Announcing the 38th concert season for Maple Street Concerts. 

Built in the 1870s, we present our concerts in an all wood, American Gothic style chapel on the National Registry of Historic Places.  With an exciting line up of internationally known folk artists and the superior acoustics built into the architecture you have to come hear for yourself.  You can view more information throughout our website and purchase tickets below.           

Due to the tight quarters and older ventilation system we ask that you continue to wear masks for events at the Maple Street Chapel.  Currently the CDC does not have spacing/seating requirements so you attend at your own risk.  

There will be prepackaged snacks,  bottled water and coffee for sale at intermission in Hatfield Hall. 

Tickets available at the door with cash or checks made payable to Maple Street Chapel. We do not have the ability to accept credit cards at the door, however, you can use a credit card to order advance tickets on this website.  If you order tickets using PayPal we do not send out physical tickets. Your name will be on a list at the door along with a copy of your order.

Rod Abernethy

Maple Street Chapel, 200 S. Main Street, Lombard

Rod is a unique blend of an authentic southern folk troubadour, master acoustic guitarist and award winning composer for film, TV and video games. Rod's new album Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore is produced by Grammy nominated producer Neilson Hubbard (Mary Gauthier, Kim Richey, Glen Phillips) with star performances from some of Nashville's finest including Will Kimbrough on guitar.

In 2021, Rod’s latest album reached #11 on the Folk Charts and was featured in the international publications; Pop Matters, Vintage Guitar and Acoustic Guitar. More recently he was a featured performer at the 2022 Woodstock Folk Festival, one the Grand Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and was featured in the Wall Street Journal.

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Lee Murdock’s Christmas Ship concert returns to Maple Street Concerts

As satisfying as a classic Christmas movie, Lee commemorates 30 years since the idea for a Christmas Ship concert first set sail. This concert will feature songs and stories from his album “Christmas Goes to Sea” as well as his beloved instrumental arrangements of traditional holiday music. For example, his song “The Christmas Ship” about a turn-of-the-century schooner, the Rouse Simmons, that brought Christmas trees from Manistique, Mich., to sell at Chicago's Clark Street Bridge. After the Rouse Simmons was shipwrecked in 1912, the captain's wife, Barbara Schuenemann, continued to bring Christmas trees to Chicago for another 22 years. Lee has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in the Great Lakes. Come start the Christmas season with us at this special concert by Lee Murdock.

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Holiday Concert

Maple Street Chapel, 200 S. Main Street, Lombard

The Lombard Park District, Village of Lombard, Helen Plum Library, Lombard Historical Society, and Maple Street Chapel to enjoy the sights and sound of the Lombard community holidays. There is a tree lighting ceremony at Liliacia Park to start the event. This free Holiday Concert will be performed live in the chapel from 5:45-7pm as part Lombard’s Jingle Bell Jubilee. Come in, sit a spell, listen to our performers.

Special Consensus

Maple Street Chapel, 200 S. Main Street, Lombard

Nothing inaugurates a new year like when Special Consensus graciously presents their annual concert in support our mission at Maple Street Concerts. Special Consensus has released 20 band recordings and received six awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. Their sound is grounded in a deep appreciation and understanding of bluegrass music. Celebrated band leader and founding member Greg Cahill is lauded as one of the most renowned musicians in modern bluegrass. Along with his all-star band this concert is everything you want a live bluegrass concert to be.

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Ashley & Simpson

Maple Street Chapel, 200 S. Main Street, Lombard

Making their debut performance at Maple Street Concerts, Ashley and Simpson embody time honored folk with modern songwriting and musicianship. The duo delivers a range of stunning introspective songs to foot stomping anthems. You cannot help but sing along with a live performance or hit repeat on one of their albums making Ashley and Simpson one of your favorites.

The duo was featured as a DJ Showcase artist at 2018 Folk Alliance Region Midwest conference. In February 2019 their album debuted at #7. Later that year their original Christmas song, “The Spirit of Christmas” was #12 song on the December Folk DJ charts. Ashley and Simpson have performed at Woodstock Folk Festival, Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival, Two Way Street Coffee House, Lake County Folk Club, Chicago’s Cash for Kids (Johnny Cash festival), Uncommon Ground (Chicago), Welsey’s Place and have been featured in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Jazz Magazine.

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