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!

November 2019

Saturday
Nov 2
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Saturday
Nov 9
Plank Road String Band Practice  , 2-4 PM at the First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main St., Lombard Map
Saturday
Nov 9
Barn Dance, 8 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Admission $5.00. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of music and dancing for the entire family! Barn Dance Flyer Map
Tuesday
Nov 12
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
Nov 16
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Saturday
Nov 23
Country/Western Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. Map
Tuesday
Nov 26
Last Thursday Open Mic - On Tuesday due to Thanksgiving  : 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
Saturday
Nov 30
Eric Lambert Bluegrass Jam   : Bluegrass Jam led by acclaimed folk artist Eric Lambert! 2:00 to 4:00 PM Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. $1 donation requested Eric Lambert Bluegrass Jam flyer Map

December 2019

Saturday
Dec 7
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Tuesday
Dec 10
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
Dec 14
Plank Road String Band Practice  , 2-4 PM at the First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main St., Lombard Map
Saturday
Dec 21
Annual Christmas Party and Caroling  , Caroling at 12:30 PM, Christmas Sing-Around from 2-4 PM, followed by food and socializing until 6 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. PRFMS and 2WS will provide food and drinks for the socializer. Members, if the spirit moves you, cookies or dessert might produce additional smiles and holiday cheer! Map
Thursday
Dec 26
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
Saturday
Dec 28
Country/Western Sing-Around  . 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. Map

Be sure to save these future dates for upcoming special events!

Saturdays
February 8, 2020
March 14, 2020
April 18, 2020
Barn Dance, 8 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Admission $5.00. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of music and dancing for the entire family!

Map
Sunday
January 26, 2020
Annual Membership Meeting, 2 PM at the Log Cabin in Lombard's Four Seasons Park Log Cabin Map

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.