Music Stage

[PHOTOS] Forge Fest Brings a Splash Of Color, Vibrant Music to Artisan Forge Studios

inaugural music festival featured six musicians and six hours of music

photos by Measha Vieth |

On Saturday, Sept. 18, Artisan Forge Studios brought its inaugural Forge Fest music festival to life, featuring six musicians in six hours for only $30, including modern soul band Hi-Lux from Kansas City; folk duo Peter Wolf Crier; indie-pop/folk band Ludlow from Chicago; indie powerhouse Valaska from Los Angeles and Chicago; Southside Soul and Nashville Americana musician Nathan Graham from Chicago; and alt-country and indie-rock artist Mitch Mead from Chicago. The morning also hosted a vibrant art festival, featuring over a dozen local artists. For more information about next year’s Forge Fest, visit

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