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May 2017

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

05/05/2017 @ 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”

05/06/2017 @ 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

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…

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July 2017


07/15/2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

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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August 2017

Voice of Labor Protest

08/10/2017 @ 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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October 2017

Going Down to Springfield with Bucky Halker

10/12/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

Bucky will be playing as part of the October Music at the Museum series October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  You will hear a little Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, Illinois Labor tunes and a few of his own tunes.   Music at the Museum is a monthly concert series produced by Chris Vallillo featuring the best in contemporary and traditional folk and acoustic music of all styles. Concerts are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in…

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November 2017

Wobblies of the World with Bucky Halker

11/10/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Join Bucky November 10, 2017, for the kick of the new book "Wobblies of the World" (Pluto Press) at the In These Times offices, 2040 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL, hosted by Book Editor:  Peter Cole and In These Times.  Bucky will be playing a few Joe Hill and Wobbly tunes.  Bucky contributed an article to the book about Joe Hill and his influence around the world.  It's a great read.  Event time is TBA, check back for details. Books will…

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February 2018

Bucky Halker Live on Heartland Radio

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Heartland Cafe, 7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL United States
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Join me February 11, 2018, 3-7 p.m. for a fund raiser for a wonderful, local radio broadcast Heartland Radio, in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood.  This year the event will be at the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood.  Come out for a great cause and to hear some terrific local musicians.  I'll be there and so will the Win Stracke All-Stars and possibly Chicago's favorite Corky Siegel.  See the poster for all the details.  This is a fund raiser folks,…

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March 2018

The Bucky Halker Trio, featuring: Don Stiernberg and John Abbey

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Freemont St.
Arlington Heights, Illinois United States
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Bucky and the boys (Don and John) will be playing for the craft food benefit at Arlington Heights Historical Museum.  Join us for a good cause, some great local artisanal delights and of course, some wonderful local musicianship. FEATURING CRAFT BEERS, WINES & DELICIOUS WINTER FOODS IN THE HEART OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT! Step back in time where F.W. ‘Pop’ Muller otherwise known as the man behind the mustache, originated the Arlington Club Beverage soda brand in 1872. Mix and…

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Bucky Live on WGN 720 AM, Chicago

March 17 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tune in for a live broadcast on WGN Chicago, 720 on your AM dial.  Bucky will be joining Dave Hoekstra on Nocturnal Journal to talk about the long history of coal mining in Illinois and to play a few coal mining tunes.  Pour yourself a green beer and join us for this St. Paddy's day broadcast.  Don't forget, you can also stream the broadcast by logging on to the WGN web page. Don’t Want Your Millions

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