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Working-Class Folk Musician Chicago Farmer Coming to Schauer Center!

April 9, 2014—Hartford, WI—Working-class folk musician Chicago Farmer will be at the Schauer Arts & Activities Center as a part of The Booster Cabaret Series on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm. The singer/songwriter’s small-town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads in farming communities and big cities alike.

Chicago Farmer, Cody Diekhoff, was born in a small farming community in Delava, IL -- a town with a population less than 2,000. The backbone of his songs is courtesy of his grandparents’ values, who were farmers themselves. Diekhoff’s performance name, Chicago Farmer, explains his philosophies on music and life. “I love the energy, music, and creativity of Chicago, but at the same time, the roots and hard work of my small town,” Diekhoff says. Growing up, Diekhoff listened to punk rock and grunge, before discovering a friend’s dad playing Hank Williams and fellow mid-westerner John Prine, a musician served as a profound influence on the Chicago Farmer sound.

Tickets to see Chicago Farmer are $22 for Premium seating or $19 for Standard seating. Cash bar opens at 7:00 pm and will remain open for the duration of the evening. Tickets can be purchased at the Schauer Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at 147 N. Rural Street in Hartford, charge by phone at 262-670-0560, ext. 3 or online at SchauerCenter.org.

Chicago Farmer is a part of The Booster Cabaret Series. Media support is provided by The Booster, WBKV 1470 AM, and WTKM 104.9 FM. Additional support provided by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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