Acorn Coffeehouse
Burning Bush Art Gallery
216 N Main Street,  Wheaton, IL  60187
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Burning BushAcorn Coffeehouse is an exciting music and storytelling venue located in the beautiful newly renovated Burning Bush Art Gallery.  Concerts are on the 2nd Saturday of   each month (unless otherwise noted).  Enjoy a magnificent art exhibit and an evening of live music in a charming house built in the late 1890's. 
Concerts begin at 8:00 pm.  Doors open at 7:30.  Admission  $10.00

Check out the Jam  led by Dave Hodge
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Alfonso Ponticelli
Feb 11   Alfonso Ponticelli
A multi-instrumentalist, Ponticelli won the 1994 U.S. National Mountain Dulcimer Championship and continues to perform solo mountain dulcimer and guitar. He has played both banjo and guitar with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and was invited to perform solo didgeridoo at the Chicago Symphony Center. Ponticelli has collaborated in Chicago with Arabic, Irish, bluegrass, Gypsy, Romanian and many other traditional folk musicians. Ponticelli has had the honor of performing at Chicago’s Millennium Park on its opening night as well as at every major museum in Chicago.

 Ponticelli is the 2009 recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci award for outstanding achievement in performing arts from Order Sons of Italy in America and holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University. Ponticelli has been to Cordoba, Spain (1994) to study with the great flamenco guitarists Rafael Riqueni and Manolo Sanlucar, New Mexico to study with Chuscales and Pedro Cortes and has had the great flamenco singer and guitarist Pansequito join his band for two years. He has performed at the Iridium in New York City where Les Paul invited Alfonso to play as a special guest with his trio.

 Ponticelli shares his education and love of music by teaching workshops at many festivals, including 13 years at the Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest in Madison, Wisconsin. He introduced Gypsy jazz to Chicago in the 1990s, when he began teaching a weekly Django-style class at the renowned Old Town School of Folk Music, where he has taught for 16 years.   Alfonso Ponticelli

Mark DvorakMarch 11th  -   Mark Dvorak

Over the last two decades, Dvorak has forged a reputation as an uncompromising road warrior, traveling to
thirty-six states and to Europe with only his songs, stories, guitar and five string banjo.

His new CD on the Waterbug label, Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, has been receiving rave reviews and
airplay nationwide. Dvorak will be performing songs from his new disc, as well as more well-known material,
and favorites from his previous recordings. Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me is his 17th CD release.

The Chicago Tribune calls him “masterful,” while Sing Out! Magazine says, “Dvorak shines.” His song writing
has been called “wondrous” and “profound,” and he has aan “encyclopedic knowledge of traditional songs.” His
show is “funny, passionate, intimate and unforgettable.”
  markdvorak.com



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