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

 Workshop with Mark Dvorak Mark Dvorak Portrait

The goal of this multifaceted session is to explore critical elements in composing, writing and arranging. We'll cover the basics of finger picking guitar, examine chord structure and harmony singing and the use of melogy and language in songwriting. Bring your instruments! Those who play instruments other than guitar or who don't play an instrument are also welcome!

Only $20 for Plank Road members; open to the public for $30.

 Saturday May 11, 2019 1 to 5 PM

First Church of Lombard
Maple and Main Streets Lombard, IL


 Barn Dance Barn Dance Poster

Another Old Time Barn Dance is coming up!
Save room on your calendar to join in for a fun-filled evening of music and dancing for the entire family!

 Saturday April 27, 2019 8 PM

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


 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 2019. You should have received your notice in the mail. Or please download and print this Renewal Form