Outdoor Concerts & Live Music in the Chicago Suburbs

Live Music


Rockin' The Quarry Concert Series

Join us in the Chicago Suburbs for Concerts & Outdoor Live Music at The Mount at The Forge—an open-air concert & live music venue with general admission lawn seating.


Blues, Brews & BBQ

Don't miss this opportunity to experience the essence of Chicago right in the suburbs. Join us on May 25th for Blues, Brews & BBQ at The Forge, where music, beer from 10+ local breweries, and barbecue come together for an unforgettable Chicago festival experience.
Sat, May 25th, 2024, 12:00pm
$5-10 / person

Gone 2 Paradise (The Ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute)

Escape to Margaritaville without leaving Lemont, IL! Join us for a night of island vibes and tropical tunes at "Jimmy Buffett Tribute Night" starring Gone 2 Paradise, the ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band.
Sat, June 1st, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

Father's Day Weekend: Hi Infidelity

Rock out to the greatest hits of the 80s and celebrate Father's Day weekend in style with a nostalgic journey through the era of big hair, neon lights, and iconic rock anthems!
Fri, June 14th, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

Country Tribute Concert

Saddle up for a night of country fun for our "Country Tribute Concert" featuring Tennessee Whiskey, a tribute to Chris Stapleton, and The Ultimate Eric Church Experience.
Sat, June 22nd, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

Radio Gaga

Get ready to experience the ultimate showdown of music royalty on Friday, June 28th, for "Queen VS. Lady Gaga Night" starring Radio Gaga, the electrifying Lady Gaga & Queen cover duo.
Fri, June 28th, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

Think Floyd USA

Immerse yourself in the legendary sounds of Pink Floyd at The Forge in Lemont, IL, on Saturday, July 6th, for "Pink Floyd Tribute Night" starring Think Floyd.
Sat, July 6th, 2024, 7:00pm
$15 per ticket

Forge Fest

Come celebrate our 4th Birthday with live music throughout the weekend, including renowned 80s cover band The Neon Night and end the night with a firework show!
Sat, July 13th, 2024, 5:00pm

Southern Accents (Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)

Don't miss your chance to experience Tom Petty's songwriting genius brought back to life in The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience by Southern Accents on Friday, July 19th.
Fri, July 19th, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

Fearless (A Tribute to Taylor)

Whether you've been front row at the Eras Tour or never seen Taylor Swift live, don't miss your chance to experience the magic of Fearless, Taylor Swift Tribute on Saturday, July 20th.
Sat, July 20th, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

Get ready to dance the night away on Saturday, July 27th, for "ABBA Salute Night" starring Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute, hailed as "the ultimate tribute to the music of the greatest pop band in history."
Sat, July 27th, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

Yächtley Crëw

Don't miss your chance to experience the ultimate yacht rock experience with Yachtley Crew at The Forge on Friday, August 2nd. It's a night of smooth sailing and good vibes that you won't want to miss!
Fri, August 2nd, 2024, 6:30pm
$28-70 per ticket

Second Hand News (Tribute to Fleetwood Mac)

Whether you're a lifelong devotee of Fleetwood Mac or simply appreciate great music, Second Hand News promises to be an evening of nostalgia, emotion, and pure musical magic that you won't want to miss.
Sat, August 10th, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

The Blue Stones

Get ready to rock out at The Forge as The Blue Stones headline an electrifying concert showcasing this exciting and dynamic rock duo.
Fri, August 16th, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

7th Heaven

With their extensive repertoire spanning classic rock hits, chart-topping anthems, and original tunes, 7th Heaven will be rocking out The Forge!
Fri, August 23rd, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

Chicagoland Pops Orchestra

Listen to some of the most iconic songs from action movies like Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, James Bond, Pirates of The Caribbean, Rocky, Star Trek, Titanic, Jaws, and more as clips from the movies play behind a live orchestra. 
Sat, August 24th, 2024, 7:00pm
$5-10 / person

Trippin Billies (Tribute to Dave Matthews Band)

People come from far and wide to revel in the soulful sounds of Trippin' Billies as they return to The Forge on Friday, August 30th, and capture the essence of the beloved Dave Matthews Band in their high-energy performance!
Fri, August 30th, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket

One of These Nights

Get ready to experience the timeless magic of The Eagles Premier Tribute Group, One Of These Nights as they take the stage for an unforgettable tribute concert.
Sat, August 31st, 2024, 7:00pm
$15 / person

Hairbangers Ball

Get ready to be transported back in time to the era of big hair and even bigger hits on Friday, September 6th, as The Hairbangers Ball brings the ultimate 80s Hair Rock Tribute Night to the stage.
Fri, September 6th, 2024, 6:30pm
$15 per ticket
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the check in areas for Concerts & Special Events at The Mount?

Once across the footbridge south of Lot 2, follow special event signage to head towards The Mount. Please have your confirmation QR code ready upon arriving.

Can I buy tickets at the park or do I have to purchase ahead of time?

We highly recommend purchasing your tickets prior to visiting as this will expedite your check in process.  However, you can purchase tickets on site. 

Is it ADA accessible?

Yes, events at The Forge: Lemont Quarries are accessible. The venue is accessible via a crushed limestone path. For easiest access to the venue, please follow the below directions:

  • Handicap spots will be available in Parking Lot 2, the closest lot for easiest entry to The Mount (spots available on a first come, first serve basis. Must have valid handicap parking placard or plates).
  • For easiest access, it is recommended that guests use our dedicated drop-off/pick-up area prior to parking. This is located at the East Footbridge near Parking Lot 2.
  • Within the venue, there will be a designated ADA area for guests that provides the easiest access to the crushed limestone path and restrooms.
Can I bring in my own Food & Beverage?

Outside beverages are not permitted within The Mount lawn for ticketed events.  We have non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, and snacks available for sale.  All bags are subject to search. 

Can I arrive early?

“Doors” to the lawn will be stated on the website per each event.  We recommended arriving 30-45 minutes early to allow time for parking and walking to check-in.

Can I smoke or vape in the park?

No, The Forge: Lemont Quarries is a smoke free venue.

Can I bring in coolers?


Can I bring in outside alcohol?

Nope. We will happily take your alcohol and donate it to our Forge team outings. 

What is seating like?

Seating is first come first serve unless otherwise stated.  We recommend guests bring their own chair or blanket to sit on. 

Are chairs provided?

Nope. BYOC! Unless otherwise stated for VIP seating areas.

What if it rains?

We are a rain or shine venue.  In the event of severe weather situations, The Forge reserves the right to reschedule and/or cancel special events.

Can I get a refund on the ticket I purchased?

All ticket sales for special events at The Mount are final, we hope you enjoy the event!

If I leave the event is there re-entry?

There is no re-entry to ticketed events at The Mount unless otherwise stated on event materials.


Are umbrellas permitted?

Handheld umbrellas are permitted, but large canopy umbrellas are not.

Are tents permitted?

No, tents are not permitted.

Where should I park?

Please refer to your confirmation email & website event details for best parking instructions.  In some cases guests may be directed to auxiliary lots and be shuttled in. 


Can I Tailgate?

No. Security will be present in parking lots. 

Is there camping?

No, not yet!

What COVID-19 protocols are in place?

The Forge: Lemont Quarries implements the Restore Illinois COVID-19 guidelines as they are updated for outdoor recreation parks & amphitheatres. Please refer to our website for the most up-to-date precautions.

Where do I check in for VIP tickets?

Please follow park signage indicating VIP check in areas. There will be a separate line at the main entrance for VIP tickets.

What is included with my VIP ticket?

Please refer to specific event ticket details.

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