We're proudly hosting Sister Hazel, a chart-topping country / alternative band, named "one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years" by Performing Songwriter Magazine.
Join us on The Forge's Mount Lawn to enjoy live music by renowned artist, Sister Hazel on Saturday, August 19th!
Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called "one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years" by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song "All for You" topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status.
In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with “Lighter In The Dark” at#4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #30 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart.
The band landed on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart again in 2018 and2019 with Volumes I, II,III, and IV of a clever EP compilation series titled “Elements.” In February 2018, “Water,” landed on the Billboard Country Albums chart at #9 and at #2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart along with making their debut on the most revered stage in country music, the Grand Ole Opry. In September of 2018, “Wind” landed at #1 on iTunes country page and #11 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart. In February 2019, Vol. III “Fire” landed at#5 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and #46 Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. The collectible compilation series ended with “Earth” which again landed at on the charts at #15 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album chart.
Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like “Hazelnut Hang,” that focuses on fan involvement and was a pioneer in themed cruise experiences by co-founding “The Rock Boat,” a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media. They have since made their Grand Ole Opry debut and shared the stages with country music superstars at The CMA Festival, Tortuga Music Festival, among others. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics For Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block and the Band, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.
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 Forge: Lemont Quarries has several parking lots which will fill up for our concert events.
VIP Parking tickets have a guaranteed spot in Lot 2 + 3.
We have free parking in Lot 1 and our South (overflow) Lot.
We will offer free shuttles that will pick up and drop off from the downtown Lemont Metra lot in a constant loop starting at 5pm and going until the concert ends. This shuttle will pick up and drop off in Lot 1.
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.
No outside food & beverage is allowed into our concert venue but you can purchase snacks and beverages at The Foundry.