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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Holiday Schedule Notes!
Sing and Play Christmas songs at our Sing-Around on December 18th
There will be no Country Western session on December 25th
There will be a Sing-Around on January 1st, 2022!
String Band Practices Resumed in October!
Visit our String Band Page for details
LIVE Sing-Arounds continue!
Please bring a music stand if you have one, as our table space is limited.
Check out even more great music . . .
Both volumes of Down the Old Plank Road are now available!
Good News! Volume Two of the reissued folk music album from 1995 is now available in digital format, joining the previously released Volume 1. Down the Old Plank Road features a group of Plank Road performers singing and playing some great old songs. You'll recognize many of these musicians -- George Mattson, Mark Dvorak, Cathy Jones, Dave Humphreys and more.
Professionally recorded, these albums were originally released on cassette tape, and have now been digitally remastered for pristine sound – and are easily accessible on many popular streaming services.
Here are some links for both Albums:
These links should take you directly to the Plank Road album. For other streaming music sites (which may require subscriptions), simply search for “Down the Old Plank Road” or “Down the Old Plank Road Volume 1.”
Archived QuarterNotes are available!
A tip-of-the-hat to Plank Road!
Official cap and t-shirts are just some of our Plank Road Merchandise! Take a look here!
It's time to renew your membership! You should have received your 2021 Membership renewal notice in the mail in January. Or please download and print this Renewal Form