Chicago troubadour Mark Dvorak brings folk music to Midtown

Rich Warren, host of “The Midnight Special,” named Dvorak “Chicago’s official troubadour,” a...
Rich Warren, host of “The Midnight Special,” named Dvorak “Chicago’s official troubadour,” a sobriquet previously given to Old Town School of Folk Music founder Win Stracke, and later to seminal folk singer and Dvorak mentor Fred Holstein.(Mark Dvorak)
Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 1:51 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - An intimate space in Midtown Rockford returns to its music roots with a performance by a well-known folk artist.

Singer song-writer Mark Dvorak makes his way back to Rockford at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22 to play a show at Inscape Collective.

The former space held by Just Goods Fair Trades Store is a familiar venue for music lovers in the region, and welcomes Dvorak with co-hosts Rockford Urban Ministries and Oak Health. Parking for the show is available behind the store at 201 7th St., Rockford.

A former member of the Old Town School of Folk Music’s faculty, Dvorak is a master of the acoustic guitar and five-string banjo. He has performed all over the country, and has produced several CDs, including a collection of songs by the Weavers and an album especially for young listeners, “Old Songs & New People” which won the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Award.

Concert-goers will have an opportunity to shop the unique offerings of Inscape Collective an hour before the show and until 9 p.m. after Dvorak performs. Regular store hours are 11 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Those interested in future concerts and activities at the space can visit for a list of events.

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