Independence Day Garden Concert

Edgebrook Branch Library presents folk music in the garden July 2

CHICAGO IL - The Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331W. Devon will present folk singer-songwriter, banjo player and story teller Mark Dvorak in a special Independence Day garden concert on Saturday, July 2 at 2:00 pm.


"Mark’s music and story telling is a perfect fit for our summer learning theme ‘City of Stories,’“ said Branch Manager Jenny Reynolds. “It seems like a good time the library community to explore ourselves, our families, our cultures and beyond.”

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.

“Mark is a treasure,” said Reynolds. "He’s been on the road for a lot of years it seems and like fine wine, he just gets better with age. We’re thrilled that he can join us for our summer program.”

rwya.3.1The 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.” 

For information phone 312.744.8313 or visit the Edgebrook Branch Library at

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