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Thursday Night Out in Oak Park IL 

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Thursday Night Out features folk artists and sing along July 19

OAK PARK IL - The streets of downtown Oak Park will ring with the sounds of acoustic music on Thursday, July 19 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Music & Potlucks, a community organization based in the Oak Park River Forest area, is partnering with Downtown Oak Park to present three concerts for the popular Thursday Night Out series which runs from May 24 through August 30.

“We go on rain or shine,” said Shannon Williams, Downtown Oak Park Executive Director. “Thursday Night Out is Oak Park’s popular dine-around series that features a free concert each week and great local food, beer and wine available for purchase.”

Thursday Night Out in Oak Park IL

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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 Thursday, June 21 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Music & Potlucks, a community organization based in the Oak Park River Forest area, is partnering with Downtown Oak Park to present three concerts for the popular Thursday Night Out series which runs from May 24 through August 30.

“We go on rain or shine,” said Shannon Williams, Downtown Oak Park Executive Director. “Thursday Night Out is Oak Park’s popular dine-around series that features a free concert each week and great local food, beer and wine available for purchase.”

Back Home Again

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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 at the Homeplace. The event takes place at The Homeplace, an 1850s working farm located on The Trace about 14 miles north of Dover near the South Bison Range.

“There will be music all day,” said event director Cindy Earls. “Music carries the oral traditions of our ancestors and shares their stories of hardship, sorrow and celebration!”

Featured performers include banjo picker, guitarist and singer Mark Dvorak from the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago IL, old time musician

On the road again

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

  • In concert: On Friday, June 15, MD makes a return visit to The 3rd Friday Coffeehouse in Somerset KY, and will make his second appearance at Charles and Myrtles Coffeehouse in Chattanooga TN on Saturday June 16.
  • On the air: On Saturday, June 16 at 12:00 noon, MD makes his debut appearance on  The Blue Plate Special hosted by Red Hickey. It’s a LIVE radio performance show before a LIVE audience in the WDVX Studios in the newly renovated Knoxville Visitors Center, Knoxville TN.

Showcasing SERFA

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

SCHEDULE

  • Thursday May 17 • 12:00 midnight - 12:40 am • Showcase • Room 230 • Uncorked sponsored by Loretta Sawyer Acoustic Arts.
  • Thursday May 17 • 12:40 am • Showcase • Traditional Song Challenge.
  • Thursday May 17 • 12:40 am • Showcase • Loretta’s Last Call • Room 230 • Uncorked sponsored by Loretta Sawyer Acoustic Arts.
  • Friday May 18 • 12:00 midnight - 12:40 am • Showcase • Room 230 Uncorked sponsored by Loretta Sawyer Acoustic Arts.
  • Friday May 18 • 1:40 am - 2:00 am •  Showcase • Lakeside • Roots & Sources.
Stay in touch • info AT markdvorak.com • PO Box 181 • Brookfield IL 60513 • 312 315 4273