Peoria Heights IL • 7.14.18 • Songs From the Woods

Forest Park Nature Center to feature Chicago folk artist Mark Dvorak July 14

PEORIA HEIGHTS IL - The woods will ring with music when the Forest Park Nature Center welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its Songs From the Woods Concert series on Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 pm. The Center is located at 5809 Forest Park Drive. 


Dvorak, who is busy at work on his eighteenth CD, is eager to take the stage again.

“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 Mike Miller, Songs From the Woods program manager. "He’s a masterful musician and an essential figure on the Midwest folk music scene. We’re really looking forward to this one.”

“He’s the real deal,” said Bau Graves, Executive Director of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, where Dvorak has been on faculty for thirty years. ”Mark has made music his life and livelihood. His performances are elegant, rich and powerful. He is one of the Old Town School’s Distinguished Teaching Artists.”

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.

Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for children age 12 and under, and $8 for CORE members. For more information phone 309 686 3360 or visit

For information on Mark Dvorak visit


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