BERWYN – Americana and roots music fans will find 60 acts from around the country at FitzGerald’s 38th annual American Music Festival, happening July 3 to 6 in Berwyn, and believed to be the longest-running event of its kind in the Chicago area.
Offered will be blues, rock, pop, zydeco, soul, funk, jazz, country and folk, according to a news release. Headliners include JD McPherson, Tab Benoit, Alejandro Escovedo, The Iguanas, Tributosaurus becomes Bruce Springsteen, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Marcia Ball Band, The Cactus Blossoms, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Nikki Hill, NRBQ, and Blackfoot Gypsies.
What started out more than three decades ago as a two-day event with a now legendary appearance by Stevie Ray Vaughan has become a multi-day festival featuring a wide array of American roots music. It takes place rain or shine on three stages – Club, Tent and SideBar. Tom “Festival” Cimms, a former restaurateur, will return with a mix of classic American and New Orleans food favorites.
Advance tickets for $50 per day are available at TicketWeb and in person at FitzGerald’s. Each day of the fest, there’s a $10 discount for paying in cash at the door the first hour of the event. A four-day pass for $150 is available at TicketWeb only. Children age 12 and younger are welcome with parents until 10 p.m.; tickets cost $10, with no children’s tickets sold in advance.
If you go
WHAT: American Music Festival
WHERE: FitzGerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 3; 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 4; 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 5; and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 6
COST: $50 per day or $150 per pass
INFO: Tickets at www.ticketweb.com/venue/fitzgerald-s-berwyn-il/32814?pl= and details at www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/Fest2019, 708-788-2118