Everclear will be kicking off their tour at The Forge: Lemont Quarries! Be the first to rock out with Everclear on the first show of their tour, right here at The Forge.
Last but certainly not least in The Forge’s 2023 Summer Concert Series, Everclear will be rocking out The Forge with their iconic ’90s alt-rock hits and more, originating from Portland, Oregon. Get your lawn chairs and picnic blankets ready for The Forge’s last outdoor concert of 2023, right in the heart of Lemont.
Claim your lawn seat at The Forge: Lemont Quarries to enjoy live music by renowned artist, Everclear on Friday, September 8th!
Considering Everclear has written and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits, it would be all too easy these days for the band to be a victim of its past successes, relegated to performing as a glorified jukebox, existing to satisfy the nostalgic cravings of Gen Xers everywhere. But singer-guitarist Art Alexakis isn’t about to start phoning it in now.
Everclear continues to tour extensively, and while it’s a virtual surety that no Everclear gig is complete without a rendition of “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine,” lately the band has found that exploring the full range of past material—especially the “deep cuts”—not only gives fans a rare treat, it also injects new life into the band’s live dynamic.
“By mixing it up and digging into the catalogue, it still makes it fun and relevant for us, and I think for the fans as well,” says Alexakis. “It’s still important to play the hits, but by playing those other songs as well, it makes it all seem more vibrant and real. Even though I recorded some of those songs 20 years ago, I haven’t played them in a long time, so it’s like reinventing the wheel. I’m having more fun now than I have in years. I think all of us are.”
Formed by Alexakis in 1991 in Portland, Oregon, Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career spanning 11 studio releases, numerous videos, thousands of shows and accolades that include a 1998 Grammy nomination. Like a true survivor, Alexakis has soldiered on through multiple lineup changes over the years: During the “classic” era, the band also included Craig Montoya on Bass and Greg Eklund on drums; the current touring lineup features longtime members Davey French (guitar) and Freddy Herrera (bass), as well as drummer Brian Nolan (also with American Hi-Fi), who has performed with Everclear on multiple past tours.
The Pink Spiders are an American rock band, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2003. The band consists of Matt Friction, JoCo, Joey B-Side, and Young James. Matt Friction and original drummer Bob Ferrari recruited Jon Decious and released their first EP, The Pink Spiders Are Taking Over!, in 2004.
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Yes! We always offer free parking! We offer free parking off-site with complimentary shuttles.
If you would like to park on-site, you can easily purchase your VIP Parking by adding it to your ticket order.
The shuttles operate on a continuous route from all parking lots to The Forge and back before, during and after events. Shuttles run until all guests are escorted out of the park and back to their vehicles.
Just wait at the pick-up location and a bus will pick you up shortly!
PRO TIP: Bring a tarp to protect from any ground moisture cause by recent rain or dew.
All ages are welcome! We are a family-friendly park. Children under the age of 2 years old may enter this event for free with their guardian. All guests 2 and older will need a ticket for entry.