month before the birth of her daughter Charlotte.
Green Sofa Sessions, launched in 2019, as a way of bringing the local music community together. Artists gather on the sofa, much like a therapy session, to create, connect and share it with the world. Green Sofa Sessions is about inclusivity and imperfection. A simple mic and video capture an original song written that night or a fun twist on a classic song.