Alton IL

Folk singer songwriter Mark Dvorak performs in Alton May 17

ALTON IL - The Hayner Public Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its performance series on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 pm. The concert will take place at the Alton Square Library, 132 Alton Square.


“Mark is one our audience favorites,” said Bernadette Duvenroy, Executive Director. “He is musical, engaging and very entertaining. I’m expecting a overflow response."

Dvorak is busy at work on his 20th album release Live & Alone recorded in an empty concert hall during the height of the pandemic. He is also finishing up work on his fourth book of essays 31 Winters, which reflects on his long journey into music and teaching.

The Chicago Tribune has called him “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” 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.” 

Admission to the program is free, but registration is required. The concert will be held at 225 Alton Square Mall, located on the east side of the mall on the second floor. To register phone 800 613 3163. Contact the library for more information 618 462 0677 or visit the Hayner Public Library on line

To learn more about Mark Dvorak, visit his homepage at

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