Fish Boil and Music Festival at Fitzgerald’s


Fish Boil and Music Festival at Fitzgerald’s

Come to the fifth annual Washington Island Fish Boil Festival at Fitzgerald’s Night Club in Berwyn February 2 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

The Islanders are invading FitzGerald’s again for an authentic Door County fresh Fish Boil party that guarantees to make the winter blues go away! A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. A bubbling, flaming cauldron serves up fresh-caught Lake Michigan Whitefish, hearty home-grown Wisconsin red potatoes paired with baked beans, buttered corn, Cole slaw, bread and Ken’s family style, homemade dessert.

Doors open at 3:30 pm with the first boil over taking place in the FitzGerald’s parking lot at around 4:30 pm with another to follow. A variety of musicians will perform, all with Island connections! It will be an entertaining, toe-tapping, rollicking mix of rock, country, blues, gospel, and more. Additional guest performers will also join in.

A musical variety show backed by the acclaimed, Island-connected The Seat of the Pants Band will offer up an entertaining evening of rollicking rock, country, blues, gospel, folk and more. Julian Hagen will be playing tunes and trying to keep the run-away train on the tracks. The one and only Kathy Sperenberger will be reprising songs from her acclaimed show “Viva La Diva.” Paris Schutz of “Chicago Tonight” fame will be singing his heart out and playing keys; Rick Gourley, former bass player for The Jump in the Saddle Band will be keeping us solid; Peter Quin, also from The Jump in the Saddle Band on harmonica and vocals; and additional surprise guest performers will be announced in the coming days.

Fitzgerald’s Night Club is located at 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. If you’re buying the fish boil dinner you must purchase a ticket in advance at and follow the prompts.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just up the road from Fitzgerald’s Night Club, offers 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.