Katies Secret garden
For 23 years Katie Fitzgerald's has been at the heart of music and comedy here in Stourbridge. Originally a pub, Katie's is now a dedicated performance venue, having survived as a building from the time of Waterloo, through the Victorian era and the height of the Industrial Revolution, enduring 3 name changes from the original Golden Lion, to the Stourbridge Lion and finally to Katie Fitzgerald's. The many occupants will have seen immense changes in the world outside standing on the front step of the pub. Surviving two world wars, the end of the Cold War and still going strong throughout this second technological revolution, Katie's still looks out over to the hammer beam roof of the old Foster and Rastrick Foundry, now revamped as the Lion Health Centre and will, we hope, be there for many years to come.
In the last 20 years we have seen appearances at the pub from Ronnie Drew and Sean Cannon of the Dubliners, Miles Hunt, Trevor Burton, Steve Gibbons, Brian Travers of UB40, Badly Drawn Boy, John Otway, Robb Johnson, Harvey Andrews, Roy Bailey, Rory Mcleod, Show of Hands, Stevie Young of AC DC, Brian Tatler of Diamondhead, Magnums Bob Catley, Dave Sharp of the Alarm, Nick Harper, Nislopi, Ian Parker, Vix from Fuzzbox, Vin Garbutt, Martyn Simpson, Martyn Carthy, Chris Difford from Squeeze, Martyn Joseph, the Neon Hearts, Chris Jagger brother of Mick plus countless local bands and solo and duo artists in all genres of music from Jazz to Folk to Rock and Punk. We have also been proud to promote concerts by Suzanne Vega, John Cooper Clarke, the Black Country Festival, and Stourbridge Folk Festival at the Redhouse Cone.
We have also supported many varied charities including, the YMCA, Hall Green Greyhounds Trust, Acorn Children's Hospice, Mind, Papyrus Suicide prevention, Stourbridge foodbank, The Brain Tumour charity, Sea Shepherd, Hillfields Animal Sanctuary, ROVER Rescue and Mary Stevens Hospice among them. Katie Fitzgerald's is also the home of Stourbridge Foundation 4 Music and the Stourbridge Community Development Trust.
In response to the challenges of lockdown and also the demands of our communities and audience we have completely restructured the physical space here at Katie Fitzgerald's
we pride ourselves here at Katie Fitzgeralds on our ability to help people develop both personally and as artists, through our support and informal approach to work and life. We are proud of the various teams that promote and work with us to host events and also build strong community spirit.