Libertyville IL

Folk singer songwriter Mark Dvorak performs in Libertyville May 16

LIBERTYVILLE IL - The Cook Memorial Public Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its performance series on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:00 pm. The concert will take place at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church Street.


Dvorak will present “Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing,” an autobiographical program of songs and stories.

“My grandma used to sing all time, around the house and on car rides,” said Dvorak. “She was also in Sweet Adelienes group in the 1950s and knew lots of old songs from the 30s and 40s. Over the years I’ve been adding arrangements of these classics to my repertoire.”

“Mark is one our audience favorites,” said program coordinator Valentina Gomez. “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. For information phone 847 362 2330 or visit Cook Memorial Library online at

To learn more about Mark Dvorak, visit his homepage at

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