TOUR DATES

I'm currently offering Livestream programs and performances via Facebook and YouTube. Like Chris Vallillo (Music) on facebook  for notification of upcoming shows or go to this link:  https://www.facebook.com/chrisvallillo/live/
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All Times are Central Time unless otherwise noted.
Monday, April 5th, 7:00 PM Central
McHenry Historical Society and  Illinois Humanities
Historic Instruments of Illinois
From homemade dulcimers and fiddles to mass produced guitars, banjo’s, mandolins and pianos, Illinois and specifically Chicago has  been deeply involved in the creation and production of stringed musical instruments. I 'll perform on 10 historic Illinois instruments and share their backstories. Free.
Thursday, April the 8th, 7:00 PM Central
Parallel Paths.
In a program created for the Carl Sandburg Days Festival, I'll present a combination Sandburg's poetry contrasted with my original songs and instrumentals. Along the way he’ll also throw in several of the songs Sandburg himself collected as a folklorist.  Free on zoom, but you need to register at this link: https://events.dbrl.org/event/4946965
Saturday, April 17th, 7:00 PM Central
Hickory Ridge Concerts Virtual
Reggie Haris
I'll be presenting internationally known musician and storyteller Reggie Harris for performance and conversation. A descendent of a black enslaved women and her white owner back in Lincoln’s time,  Reggie is a master songleader who performs in the spirit of his mentors, Pete Seeger and Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, (founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock).  Free will donation.
Wednesday, April 21st, 7:00 PM Central
Live stream, Lincoln Conversations
Lincoln's Last Train Ride
This is a new livestream series from the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area I am hosting.  This session. we'll look at the impact of the Lincoln funeral train on four communities in Illinois.  It will stream on the Looking For Lincoln Facebook and YouTube pages.
 
 
Wedenesday, May 5th, 7:00 PM Central
Live stream, Lincoln Conversations
An evening with Clara Barton
I'll talk with Nationally known historical interpreter Leslie Goddard who will bring Clara Barton to life to be followed by an informative discussion of the impact of women in the Civil War.  It will stream on the Looking For Lincoln Facebook and YouTube pages.
Friday, May 7th, 8:00 PM Central
Lounge 34,  with Chicago Blues Master Eric Noden
Illinois Folk and Roots musicians Chris Vallillo and Eric Noden trade tunes and stories in this live virtual concert.  Eric and I will swap tunes and stories live on line. It will be a great time!
Tickets $20.00  https://34lounge.com/product/vallillo/
Saturday, May 15th, 7:00 PM Central
Hickory Ridge Concerts Virtual
Wil Marring and Robert Bowlin
I'll be presenting Southern Illinois duo Wil Marring and Robert Bowlin, two of Illinois most outstanding performers!  Free will donation.
Thursday, April 20th, 7:00 PM Central
 Des Plains History Center and Illinois Humanities
Historic Instruments of Illinois
From homemade dulcimers and fiddles to mass produced guitars, banjo’s, mandolins and pianos, Illinois and specifically Chicago has  been deeply involved in the creation and production of stringed musical instruments. I 'll perform on 10 historic Illinois instruments and share their backstories.  Chris Vallillo Music Facebook and Chris Vallillo YouTube Channel.  Free.

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