Bill FitzGerald and his crew at FitzGerald’s is putting on the 34th Annual American Music Festival starting today at 6615 Roosevelt Road. It’s quite an undertaking, what with 50 acts to coordinate and almost a ton of food (literally) to manage. But that didn’t keep them from giving some stage time to the Oak Park School of Rock so their students could get some bigtime experience on bigtime stages.

On July 3 and 4 from 11 to 1, usually an empty time in the festival’s packed schedule, School of Rockers will take to two of the stages to show off their burgeoning talents.

If you’re planning to attend, make some noise for them.

Amy Renzulli heads the local School of Rock at 219 Lake St. For more information, call 708-298-0002, email, or visit

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