Bishop Hill Folk Music Festival


On Saturday June 1, 2024, start the summer by enjoying the Bishop Hill Folk Music Festival.
Located in the village park in Bishop Hill Illinois, some of the best-known Illinois folk
musicians, such as Bucky Halker, the Bucktown Americana Music Show, Barry Cloyd, and
more will be performing. Their musical styles span a wide range of folk music including
hammered dulcimer, bluegrass, Celtic, and Woody Guthrie songs to name just a few. In
addition, Mike Anderson, the Dulcimer Guy, will have a program about the Beauty of the
Mountain Dulcimer in the Steeple Building Museum at noon. All the park concerts and the
dulcimer presentation are free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music!

Music starts at 10 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Local favorite Hammer and Pick will
start off the day with their Old Time Music. At 11 a.m., the Bluegrass band Coffee Creek will
be performing. In the afternoon at 1 p.m., Chicago’s singer-songwriter Buck Halker will be
playing music from his 15 CDs. The Bucktown Americana Music Show will step on stage at 2
p.m. f you’re a fan of bluegrass, folk, Celtic, Americana, or old-time music, you’ll love the
Bucktown Americana Music Show. Peoria’s singer-songwriter Barry Cloyd will finish off the
day performing songs from his 10 CDs.

This free event is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the Galesburg Community
Foundation and the Geneseo Foundation. Regional Media is our Major Media Sponsor. For
more details, you can call 309 927-3899 or email Information about this
festival is also posted on and the Bishop Hill Heritage Association
Facebook page.

Concert Schedule for Saturday June 1
(main stage is located next to the park gazebo in the center of the village park)
10 am Hammer & Pick
11 am Coffee Creek
1:00 pm Bucky Halker
2:00 pm Bucktown Americana Music Show
3:00 pm Barry Cloyd

***Courtesy of Todd DeDecker, Bishop Hill***

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