Bear Creek

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"Bear Creek" is Gary Plazyk and Rob Middleton

We perform music and songs from the 1800's, plus sea shanties and children's songs

  • Instruments: The instruments you are likely to hear us perform on include: guitar, fiddle, penny whistle, hammered dulcimer, concertina, hurdy gurdy, and didgeridoo, plus a grab bag of musical toys including jaw harp, clackamore, limberjack, spoons, and kazoo.
  • Events: Bear Creek has played at many events in northern Illinois, including:

-         the Woodstock Farmers Market

-         the Downers Grove Farmers Market

-         the 2007 Woodstock Folk Festival children’s stage

-         the 2005 to 2008 Marengo Settlers Days “Saturday Night on Main Street”

-         the 2007 to 2013 Boone County Conservation District Autumn Pioneer Festival

-         the 2008 to 2013 Boone County Boone County Conservation District Holiday Walk

-         the 2007, and 2011 to 2013 Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair

-         the 2006 Riverside Art Festival

-         the 2006 Marengo Food Pantry Volunteers Benefit Luncheon

-         numerous Civil War reenactments. 

  • Invitation: Audience participation is enthusiastically encouraged! Please stop by to say hi, and sing a song or two with us.

View our 2014 schedule. If you are interested in getting e-mail updates to our schedule, please send Gary your e-mail address.


Publicity Kit

Here are links to some of our publicity material:
Bear Creek ad
Performer biographies


Thanks for coming out to see us!

Contact us by e-mail: Gary and Rob. -- This page is maintained by Gary Plazyk.