Folk Music Series

Join us in the Main Library Veterans Room to hear fantastic free folk music, brought to you by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library.

Mark Dvorak

Wednesday, Feb.  12, 7 pm
A refreshing portrait of the living folk tradition, singer and banjo player Mark Dvorak will present a free concert. With a 30-year career as a musician, educator and community builder, Mark continues to perform more than two hundred dates each year. In 2012, WFMT's Rich Warren, host of "The Midnight Special," named Mark "Chicago's official troubadour." CDs will be available for sale and signing. Learn more about Mark.


Annie and Rod Capps

Monday, March 31, 7 pm
On a musical journey that began in 1982, Annie and Rod have earned praise for their songwriting and musicianship, and deliver songs about broken things and poignant ponderings with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove. CDs will be available for purchase. Learn more about Annie and Rod.


Cosy Sheridan

Thursday, April 24, 7 pm
Cosy Sheridan first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 and has since released 10 CDs and written a one-woman-show. A teacher of songwriting, guitar and performance at music camps for the past 15 years, Cosy has been called "one of the era's finest and most thoughtful singer/songwriters." Learn more about Cosy.


Bill Staines

Wednesday, May 14, 7 pm
For more than 40 years, Bill has traveled across North America, delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. Singing mostly original songs, he has become one of the most popular, durable singers on the folk music scene today, weaving gentle wit and humor into his performances. Enjoy a slice of Americana. Learn more about Bill.