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Thank you - A Tribute to Pete Seeger


Hello Mark, Thank you so much for your program, A Tribute to Pete Seeger on June 26. We have gotten some wonderful feedback in the past several weeks as a result of your performance. Below are some of the evaluation comments we received:

  • The music was fantastic! I am so glad I stopped gardening and came over to see this! Nothing usually gets in the way of my gardening! So glad I made the trip!
  • What a gifted musician AND entertainer!
  • Mr. Dvorak really knows how to engage an audience!
  • He invited singing participation from the audience and showed skill and patience in doing so!

Thanks again for providing a truly wonderful program for our customers! …

MD headlines 38th Shawano Folk Festival


SHAWANO WI - Chicago’s official troubadour Mark Dvorak will headline the 38th annual Shawano Folk Festival August 12-14 at the Meilke Arts Center, N5649 Airport Road.

“The Shawano Folk Festival is a family weekend,” said Rhonda Bellamy 2016 festival co-director. “We feature an eclectic mix of music, dance and other activities. Fine artists and crafters line the park paths, and there is a full program for children.”

Dvorak was named honorary co-director for the 38th festival. “It’s a true honor to be a part of this artistic community,” he said. My first Shawano festival appearance was back in 1995. …

Lead Belly comes to Mundelein August 10


MUNDELEIN IL - The Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road welcomes "Chicago’s official troubadour” Mark Dvorak for a special performance of “Chasing the Great Lead Belly” on Wednesday, August 10 at 7:00 pm. The program is free and open to the public.

The show was adapted from a script developed by Dvorak in the early 1990s after he sought out and found the grave of Huddie Ledbetter, better known as “Lead Belly,” outside the small town of Mooringsport, Louisiana, in the in northwest part of the state.

Dvorak distilled his notes into a script which was produced into an audio documentary by WDCB 90.9 fm, Glen Ellyn IL. …

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