Open Mark

Live stream acoustic showcase to support Music & Potlucks community music initiative


Music & Potlucks a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will present a special live stream community music acoustic showcase on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm CDT. The free event, “Open Mark” will be hosted by Midwest troubadour Mark Dvorak and feature six other performers. Donations to support Music & Potlucks’ community music initiative will be be accepted.

The Oak Park area based Music & Potlucks has presented over forty live and live stream events since March of 2017 and raised thousands of dollars for area food pantries, homeless shelters and other charities.

“Our mission,” said Music and Potlucks co-director Stephanie Schrodt, “is to create a series of music and cultural events that are accessible, entertaining and that will support service agencies who help our neighbors in need.”


The Chicago Tribune has called Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “an 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. He is busy working on a book of essays, 31 Winters, and will release his 19th CD Live & Alone later this year.

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