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FitzGerald's Nightclub celebrates Independence Day with American Music Festival

The 33rd Annual American Music Festival

Fitzgerald, 6615 Roosevelt Rd.  Berwyn


Wednesday, July 3

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

In the Club: Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts (midnight), Mudd Morganfield Blues Band (10:30 p.m)., Ian McLagan with John Notar Thomas (9 p.m.), The Westies (7:30 p.m.), Luke Winslow-King (6 p.m.), The Salty Dogs (5 p.m.)

In the Tent: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones (10:30 p.m.), The Paladins Reunion (8:30 p.m.), Sleepy LaBeef with Chris Neville (6:45 p.m.), Joe Hall & the Louisiana Cane Cutters (5 p.m.)

In the Sidebar: Sanctified Grumblers (9:45 p.m.), Stormy Weather (8 p.m.)

Thursday, July 4

Doors open at 1 p.m.

In the Club: Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones (10:30 p.m.), The Fleshtones (8:45 p.m.), Pat McLaughlin (6:56 p.m.), The Blisters (5:10 p.m.), Luella & the Sun (3:30 p.m.), Howlin’ Brothers (2 p.m.)

In the Tent: Brave Combo (10:15 p.m.), Sonny Landreth (8 p.m.), Kevin Gordon Band (6:15 p.m.), Michelle Malone (4:30 p.m.), Lost and Nameless Orchestra (1:45 and 3 p.m.)

In the Sidebar: Weepin’ Willows (10 p.m.), Champlin Menard Band (8 p.m.), Sarah Potenza (6 p.m.), The What (4 p.m.)

Friday, July 5

Doors open at 1 p.m.

In the Club: Jon Dee Graham (midnight), Melissa Ferrick Trio (10:30 p.m.), John Fullbright (8:45 p.m.), Cathy Richardson Band (7 p.m.), Sarah & the Tall Boys (5:30 p.m.

In the Tent: James McMurtry (10:30 p.m.), Bottle Rockets (8:30 p.m.), St. Paul & the Broken Bones (6:45 p.m.), Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience (5 p.m.)

In the Sidebar: Doop (10:15 p.m.), Loves It (8:15 p.m.), Hope Rose (6:30 p.m.)

Saturday, July 6

Doors open at 1 p.m.

In the Club: Jimmy LaFave (11 p.m.), NRBQ (9 p.m.), Dolly Varden (7:30 p.m.), Warren Hood Band (5:45 p.m.), The Shams Band (4:15 p.m)., Expo ‘76 (2:30 p.m.)

In the Tent: Tributosaurus becomes Tom Petty (10:15 p.m.), Marcia Ball Band (8:15 p.m.), Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs (6:30 p.m.), Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet (4:45 p.m.), Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys (3 p.m.), Girl Group Chicago (1:30 p.m.)

In the Sidebar: Cannonball (9:30 p.m.), Naomi Ashley (8 p.m.), Roxy (6 p.m.)

Festival food menu

The final menu isn’t set yet, but look for a mix of classic American BBQ and vegetarian options with Louisiana favorites like Cochon de Lait, Andouille Sausage Po’ Boys, Gumbo and Jambalaya.

Single-day advance tickets will not be sold for the festival.  Pay at the door only

Admission is $30, with a $5 discount if you arrive during the first hour we are open.    Admission for kids 12 and under is just $5 each all day (no discount), and they are welcomed until 10 p.m.

Four-day passes are available for $100, online only at Ticketweb.  

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