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

 Autumn Log Cabin Party Log Cabin Image

 Sunday September 16, 2018 2-6 PM

Plank Road's popular Fall party will be back again at the Lombard Log Cabin. Note:This year the festivities are on a Sunday, and at an earlier hour, 2 - 6 pm. As usual, there will be music, food and fun for everyone. We'll have our usual sing-around, with a break for pizza, salad and more! Mid-September should be an ideal time, hopefully with mild weather. There may even be a campfire outside for those who wish to jam . . . and maybe partake of a decadent s'more or two! In addition to your instrument(s), feel free to bring a dish, dessert or snack to share. Plank Road will provide pizza, salad, soft drinks and coffee.

Log Cabin in Four Seasons Park
Main Street and 16th Street Lombard, IL


 Barn Dances Barn Dance Poster

Our Old Time Barn Dances start up again in September! Join us for a fun-filled evening of music and dancing for the entire family!

 Saturday September 29, 2018 8 PM

 Saturday November 10, 2018 8 PM

 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


 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