Celebrate the holiday at the American Music Festival at Fitzgerald’s Night Club June 29-July 1 and July 3 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
The American Music Festival brings together forty plus bands on three stages and serves up Cajun food and barbeque! Not to mention, there is beer!
The American Music Festival Lineup. Friday: James McMurtry, Eric Lindell, The Band of Heathens, Bob Schneider, Alice Drinks the Kool Aid, Sam Lewis, Marcella & Her Lovers, Brian Johannesen, The Salty Dogs, Curtis McMurtry, Brett Newski, Jenny Bienemann & Friends, and Bitters. Saturday, June 30: Joe Ely Band, Kelly Willis, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Michelle Malone, Flirting with Time: A Tribute to Tom Petty, Jon Dee Graham, Ruby Boots, Vanessa Davis, Kevin Gordon Band, Devil in a Woodpile, Katy Guillen & the Girls, Wild Skies.
Sunday. Marcia Ball Band, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Banditos, John Moreland, Geno Delafose, Archie Bell, Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles, Expo ’76, Zephaniah Ohora, Josefina, Al Scorch, The Belvederes, Kevin A. Prchal, Ron Lazzeretti, Cannonball, Bunkertown. Tuesday: Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets, Blackfoot Gypsies, Robbie Fulks with Linda Gail Lewis and Redd Volkaert, Nikki Hill, Tributosaurus becomes The Band, Charlie Parr, Luke Winslow King, Jaime Wyatt, Dave Herrero, Fox Crossing Stringband, Dowd/Drew, The Heavy Sounds, The Sunshine Boys. The Menards.
“Fitzgerald’s three-day celebration of American roots music is an ideal way to spend a 4th of July weekend.” Greg Kott, Chicago Tribune
Fitzgerald’s Night Club is located at 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, just east of historic Oak Park. For tickets and a full schedule of events, go online to www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the American Music Festival at Fitzgerald’s Night Club, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.