Remembering Haymarket: A Celebration

Remember the Haymarket Martyrs!  

Join the Forest Park Historical Society for an afternnoon of music, art, and remembrance as we celebrate May Day and the role of Forest Park in preserving the legacy of Haymarket.    From 1-5 pm on April 28 at the Howard Mohr Community Center.   Food, beer, artwork, non-profit tables, bookstores, vendors, and more.  

Bucky Halker performs American labor protest music from 4- 5 pm.  

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The Day Will Come: Honoring Our Working Class Heroes

Join Bucky Halker, Purdue University Northwest, and the Illinois Labor History Society for a special program on the history of labor in American and a selection of labor protest songs from Illinois and US working class history.   

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Bucky Halker in Elgin, IL

Bucky will be playing at the Elgin Museum event at the Grand Victoria Casino.  He will be presenting his brand of Folksongs of Illinois for the Elgin Museum fundraising event. Come out for a good cause and to say hello.

Folksongs of Illinois, #4

Folksongs of Illinois, #4

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Folksongs of Illinois-Booth Shot Lincoln comes to Bloomington, IL

Bucky will be presenting his folksongs of Illinois program at Luther Oaks
, Bloomington, IL.  Come out and hear folksongs about Illinois and commentary on how they came to this great state.

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Bucky Halker goes to Madison, WI

Details to come, but Bucky will be participating in a very special event, Folklore and the Wisconsin Idea, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

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Bucky Halker brings Labor Music to Barrington, IL

Bucky will be serving up his renditions of Illinois Labor Songs at the Barrington History Museum.  Come out and hear the history of labor music and how it defined the labor movement in Illinois.  Bucky holds a Ph.D. in American History with an emphasis in American labor history.

Welcome To Labor Land

Welcome To Labor Land

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Labor Day with Bucky Halker at Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site

Labor Day is upon us and that means Bucky Halker is hard at work singin’ and playin’ the songs of the workin’ man.  He is joined by his sidekick and mandolin extraordinaire, Don Stiernberg at the Pullman National Monument in Chicago, IL, on Chicago’s southside.  There is an afternoon of festivities planned to celebrate labor day and Illinois’ Bicentennial. Please join us at Pullman for an afternoon of song and activities. It all kicks off around 2:00 PM (CST).  This is a free event sponsored by the National Park Service.

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Bucky Halker Live From the Heartland on WLUW, Chicago

Tune in to WLUW Radio-Live from the Heartland, 88.7 on your FM dial, for a very special Labor Day program featuring labor music by Bucky Halker.  Bucky will be hanging with Michael James and Co., talking about labor protest music and its relevance today. Oh, and he will play a few tunes live as well.  So wake up and listen.  The public is also invited to attend this event live in studio.  Admission is free.

Anywhere But Utah – The Songs of Joe Hill

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Illinois Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia, IL

Bucky will be offering some of his favorite road songs about traversing the great State of Illinois in recognition of its Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia.  Check back for location details.  This is a FREE event sponsored by the Illinois Humanities.  

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Folksongs of Illinois with Bucky Halker at Des Plaines History Center

Come join us in Des Plaines at the Des Plaines History Center for a special concert of Folksongs from Illinois.  Bucky will be playing folksongs from all over the state and offering background commentary on the origins of these songs in Illinois.  

Folksongs of Illinois, #1

Folksongs of Illinois, #1

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