Acorn Coffeehouse in Oak Park welcomes folk singer Michael Johnathon Nov. 13

  • Folk singer Michael Johnathon will perform at the next Acorn Coffeehouse on Saturday, Nov. 13. The coffeehouse recently moved from Wheaton to an Oak Park church.

    Folk singer Michael Johnathon will perform at the next Acorn Coffeehouse on Saturday, Nov. 13. The coffeehouse recently moved from Wheaton to an Oak Park church. Courtesy of Michael Johnathon

 
 
Updated 11/10/2021 12:52 PM

The Acorn Coffeehouse will present Michael Johnathon in concert on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, 405 S. Euclid Ave. in Oak Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Reservations are recommended, walk-ins welcome. Visit www.acorncoffeehouse.com or call (331) 701-7891.

Among the throngs of artists in the music world, few have elevated "dreaming" to such a high art form as folk singer Michael Johnathon. He recently won the prestigious Milner Award of the Arts in 2020, presented by Gov. Andy Beshear in Kentucky. "The Painter" is his 17th album release. He is a touring songwriter; author of six published books; the screenwriter for the upcoming "Caney Creek" motion picture; playwright of the "Walden Play" performed in 42 countries; composer of the opera, "Woody: For the People"; organizer of the national association of front porch musicians called SongFarmers; the full symphony performances of "Songs of Rural America"; and as the creator and host of the live audience broadcast of the "WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour" with a radio audience of over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations and now on the RFD-TV Network nationwide. Visit Michael Johnathon's website at www.michaeljohnathon.com.

 

The Acorn Coffeehouse was started by dulcimer musician and teacher Dona Benkert in September of 2014 in Wheaton. The coffeehouse recently moved to Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church in Oak Park, where attendees can social distance in movable chairs and enjoy the beautiful acoustics of the room. The coffeehouse series is the held the second Saturday of each month. All attendees will be required to wear a face mask. Please bring proof of vaccination. Ample parking is available on-street or in the church's parking lot.