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On the Road Again


We’re planning for the new year over here at! A new CD Let Love Go On, is due in February and we’re keeping busy accepting tour dates, community concerts, local Chicago-area venues and cultural arts opportunities. Stay in touch!

Thank you to Kellyanne in IL, Jacquelyn in MO, Dani in KS, Dave in MI, Ron in Rockford IL, John in Bishop Hill IL and Brenda in Dixon IL for adding 2020 dates!

Mark tours coast to coast and welcomes all reasonable inquiries. Find out how easy it is to bring Mark to your performance series, venue or event.

We will be traveling onto the following areas in 2020. …

5th grade arts festival


BELVIDERE IL - The Boone County Arts Council sponsored the 7th annual Fifth Grade Arts Festival that took place on October 22, 23 and 24 at the Belvidere Community Building, 111 W. 1st Street. More than seven hundred fifth graders participated in the day long event which began with a music program, “Old Songs & New People” presented by Mark Dvorak of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

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Students then broke out into forty-five minute sessions and worked with artists with various skills and disciplines. Mary Read taught dance, Norm Knott has the groups create junk art, Dan Holmes taught theatre improv, Gary Tate brought students into the world of puppetry, while Bill Ecklund and Jeremy Schultz worked with students on photography. 

Showcasing FARM


27th annual FARM Conference & Gathering • Grand Rapids MI

October 24 - 26

GRAND RAPIDS MI  - The 27TH annual FARM Conference & Gathering takes place Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27, 2019. The event is hosted by Crown Plaza Grand Rapids, 5700 28th Street SE.

FARM is the Folk Alliance Region Midwest conference of Folk Alliance International (Folk Alliance Region Midwest). Three to four hundred musicians, presenters, broadcasters, podcasters, publicists, agents and music fans will be in attendance. 

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

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