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

 PRFMS String Band Gig
Chili Cook-Off First Church of Lombard

 Saturday February 3, 2018 6 PM

Our String Band is providing the music for the Annual Youth Community Mission Trip Fundraiser Chili Cook-Off

This fun delicious event will feature a huge array of chili just waiting to be taste-tested…and voted the best! Cornbread, hot dogs, desserts and more will round out the options available. Enjoy the music of the Plank Road String Band, amazing food, and a chance to socialize.

Tickets $8 each ($30 family). Available at the door.

First Church of Lombard UCC
Hatfield Hall
220 S Main St. Lombard, IL

 PRFMS String Band Gig
Pancake Breakfast at Downers Grove Annual Ice Sculpture Festival

 Saturday February 10, 2018 8:30 AM to 11 AM

We start our day at the Downers Grove Ice Sculpture Festival by providing the music for the Pancake Breakfast, warming up for our Old-Time Barn Dance that will take place later that evening. Band members should arrive at the Pancake Breakfast around 8 AM. This will be in lieu of our usual practice.

Tickets are $6.00 for a tasty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice

First Congregational UCC Church
1047 Curtiss St. Downers Grove, IL

 Barn Dance Barn Dance Poster

 Saturday February 10, 2018 8 PM

Our Winter Old-Time Barn Dance on February 10th is in conjunction with the Downers Grove Ice Sculpture Festival. Come enjoy a fun-filled evening of music and dancing for the entire family!

 Saturday March 10, 2018 8 PM

 Saturday April 14, 2019 8 PM

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

It's time to renew your membership for 2018. In January you should receive your notice in the mail. Or please download and print this Renewal Form

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