The Maple Street Chapel Folk Concert Series in Lombard, Illinois
The Maple Street Chapel Folk Concert Series is proud to bring local and nationally known folk musicians to its stage in a series of concerts that are scheduled about once a month, generally from September through May. Operating costs are derived from ticket sales and the generosity of our sponsors (see below).
The concert series was the brainchild of the late folk singer Bryan Dagenhart, with the purpose of providing additional revenue for the Maple Street Chapel Preservation Society (MapleStreetChapel.org). He was its first Folk Concert Producer and MC. After the first few seasons Bryan turned those duties over to WDCB radio host George Brown, who successfully served the series for many years, and who began the practice of bringing nationally known as well as local artists to the series stage. On George's passing in 2007 those duties were taken up by folk music enthusiast Paul Zimmerman, who for many years has been a regular volunteer at our sister venue, the Two Way Street Coffee House (TwoWayStreet.org) in Downers Grove, Illinois.
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You or your organization can rent Maple Street Chapel for your special event? Contact the church secretary, Debbie Curtiss, at 630-629-2630, extension 10, or by e-mail (dcurtiss at-sign firstchurchoflombard.org) for more information.
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Unless otherwise indicated, the entrance fee is $15.00 per person. Some concerts will have a reserved area, but otherwise it is general seating; first come, first choice. Most concerts have one intermission, and during that time refreshments—coffee, bottled water, and cookies—are available for a nominal fee. Bring a little cash and save room for a cookie.
Although it is not required, tickets may be reserved for most concerts. Simply bring up the website (folk.MapleStreetChapel.org) and click on the “Tickets” button after the artist's name. That will bring up an e-mail form which prompts for the name of the person requesting the tickets, their e-mail address, and the number of tickets to reserve. The reservation will be confirmed by a reply e-mail. There is no additional fee for reserving tickets, and for a variety of reasons the MSC Folk Concerts organizers are happy to provide this service.
For more information or to reserve tickets by phone call 630-627-0171, mailbox “2.” When reserving tickets please include in the message your name, an e-mail or a telephone number, the name of the artist, and the number of tickets to reserve.
2013-2014 Folk Concerts
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ($20.00)
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Thank you to the artists, the volunteers, our sponsors, and to everyone else who helped make our previous seasons successful.
|The MSC Folk Concert Series is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council (arts.illinois.gov).|
|The MSC Folk Concert Series is sponsored by The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center (www.starwoodhotels.com/westin). Outstanding service and comfort await you.|
Call 630-627-0171, mailbox “2,” and leave a message Contact us to ask about being a sponsor.
|The MSC Folk Concert Series is a proud supporter of WDCB Public Radio, 90.9 FM (WDCB.org).|