Live entertainment is featured every Friday night beginning at 8:15 pm. Doors open at 7:30. A $7.00 donation is requested. We serve coffees, teas, hot cider, cocoa, soft drinks and snacks.
Community Sings Event
Saturday August 13 (3:00 - 4:30pm, Free!) — COMMUNITY SINGS! hosted by Matt Watroba — A gathering of people who enjoy singing and sharing songs. All ages and all levels who enjoy singing are welcome to experience the joy and power of song and musical participation. Plank Road Folk Music Society co-sponsors. ALL ARE WELCOME!
November 7, 2015 2:00-11:00pm
Two Way Street 45th Anniversary Celebration!
To all in the folk music community who worked together to make our 45th Anniversary Celebration such a joyous and memorable event! And especially to our more than 40 hard-working Two Way Street volunteers (plus some additional friends!) led by our planning coordinators Denise Davis, Melissa Dagenhart, and Tim Kendall. From the opening afternoon jam sessions, workshops and dances, to the final group song closing the sold-out evening concert, it was truly a celebration of music and our community. Thank you all again, and see you soon at the Two Way Street Coffee House!
A Saturday afternoon and evening party for our musical communities, performers and audiences! Ten rooms of Fun! More than 30 folk organizations are participating!
AFTERNOON - Open 2:00pm. Lots of jam sessions (old-time, bluegrass, Irish, more), singer/songwriter circle, dances (old-time, world, line, Irish), open mike, sing-around, concerts, fast food sale, exhibits, CD and apparel boutique, lots more....
PRESENTING IN CONCERT @ 7:30PM (in the church auditorium)
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Participating and Community Organizations:
Acorn Coffeehouse, Acoustic Renaissance Concerts, Anna Stange Peace & Justice, Blue Boat Cafe, Chicago Songwriters Collective, Dance with Janet Line Dancers, Folk Alliance International, Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM), Folk-Lore Center, Fox Valley Folklore Society, Free Range Ukulele Society, Friends of the Lisle Library, Friends of the Oak Park Library, Gary Tuber Reports, Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival, Lake County Folk Club, LilFest, Lilli Kuzma’s Folk Festival, Loretta Sawyer Acoustic Arts, Mady Newfield from Fermilab Folk Dancing, Maple Street Chapel Folk Concerts, McNulty Irish Dancers, Murphy Roche Irish Music Club, Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association, Off Square Music, Old Town School of Folk Music, Plank Road Folk Music Society, Tobias Music,WDCB,WFMT,WNUR, Waterbug Records, Western Suburb Jam, Windy City House Concerts, Woodstock Folk Music
Food available for sale by the Lemon Tree Grocer’s Zest Café!
(2:00 - 6:30 p.m.)
Afternoon Events: (in ten rooms throughout the building)
2:00 Line Dance Workshop, by Dance with Janet
3:00 Dance Around the World Workshop, with Mady Newfield of Fermilab Folk Dancing
4:00 Performance by the McNulty Irish Dancers
5:00 Barn Dance with special guests Red Tail Ring featuring the Plank Road String Band with caller Cheryl Joyal
2:00 Sing Around, Two Way Street/Plank Road Folk Music Society, Led by George Mattson
3:45 Songs of Peace and Justice Sing-along led by Anna Stange
5:00 Open Mike Presented by Two Way Street Coffee House Hosted by Karen Jensen
2:30 60’s & 70’s Fun Favorites Sing-along with Eric Lambert Sponsored by Maple Street Chapel Folk Concerts
4:00 Folk Festival Radio Show Presents! •Heather Styka •David Hawkins •Laura Joy •Chris Darby. Hosted by Lilli Kuzma
2:00 Free Range Ukulele Society of Oak Park Jam Hosted by Terry Fitzgerald, Chris McIntosh, Alvin McGovern
3:30 "Thoughts on Performing" presented by Mark Dvorak Sponsored by Acoustic Renaissance Concerts
2:00 Chicago Songwriters Collective Song Circle Hosted by Sandy Andina
3:30 The Lake County Folk Club Round-Robin Showcase featuring •CT Thieme •Chuck VanderVennet •Scott Engstrom •Diccon Lee
2:00 Dulcimer Celebration: Play, Learn & Listen! Presented by Dona Benkert of Folk-Lore Center
3:30 Western Suburbs Old-Time Jam Led by Lynn Garren
2:00 Bluegrass Jam Two Way Street/Plank Road Folk Music Society Led by Jim Zethmayr
3:45 Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Workshop with Chris Walz Sponsored by Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association
5:00 Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association Jam with special guests Lambert & Walz!
2:00 "Songs Written by You" Original Song Circle with Sue Fink and Heather Styka Presented by Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)
3:30 Woodstock Folk Festival Showcase Featuring •Tricia Alexander •Cheryl Niemo & The Down Home Boys
5:00 Irish Session Led by Murphy Roche Irish Music Club
(Program and participants subject to change. Check back for updates!)