Singer and hammered dulcimer player Phil Passen will perform songs telling the story of the growth and development of Illinois. Mr. Passen will begin with a melody from a Native American tribe indigenous to Illinois. His presentation will feature songs and tunes representing various ethnic communities that have contributed to life in Illinois. Songs of the Underground Railroad, which ran through Illinois, will also be featured. So will music selections representing farmers, workers, labor struggles, disasters, and tragedies, as well as a few blues and rock-and-roll songs. Mr. Passen will provide commentary about the histories of the selections and the contexts in which they have been sung and played in Illinois. The concert will start at 1:30 p.m. in the Dairy Building on Saturday, April 14. It is free and open to the public due to the sponsorships of the BHHA and the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Speakers Bureau.