As part of the Bishop Hill Chautauqua, on Sunday, August 28th at 1:00 p.m., the folk music ensemble Hammer and Pick will perform a concert of American folk music. Hammer and Pick has been playing for audiences in Western Illinois since the 1980’s. Jon Wagner plays hammered dulcimer, banjo, guitar and harmonica; Jan Sams plays guitar and bass; and William Hope adds his guitar & dobro.

All Chautauqua programs will be held at the newly restored gazebo in Bishop Hill’s town square, on the corners of Main Street and Bishop Hill Road, in Bishop Hill, IL. Folks are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, bring a friend, and plan to come early to eat lunch in one of several restaurants or visit our shops and museums. This free public event is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, Geneseo Foundation, and the Twinflower Inn Bed and Breakfast. For more information, call 309-927-3899, visit or email .