Come to Fitzgerald’s Night Club in Berwyn to see The Black Lillies, April 21, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
The Black Lillies have never backed down from a challenge: proudly independent since their formation, they are always pushing forward and evolving, letting the inspiration and music take focus. They have become become one of Americana’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between folk, soul, red dirt country, blues and rock.
With four albums under their belts, the band has been a mainstay on radio and album sales charts, promoting each release in the blue-collar tradition: by hitting the highway, averaging 175 gigs per year. And they have racked up accolades as easily as the miles on their Sprinter, winning praise from NPR, Rolling Stone, Billboard and many others.
The Black Lillies have enthralled audiences at festivals including Bonnaroo Music + Arts, New Orleans Jazz Fest, MerleFest, Stagecoach, CMA Fest & Fan Fair, and Pickathon. Equally at home on theatre stages and in rock clubs, they were one of the first independent bands to play the Grand Ole Opry and have since returned dozens of times – sharing that stage with big-budget bands and major-label mainstreamers. They’ve chased down success on their terms, ignoring the trends of Nashville and focusing on a sound that, as Vanity Fair notes, “continues to cross generations of musical genres – country, folk, blues and a touch of the Dead, for good measure.”
Fitzgerald’s Night Club is located at 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. For tickets, go online to https://www.ticketweb.com/venue/fitzgerald-s-berwyn-il/32814?pl= and follow the prompts.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from Fitzgerald’s Night Club, offers free shuttle service to and from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.