Plank Road Folk Music Society

The Plank Road Folk Music Society Welcomes You!

Welcome to The Plank Road Folk Music Society . . .

Where people come together to play, sing and enjoy acoustic music of every kind!

Plank Road is a music club in the western suburbs of Chicago. We have regularly scheduled sessions for our members, where they can participate in sing-arounds, jam sessions, song circles, barn dances and other music events. We encourage participation by everyone who attends — experienced and beginning musicians are all welcome to join in!

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News and Events

 Annual Membership Meeting Log Cabin Picture

Bring a dish, dessert or snack to share, your voices and your instruments for a night of music and munchies, as we celebrate 34 years!

Annual Meeting and Member Sing Around at the Log Cabin in Lombard's Four Seasons Park

 Saturday January 26, 2019 starting at 7 PM

Doors will open at 7:00 PM and the music jam will start at 7:30, with George Mattson as our jam leader.

This is a great time to renew your annual PRFMS membership but please remember: cash or check -- we can't do credit cards. The Annual Membership Meeting is primarily an event for members to celebrate another grand year at PRFMS. If you do bring a guest, we hope they will consider joining our organization while they are at the meeting.


 Barn Dances Barn Dance Poster

A great time was had by all at our Old Time Barn Dances in September and November!
Save room on your calendar to join in on these upcoming dates for a fun-filled evening of music and dancing for the entire family!

Our next Winter Old-Time Barn Dance will be in conjunction with the Downers Grove Ice Sculpture festival on February 9th.

 Saturday February 9, 2019 8 PM

 Saturday March 9, 2019 8 PM

 Saturday April 27, 2019 8 PM

Two Way Street Coffee House
1047 Curtiss St. Downers Grove, IL


 Plank Road String Band Gig at Pancake Breakfast

 Saturday February 9, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

During Downers Grove Ice Festival Weekend, our Plank Road String Band will be providing some hot old-time fiddle tunes for the Annual Pancake Breakfast at the First Congregational Church in Downers Grove, 1047 Curtiss St. Pancake Breakfast is from 8 AM to 11 AM

Have fun checking out the ice sculptures around town after the breakfast!


 Archived QuarterNotes are available!

Quarternotes Winter 1985

Visit our Newsletter Page for more historic issues!

More historic issues just added to our archives in July, including:
the first ever issue of Quarter Notes!
Quarternotes First Issue 1983


A tip-of-the-hat to Plank Road!
Official cap and new t-shirts added to list of Plank Road Merchandise! Take a look here!


There's still time to renew your membership for 2018. You should have received your notice in the mail. Or please download and print this Renewal Form