35th Annual American Music Festival at FitzGerald’s

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The 35th Annual American Music Festival is taking place June 30 through July 3 at FitzGerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. There will be three stages to accommodate the 50-plus artists playing throughout the weekend: Tent, Club, and Sidebar.

This four-day Americana music fest is one of the longest-running of its kind in the country. Over the past 34 years, the Berwyn concert has gained notoriety for featuring talented blues, rock, soul, funk, and jazz artists, drawing attention from fans all over the country.

This year, headlining acts include Willie Nile, James McMurtry, and a special performance by Dos Lobos featuring Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo. The day-by-day lineup is as follows:

Thursday, June 30 (4:30 p.m. doors)
Tent Stage: Webb Wilder (9 p.m), Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles (7:15 p.m), Billy Prine (5:30 p.m).
Club Stage: Donna the Buffalo (10 p.m), Parker Millsap (8:15 p.m), Dead Winter Carpenters (6:30 p.m).
Sidebar Stage: Cannonball (10 p.m), Bunkertown/Lonesome Organist (8:15 p.m), Jodi and Dave Walker (6:45 p.m).

Friday, July 1 (4:30 p.m. doors)
Tent Stage: Eric Lindell with Anson Funderburgh (10:30 pm), Nelson Street Revival with Cathy Richardson (8:45 pm), The Lee Boys (7 pm), Mississippi Mudpuppies (5 pm).
Club Stage: Banditos (11:15 pm), Willie Nile (9:15 pm), The Wild Reeds (7:30 pm), The Roosevelts (6 pm).
Sidebar Stage: Dead Freddie (11:30 pm), Tory-P Lopez & the Beta Males (10 pm), Girls of the Golden West (8:30 pm), The Giving Trio (7 pm).

Saturday, July 2 ( 1 p.m. doors)
Tent Stage: Willie Nile (10:15 pm), The Zimmermen with Robbie Fulks and John Fullbright (8:15 pm), Alanna Royale (6:30 pm), Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience (4:30 pm), R&B Cadets (2:30 pm), Salty Dogs (1:30 pm).
Club Stage: Robbie Fulks (11:15 pm), John Fullbright (9:30 pm), Jon Dee Graham & the Fighting Cocks (7:45 pm), Kevin Gordon Band (6 pm), Dylan LeBlanc (4:30 pm), Brad Cole (3 pm), Choctaw Wildfire (1:30 pm).
Sidebar Stage: Kevin Gordan Band (10:30 pm), Gerald Dowd (9 pm), Curtis McMurtry (7:30 pm), Moonrise Nation (5:30 pm), Christine Melody Remedy (4 pm).

Sunday, July 3 (1 p.m. doors)
Tent Stage: Dos Lobos featuring Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and special guests (9:45 p.m), James McMurtry (7:30 p.m), Tributosaurus becomes James Brown (5:45 p.m), Toronzo Cannon (3:45 pm), Rico (2 p.m).
Club Stage: Reckless Kelly (11:30 p.m), Cactus Blossoms (9 pm), Choctaw Wildfire (7 pm), Sam Lewis (5 p.m), The Claudettes (3:15 p.m), Salty Dogs (1:30 p.m).
Sidebar Stage:  Expo ’76 (11:30 pm), The Belvederes (9:45 pm), Charlie Parr (8 pm), Matt the Electrician (6:30 pm), Lonesome Still (5 pm).

Four-day passes are $120. Advance single-day tickets are available for $25 (June 30), $30 (July 1), $35 (July 2) and $50 (July 3). All of these options can be found through TicketWeb.

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