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September 2018

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

09/03/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Pullman National Monument, 614 E. 113th Street
Chicago, IL 60628 United States
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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…

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Bucky Halker brings Labor Music to Barrington, IL

09/08/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Barrington History Museum, 212 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Don’t Want Your Millions

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

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Bucky Halker goes to Madison, WI

09/20/2018 @ 8:00 am - 09/24/2018 @ 5:00 pm CDT

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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October 2018

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

10/03/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Luther Oaks, 601 Lutz Road
Bloomington, IL 61704 United States
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Folksongs of Illinois, #3

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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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

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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