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August 2018

Illinois Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia, IL

08/26/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Vandalia IL United States

Bucky will be offering some of his favorite road songs about traversing the great State of Illinois in recognition of its Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia.  Check back for location details.  This is a FREE event sponsored by the Illinois Humanities.  

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September 2018

Bucky Halker Live From the Heartland on WLUW, Chicago

09/01/2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am CDT
WLUW, 51 East Pearson
Chicago, IL United States
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Tune in to WLUW Radio-Live from the Heartland, 88.7 on your FM dial, for a very special Labor Day program featuring labor music by Bucky Halker.  Bucky will be hanging with Michael James and Co., talking about labor protest music and its relevance today. Oh, and he will play a few tunes live as well.  So wake up and listen.  The public is also invited to attend this event live in studio.  Admission is free. Anywhere But Utah - The…

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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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