Grand Rapids' native son Mark Lavengood has toured the Regional, National, and International music circuits for over 10 years. Wearing a multitude of hats as multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, band leader, mentor, active member of Michigan's Earthwork Music Collective, emeritus member of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, source of motivational energy, hobbyist massage therapist, Spanish translator and idea generator, Lavengood (affectionately known globally as "Huggy Bear") employs his many skill sets to engage and collaborate with communities through song and voice.

Anyone that has witnessed Lavengood perform will attest to these three key attributes: his big heart, wild energy on stage, and the aptitude on the many instruments that he plays. Having released 3 LPs and a 7 inch vinyl under his own name in conjunction with several albums with Lindsay Lou, Mark Lavengood is no stranger to the hustle of the music industry. He is currently touring & promoting his many projects while actively writing and recording new music to be released with Earthwork Music.

Last year, Lavengood released my third full-length album, "We've Come Along." Andy Hall of the Infamous Stringdusters says, "This record has it all. It shows Mark's diversity as a musician and a dobro player. It's band centric, but the standout slide playing and singing make this a must listen!" Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass says, "Mark Lavengood embodies the enthusiasm needed to take music and listener to new places."

 

 

Upcoming Events:

August 9-12, 2018: Farmfest 2018!

Come enjoy a weekend of fun, family and music. Bring a camper, or a tent, or sleep under the stars!

October 20, 2018: Halloween Bash

Celebrate the change of seasons with food, music and costumes.

February 2019: Sledfest!

Lit trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Great food and pub. Music starts at 3:00 with many bands performing. Winner gets a main stage booking at Farmfest 2018. Snow Art winner gets two weekend passes. Winter camping if you dare. Bonfire to light a small city. Inner child fun!!

Late May, 2019: Planting Weekend

Each spring, the greenhouse fills up with amazing plants promising great organic food choices for us at Farmfest. Come help us plant the gardens, and earn a weekend pass to Farmfest. Bring a dish to pass, your camping gear and instruments for campfire jamming.

Late June 2019: Get ‘er Done Vounteer Work Weekend

Preparing the farm for Farmfest is always a very rewarding experience. This is the time we can get creative. What is it that you would like to see added to the land? Let us know and help manifest it. Of course there are the usual annual items that need to be done: Cow barrels, butt cans, prepping the stages and clearing the trails. Weed whacking and mowing. Organizing the kitchen. Etc etc etc.

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