FITZGERALDS American Music Festival Returns 4th of July Weekend with Most Diverse Music Lineup in 39-Year History

FITZGERALDS American Music Festival |

FITZGERALDS American Music Festival |

FITZGERALDS American Music Festival |

Longest Running Music Festival in the Midwest, July 1-July 4, 60 Musical Acts, Indoor/Outdoor Stages, Festival Debut of Celebrity Chef John Manion’s BABYGOLD BABYGOLD BABYGOLD

The American Music Festival is the perfect way to experience FITZGERALDS: world-class American roots music with over 60 bands on the 4th of July; it’s the big vacation for our community of music lovers.


CHICAGO, Illinois, USA, June 27, 2022 / — FITZGERALDS, a revered live music venue in the near Chicago suburb of Berwyn, is pleased to announce the 39th Annual American Music Festival, from July 1 to July 4, 2022 at the historic FITZGERALDS in Berwyn. Launched in 1981 as a one-night outdoor gathering with three musical acts, the American Music Festival has grown into a four-day event with continuous music on three stages inside historic buildings and along adjacent streets. It took place every July 4th public holiday (except 2020) and is one of the oldest music festivals in the country.

With roots in American, country and blues musical genres, it has grown to include genres like New Orleans zydeco, rockabilly, alternative country, folk and brass bands. This year, the American Music Festival presents its most eclectic offering of musical acts from across the country.

Performers at the 39th Annual FITZGERALDS American Music Festival include:

Friday, July 1: Son Volt (Alt-country / Belleville, IL), Jon Dee Graham (Country / Austin, TX), Waco Brothers (Rock / Chicago, IL), Jackie Venson (R&B / Austin, TX) The Heavy Sounds ( Soul, Funk / Chicago, Ill.).
Saturday July 2: Rebirth Brass Band (Jazz, Funk / New Orleans, LA), Marshall Crenshaw (Rock / Detroit, MI), Sarah Borges (Rock, Alt-country / Boston, MA), Daddy Long Legs (Blues / Brooklyn, NY), Joel Paterson Band (Blues / Chicago, IL).
Sunday July 3: Alejandro Escovedo (Rock, Alt-country / San Antonio, TX), Ike Reilly Assassination (Rock / Chicago, IL), Lydia Loveless (Country, Honky-tonk / Columbus, OH), CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band (Zydeco/New Orleans, LA), Riley Downing (Country/Holt, MO).
Monday, July 4: North Mississippi Allstars (Blues, Rock / Hernando, MS), Marcia Ball (Blues, boogie-woogie / Vinton, LA), Joe Pug (Folk / Austin, TX), Terrance Simien (Zydeco / Lafayette, LA) , Shamarr Allen (Funk/New Orleans, LA).
What: 39th Annual FITZGERALDS American Music Festival

When: Friday, July 1, 2022 through Monday, July 4, 2022 (Doors: 4:00 p.m. / Show time: 5:00 p.m.) Rain or shine.

Where: FITZGERALDS – 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn (map)

Cost: $50 per day, $175 4 days via Ticketweb. Children under 12 free until 10 p.m. with paid adult entry.

Full festival lineup and additional details at

This year’s American Music Festival marks the debut of the BABYGOLD BARBECUE festival. The classic American barbecue restaurant is the latest culinary creation from award-winning chef and acclaimed restaurateur John Manion. Located next to FITZGERALDS, BABYGOLD Barbecue’s full menu includes staples like smoked brisket, ribs and pork shoulder as well as Creole-inspired dishes like po’ boy sandwiches and Brussels sprouts Cajun will be served and seated service will be available.

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