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American Music Festival


This year's American Music Festival features four days of live music on three stages at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt in Berwyn. Admission is $25 per day. Children 12 and under, accompanied by parents, are admitted for $5 and are allowed on the premises until 10 PM. For more information call 708-788-2118 or visit



5:00 Chicago Cajun Aces

6:45 Big Smith

:30 Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

10:30 James Hunter


6:15, 8:00, 10:00, and midnight Rob McShane


5:45 Bunkertown

7:30 Guitar Shorty

9:30 Lee Boys c

11:30 Waco Brothers



1:45 Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band

3:30 Terrance Simien's Creole for Kidz

5:15 Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

7:00 Beausoleil

10:15 Marcia Ball


5:00, 6:30, 8:00, 9:45, and midnight Yellowhammers


2:45 Famous Brothers

4:30 and 6:00 Sleepy LaBeef

7:30 Nappy Brown & Bob Margolin

9:30 Tony Joe White

11:30 Bob Schneider



1:30 and 3:00 John Burnett Orchestra

4:45 Elana James & the Hot Club of Cowtown

6:30 Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun

:15 Victory Travelers with the Anointed Vessel Choir

10:00 Pat McLaughlin


4:15 Michelle Malone

6:00, 7:45 and 9:30 Eric Noden & Joe Filisko


2:00 Michelle Malone

3:30 Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel

5:00 Mark Hummel with Billy Branch & James Harman

7:00 Holmes Brothers

9:00 Jon Dee Graham (see the Treatment)

10:45 Marcia Ball



4:45 Salty Dogs

6:00 Hayes Carll

6:30 Willy Porter

:00 Hayes Carll

:30 Robbie Fulks

10:15 Tributosaurus


5:00 Hayes Carll

:00, 9:45, and midnight Jeff & Vida with Switchback


4:45 Switchback

6:00 Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

7:45 Jon Dee Graham (see the Treatment)

9:45 Little Charlie & the Nightcats

11:45 Ian McLagan & the Bump Band

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Guitar Shorty.

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