Labor Day Weekend, Sunday & Monday September 6 & 7 — Fox Valley Folk Festival — More than 40 great folk musicians and storytellers perform on six stages on beautiful Island Park in Geneva, Illinois. Stop by the Two Way Street Stage for some of your coffee house favorites! More information: phone 630-897-3655. www.foxvalleyfolk.com
2nd Tuesday Song Circle
2nd Tuesdays September 8, October 13, November 10. (7:00-9:00pm, $1) — BYOS! (Bring Your Own Songs!) A monthly opportunity to informally & acoustically perform your songs for the circle! Plank Road Folk Music Society is co-sponsor.
Saturdays September 5 & 19 October 3 & 17, November 7 & 21. (2:00-4:00pm, $1) — Our popular song circles where beginners and experienced musicians can learn and/or share songs. Listeners and singers welcome too! Songbooks provided. Plank Road Folk Music Society co-sponsors. First and third Saturday afternoons of each month.
Saturdays September 26, October 24, November 28. (2:00-4:00pm, $1) — Bluegrass Jams — Musicians of all experience levels gather to improve skills, learn/share tunes, and have fun!. Fourth Saturday of each month, 2:00-4:00pm. Plank Road Folk Music Society is co-sponsor.
LAST THURSDAY Open Mike
September 24, October 29, November 24* (*Tuesday). (7:00-9:30pm, free) — A monthly unplugged open mike for high school and college age students on the last Thursday of every month. Music, poetry and other performance arts — 10 minutes max. Doors open 7:00 for signups — first come, first served. More info here, or on Facebook, or phone 630-968-5526.