Music Under the Stars

Folk singer songwriter Mark Dvorak performs in Algonquin June 19

ALGONQUIN IL - The Algonquin Area Library District, 2600 Harnish Drive, welcomes folk singer-songwriter Mark Dvorak to its Music Under the Stars summer series on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm. The event takes place on the library’s back patio. Guests are encouraged to bing a chair or blanket to sit on.


Dvorak is celebrating the launch of his 20th recorded release, Live & Alone, recorded during the great pandemic in an empty concert hall and the publication of 31 Winters: Finding the Folk Way, a collection of essays and stories reflecting on his long journey through teaching and music.

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


The Chicago Tribune called him “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012 WFMT 98.7 fm Midnight Special host Rich Warren named him Chicago’s “official troubadour.”

Mark has given concerts in almost all of the United States and has made visits to Finland, Canada and Ireland. He has won awards for children’s music, journalism 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.

There is no admission charge and all ages are welcome to attend. For information phone 847.458.6060 or visit Learn more about Mark Dvorak at

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