TOUR DATES

Winter 2020 Dates
Thursday, January 8th 7:00 PM
Music At the Museum
Illinois State Museum
502 E Spring St.
Springfield, IL  
Admission $10:00

www.museumconcerts.com
with my guests Burr Oak Band
Folk, old time and bluegrass from one of Springfield’s favorite groups.
 
Saturday, January 18th, 7:00 PM  
Hickory Ridge Concerts
Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
www.hickoryridgeconcerts.com
Admission $10.00
With my guest, old time musician Jonas Friddle
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm
West Las Vegas Library Theatre 
951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. 
Las Vegas, NV 89106 
I’ll be joined by percussionist Rocky Maffit in a duo performance of my show Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement.  
 
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm 
Windmill Library Auditorium 
7060 W. Windmill Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89113 
I’ll be joined by percussionist Rocky Maffit in a duo performance of my show Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement.  
 
Tuesday &Wednesday February 11th & 12th
University of Illinois At Springfield
I’ll be doing a series of performances of my show Abraham Lincoln in Song
for the U of I Springfield’s educational series.
 
Thursday, February 13th, 7:00 PM
Music At the Museum
Illinois State Museum
502 E Spring St.
Springfield, IL  
Admission $10:00
www.museumconcerts.com 
with my guests the Nathan Taylor Trio (tent)
 
Saturday, February 15th  7:00 PM  
Hickory Ridge Concerts
Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
www.hickoryridgeconcerts.com
Admission $10.00 with my guest Wisconsin singer-songwriter KatieDahl
 
Thursday, February 20th  7:00 PM
Illinois College
Sibert Theater in the McGraw Fine Arts Center
1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: (217) 245-3000
Free
I’ll perform one of the Lincoln The Great Communicator shows for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area with noted Lincoln interpreter George Buss
Wednesday, February 26th, 12:00 noon
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Road 
Ullin, IL 62992 
800-481-2242
I’ll perform my show Oh Freedom! Song of the Civil Rights Movement for the Illinois Humanities Council.  Solo performance in the Theater with images. Free to the public.
 
Thursday, February 27th, 6:00 pm
Breese Public Library 
530 N. Third St. 
Breese, IL 62230
Ph: 618.526.7361
www.breeselibrary.org 
I'll perform the small solo version of Oh Freedom! (no images).
Wednesday, March 4th, 1:00 PM 
Shepard Hills Church
404 N.Green St.
McHenry, IL
I’ll perform The Farmer is the Man for the Illinois Humanities Council.
Free
Friday, March 6th, 7:00 PM
Two Way Street
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL
http://twowaystreet.org
630-969-9720
I’ll return to one of Chicago’s best loved folk venues for a night of original and traditional songs and instrumentals.
Admission $10.00
 
Thursday, March 12th, 7:00 PM
Music At the Museum
Illinois State Museum
502 E Spring St.
Springfield, IL  
Admission $10:00
www.museumconcerts.com 
with my guests Karin Stein and Ed East
 
Saturday, March 14th, 7:30 PM
Acorn Coffeehouse
Burning Bush Art Gallery
216 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL  60187
(Tent, also possibly March 14th)
Admission $10.00
Saturday, March 21st, 7:00 PM
Hickory Ridge Concerts
CANCELLED
Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
www.hickoryridgeconcerts.com
Admission $10.00 
with my guest Ariane Lydon
 
Wednesday, March 25th, ​6:30 pm
Illinois College Fine Arts Series
Sibert Theatre
Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL
$15.00
I'll perform the show The Roots of Rural Music, a selection of Historic Illinois Music and original songs on historic instruments.
Saturday, March 28th,   6:00 pm 
Ottawa Visitor's Center
807 Building  
Ottawa, IL    61350
815-434-2737
I’ll perform one of the Lincoln The Great Communicator shows for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area with noted Lincoln interpreter George Buss
Thursday, April 9th, 7:00 PM 
Music At the Museum
CANCELLED  
Illinois State Museum
502 E Spring St.
Springfield, IL  
Admission $10:00
www.museumconcerts.com 
with my guests The Early Mays
Saturday, April 18th, 7:00 PM
Hickory Ridge Concerts
Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
www.hickoryridgeconcerts.com
Admission $10.00 
with my guest Willie Carlysle
 
