Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers


Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers

Come to Chicagoland to see the fabulous Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers at Fitzgerald’s Night Club in Berwyn July 22, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

“We partyin’” is Kermit Ruffins’ favorite phrase. This special jazz man who eerily resembles the great Louie Armstrong, regularly appears with Jon Baptiste and Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He appeared as himself as a character on the splendid extended HBO show “Treme,” introducing drama fans to his brand of music.

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers are a staple of New Orleans music life. When the band travels, Ruffins brings his own cooking equipment to make dishes from the Big Easy. Originally with the band Rebirth, Ruffins struck out in his own to play traditional jazz. If you visit the city and see musicians dressed to the nines and singing into retro microphones, those things are the hallmark of Kermit Ruffins. Yet, he often ventures out of his comfort zone into a hip hop frame of reference.

Fitzgerald’s Night Club, one of the top night clubs in the country, is located at 6615 West Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. For tickets, call (708) 788-2118, or go online to and follow the prompts.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, concert, 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.