Ellisville, Illinois

Chicago folk troubadour to perform in Ellisville October 15

ELLISVILLE IL - Hickory Ridge Concerts welcomes folk singer-songwriter Mark Dvorak to the Ellisville Opera House, 140 E. Main Street on Saturday October 15 at 7:00 pm.


”We’re thrilled to have Mark back with us,” said music director Chris Vallillo. “The Ellisville Opera House is real gem that dates back to 1891, sitting out there on the Illinois prairie. It’s almost completely intact and is a second story venue, as were most rural opera houses in rural Illinois."

Dvorak is busy at work on his 20th CD release Live & Alone, recorded in an empty concert hall during the height of the pandemic lock down. He is also planning to publish his fourth book of essays, 31 Winters,  which reflects on his long journey through music and teaching.

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

The Chicago Tribune has called Dvorak “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.” 

General admission is $10. The Ellisville Opera House is NOT wheelchair accessible. For information phone (309) 224-8210 or visit www.chrisvallillo.com/hickory-ridge

Learn more about Mark Dvorak at www.markdvorak.com.

Stay in touch • markdvorakinfo@gmail.com • PO Box 181 • Brookfield IL 60513 • 312 315 4273