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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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November, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Wilsonville, Oregon
AGS kicks off its annual holiday shows with this fun event at Meridian UCC (“Frog Pond”) church in Wilsonville, just south of Portland, Oregon. The church is one block west of the traffic signal at Stafford/Boeckman/Wilsonville/Advance roads.
Tickets | Directions

December, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Ridgefield, Washington
AGS continues its annual holiday shows with an always-sold-out show at the historic Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, Washington, a short distance north from Portland along the Columbia River.
Tickets | Venue Website | Directions

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Thousand Oaks, California
AGS travels to Southern California for our next two shows. Friday evening we play at Emmanuel Presbyterian church in Thousand Oaks. Free will donation at the door.
Directions

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit Workshop in Culver City, California
Prior to their evening concert at Gary Mandell’s Boulevard Music in Southern California, Mark Hanson, Doug Smith and Terry Robb - two Grammy winners and a Blues Hall of Fame fingerpicker - present a hands-on fingerstyle guitar workshop at the store. All three are wonderful teachers as well as players. For fingerpickers at every level! Info: (310) 398-2583.
Tickets | Directions

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Culver City, California
AGS is thrilled to play at Gary Mandell’s Boulevard Music for the first time. (Doug and Mark have played there as a duo.) Located at 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., this is an intimate McCabe’s-like venue, with the attendees surrounded by cool guitars, amps and accessories. Sound is great here! Info: (310) 398-2583.
Tickets | Directions

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Lake Oswego, Oregon
AGS has sold out its shows at the Lake Theater every time we’ve played here, so Dean has booked us for two consecutive nights this year!
Tickets | Directions

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Lake Oswego, Oregon
AGS plays for the second night in a row at the Lake Theater Music Mondays series. AGS has sold out its shows at the Lake Theater every time we’ve played here, so Dean Mhas booked us on consecutive nights.
Tickets | Directions

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Shingle Springs, California
SSOH (Shingle Springs Opera House) once again hosts AGS for a scintillating holiday show of outstanding fingerstyle guitar. Limited seating! To reserve a space and for directions, please contact David at dcthomas5256 @ gmail.com. (Delete the spaces when emailing him!) With a sell-out of this matinee show, a second show will be added that evening.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Sacramento, California
AGS flies to California for holiday gigs this year, including this great one in Sacramento at THE CLARA Auditorium (officially the “E Claire Raley Studio for the Performance Arts”). Address: 2420 N. St in Sacramento. Sponsored by the Sacramento Guitar Society.
Ticket Information | Venue Website | Directions

January, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Mark Presents Fingerstyle Classics Workshops at Gryphon in Palo Alto
Mark presents two workshops on fingerstyle repertoire (easy solos to more advanced) at famed Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, California. These are fun Mark Hanson arrangements, which he will explain and teach to you. To register, please call Gryphon directly at (650) 493-2131.
Workshop descriptions | Directions

Sunday, January 6, 10:00 AM
Mark & Greta in Los Altos, California
Mark and Greta join Mark’s early “Waterwheel” partner Fred Cummins for music on the actual 12th Day of Christmas at Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos.
Directions

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Student Recital in West Linn, Oregon
Mark’s guitar students perform at the semi-annual student recital at Mark’s home.

Friday, January 18 2019, 6:30-9:00 PM
Mark & Greta Performance
Mark & Greta play for a private gathering at the Portland Town Club in SW Portland.

Friday & Saturday, January 25-26, 2019
NAMM Trade Show in Anaheim
Mark and Greta make their annual trek to Anaheim, California, for the huge music trade show. This is a chance to meet up with old industry friends, play great guitars in many makers’ booths, and see what’s new.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 8:30 & 10:00 AM
Mark & Greta Perform in Laguna Beach, California
Mark and Greta join their friend, music director and vocalist Beth Pinney and her band, for Sunday service music at the Laguna Presbyterian Church in Laguna Beach.
Directions

May, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Acoustic Guitar Summit in Hillsboro, Oregon
We’re thrilled that Walters Cultural Art Center has included us once again, this time in their 2018-19 concert series. The lighting and sound are always great here, and the audiences sublime!
Tickets | Directions

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Mark Presents Beginning and Intermediate Fingerstyle Workshops at Gryphon in Palo Alto
Mark presents two workshops on fingerstyle playing at famed Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, California. Mark has had great success at teaching fundamentals of fingerstyle guitar through his books, DVDs, and in-person instruction. He will get beginners going in the right direction with fun patterns that turn into tuneful guitar solos; and successfully expand the understanding, technique and repertoire of intermediates. Mark Hanson uses enjoyable arrangements and compositions of his own, which he will explain and teach to you. To register, please call Gryphon directly at (650) 493-2131.
Workshop descriptions | Venue Website | Directions

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Mark & Greta in Los Altos, California
Mark and Greta join Mark’s early “Waterwheel” partner Fred Cummins for music on Cinco de Mayo during the morning service at Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos.
Directions