Organizers of the first annual “Forge Fest” Music Festival want to publicly thank all healthcare workers and are offering a small gesture of appreciation to them during the September 18th event. Event organizer and promoter, James Kasmarek, had this to say:
“We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has had impacts community-wide, especially affecting the many levels of healthcare staff and volunteers. As such, the Forge Fest team wants to give a sincere THANK YOU to every healthcare hero that has helped navigate and battle the pandemic over the last year a half. This includes frontline workers, volunteers at testing and vaccination sites, volunteers responding to and serving at-risk populations, and anyone who worked to slow the spread of COVID-19 in any way, shape, or form.”
To show their appreciation, Forge Fest is offering a complimentary $10 food and beverage voucher to all healthcare workers and volunteers to be used during the event. The voucher will be redeemable at any of the vendor stands including food and drink offerings from local favorites Red Coal BBQ, Godfather’s Pizza, and Artisan Forge’s own Sweet Driver Chocolates, along with beer selections from Park Ridge Distributing.
The Forge Fest art and music festival features six amazing Midwest acts including Eau Claire’s own Peter Wolf Crier. The day kicks off with a free artisan market from 10am to 4pm, followed by the ticketed live music portion of the event starting at 5pm. Other artists set to perform include The Pedaljets (Kansas City), Ludlow (Chicago), Hi-Lux (Kansas City), Nathan Graham (Chicago), and Mitch Mead (Chicago).