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Thursday Night Out in Oak Park IL


Thursday Night Out features folk artists and sing along June 21

OAK PARK IL - The streets of downtown Oak Park will ring with the sounds of acoustic music on …

Back Home Again


20th Annual Pickin’ Party at the Homeplace June 9 & 10

DOVER TN - The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area presents the 20th Annual Pickin’ Party …

On the road again


It promises to be a busy summer at MD hits the road Thursday June 7 for a series of shows in Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky.

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Showcasing SERFA


Black Mountain NC • SERFA • Southeast Regional Folk Alliance conference • Montreat Conference Center • 401 Assembly Drive • 


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Nile Senior Center

Niles Senior Center features Chicago folk artist on April 30

NILES IL - The NIles Senior Center, 999 Civic Center Drive, welcomss Chicago’s “official troubadour” …

The People, Yes

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Lansing Public Library celebrates National Poetry Month

LANSING IL - The Lansing Public Library welcomes folk singer, songwriter and author Mark Dvorak who …

Once I Had an Old Banjo

Folk singer Dvorak brings songs, stories & banjoes to Des Plaines March 25

DES PLAINES IL - The Des Plaines Public Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” …

Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour


The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour is recorded live at the Wild Rose Moon, Plymouth, Indiana. Host George Schricker welcomes special guest Chicago’s Old Town School …

Rockford Earth Day benefit concert


Rockford musicians celebrate Earth Day, Pete Seeger with benefit concert April 22

ROCKFORD IL - On the first Earth Day in 1970 celebrations took place in two …

Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve Newsletter

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HIWP Annual Potluck Dinner & Folk Music Concert

HOMEWOOD IL - For many years we have enjoyed our annual potluck dinner on the 4th Thursday of February. This …

Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing


BRIDGEVIEW IL - The Bridgeview Public Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its performance series on Thursday, February 22 at 6:…

A trad classic


Streets of Old Chicago hits 7th printing

When Mark Dvorak released The Streets of Old Chicago in 1998, he had performed at venues throughout the Midwest and …

Showcasing FARM


Folk Alliance Region Midwest is the regional chapter of Folk Alliance International. Each year FARM sponsors a conference and gathering to help promote contemporary, …

OTS Afternoon @ Wrigley Field August 8

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The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Chicago Cubs will present a Pop Up Guitar Class at The Park at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, August 8 from 4:00 pm …

Music and Pot Lucks launches acoustic event August 7


The Old Town School of Folk Music returns to the Oak Park area on Saturday, September 30 for classes and a house concert in support of the Songs for Peace …

Meet Up & Eat Up July 10 - August 18 in Oak Park IL

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Folk artist Dvorak brings music to Oak Park summer lunch program

OAK PARK IL - The Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry will distribute meals for children and …

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