About Maple Street Concerts / Frequently Asked Questions
UPDATED on 11/06/2023
MASKS: Masks are no longer required but still recommended in the Chapel (updated on 11/06/2023).
QUESTIONS: Email us at MapleStreetConcerts [at] gmail [dot] com. [You'll need to reformat this to the conventional email standard. We list it this way to try to prevent spambots). Alternatively, you can use our "CONTACT US" form. Our unmanned info line (where you can leave a message) is 630-627-0171. This is generally checked once daily.
LOCATION: Concerts take place in the historic Maple Street Chapel located on the southwest corner of Main & Maple Streets at 200 S. Main Street in Lombard, Illinois.
ENTRANCE: Our entrance is the West door on Maple Street, the side nearest to the modern brick building.
- One option is at 130 S. Main Street ACROSS the street from the Chapel. This is a shared business/community lot. There should be plenty of available spots here (the commuter designated spots are available after 11:00AM on weekdays and all day on weekends.
- There is also a small lot west of the Chapel by the Historical Society (23 W. Maple Street). Check posted signs for restricted usage.
- There is some parking off the street on Maple Street by the now-vacant library.
ACCESSIBILITY RAMP: Our stairless entry in along the west side of Chapel and has a lighted handrail and automated door. Use this door (at the rear of the Chapel). It can be helpful to let us know to expect you so that we can ensure a smooth entrance for you. We are happy to help! Please email us at MapleStreetConcerts [at] gmail [dot] com to let us know.
RESTROOMS: Restrooms are located in the adjacent brick building. The Maple Street Chapel is a national landmark dating back to 1870 thus there are no restrooms in the building, but they are right next door, modern and convenient. You may want to head here first.
SEATING: General admission (except for a few seats marked "reserved" or “accessible”). We have wooden pews with cushions (and extra cushions if needed). We appreciate your cooperation in sitting 4 to a pew, when possible, especially when we are at capacity.
TICKETS: Tickets are offered for sale in advance on our "SHOWS" page with a nominal processing fee as indicated. Your advanced purchase ensures your entry to the concert and helps us to plan for our guests. There's no need to print out your emailed tickets or receipt as we will have your name with the number of tickets that you bought on our master list at the check-in table. Please check in!
Tickets are also available at the door (pending availability) with cash or checks only made payable to Maple Street Chapel. We do not have the technology to accept credit cards at the door.
DOORS/TIME: Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Unless otherwise noted, Saturday shows start at 7:00 PM (starting September 2023) and Sunday shows start at 3:00 PM.
CONCERT FORMAT: The concert will consist of two sets with an intermission of 15-20 minutes. Concerts usually run about 2 hours (including the break).
INTERMISSION/REFRESHMENTS: We offer light refreshments during the intermission for $1.00 per item (on the honor system, please use baskets provided). The proceeds and your donations defray costs and help support the Chapel's upkeep. Coffee is not permitted in the sanctuary of the Chapel; ONLY water is permitted in the Chapel.
MAPLE STREET CONCERTS presents our concerts in an all-wood, American Gothic-style chapel built in the 1870s that is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The superior acoustics are built right into the architecture--come hear it for yourself!
We present a variety of live acoustic music within the broad brush of the folk genre. We primarily present established acts. The concert series helps bring funds in to maintain and preserve the historic Chapel. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, part of the Maple Street Chapel Preservation Society, Inc., with an all-volunteer staff.