EARLY WARNING-Voice of Labor Protest

Bucky will be appearing at the Des Plaines Historical Center playing labor protest songs from Joe Hill to Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen and maybe a few original tunes.   Still in the planning stages, so please check back for more detail.

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Bucky Halker and WLUW Radio @ Grafton Pub, Chicago

Bucky Halker swings into the Grafton Pub for a special program with radio host Dan Kugler and WLUW Radio-Chicago on August 8.  

You can catch Bucky performing and talking with Dan at the Grafton on August 8 at 9 pm. 

The Grafton is located at 4530 N. Lincoln in Chicago.  

Stop by!  

 

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Des Plaines History Center 50 Years: Bucky Halker

Hey, the Des Plaines History Center is turning 50 years old and on August 27 they celebrate with an anniversary picnic at the center from 12-4 pm. 

Bucky Halker will perform folksongs from Illinois history throughout the afternoon.   

For info and tickets visit:

http://www.desplaineshistory.org/programs/calendar/2017/7/28/50th-anniversary-picnic

 

 

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“Coffee Talk” Bucky Halker @ Des Plaines History Center

Bucky Halker in Concert

Folk singer Bucky Halker performs “Ain’t Got a Dollar: Illinois Workers and Protest Songs, 1865-1965” at the Des Plaines History Center on August 10th at 1:30 p.m.

Come out and hear Bucky perform and talk about the rich heritage of protest music among the workers of Illinois.   

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BUCKY HALKER IN FOREST PARK, IL

Come out on July 21, at 8:00 pm to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore in Forest Park for some free music and a fabulous bookstore.  FREE EVENT!

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Bucky Halker, Ella Jenkins, & Wrigley Field–August 13

2017 National Heritage Award winner and the godmother of children’s music, Ella Jenkins turns 93 years old this summer.  

She’s got a new CD out on Smithsonian-Folkways and was recently honored at the Old Town Schoool for her work.

Now we’ll celebrate with a very special concert at the park at Wrigley Field on August 13, 10:30 a.m.  

Join Ella Jenkins and a host of musicians as they share her wonderful music.  You can hear Bucky Halker, Barb Silverman, Erin Flynn and the Old Town children’s choir, Lanialoha Lee Sumberg, Jason McInnes, Chris Walz, Mr. Nathaniel, and many more.  Stop by and sing along!

Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency for their generous support for this event.   

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Ella Jenkins Birthday Tribute: Navy Pier

2017 National Heritage Award winner and the godmother of children’s music, Ella Jenkins turns 93 years old this summer.  

She’s got a new CD out on Smithsonian-Folkways and was recently honored at the Old Town Schoool for her work.

Now we’ll celebrate with a concert at Navy Pier on Sunday, August 6th, 4-5:00 pm.   

Join Ella Jenkins and a host of musicians as they share her music.   You can hear Bucky Halker, Barb Silverman, Erin Flynn and the Old Town children’s choir, Lanialoha Lee Sumberg, Jason McInnes, Chris Walz, and more.   

Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency for their generous support for this event.  

 

 

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BUCKY HALKER IN FOREST PARK, IL

Come out to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore on Friday, July 21st at 8:00 pm for a FREE concert and a fabulous bookstore.

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Bucky Halker brings Joe Hill to Bishop Hill, IL

Bucky Halker is excited to announce he will be playing for the opening of the Joe Hill Exhibit at Bishop Hill on June 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Steeple Building.  In 2015, Bucky recorded a CD of Joe Hill tunes, many never before recorded, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the assassination of Joe Hill by the Utah authorities.  CDs will be available for purchase at the gig, or you may order them through this website or www.cdbaby.com  

Anywhere But Utah – The Songs of Joe Hill 

  

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Bucky Halker – Appearing at book launch party for Maud Macrory Powell’s “City of Grit and Gold”

Bucky is pleased to support and be appearing at the book launch event for the children’s novel City of Grit and Gold, a fictional account of a young immigrant girl’s perspective on the Haymarket event of 1886 in Chicago.  The event is free and open to the public at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park, IL, 1-4:00 pm.  There will be readings from the book with author Maud Macrory Powell and Bucky will be playing a few labor tunes from the era.  There will also be a tour of the Haymarket Monument at nearby Forest Home Cemetery.

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