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!

September 2017

Saturday
Sept. 2
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Saturday
Sept. 9
Plank Road String Band Practice  , 2-4 PM at the First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main St., Lombard, call 630.620.0688 Map
Tuesday
Sept. 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
Sept. 16
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Saturday
Sept. 23
Plank Road Bluegrass Jam  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Map
Saturday
Sept. 23
Log Cabin Get Together, starting at 6:30 PM at the Log Cabin in Lombard's Four Seasons Park Log Cabin Map
Thursday
Sept. 28
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
Sept. 30
Fifth Saturday, Country/Western Sing-Around  . 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. Map
Saturday
Sept. 30
Barn Dance, 8 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Barn Dance Flyer Map

October 2017

Saturday
Oct. 7
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Tuesday
Oct. 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
Oct. 14
Plank Road String Band Practice  , 2-4 PM at the First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main St., Lombard, call 630.620.0688 Map
Saturday
Oct. 21
Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Map
Thursday
Oct. 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
Oct. 28
Plank Road Bluegrass Jam  , 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Map

And you'll want to save these future dates for more fun and special events!

Saturday
September 23
Log Cabin Get Together, starting at 6:30 PM at the Log Cabin in Lombard's Four Seasons Park Log Cabin Map
Saturdays
September 30
November 11
February 10
March 10
April 14
Barn Dance, 8 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove Barn Dance Flyer 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.

  • Bluegrass Jams

    The Plank Road Bluegrass Jam 2 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House in Downers Grove on the fourth Saturday of the month.This monthly gathering is for bluegrass musicians of all experience levels. Learn, show your chops or just sit back and enjoy. Songbooks provided.

  • Music By the Yard

    An afternoon-evening backyard musical jam with pot luck. PRFMS members host the shindigs and everybody has a great time! Bring your instruments of course. No pressure to play but we'd love to have you join in.

  • 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.

  • 5th Saturday Country & Western Sing-Arounds

    Any month that has a 5th Saturday means 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

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