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August 26th, 2022, 7:00 pm
Lombard Historical Society
23 W. Maple, Lombard, IL 60148
Abraham Lincoln In Song
Free but registration is requested @ https://www.lombardhistory.org/new-events-1/2022/7/15/chris-valillo-performs-abraham-lincoln-in-song
August 27th, 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Balloons Over 66
2810 Woodlawn Rd, Lincoln, IL 62656
I will be performing a selection of historic Illinois and Lincoln era music, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm as part of the Balloons Over 66 celebration promoting the Railsplitting Festival this upcoming September 18th and 19th at the historic Postville Courthouse in Lincoln IL.
Download release of the new recording Forgottonia on Bandcamp!
September 3rd, 2022
Nichols Park, Pavilion
720 E Vandalia Rd, Jacksonville, IL
I will be presenting Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement as part of the Prairieland Chautauqua; two full days of presentations
15730 Pratt Road
Sandwich, IL 60548
I will be returning to one of the best fairs in the Midwest to perform in the historic farm implement section of the fairgrounds with Old Time Medicine Show Man Dan Barth. Three shows daily through the run of the fair: 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.
Ohio Presenters Network Conference
September 17th -18th
914 Fifth St
Lincoln, IL 62656
This is a wonderful living history festival on the grounds of the historic Postville Courthouse. Kids activities, crafters and music all on the historic Lincoln site, the Postville Courthouse. Walk in the footsteps of Lincoln! Free.
Civil War Weekend
Wade House Historic Site
W7965 State Hwy 23
Greenbush, WI 53026
The Wade House Civil War Weekend is one of the biggest and best civil war re-enactments in the Midwest with encampments, performances and a battle re-enactment Friday and Saturday.
October 1st - 4th
American Queen Cruise Lines
Mississippi River Cruises
I will be back on the American Queen Cruise ships, the American Duchess, and the American Countess -- two world class river cruises on the Mississippi River on runs from Hannibal to St. Louis. See https://www.aqvoyages.com for details and cruise tickets.
October 9th, 1:00 PM
Save the Prairie
11225 Constitution Drive
Westchester, IL 60154
I'll play throughout the afternoon at the historic Prairie House at the north end of the original 12,000 to 15,000 year old Wolf Road Prairie. Really looking forward to this one!
November 10th University of Illinois Springfield
Sensory Friendly Program “Experience Illinois Music”
Two shows, Times TBA
This will be a special program designed for special populations, autistic kids, and families.