Rockford • 7.11.15 • Spring Creek Concerts

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Troubadour Mark Dvorak returns to Rockford for Concerts on the Creek July 11

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ROCKFORD IL -  Concerts on the Creek presents, “An Intimate Evening with Mark Dvorak” on Saturday, July 11, at the Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. The concert begins at 7:00 pm.

“Mark has become a real favorite in Rockford, since he first performed at Just Goods a couple of years ago,” said Ron Holm, artistic director for Concerts on the Creek. 

"We’ve had him each year, and he recently collaborated with Dorothy Page Turner, David Causey and Steve Jones of the Crossroads Blues Society to bring a brilliant show about Lead Belly, the legendary folksinger/blues artist to Rockford area schools. We’re excited to have him sing in the wonderful space at Spring Creek UCC."

“He’s the real deal,” said Bau Graves, Executive Director of Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, where Dvorak is artist-in-residence. ”Mark has made music his life and livelihood. He’s been a top faculty member at the school for more than twenty-five years. His performances are elegant, rich and powerful.”

Dvorak has released sixteen albums to date and performed in thirty-eight states, and in Canada, Ireland and Finland. In 2013 he published his first book of essays and poetry, “Bowling for Christmas and Other Tales from the Road.” Also in 2013 he was honored by Folk Alliance International with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award for his contributions to folk and community music.

“For me, folk music has always been a part of our shared history,” said Dvorak. "But it also gives us a language we can use to express ourselves; to let others know what we are thinking and what we are feeling.”

Dvorak plans to release three new projects in the coming months. “I’ve been working on an album of just banjo music, and I want to release a collection of older songs, standards like “Someone to Watch Over Me,” by George Gershwin, and a song Fats Waller recorded in the 1930s, “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie.” I also want to release some spoken word material.

General admission for the concert is a suggested donation of $10. Learn more by calling 815 979 1949. For details and a complete concert schedule, visit For more information on Mark Dvorak, visit his homepage at


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