Two Way Street Coffee House is Chicagoland’s most beloved folk and acoustic music venue, presenting weekly concerts and community events for over 50 years!  The show starts at 8pm (CDT) and the doors open at 7:30pm. (Suggested donation $10).  We will also host this concert virtually.  You may access the livestream on, on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel.

On Friday, June 16, 2023 Two Way Street Coffee House Friday Night Concert Series presents RJ Cowdery.

Rj Cowdery grew up in the small hardscrabble Appalachian town of Belpre on the Ohio River.  Now, after decades of song-writing, she’s touring small towns and big cities across the USA, singing original songs that speak truths many of us feel but are unable to put into words.

Rj’s melodies and lyrics are compelling, emotional, inspiring, and introspective. While they have a personal feel, they also have a universal appeal because they focus on themes like taking chances, belonging, creativity, and being our true selves. These are the struggles we are often afraid to deal with, but when Rj names them and describes them, it can give us courage. Combine the meaningful lyrics with her masterful guitar playing – sometimes delicate picking and other times hard-driving percussive strums – and it’s no wonder that her musical career has been soaring for years now.

That’s why Rj has been honored and praised by the Kerrville Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, Mountain Stage, many other musical venues, and music reviewers.

If you can’t join us in person, you can still tune in virtually to catch the show!  To make your donation to RJ HERE or for more information visit