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

 Barn Dances Barn Dance Poster

A great time was had by all at our Old Time Barn Dances in September and November!
Save room on your calendar to join in on these upcoming dates for a fun-filled evening of music and dancing for the entire family!

 Saturday February 9, 2019 8 PM

 Saturday March 9, 2019 8 PM

 Saturday April 27, 2019 8 PM

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


 Annual Chistmas Party and Caroling Holiday Songfest Picture

Join us for the Plank Road Fold Music Society Holiday Party Songfest on Saturday, December 15!
Come at 12:30 p.m. and stroll through the streets of downtown Downers Grove, caroling and seranading shoppers and passersby. Songbooks will be provided.

Then return to the Two Way Street Coffee House for the holiday sing-around with all the instruments from 2 to 4 p.m. Stick around for hot chocolate, apple cider and holiday treats afterwards until 6 p.m. If some Members wish to bring cookies or dessert to share it will be appreciated! It will be a fa-la-lot of fun!

 Saturday December 15, 2018

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


 Annual Membership Meeting Log Cabin Picture

Save the date for our annual membership meeting at Lombard's Log Cabin

 Saturday January 26, 2019 starting at 7 PM

More details to follow.


 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 2018. You should have received your notice in the mail. Or please download and print this Renewal Form