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May Day in Chicago

Come out May 1st and celebrate the International Worker’s holiday in Chicago, IL, at the place where it all began, Haymarket Square, Chicago.  Join Bucky and some friends at the monument located on Des Plaines and Randolph, about 2:30.  Check … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker Presents Rebel Voices

Bucky will be presenting a solo performance of American Protest Songs.  Rebel Voices includes music from IWW Icon Joe Hill, Depression Era spokesman Woody Guthrie and how their influence brought forth the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.  In … Continue reading

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The Origins of International Labor Day, with Bucky Halker

Please join Bucky and the Illinois Labor History Society to celebrate and learn about the origins of International Labor Day at Purdue University, Hammond, IN.  You will hear music and commentary from Bucky as well as representatives from Purdue University’s … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker presenting at the World Record Symposium

Bucky will be presenting research and performing the songs of Joe Hill at this important event.  

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Bucky Halker, a Road Scholar performance, at Montgomery Village Hall

Bucky Halker will be presenting the Folksongs of Illinois program at Montgomery Village Hall as part of its monthly senior’s program.  You will hear folksongs from all over the Midwest, some still popular today and some forgotten gems.  This FREE … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Going Down to Springfield with Bucky Halker: Music at the Museum series

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.   … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker Appearing at Santori Library of Aurora

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 … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker appearing at 420 fundraising event!

Bucky Halker is pleased to support the Four20 fundraising event for medical marijuana and will be playing some tunes at the event on April 20, 2017 at the Strawdog Theatre.  Cover is only $2 so please come out and support … Continue reading

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