Independent Music Booking

Bear Mark Productions is a creative consulting agency lead by Mark Lavengood. As an artist and agent, he has worked throughout the world focusing on North American and European markets for the last decade cultivating relationships and serving the people.


  • With an irresistible and exhilarating approach that melds Afro-beat zest with world music wizardry, Grand Rapids' Afro Zuma has become one of the region's most entertaining and beloved bands, an ensemble that always delivers a delicious smorgasbord of sounds and rhythms.
    John Sinkevics
  • I know that the future of music is in good hands with people like Seth [Bernard] around to be its caretaker. More importantly, I know the future of our world is in good hands.
    Greg Brown
    Folk Legend
  • This music [Seth Bernard] not only swings, rocks, and grooves--it matters. It's the voice of a real community, with a sound and a message the world needs to hear.
    Bill McKibben
    Author, environmentalist, journalist
  • On “We’ve Come Along,” Mark [Lavengood] shows his diversity as a musician and a dobro player. This record has it all. Bluegrass, jams, solo slide performances and more! It’s band-centric but the standout slide playing and singing make this a must listen!
    Andy Hall
    Infamous Stringdusters
  • Mark Lavengood embodies the enthusiasm needed to take music and listener to new places
    Paul Hoffman
    Greensky Bluegrass