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

String Band Practices Resume in October!

LIVE Sing-Arounds continue!

The church committee and Plank Road have decided to make masks optional, not mandatory, beginning Saturday, June 26.

  • We will continue to meet in the larger room in the church, Fellowship Hall, where we can spread out and be comfortable.
  • We will continue to put the sessions on Zoom, for those who would prefer to participate on line. This may be temporary, or maybe permanent, as we see how things progress. Just use the code you always use (see info below for the link) to get into the sessions.

  Please bring a music stand if you have one, as our table space is limited.

Here is the link to our virtual 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

Check our Calendar, our Facebook page, and the Two Way Street Website for details.

Keep singing and playing, and stay well.

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.”


 See our latest issue of QuarterNotes - Summer 2021

Quarternotes Winter 2021

 Archived QuarterNotes are available!

Visit our Newsletter Page for more historic issues, including the first ever issue of Quarter Notes!
Quarternotes First Issue 1983

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 Annual Membership Time!

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