2nd Tuesday Song Circle
2nd Tuesdays June 11, July 9, August 13. (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 June 1 & 15, July 6 & 20, August 6 & 20. (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 May 25, June 22, July 27. (2:00-4:00pm, $1) — 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
Thursdays May 31, June 28, July 25. (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.
Saturday June 22 (9:00am - 4:30pm Free!) — ROTARY GROVEFEST FOLK STAGE —
Downers Gove Rotary GroveFest is the successor to the long-running Heritage Festival. Smaller, but otherwise similar, and FUN! Street fair, food, rides, beer garden, craft fair, entertainment stages, car show... on the fourth full weekend in June, Thursday through Sunday. Our Folk Stage has returned too, on Saturday in Fishel Park, (just behind the Two Way Street) in the new Veterans Memorial Pavilion (band shell). Join us for a very entertaining show! Co-sponsored with Rotary Club of Downers Grove and Plank Road Folk Music Society. More Information: RotaryGroveFest.org.
Rotary GroveFest Folk Stage 2013 Lineup
LOCATION: Just south of the Two Way Street in Fishel Park – West of Main Street, between Grove and Curtiss Streets, in the Veteran’s Memorial Pavilion.
(Note: Each act performs twice)
9:00am & 3:50pm
Plank Road String Band
Traditional country music with guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins and more!
10:00am & 12:55pm
Annie & Rod Capps
Rootsy vibe, a touch of twang, and a soulful groove! Award-winning songwriting is relevant, wry, exuberant!
10:35am & 1:30pm
Standout songwriter from Memphis and Chicago. Quirky humor, storytelling, raw truth, indie-rock-informed melody.
11:10am & 2:05pm
Red Tail Ring
Old-time roots, new-time sounds, and playful creativity from this Michigan duo playing traditional and original songs.
11:45am & 2:40pm
A masterful musician, storyteller and songwriter… Chicago’s official troubadour. Funny, passionate, intimate and unforgettable!
12:20pm & 3:15pm
Virtuoso trio shares their musical energy with an expertly crafted mixture of bluegrass, swing, fiddle music and songwriting. Some new, some old, all fun!