Showcasing FARM

27th FARM Conference in Grand Rapids October 25 - 28

GRAND RAPIDS MI - The FARM Conference & gathering takes place Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28, 2018. The event takes place at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 5700 28th Street SE.

FARM is the Midwest regional conference of Folk Alliance International (Folk Alliance Region Midwest). About 300 musicians, presenters, broadcasters, podcasters, publicists & agents will be in attendance at the 27th annual event. 

“it’s a great opportunity to reconnect with the Midwest music community,” said Mark Dvorak who will be showcasing and presenting a workshop during the conference.

“Each year I learn something new, and each year I gain something. I’ve attended the FARM Conference since the beginning. I really like how the organization has grown and become more effective.”

 FARM Conference schedule

Thursday October 25

  • SHOWCASE 12:30 m • Uncorked • room 115

Friday October 26

  • WORKSHOP 10:30 a • The Troubadour Experience
  • SHOWCASE 12:30 m • Uncorked • room 115
  • SHOWCASE 1:30 m • Chatfield Chosen Bean presents • room 107

Saturday October 27

  • SHOWCASE 11:30 pm • Hoosier Folk • room 101
  • SHOWCASE 12:30 m • Uncorked • room 115

 about Mark

The Chicago Tribune has called Mark Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012, WFMT 98.7 fm Fine Arts Radio named him “Chicago’s official troubadour.”

Mark Dvorak has given concerts in almost all of the United States and has made visits to Finland, Canada and Ireland. To date he has released seventeen albums of traditional and original music, including Waterbug’s acclaimed Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, and 2015’s independent release, Back Home.

Dvorak has won awards for children’s music, journalism, and was honored in 2008 with the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013 he received the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International.

In 2013 he published his second collection of essays and poetry, Bowling for Christmas & Other Tales from the Road.


MD Live • 14:00 • listen here • 4 songs recorded live from June 16, 2018 • The Blue Plate Special WDVX 89.9 fm • Knoxville TN • The Glory of Love • Every Step of the Way • Let Love Go On • Old Friends

Brand New Wings • samples from MD’s upcoming studio release

  • Every Step of the Way (M. Dvorak ) 3:34 • listen here
  • Trying to Get the Balance Right (Johnny Duhan) 3:21 • listen here
  • Brand New Wings (M. Dvorak) 3:30 • listen here
  • I Don’t Need It Anymore (M. Dvorak) 3:19 • listen here
  • This Train Ain’t Bound for Glory Anymore (M. Dvorak) 3:16 • listen here
  • If I Only Had a Match (Morris, Johnson, Meyer) 2:53 • listen here
  • Let Love Go On (M. Dvorak) 2:48 • listen here


Mark tours coast to coast and welcomes all reasonable inquiries.

Mark Dvorak

PO Box 181, Brookfield IL 60513

mobile 312 315 4273  

direct 708 442 0823

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