Senior Coffee House with Mark Dvorak

A program of songs & stories especially for senior & intergenerational audiences

An entertaining and autobiographical program of songs & stories, sing along favorites, classics from the Great American Songbook & humor. Perfect for your senior group, library or community organization.

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

A refreshing portrait of the living folk tradition

The Chicago Tribune 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 has given concerts in almost all of the United States and has made visits to Finland, Canada and Ireland. To date he has released eighteen albums of traditional and original music including Waterbug’s acclaimed Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, and 2019’s independent release Let Love Go On.

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

Mark tours coast to coast and welcomes all reasonable inquiries. “I’d love to present a cultural program, coffeehouse show or concert for your community organization. Listen to audio, watch live video here.

Mark Dvorak in concert

Mark Dvorak is a modern day troubadour who has never stopped performing, writing and recording. He has been called a “folk singer’s folk singer” with “an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional songs.” His original songs are “wondrous” and “profound.”


Though Mark often appears in theaters and on festival stages, he is also at home in a more intimate setting.

His concerts are a mix of the familiar and the new, traditional folk and standards from the Great American Songbook. He plays authentic country blues guitar and picks great old-time banjo. Mark enjoys involving his audiences in sing-along songs, just like The Weavers used to do, and mixes in his own infectious and well-crafted originals.

Mark has a refreshing, down-to-earth stage presence and is a very engaging performer. He sings with a clear, signature voice and he likes to joke around with the folks who attend his shows. Throughout the program he’ll interject personal anecdotes and add a touch of history and social context to the performance.

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