Chicago IL • 9.6.20

EVENT HAPPENING • MD CANCELLED • Livestream Labor Day concert Sunday, September 6

CHICAGO IL - The Third Unitarian Church of Chicago will present its annual Labor Day Concert on Sunday, September 6 at 11:30 am central time. This years concert will be a live stream event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will feature music by Mark Dvorak, “Chicago’s official troubadour” from the legendary Old Town School of Folk Music. Dvorak will perform timeless songs from the Labor Movement and other socially topical material.


“We’re thrilled that Mark is able to join us again this year,” said Laurel Lamber Schmidt, music director for the annual Labor Day event. “Mark is a treasured member of our community and we find a special affinity for his music and message."

“At this stage of the game, I feel like I’m doing my best work.”” said Dvorak, who released his eighteenth album, Let Love Go On earlier this year.

Let Love Go On  represents a creative milestone. He produced, engineered, mix and mastered the entire project. Further, he wrote seven of the songs, played all of the instruments and sang all the parts. “Working people are struggling,” said the singer. “A song can’t create a job, or elect someone to office. But a song can affirm within us, the places from where we’ve come and the hopes and struggles that we share."

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.” Learn more at

The Third Unitarian Church has served Chicago’s west side in the Austin community since 1868. The church has been a home to people who seek a diverse, liberal community who are committed to justice and compassion and where an open exchange of ideas can take place.

There is no admission to the concert. Go to for information and to receive the ZOOM link.

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