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April 2017

Bucky Halker Appearing at Santori Library of Aurora

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

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

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Laborer’s Local 773 Hall, 5102 Ed Smith Way
Marion, IL United States
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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…

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May 2017

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

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Layfayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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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…

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

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

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…

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June 2017

Bucky Halker brings Joe Hill to Bishop Hill, IL

June 3
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 3rd.  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  Time for this FREE event is TBA, so be sure…

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August 2017

EARLY WARNING-Voice of Labor Protest

August 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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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