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Fogelson to perform Saturday at Maplewood State Park

Minnesota musician R. Mark Fogelson performs this Saturday, July 14 at Maplewood State Park's Josh Hansen Picnic Shelter, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. (Submitted photo)

This Saturday, July 14, Minnesota musician R. Mark Fogelson will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter inside Maplewood State Park.

The songs of R. Mark Fogelson capture this essence of traditional folk by focusing on human stories, emotions and triumphs. Each of his songs is like a story that he is telling. At his live shows, Mark explains to the audience how each song came to him. His songs range in theme from family, such as in "Sometimes it Seems," or "My Brown-Eyed Girl, "to new beginnings, as described in "Plant New Dreams." Mark also brings smiles to audiences' faces with songs such as "If Jesus Was Norwegian" and "Triple A, Double D," about memory.

Listeners find his music approachable, heartwarming, humorous, and thought provoking. You can learn more about Mark at

All Music at Maplewood concerts are free, but you need a Minnesota State Park sticker to get into the park. Bring a lawn chair and come enjoy an evening of music under the pines — or pack a picnic lunch and come early to enjoy all the beauty that Maplewood has to offer.