Folk Concert & Food Drive

Folk concert & food drive in Geneva March 8

GENEVA IL - The Geneva Public Library, 227 S. Seventh Street, and Music & Potlucks, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization welcome folk singer-songwriter Mark Dvorak to a special acoustic evening and food drive at the library on Wednesday, March 8. The concert begins at 7:00 pm.

Dvorak is busy at work on his 20th CD release Live & Alone, recorded in an empty concert hall during the height of the pandemic lock down. He is also planning to publish his fourth book of essays, 31 Winters,  which reflects on his long journey through music and teaching.

“At this stage of the game,” said the singer from his home outside Chicago, Illinois, “I feel like I’m doing my best work.” 

The Chicago Tribune has called Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” Dvorak has won awards for journalism and children’s music, and was honored in 2013 with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2012 Rich Warren, long time host of The Midnight Special radio program named Dvorak “Chicago’s official troubadour.”

“Mark is one of those special artists who has used his gift of song to bring people together," said Music & Potlucks co-director Stephanie Schrodt. “Our organization presented its first event six years ago and Mark has been with us every step of the way.”

Since 2017 Music & Potlucks has presented over 100 live and live stream music events and cultural programs and raised thousands of dollars supporting other non-profits who serve the greater community including Beyond Hunger Food Pantry, Housing Forward, BEDS plus, Share Food, Share Love Food Pantry and others.

Admission to the event is free and donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries will be collected for delivery to St. Peter’s Food Pantry, Geneva.

For information contact the Geneva Public Library at  630.232.0780 or log on to Learn more about Music & Potlucks at

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