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Concerts

Downers Grove stage to present almost New Year’s Eve concert with Mark Dvorak

Folk musician Mark Dvorak will appear.
Folk musician Mark Dvorak will appear.

DOWNERS GROVE – The Two Way Street Coffee House in Downers Grove will welcome Chicago’s “official troubadour,” folk musician Mark Dvorak, for a special appearance at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 27.

“The Two Way Street was the first audition I passed,” said the singer, who is finishing up work on his 18th recorded release, “Let Love Go On.” “I got booked right off the open stage in 1982 and felt a wonderful sense of belonging. Over the years, I keep finding myself coming home to the Two Way Street,” Dvorak said in a news release.

The coffee house is in the basement of the First Congregational Church of Downers Grove, 1047 Curtiss St., and has been presenting acoustic music and spoken word performances since 1970.

“What a way to close out our year,” music director Denise Davis said. “We’re thrilled that Mark is able to be with us on the eve of our 50th anniversary year.”

The Two Way Street Coffee House officially will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a gala event Nov. 7, 2020, with international guitar icon Muriel Anderson and the award-winning Dvorak headlining.

“The Two Way Street has been important,” Dvorak said. “It’s where a lot of us got our start. I’ve played a lot of music in that little room, and have a lot of memories.”

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and suggested donation is $10. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and light snacks are available. For more details, call 630-969-9720 or visit www.twowaystreet.org. For information on Dvorak, go to www.markdvorak.com.

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