Dvorak opens society’s concert series Oct. 14

Mark Dvorak, a master musician, storyteller and songwriter based in Chicago, will open the Fall Concert Series hosted by Shawano County Historical Society on Saturday.

The concerts will be held in the Old Tabor Church at Heritage Park in Shawano.

Dvorak has been a regular performer at the Shawano Folk Music Festival for over 20 years. He has released 17 albums and performed in 38 states, and in Canada, Ireland and Finland.

“Mark has been on the road for a lot of years it seems,” said Joel Kroenke, concert director for Old Tabor Church. “He’s a masterful musician and an essential figure on the folk music scene. We’re thrilled to have Mark back in town.”

“Shawano Folk Festival has been a pillar in the Midwest acoustic community,” Dvorak said. “There is so much great work being done, and I feel lucky to have fallen in with the Shawano folks and am thrilled to be part of the first Old Tabor Church concert series.”

Dvorak will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 and are available at Glas Coffee House, 511 N. Main St., Shawano, and the Sikora Center at Heritage Park, 524 N. Franklin St., Shawano.

The Old Tabor Church is the most recent addition to the museum buildings at the park. It has been used for weddings and community events since it opened in 2016.