Plank Road Folk Music Society

Calendar

Following is our calendar of scheduled events for the next couple of months. Check back often to see any updates. Take a look at our Get Togethers for a description of our regularly scheduled events. And be sure to peek at Upcoming Special Events that you won't want to miss!

May 2019
Saturday
May 4
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Saturday
May 11
Mark Dvorak Workshop, 1 -5 PM at the First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main St., Lombard. 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 melody 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; $30 for non-members. See the event Flyer: Mark Dvorak Workshop Flyer Map
Tuesday
May 14
Second Tuesday Song Circle: "BYOS" - Bring Your Own Songs  , 7 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Saturday
May 18
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Saturday
May 25
Country/Western Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. Map
Thursday
May 30
Last Thursday Open Mic  : A monthly unplugged open mic, exclusively for high school and college-aged performers (music, poetry, any performance art). Sign-up 7 PM, Open Mic 7:30-9:30 at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. Map

June 2019

Saturday
June 1
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Tuesday
June 11
Second Tuesday Song Circle: "BYOS" - Bring Your Own Songs  , 7 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Saturday
June 15
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Saturday
June 22
Country/Western Sing-Around  . 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. Map
Thursday
June 27
Last Thursday Open Mic  : A monthly unplugged open mic, exclusively for high school and college-aged performers (music, poetry, any performance art). Sign-up 7 PM, Open Mic 7:30-9:30 at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. Map

Watch this space for future dates for upcoming special events!

Get Togethers -- At PRFMS we have a lot of ways to get together and enjoy music...our own, and others. We hope you'll want to join us!

  • Sing Around

    Plank Road Folk Music Society and the Two Way Street Coffee House co-sponsor a Sing-Around at the Coffee House on the first and third Saturday of each month at 2:00-4:00 pm. The sessions are open to everyone who wishes to raise a voice, play an acoustic instrument or just sit and listen to a group of folks singing and "raising the roof ".

  • Bring Your Own Songs

    The Plank Road Folk Music Society Second Tuesday Song Circle; "BYOS " - Bring Your Own Songs, 7 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. This is a monthly gathering where you have an opportunity to try out a song unplugged in a song circle setting. These can be original songs you have written, or songs written by others.

  • Country & Western Sing-Arounds

    Every 4th Saturday it’s time for some good old country music. It’ll be just like our regular sing-arounds, but with strictly classic country tunes. Open to all, from 2 to 4 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House

  • Old Time Dance Parties

    PRFMS' Old Time Dance parties are one of our most popular regular events- a family-oriented evening of down-home music (provided by a live band- Plank Road String Band!), wonderful instruction suitable for folks who've never danced before, and grand conversation - with refreshments! If you are a musician with a hankering to haul out that old banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, mouth harp, bass, accordion (or whatever) and regain some of the old chops, come and join us. If you are a dancer, or even think it looks fun, or if you just want to watch and join in the revelrie, come join us. Held at the Two Way Street Coffee House

  • String Band

    The Plank Road String Band holds monthly practices on the second Saturday of each month between September and April and performs at Plank Road barn dances and other community events, such as Lombard Prairie Days, Danada Fall Festival and Downers Grove Rotary GroveFest and more.

    String Band practice is open to newcomers. Those who are interested in playing with the band should be able to play their instruments at an intermediate level and be able to follow along with the tunes. Folks that would like to play with the String Band at barn dances and in performances need to attend the monthly practices regularly, become familiar with the music and practice at home. If you have any questions, please contact Jen at 630.518.2619.

  • For more information on specific events, click on the tabs at the top of the page.