A very special Folk Club @The Grafton celebrates 15th Anniversary January 1

Folk Club @The Grafton celebrates 15th anniversary to support Music & Potlucks

CHICAGO IL - One January evening in 2004 after classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Distinguished Teaching Artist Mark Dvorak led a small group of student musicians into the back room of The Grafton Pub for an informal acoustic jam session. Those sessions still take place twice each month and on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Folk Club @The Grafton will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a special event to support the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry and Housing Forward. The event takes place at The Grafton Pub, 4530 N. Lincoln Avenue.


“The Grafton Pub is Lincoln Square’s favorite hang,” said Dvorak. “Music and Potlucks is a community organization I’ve been involved with for the past couple of years. Those folks do incredible work using acoustic music to bring awareness and support to area agencies who serve our neighbors in need.”

“We’re excited to be partnering with Mark and The Grafton on this event,” said Stephanie Schrodt, spokeswoman for Music and Potlucks. "2018 has been a year of outreach for us and we’re kicking off the new year on a very positive note."

• Donations of canned or boxed food items will be accepted

• Fresh produce in good shape such as whole fruits, oranges and apples will be accepted.

• Cash and checks will be accepted (checks made out Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry).

• A baggie of toiletries will be accepted (any combination shavers, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, disposable diapers, etc.).

The 15th Anniversary Folk Club @The Grafton takes place Tuesday, January 1 at 8:00 pm. All ages are welcome and there is no cover charge. Listeners are welcome and those wishing to play and sing along only need to bring their acoustic instruments and be ready to join in. 

The Grafton is Lincoln Square’s cozy, comfortable pub that succeeds in providing exceptional Irish comfort food and pub-grub. The Grafton features an extensive list of American Craft and International beers and over ninety varieties of whiskeys from around the globe. For more information on The Grafton Pub visit www.thegrafton.com.

For more information on the event email musicandpotlucks@gmail.com. For more information on Mark Dvorak visit www.markdvorak.com.

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