On Saturday, August 11th, 2012 from noon-10 PM at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center in Old Forge, New York, three tribute bands, plus local favorite Showtime, will be performing favorites from Bon Jovi, Led Zepplin and Van Halen.
NEW THIS YEAR! THE ROCK AND ROLL EXPRESS TRAIN... RUNNING FROM UTICA TO OLD FORGE
Adirondack Scenic Railroad is now offering a special Rock 'n Roll Express Train, leaving UTICA at 11 am and then returning by 1:30 - 2:00 am. $50 pp includes round trip train fare, live music to and from the event, shuttle service from the Thendara station to the event and back. Music provided by The Hazbinz, a popular central NY duo well - known and loved in the area. They rock (and roll!) Click here for more info!
Gates open at 12pm, with SHOWTIME kicking off the performances at 2:00pm. The self-proclaimed “Ultimate Cover/Party Band since the 90s” has been a longtime Central Adirondack favorite.
KASHMIR comes on at 4:00 pm to perform songs by Led Zepplin. KASHMIR seeks to re-create the mindset of a 70's Zeppelin Show utilizing authentic vintage stage gear, costumes, and special effects, with attention to great detail in a non pretentious way.
At 6 pm, BLAZE OF GLORY, a Bon Jovi tribute band, takes the stage: Apparently, they’ve got Bon Jovi's look, voice and moves down pat! Blaze Of Glory looks and sounds so much like Bon Jovi even the most discerning Bon Jovi fans are amazed. They feature an outstanding five-piece ensemble cast that has been carefully hand-selected from some of Canada's finest recording acts - both for their unmistakable musical prowess and their remarkable resemblance to the members of Bon Jovi!
Completely Unchained takes the concept of a tribute band and raises it to a whole new level. No one else brings the entire package together like Completely Unchained! (fans from Forgefest 2011 >)
In addition to the hordes of cover band music, over 20 vendors will be out and about selling wares and providing various services. Some of what you’ll find here include a tattoo artist, face painting, food available from Walt’s Diner, and beer from event sponsor Bud Light. We are the most KID AND PET FRIENDLY MUSICAL EVENT in the northeast!
Forgefest will be held outside, so bring along your lawn chairs/blankets to sit on. In the unexpected case of rain, the show will sit go on – inside the pavilion.Free parking is available on-site, with overflow parking along North Street. Don't forget to bring
those budding baby rockers, either!
Adirondack Special Events
The Adirondack Special Events team is a group of four local business people with decades of experience in organizing events in the central Adirondacks and beyond.