In its more than 30 years on Houston’s alt-rock concert scene, the legendary Fitzgerald's has firmly established itself as a mainstay within the city’s live music venues.
The two-story space, which was built in 1918, originally operated as a Polish center and dance hall before Sarah Fitzgerald took the helm in 1977. During her reign, the venue welcomed a multitude of big-names such as The Ramones, R.E.M. and James Brown.
When Sarah retired in mid-2010, she passed the musical torch to Free Press Houston and Pegstar, who made a commitment to revitalize the beloved haunt, while maintaining the integrity of the original vision. The new owners took control in September 2010, closing the venue for a few weeks, in order to add a fresh coat of paint inside and out, make sound upgrades, add bar spaces and update computer systems. Fitzgerald’s also debuted a new website.
Hosting mostly indie and singer-songwriter acts, Fitzgerald's continues to be a fantastic place for people-watching, especially since it welcomes an all-ages crowd. Bigger acts perform on the upstairs stage while rising stars share the bill downstairs.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the box-office during operating hours.