Blues & Brews Fest

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Blues & Brews Fest

The Forge presents - Blues & Brews Fest. Enjoy beer tastings from 15+ Illinois breweries and live Blues music all day!

By The Forge Parks

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, May 27 · 12 - 8pm CDT


The Forge Adventure Park & Ziplines 1001 Main Street Lemont, IL 60439

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket
  • Paid parking

12pm Doors

12pm Live Music Begins

2pm Matt Shukin & The Ramblers

4pm Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio Performance

6pm Joanna Connor Performance

***Arrive early for prime parking and seating!***

About The Event:

We are excited to announce The Forge Blues & Brews Fest! This event is $5 for admission and includes live Blues music all day from renowned artists including Joanna Connor. Drink tickets will be available for pours of 15+ featured Illinois breweries. Park food & beverage, activities, and tastings are also available for purchase day of. For additional details and updates please visit

***Pre-sale tickets are $5 for first tier 1,000 registered. Once tier one expires tickets increase to $10, buy now!***

About The Performers:

Joanna Connor ~ National and International accolades in the press and radio media resulted into a decade of world tours, a dozen recordings on Ruf Records, MC Records and others, a documentary on Germany’s WDR Television, and a multitude of TV appearances and radio features. Joanna and her band share stages with Blues, Rock and Jazz greats, including Luther Allison, BB King, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Robben Ford, Danny Gatton, Robert Cray, Jimmy Page, ZZ Top, Joe Cocker, Etta James, and others.

Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio ~ Duke Tumatoe, born William “Bill" Severen Fiorio in 1947, is an American blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He has gigged with Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, John Fogerty and George Thorogood. He was a founding member of arena-rock giants REO Speedwagon. He has released fifteen albums as the bandleader of Duke Tumatoe & The All-Star Frogs and Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio. His 1988 live album I Like My Job was produced by John Fogerty. He typically plays more than 100 dates per year.

Matt Shukin & The Ramblers ~ Shukin and the Ramblers is the Rusty Roots Rock Revue you’ll have to see to believe. Influenced by the American sounds of the Chicago Blues, Classic Rn’B, Roots Country, a Funky dose of Gypsy Jazz and a Punk Rock edge. Matt, Dan, and Rob are a power trio with expansive song lists of original material and cover songs, providing a high-energy and engaging live show. From the past hundred years through the present, Shukin and the Ramblers cross many genres - keeping audiences thirsty for more.

***Additional Performers to be announced!***



Metal Monkey

Black Horizon

Tangled Roots

Ike and Oak



Noon Whistle

Pig Minds Brewing

Luna Bay



***Additional Breweries to be announced!***

***Breweries subject to change***

Activities available for sale ~ for more information visit

Enjoy Climbing, Zip Lining, Biking, Ax Throwing, Archery, and more available for purchase all day at discounted prices!

The Venue:

From concerts, specials event, and dining, to ropes courses, mountain biking, and hiking trails, The Forge: Lemont Quarries has something to Exhilarate, Educate, and Entertain adventurers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

About the organizer

Organized by
The Forge Parks

From concerts, specials events, and dining, to ropes courses, mountain biking, and hiking trails, The Forge: Lemont Quarries has something to Exhilarate, Educate, and Entertain guests of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.