Starting in 1981, FitzGerald’s American Music Festival has grown from a three-band barbeque night to one of the most critically acclaimed summer festivals in the Midwest. The festival’s main focus is roots/Americana music — everything from straight-ahead rock to soul, rockabilly, country, blues, jazz and bluegrass. We welcome bands from all over the country and right here at home, with a special place in our hearts for New Orleans and Texas.
Here is the lineup for the festival – full schedule and showtimes coming soon. Keep checking in, there are bound to be some additions!
Friday, June 30: Doors Open At 4:30 — Southern Culture on the Skids, Robbie Fulks & Redd Volkaert, Western Centuries, David Luning, Terry Hanck Band, The Waco Brothers, The Zimmermen, The Shams Band, Charlie Parr, Northside Barbershop Quartet, Jenny Bieneman, Expo ‘76
Saturday, July 1: Doors Open At 1:00 –Los Straitjackets with Marshall Crenshaw, Shinyribs, Shemekia Copeland, Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Charlie Parr, The Pines, The Tillers, Kim Kaler, Curtis McMurtry, Blue Eyed Betty, Babe-alon 5
Sunday, July 2: Doors Open At 1:00 –Shinyribs, Ike Reilly, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Wesley Bright & the Honeytones, Jon Dee Graham, Tributosaurus becomes The Monkees, Funkadesi, Deslondes, British Buddy Alumni Big Band, Ryan Joseph Anderson, Brett Newski, Jack Klatt, Liv Mueller, Wild Earp, The Federers
Monday, July 3: Doors Open At 4:00 — Dave Alvin, Marcia Ball Band, Eric Lindell, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, The Commonheart, The Red Elvises, The Blisters, Ray Bonneville, Lonesome Still, Bunkertown, Cannonball, Wes Chichosz
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