Image GroaningMan is one month away! What IS GroaningMan?

GroaningMan is an awesome art filled, music celebration of my Big FIVE OH !

Many of my friends are coming out to support me and help celebrate my 50th birthday. GroaningMan is also in honor of my life changing journey out to Burning Man in Nevada in 2010. is where you will find all of the official news, information and photos of what Burning Man really is.

In short though, it's an immense, unbelievable art party that takes place is a 3 mile diameter city that doesn't exist until hundreds of volunteers arrive in the middle of a prehistoric dry lake bed, to build a city that will house over 50,000 people from all over the world. Describing it is like trying to describe the Grand Canyon to someone who has never seen or heard of it.

GroaningMan is my tribute to that amazing journey that I shared with my super cool nephew Ben Berry as well as the hundreds of people I met and the thousands of people I never met, but who helped make Burning Man happen.

Now, two years later I am turning 50 years of age and wanted to do it up in classic GroaningMan style. The party itself is taking place at Artisan Works, an immense museum/gallery/party house where my studio resides. Mark the date of Sept 14 (my actual day of birth) 6pm-midnight.

$10 admission at the door gets you into a 40,000 sf gallery of floor to ceiling art of all shapes, sizes and media. $10 also gets you the rocking Rochester band...The VEiNS who just opened for George Thorogood and the Destroyers on August 9th at Party in the Park, here in Rochester, NY. That same ten bucks gets you two super cool DJ's spinning into the night. DJ Nickl and DJ max, both great friends are spinning their own magic between The VEiNS sets.

We'll have a cash bar, munchies and Lizzie of the Le Petite Poutine truck will be on hand serving up delicious fried potatoes with gooey cheese and gravy. Joe Bean Coffee will be handing out samples of their custom brewed deliciousness, Hedonist Artisan Chocolates will be on hand with taste tempting, mouth watering, amazing chocolate for you to taste and Piranha Sushi Bar and Grill will have yummies as well. All of these people are my friends and part of my chosen family. All give aways are while supplies last. Come early, stay late...enjoy the night.

More soon...Mark Groaning IS the GroaningMan

GroaningMan is a 21 and over party and I welcome everyone to come on out and enjoy an evening of Art, Music and Merriment. Remember though, Artisan Works has a maximum capacity of 500 people. We're expecting to max out, so come early as tickets are only available at the door.

More info soon! You can also check me out on Face Book as Mark Groaning and the GroaningMan events page.