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Free Press Houston and Pegstar to take over Fitzgerald’s

July 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments

This just in:

Fitzgerald’s of Houston, Texas announces new ownership effective September 2010
Free Press Houston and Pegstar.net Concerts team up to become new owners of Fitzgerald’s

Free Press Houston and Pegstar.net Concerts, the people who brought you Free Press Summer Fest, are proud to announce they will be the new owner-operators of legendary Houston live music venue Fitzgerald’s effective September 2010.

After 33 historic years of live music in Houston, owner and founder Sara Fitzgerald will be retiring and passing the torch. Having opened its doors in 1977, Fitzgerald’s has hosted such legendary acts as James Brown, Tina Turner, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Ramones, R.E.M. among countless others. The new owners will carry on that fabled tradition while adding an energetic new vigor the venue has not seen in some years.

The ‘current’ Fitzgerald’s will continue its operations through early September yet close its doors for a couple of weeks for renovations. Besides aesthetic changes to the nearly 100-year-old building, crucial improvements will be made to the sound system despite it being one of the best sounding rooms in the city.

New website, full lineup, and details on grand re-opening will be released in coming weeks. Expect big things.

Wow. Congrats guys…

Tags: Miscellaneous · Music

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joel // Jul 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Thank the f*cking gods! That place has wasting potential and treating bands like shit for way too long.

    All the best to the new owners!

  • 2 Enjoymusic Enjoylife Music Clothing // Aug 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    So many wonderful memories from The Fitz!
    Glad to see that the legend will live on in the hands of true music lovers from the Free Press and Pegstar.
    Congrats and Thank you!

  • 3 Sort of SXSW « c r o s s v i n e // Mar 15, 2011 at 6:29 am

    […] switched lineups. That led me to find out something really interesting just now – Fitz is now owned by the Free Press Summer concert people, and Pegstar, which is run by Jagi Katial. I knew this guy […]

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