International guitar duo returns for free concert benefitting Magdalene Serenity House

International guitar duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave. in Fayetteville.

Influenced by Americana, Jazz, Country Western and Classical music, Loren and Mark’s unique style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.

Entrance to the event is free. Parking is located behind the church in the large lot just off College Avenue between Dickson and Spring streets.

The event is a fundraiser for Magdalene Serenity House, a project that will provide a sanctuary for healing and recovery for women who have survived lives of childhood sexual abuse, addiction, prostitution, and human trafficking.

The project’s first home will provide six women with housing, food, medical, dental and mental health services for two years. Residents will receive education and job training without expense to themselves and without receiving government funding to the organization.

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