Chimera Loft August 2

Blues Hall of Famer, Chicago troubadour perform in Evanston on August 2

EVANSTON IL - Chimera Loft, 2948 Central Street, will present Blues Hall of Famer Donna Herula and Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak in concert on Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 pm.

Chimera Loft presents spoken word programs, visual art and music.”We wished to create a very special forum here in Evanston amazing stories, visually enhanced art, and a place to expand our musical horizons,” said Winer.  “We’re so glad to have Donna and Mark back at the Loft. “They’re simply exceptional.”

Herula is an accomplished guitarist and bottle-neck slide player. In 2016 she was named one of the top ten up and coming resonator guitar players by Acoustic Guitar magazine. She headlined the 2014 Durban International Blues Festival in South Africa and has performed at the King Buscuit BluesFestival in Helena, Arkansas and is a frequent performer at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. In October 2016 she was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.

Dvorak has performed in thirty-eight states and in parts of Europe and Candada. 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 received the FARM Lantern Bearer Award in 2013 from Folk Alliance International.

“Mark has been on the road a lot of years it seems,” said Herula. He’s an essential artist in the Midwest and is gaining attention across the country for songwriting and performances. I’m looking forward to sharing the evening with him.”

Doors open at 7:00 pm, music begins at 7:30 pm. A $15 donation is requested and guests are encouraged to bring a beverage. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made through

More information on Chimera Loft can be found at Learn more about Donna Herula at and visit Mark Dvorak at

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