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Joliet, IL

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Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, TSO), Brandon Gibbs

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Date: August 05, 2022
Time: 6:00PM
Location: The Forge - Joliet, IL
Event Type: Tour
Audience: All Ages
About The Artist

A prolific and genre-defying guitar player in the vein of six-string virtuosos like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Nuno Bettencourt, Chicago-born, New York City-based Joel Hoekstra is one of the hardest working players on the hard rock circuit. An in-demand session musician and touring member of Night Ranger, Whitesnake, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Hoekstra has also appeared on Broadway with the hit musical Rock of Ages (he made a cameo appearance in the big screen version as well). Hoekstra issued his debut instrumental solo album, Undefined, in 2000, followed in 2003 by the jazz fusion-driven The Moon Is Falling and the artful 13 Acoustic Songs in 2007. In 2014 he formed the largely instrumental, melodic hard rock side project Joel Hoekstra’s 13, which featured an all-star cast of hard rock heavies including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), …
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SEATING CHART
***Stage Left is 2 rows of 4 seats ground level with high back chairs and food / drink rail for concessions. Though right next to the stage, this location may be semi obstructed from seeing the entire stage depending on tour production.***

***All reserved seatingis along the balcony ledge and is first come first serve within each section. Padded seat stools are used and there are no backs to them. Sections A and K are alongside the PA system that is hanging from the ceiling and has a semi obstructed view. General admission ticket holders will be standing directly behind this seating, there is no barrier separating reserved seating and general admission***

VENUE RULES
  • You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and / or consume alcohol.
  • You must have a valid form of Federal or State ID as proof of age, NO TICKETS.
  • Fake ID’s will be confiscated and you will be escorted out with NO REFUNDS.
  • 18 and under must adhere to local curfew laws or be accompanied by someone 18+.
  • Ear plugs are suggested for all concerts.
  • No weapons, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers or outside food / beverage allowed.
  • No crowd surfing is allowed.
  • No In and Outs, all re-entry’s will need a new ticket purchase
  • No smoking inside the building of any kind.
  • No Photography or Video
  • EVERYONE that enters is required to wear a wristband if designated by security
  • No fighting or aggressive behavior will be tolerated
  • By entering, you acknowledge the rules above and agree to their terms. The Forge
  • has the right to refuse entry to anyone who cannot provide a valid ID, is intoxicated or appears to be under the influence.
  • Please be respectful of your surroundings and of others around you at all times.
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