Joe Hill’s Funeral

Joe Hill’s Funeral

Sun, November 22, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

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Joe Hill’s Funeral
Joe Hill’s Funeral
Join us for a reenactment marking the centennial of the funeral of Joe Hill. In November 1915 thousands filled the West Side Auditorium to honor Hill, executed in Utah for a crime he didn’t commit. With songs like “Preacher and the Slave” and “Rebel Girl,” Hill had helped spread the dream of one big Union across the land.

At the 1915 funeral these songs and other were performed. At the 2015 remembrance contemporary Chicago musicians perform these songs plus ones of their choosing to celebrate a century of Joe Hill.

At the performance write down your thoughts on how “Joe Hill Lives,” which will be placed in the coffin and cremated. The ashes will be distributed to the audience just as Hill’s were a century ago.

With music by LeRoy Bach, Janet Bean, Martin Billheimer, Fluffy, Bucky Halker, Jon Langford, Khari Lemuel, Psalm One, John Nordwall, Sally Timms, L. Wyatt, and Brass Inferno Productions.

With eulogies by Randall Jamrok (IWW), Richard Lindberg (Swedish American Museum), Alison Olhava (IWW), and Larry Spivack (Illinois Labor History Society). Coffin by Tim Dashnaw and Jon Langford

This program is done in partnership with the Hideout, Illinois Labor History Society, Industrial Workers of the World, Swedish American Museum, and Uri-Eichen Gallery. For more information, contact

Help us honor Joe Hill in November!
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642