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November 2018

Bucky Halker in Elgin, IL

11/17/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Grand Victoria Casino, 250 S. Casino
Elgin, IL United States
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Folksongs of Illinois, #4

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

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April 2019

The Day Will Come: Honoring Our Working Class Heroes

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Purdue University Northwest, 2200 169th Street
Hammond, Indiana 46323
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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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Remembering Haymarket: A Celebration

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd
Forest Park, Illinois
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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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May 2019

Road Scholar Concert-Mt. Vernon, IL: Protest Songs of Illinois Workers

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
CE Brehm Memorial Library, 101 S. 7th Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
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Bucky will be performing his show “I Need to Make A Dollar: Protest Songs of Illinois Workers, 1865-1970”, May 9, 2019, 6:30 pm at the C.E. Brehm Memorial Library.  Come join us for this FREE event, listen and learn about Illinois’ past.  This event is underwritten through Illinois Humanities' Road Scholar Program.  CDs will be available for purchase.

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Protest Songs and Cultural Transformation: Bucky Halker in Concert

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Free

May 31, 2019 7:15 P.M. at Parkland College in Champaign, IL Bucky Halker rolls into Champaign-Urbana for a concert and discussion of protest songs and their role in cultural and social transformation.   Bucky will perform a number of songs from the labor movement and the civil rights movement, including works of Joe Hill, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.   The concert is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa honors society, a national community college organization for honors students.  …

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June 2019

Folksongs of Illinois coming to DeKalb County History Center

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
DeKalb County History Center, 1730 N Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
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Bucky will be bringing his brand of Illinois folksongs to DeKalb County History Center in his program entitled "Goin' Down The Road: Folksongs Of Illinois, 1818-1960, on June 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm.  Come join us for some great music and stories about folk music in Illinois and how it came to be here.  This is a free program offered at part of the Illinois Humanities' Road Scholar Program.  Folksongs of Illinois CD series will be available for purchase at…

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Road Scholar Program, Lisle, IL

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Lisle Heritage Society, 1011 Division Street
Lisle, IL 60532
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Folksongs of Illinois, #1

Join Bucky Halker at the Lisle Heritage Society, June 27, 2019, 7:00 pm, where he will present Goin' Down the Road: Folk Songs of Illinois, 1818-1960.  Just in time to celebrate Illinois' Bicentennial, you will hear folk songs from all over the State.  Songs that were written by Illinois residents or brought here and popularized in Illinois.  This event is free and offered as part of the Illinois Humanities' Road Scholar program.  Folksongs of Illinois CDs will be available for purchase.  

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August 2019

Folksongs of Illinois at Jefferson County Historical Society

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Jefferson County Historical Society, 1411 N 27th Street
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
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Bucky will be presenting his Folksongs of Illinois program at th Jefferson County Historical Society, Mt. Vernon, IL, August 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm.  Just in time to celebrate Illinois' Bicentennial, come out and hear folksongs popularized or written in Illinois and find out how they came here.  This event is free and is part of Illinois Humanities' Road Scholar Program.

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September 2019

Songs of American Labor: A Labor Day Concert in Pullman

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Pullman National Monument, 614 E. 113th Street
Chicago, IL 60628 United States
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Free

September 2, 2019, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pullman Historic Site Chicago, IL Bucky Halker and Don Stiernberg join the celebration of Labor Day in historic Pullman. Bucky and Don will perform songs that emerged from the struggles of workers for a more just and equitable society and workplace.    The duo will offer rendictions of historic songs by Woody Guthrie, Florence Reece, Joe Hill, Bruce Springsteen and more, as well as a handful of Bucky originals.    Stop by Pullman,…

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Folksongs of Illinois coming to Apple Valley, Elizabeth, IL

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Apple River Fort State Historic Site, 311 E Myrtle Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
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Bucky will be brandishing his versions of folksongs sung and made popular in lllinois at the Apple River Fort State Historic Site, Elizabeth, IL, on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 6:00 pm.  Come join us for music, commentary and laughter.  This event is free and sponsored through Illinois Humanities' Road Scholars program.  Folksongs of Illinois CDs will be available for purchase at the event.   

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