Plank Road Folk Music Society

Calendar

Calendar

NOTE: Due to the current health crisis, all of our in-person events are temporarily cancelled. Please check back here on this Web site and our Facebook page to get updates on when we may resume. Until that time however, Plank Road Folk Music Society and the Two Way Street Coffee House are hosting virtual events as noted in the calendar below. For additional details, including how to join these events, please check the Two Way Street Coffee House Web site - Virtual Events page

Here is the new link to our Saturday Sing-Arounds, Country Western Jams, and Tuesday Song Circle hosted via Zoom:
Plank Road / 2WS Virtual Events

Meeting ID: 873 9547 2413
Passcode: 468256

September 2020
Saturday
Sept. 5
Virtual Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM to 4 PM. See the Facebook Event Post for details on how to participate.
Tuesday
Sept. 8
Virtual Second Tuesday Song Circle: "BYOS" - Bring Your Own Songs  , 7 PM to 9 PM.
Saturday
Sept. 19
Virtual Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM to 4 PM. See the Facebook Event Post for details on how to participate.
Saturday
Sept. 26
Virtual Country/Western Sing-Around  2 PM to 4 PM. See the Facebook Event Post for details on how to participate.
OCTOBER 2020
Saturday
Oct 3
Virtual Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM to 4 PM.
Tuesday
Oct 13
Virtual Second Tuesday Song Circle: "BYOS" - Bring Your Own Songs  , 7 PM to 9 PM.
Saturday
Oct 17
Virtual Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM to 4 PM.
Saturday
Oct 26
Virtual Country/Western Sing-Around  2 PM to 4 PM.
Be sure to save these 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.