From the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, singer-songwriter Mark Mackay delivers electrifying performances to unite listeners with captivating anthems and blazing musicality and he’s headed to Folsom this week. Mackay is performing at the Historic Folsom Hotel on Sutter Street Friday night.

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The local stop on his Christimas is in The Air Tour is the second visits to the Folsom area for Mackay in less than a month. He recently was one of three Nasvhille Artists featured in the highly successful Nashville Songwriters Live event benefitting Hands4Hope at the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College.

According to his music bio, Mackay has been touring relentlessly and has reached a loyal multi-genre audience for his guitar-driven American Music. In addition to headlining slots, Mark has opened for hard rockers like REO Speedwagon and Night Ranger; plus platinum country hitmakers including Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw.

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After an ambitious series of indie full-lengths and EP’s, the Nashville-based artist has recently inked a deal with Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group. The lead single, “Meant for This” finds Mark expressing a heart-filled testament enveloped in the aural textures of harmonica, slide guitar, and a beguiling chorus. 

Tracked at Universal Music’s East Iris Studios, Mark describes the sound as “…both rock and roadhouse; historic and contemporary.” Among the first call players is multiple ACM Guitarist of the Year nominee Adam Shoenfeld, whose behind the board production expertise, plus his stellar guitar work, are notable contributions. 

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As a California native, Mark grew up on the indelible sounds of Laurel Canyon and Bakersfield. Trained as a classical pianist, he studied blues and rock guitar at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. He says this newest stage of his recording journey brings him full cycle as a singer-songwriter. 

In the summer of 2023, the artist staged an ambitious 36-show nationwide “Summer Slowdown Tour.” Forthcoming is his second annual family-friendly Christmas tour. As a frequent television guest in select markets, he reveals a natural, camera-friendly charisma.

While his lyrics on his new single are in reference to romance, hundreds of thousands of fans that have seen him perform might testify that the title is also an apt description of his decisive artistic destiny. Mark Mackay is undeniably “Meant for This.”

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Friday’s concert is a ticketed event that begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 plus service fees and are available on the Folsom Hotel website at www.folsomhotel.net.  The Folsom Hotel is located at 703 Sutter Street in Historic Folsom. 

Folsom Times Entertainment
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