Chicago IL • 8.23.19 • Friday Night Live

Chicago folk artist Mark Dvorak performs in Norwood Park on August 23

CHICAGO IL - Mather’s More Than a Cafe welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” to the acoustic Friday Night Live series on Friday, August 23 at 6:00 pm. Mather’s More Than a Cafe is located at 7134 W. Higgins Road.

Dvorak, who is busy at work on his eighteenth CD, is looking forward to performing in the intimate space.

“At this stage of the game,” he said, “I feel like I’m doing my best work. I’m hoping to get the new recording out by autumn and I’m very excited about it. I’ve got some new material coming along, and I’m including a bunch of different things I like to do before a live audience."

“Mark has been on the road for a lot of years it seems,” said Bill McCrory, manager at the Norwood Park location. "He’s a masterful musician and an essential figure on the Midwest folk music scene. Community music is more important than ever nowadays and we’re really excited that Mark has found room in his touring schedule to join us.”

Mather’s More Than a Cafe is a part of Mather Lifeways, a unique, non-denominational not-for-profit organization founded more than seventy-five years ago. The Cafe fosters a sense of community and exploration into developing and implementing ways to live well and age well.

Dvorak has performed in thirty-eight states and in parts of Europe and Canada. He has released seventeen albums and has won awards for journalism and children’s music. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International in 2013.

Suggested donation is $9 and listeners are welcome to BYOB. For more information phone 773 774 4804 or visit

For information on Mark Dvorak visit


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