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Chicago folk singer to appear at Back Room
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Folk singer Mark Dvorak is coming to The Back Room on Sunday. Tickets are on sale now at the Barton County Arts Center. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Mark Dvorak, a nationally known folk singer and songwriter, will appear in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center, Forest and Main, Great Bend at 2 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations or tickets are encouraged. Tickets may be purchased weekday afternoons at the Arts Center or seats may be reserved by e-mail through or by calling 620-792-3097.

His roots are in Chicago, but since 1981 Dvorak has been crisscrossing the country performing. He has been called "a folk singer’s folk singer who follows unerringly in the footsteps of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie," and his song writing has been called "wondrous" and "profound."

When he’s not on the road, Dvorak is a member of the faculty at Chicago’s historic Old Town School of Folk Music, where he has taught classes and held folk jam sessions for over two decades.

Dvorak’s last CD, "Every Step of the Way," was released on the Waterbug label is receiving wide acclaim in the United States and abroad. A new CD, "Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Me," is scheduled to be released in November.

This program is presented in part by the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Barton County, the City of Great Bend, and CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Great Bend.