Plank Road Folk Music Society

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Live Sing-Arounds continue!

  • Saturday sing arounds are live in the “big room” adjacent to the Two Way Street coffee house, in the church in Downers Grove. We are enjoying the personal interaction. Although we are back to wearing masks for these sessions, we find this does not detract from our enjoyment of the event. The church sets the policy and reacts to public health restrictions and advice from community health recommendations. If and when these restrictions change, we will post it here on our website.
  • Please bring a music stand if you have one, as our table space is limited
  • Zoom connection to our regular sing arounds and song circles will be ending soon. There has been very low participation recently, and our main zoom operator is no longer available on a regular basis. Once again, if this changes, we will post it here.
  • Zoom Link: our regular Zoom broadcasts will be ending soon!
    Plank Road / 2WS Virtual Events

    Meeting ID: 873 9547 2413
    Passcode: 468256

Live String Band Practices have resumed!

  • Please wear a mask. Face coverings are still required in indoor public settings.
  • See our String Band page for details on location, what to bring, and a Tune List!

January 2022
Saturday
Jan. 1
Our January 1st Sing-Around is cancelled!
Saturday
Jan. 8
Our January 8th String Band practice is cancelled due to the Covid surge. Map
Tuesday
Jan. 11
LIVE Second Tuesday Song Circle: "BYOS" - Bring Your Own Songs  , 7 PM to 9 PM. 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove IL. We will be in the large room down the hall from Two Way Street Coffee House. Map
Saturday
Jan. 15
LIVE Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM to 4 PM. 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove IL. We will be in the large room down the hall from Two Way Street Coffee House. Map
Saturday
Jan. 22
LIVE Country/Western Sing-Around  2 PM to 4 PM. 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove IL. We will be in the large room down the hall from Two Way Street Coffee House. Map
February 2022
Saturday
Feb. 5
LIVE Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM to 4 PM. 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove IL. We will be in the large room down the hall from Two Way Street Coffee House. Map
Tuesday
Feb. 8
LIVE Second Tuesday Song Circle: "BYOS" - Bring Your Own Songs  , 7 PM to 9 PM. 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove IL. We will be in the large room down the hall from Two Way Street Coffee House. Map
Saturday
Feb. 12
LIVE Plank Road String Band Practice  , 2-4 PM at the First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main St., Lombard Map
Saturday
Feb. 19
LIVE Plank Road Sing-Around  , 2 PM to 4 PM. 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove IL. We will be in the large room down the hall from Two Way Street Coffee House. Map
Saturday
Feb. 26
LIVE Country/Western Sing-Around  2 PM to 4 PM. 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove IL. We will be in the large room down the hall from Two Way Street Coffee House. Map
Get Togethers -- At PRFMS we have a lot of ways to get together and enjoy music...our own, and others. We hope you'll want to join us!
  • Sing Around

    Plank Road Folk Music Society and the Two Way Street Coffee House co-sponsor a Sing-Around at the Coffee House on the first and third Saturday of each month at 2:00-4:00 pm. The sessions are open to everyone who wishes to raise a voice, play an acoustic instrument or just sit and listen to a group of folks singing and "raising the roof ".

  • Bring Your Own Songs

    The Plank Road Folk Music Society Second Tuesday Song Circle; "BYOS " - Bring Your Own Songs, 7 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House located at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. This is a monthly gathering where you have an opportunity to try out a song unplugged in a song circle setting. These can be original songs you have written, or songs written by others.

  • Country & Western Sing-Arounds

    Every 4th Saturday it’s time for some good old country music. It’ll be just like our regular sing-arounds, but with strictly classic country tunes. Open to all, from 2 to 4 PM at the Two Way Street Coffee House

  • Old Time Dance Parties

    PRFMS' Old Time Dance parties are one of our most popular regular events- a family-oriented evening of down-home music (provided by a live band- Plank Road String Band!), wonderful instruction suitable for folks who've never danced before, and grand conversation - with refreshments! If you are a musician with a hankering to haul out that old banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, mouth harp, bass, accordion (or whatever) and regain some of the old chops, come and join us. If you are a dancer, or even think it looks fun, or if you just want to watch and join in the revelry, come join us. Held at the Two Way Street Coffee House

  • String Band

    The Plank Road String Band holds monthly practices on the second Saturday of each month between September and April and performs at Plank Road barn dances and other community events, such as Lombard Prairie Days, Danada Fall Festival and Downers Grove Rotary GroveFest and more.

    String Band practice is open to newcomers. Those who are interested in playing with the band should be able to play their instruments at an intermediate level and be able to follow along with the tunes. Folks that would like to play with the String Band at barn dances and in performances need to attend the monthly practices regularly, become familiar with the music and practice at home. If you have any questions, please contact Jen at 630.518.2619.

  • For more information on specific events, click on the tabs at the top of the page.