Live music returns to Midtown

Chicago folk troubadour to perform in Rockford July 22

ROCKFORD IL - Inscape Collective, 201 7th Street, welcomes folk singer-songwriter Mark Dvorak to its concert stage on Friday July 22 at 7:00 pm.


“Mark has become an absolute folk favorite here in the Rockford area,” said musician Ron Holm who also manages the booking for Inscape. “We’re thrilled that Inscape has carried on the legacy of presenting music in the beautiful space of the former Just Goods Fair Trade Store."

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.” 

The Inscape retail shop sells products from diverse female artists, artisans and entrepreneurs. Proceeds from our sales go towards subsidizing a wide-array of life-enhancing programming to ensure that it is accessible to women of all socio-economic backgrounds. 

Other programs are offered ranging from the creative arts, holistic health, exercise and entrepreneurial skills, to meditation and mindfulness. 

The concert is sponsored in part by Oak Health. Free will donations will also be accepted. Phone (815) 977-2823 or (815) 979-1949 for information. Visit

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