Chicago Farmer

Bloomington, IL

The son of a small-town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow Midwesterner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small-town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads north and south of I-80.

“You can smell the dirt in the fields, hear the wind as it blows across the plains, and see the people that Chicago Farmer sings about. Each track captures a moment in time, whether for a person or a particular place. Imagine if a John Steinbeck short story had been written as a song, and this will give you a fairly good idea as to what Chicago Farmer accomplishes on his albums.” - HONEST TUNE

Music Sampler

Artist Performances

Thursday August 1st from 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM at Lawrence Chapel - MAIN STAGE
Thursday August 1st from 5:30 PM - 5:55 PM at Mile of Music Bus
Friday August 2nd from 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM at Copper Rock Coffee Company
Friday August 2nd from 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM at Mondo! Wine Bar & Retail
Saturday August 3rd from 1:55 PM - 2:45 PM at Stone Arch Brewpub Tap Room
Saturday August 3rd from 5:05 PM - 5:55 PM at Lou's Brew Cafe & Lounge