MD @ the Lincoln Park Zoo

Locally Sourced to feature Chicago’s official troubadour

CHICAGO IL - Locally Sourced at the Patio will feature Chicago’s official troubadour Mark Dvorak for two shows on Wednesday, July 6 on the patio at Cafe Brauer, located in the Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark Street. Dvorak will perform at 5:30 pm and at 6:30 pm.


“Wednesdays just got more fun,” said Joshua Rupp, Event Manager at the Lincoln Park Zoo.  “Locally Sourced is our summer program featuring the best local music in Chicago, great food and beer in a landmark setting. We’re excited that Mark was able to join us this year.”

The program is sponsored by Half Acre Beer Company.

“He’s the real deal,” said Bau Graves, Executive Director of Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. ”Mark has made music his life and livelihood. He’s been a top faculty member at the school for almost thirty years. His performances are elegant, rich and powerful.”

Last year Dvorak released his seventeenth album, “Back Home,” on his own Ten Fingers label. “It’s a compilation of the different kinds of songs I like to perform live,” said the singer, who recorded the project in his home studio, and played all the instruments. “I like being able to work in the comfort of my home studio. At home, I can work until I get a take I really like; something that has the energy and life of a live performance,” he said. 

The Chicago Tribune calls Dvorak "masterful," while SING OUT! Magazine says, "Dvorak shines!" His song writing has been called "wondrous" and “ profound.” 

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