ZOOM virtual event • 11.6.20

La Grange Public Library Virtual Folk Music Event supports BEDS Plus November 6

LA GRANGE IL - The La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Avenue, will sponsor a Virtual Folk Music Event featuring Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak on Friday, November 6 at 7:00 pm. The event is presented by Music & Potlucks, a community organization, to support the mission of BEDS Plus who provides housing, shelter and support programs to thousands in the suburban Chicago area.


“We worked with Music and Potlucks last February,” said Jeanne Jesernik, Adult Services Librarian. "This is a unique opportunity to support such a worthwhile community cause and feel uplifted at a time when we can all use a boost.”

The evening features Chicago folk singer songwriter Mark Dvorak in a ZOOM performance.

“We’re thrilled that Mark is able to join us for our ‘ pop-up’ event," said Stephanie Schrodt, co-director of Music & Potlucks. “He is a treasured member of our community and we find a special affinity for his music and message.”


The Chicago Tribune has called Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” He has recorded eighteen albums to date including Let Love Go On released earlier this year. 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.” Learn more at www.markdvorak.com.

Since 1988 BEDS Plus is a non-profit agency that has been working to ease the distress of homeless people in the area. In the last five years, according to their website, more than 4,500 members of BEDS community have found help through their shelter, housing and support programs. Learn more and make a donation at www.beds-plus.org.

Admission to the virtual concert is free but registration and a valid email address is required. Attendees will receive the ZOOM meeting login information one hour in advance of the program. Registration closes at 5:00 pm the day of the event. For information and registration contact the La Grange Public Library at 708 215 3200 or online at www.lagrangelibrary.org. To learn more about the community initiative of Music & Potlucks, visit them on the web at www.musicandpotlucks.org.

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