Sunday, April 19th, 2:00 PM
Museum of the Grand Prairies
600 N Lombard St
Mahomet, IL 61853
217 586 2612
http://www.museumofthegrandprairie.org
Lincoln The Great Communicator performance
 
Wednesday, April 22nd, 1:30 PM
Byron Public Library
100 S Washington St, Byron, IL 61010
http://byron.lib.il.us
I’ll perform the show The Farmer is the Man I created for the Smithsonian Traveling exhibit “Crossroads of Rural America”
 
Friday, April 24rd, 12:30 PM  Private event
Carl Sandburg Birthplace State Historic Site
Teachers Conference
I’ll perform my show Parallel Paths for regional teachers and discuss the creative process of combining music and poetry in performance.
 
Sunday, April 26th, 1:00 PM
I and M Canal Museum
754 First Street LaSalle, IL 61301
Phone: (815)223-1851
As part of the 35th anniversary of the I and M Canal Heritage area, I’ll perform my show  the Abraham Lincoln in Song
 
Saturday, May 2nd,  10:00 AM
Lincoln In The District
Washington Park in Quincy, IL
https://www.lincolninthedistrict.com
I’ll perform a selection of Lincoln era music as part of a festival celebrating the life and times of the 16th President of the United States. 
 
Sunday, May 3rd, 2:00 PM
Eagle Performing Arts Center
319 N Plum St
Pontiac, IL 61764
https://pontiaceagle.com
I’ll perform one of the Lincoln The Great Communicator shows for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area with noted Lincoln interpreter George Buss
 
Thursday, May 7th, 1:00 PM
Edison School
Macomb, IL 
I’ll perform Abraham Lincoln in Song for the 4th graders the day before they visit Lincoln’s New Salem.
May 7th, 7:00 PM
Legacy Theater
1160 Buchanan Street Carthage, IL  62321   
217-357-9479
I’ll perform one of the Lincoln The Great Communicator shows for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area with noted Lincoln interpreter George Buss
 
Saturday, May 9th, 1:00 PM
Decatur Public Library
130 N. Franklin St.

Decatur, IL 62523
217-424-2900
I’ll perform one of the Lincoln The Great Communicator shows for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area with noted Lincoln interpreter George Buss
 
Thursday, May 14th, 7:00 PM
Music At the Museum
Illinois State Museum
502 E Spring St.
Springfield, IL  
Admission $10:00
www.museumconcerts.com 
with my guests Fendrick and Peck
 
Saturday, May 16th, 7:00 PM
Hickory Ridge Concerts
Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
www.hickoryridgeconcerts.com
Admission $10.00 
with my guests Cari Ray and the Shakey Legs
Tuesday, May 19th, 6:00 PM
Fulton Windmill Cultural Center
1000 1st St, Fulton, IL 61252
Phone: +1 815 589 3371
I'll perf0rm my Illinois Bicentennial show, By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing
Thursday, May 21st, 6:30 PM
Freeport Public Library
I’ll perform one of the Lincoln The Great Communicator shows for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area with noted Lincoln interpreter George Buss
 
Saturday, May 30th, 2:00 PM
Lincoln College
Lincoln, IL
I’ll perform one of the Lincoln The Great Communicator shows for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area with noted Lincoln interpreter George Buss
 
Saturday and Sunday, June 6th-7th, 11:00 AM Through the day
Lincoln Days Civil War Re-enactment
Lake Pittsfield
Pittsfield, IL
Thursday, June 11th, 7:00 PM
Music At the Museum
Illinois State Museum
502 E Spring St.
Springfield, IL  
Admission $10:00
www.museumconcerts.com 
with my guests Sundae and Mr Gessel
 
June 18th, Private Event
LEAD Leadership Conference
Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL
 
Saturday, June 20th TBA
Mount Carmel, IL
Roots and Que Fest
 
Saturday, June 20th, 7:00 PM
Hickory Ridge Concerts
Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
www.hickoryridgeconcerts.com
Admission $10.00 
With my guests the Rocky Ford Rounders from the Bloomington area.  I’ll be on the road for this one, so Steve Endsley will run the show.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 12:00 noon 
Rock Island Public Library
401 19th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 732-7302
I’ll perform my show "Parallel Paths, The Poetry of Carl Sandburg, Music of Chris Vallillo".

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