Milwaukee WI • 10.12.19 • The Coffeehouse


Chicago folk artist Mark Dvorak returns to Milwaukee October 12

MILWAUKEE WI - Chicago’s "official troubadour" Mark Dvorak returns to Milwaukee for a concert at The Coffeehouse, located in Plymouth Church UCC, 2717 E. Hampshire Street. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the concert begins at 8:00 pm. Local singer-songwriter Demetra Prochaska will open the show.

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The Coffeehouse presents acoustic music and spoken word performances in an alcohol-free listening environment, where peace, justice and community service have been the mission for fifty-three years.

Dvorak first performed at The Coffeehouse in 1988 where he met and befriended legendary Milwaukee songwriter and folk singer Larry Penn. The two became friends "and almost immediately,” said Dvorak, “Larry became a mentor, teacher and fishin’ buddy.” The two performed and recorded together regularly until Penn became ill and passed away in October 2014. 

Dvorak has taken time off of the road to work on his eighteenth recorded release, “Let Love Go On.” 

“At this stage of the game,” said the singer, “I feel like I’m doing my best work. I’m very excited about the new CD. I’m in the home stretch now with just a few more songs to record. It’s taken me awhile to get the thing together but I’m very proud to have performed, engineered and produced the whole album. I’ve got some new material coming along and will include some of my all-time in-concert favorites too.”

“Mark is like a modern-day troubadour,” said John Higgins, music director for The Coffeehouse “He was among our favorites and a Midwest treasure.”

Dvorak was named Chicago’s “official troubadour” by WFMT 98.7 fm Midnight Special host Rich Warren in 1012. He was won awards for children’s music, journalism and received the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International. In 2008 he was given the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.

“He’s the real deal,” said James Tomasello of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, where Dvorak has been on faculty since 1986. “Mark has made music his life and his livelihood,” he said. “His performances are elegant, rich and powerful. He is one of the Old Town School’s Distinguished Teaching Artists.”

Doors open at 7:30 pm. A donation of $5 - $15 is suggested. For more information call 414 534 4612 or visit Learn more about Mark Dvorak at


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