Music in the Garden

Music in the Garden features Chicago folk artist on July 27

ST. JOSEPH MI - The Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, 500 Market Street welcomss Chicago’s “official troubadour” for a summer “Music in the Garden” concert on Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 pm.


Dvorak who accompanies himself on guitar, 5-string banjo and 12-string guitar, has performed in thirty-eight states and in parts of Europe and Canada. 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 Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International in 2013.

“He’s the real deal,” said Bau Graves, Executive Director of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, where Dvorak has been on faculty for almost thirty years. “Mark has made music is life and his livelihood. His performances are elegant, rich and powerful. He is one of the Old Town School’s Distinguished Teaching Artists.”

The concert is free to the public and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information contact the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library at 269 983 7176 or visit online at

For more information on Mark Dvorak, visit his home page at

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