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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Ain’t Got a Dollar: Illinois Workers and Protest Songs, 1865 to 1965 comes to Macomb

Long before Bruce Springsteen took on the working class struggle, Illinois workers championed their movement in song.  The eight-hour day, higher wages, safer working conditions and union contracts all became subjects for worker bards.  Join Bucky Halker May 5 2017, at the Western Illinois Museum, Macomb, Illinois, bringing his brand of Illinois labor song and commentary to West Central Illinois.  This event is underwritten by Company of Folk through a grant from the Marion the Librarian Speakers Bureau.  The concert is free to the public with a suggested donation to the Museum of $5.  CDs will be available for purchase.

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It’s an early May Day with Bucky Halker In Marion!

Hello Southern Illinois.  Let’s celebrate May Day in style.  Chicago labor troubadour Bucky Halker will perform a free concert at 6:00 Saturday evening, April 29, at the Laborer’s Local 773 Hall, 5102 Ed Smith Way, in Marion (across from the airport). Halker has released several albums of labor songs, including “Don’t Want Your Millions” and “Welcome to Labor Land” as well as tribute albums to Woody Guthrie, labor songwriter Joe Hill, and an album of Illinois songs related to death and disaster. He has also collected and produced the multi-volume CD set “Folksongs of Illinois,” featuring a wide range of artists in various ethnic musical genres. For more information, contact David Cochran at 618-942-4866 or Judy Simpson at 618-998-1773.

Sing-alongs provided and CDs will be available.  This event is free to the public.  Bring friends.

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Bucky Halker Appearing at Santori Library of Aurora

Bucky brings his show “Ain’t Got a Dollar: Illinois Workers and Protest Songs 1865-1965” to the Santori Library, located at 101 South River Street, Aurora, IL. Music and historical commentary and probably a few sing-a-longs. This event is free and open to the public. Come on out. CDs will be available for purchase at the gig.

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Bucky Halker brings “Rebel Voices” to the Town and Country Public Library, Elburn, IL

Bucky brings his show “Rebel Voices:  Protest Songs of Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen” to the Town and Country Public Library, located at 320 East North Street, Elburn,  IL.  Music and historical commentary and probably a few sing-a-longs.  This event is free and open to the public.  Come on out.  CDs will be available for purchase at the gig.

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