The Forge

22 W Cass St

Joliet, IL

Follow Us


Date: July 14, 2024
Doors: 6:00PM
Location: iCon, inside The Forge - Joliet, IL
Event Types: Tour
Audience: All Ages
About The Artist

Affiliated with Tech N9ne‘s Strange Music label, the hip-hop group Mayday!’s 2006 national hit, “Groundhog Day,” did not start out having any rotation on radio or MTV, but rather on YouTube. The DJ Craze-produced ode to the office nine-to-fiver, with Cee-Lo Green on the hook in Gnarls Barkley mode, received over two million views within just 48 hours, breaking the site’s record. The story broke out on many mainstream media outlets (including ABC’s World News Tonight and The New York Times), stirring up interest from some major record labels.

This massive attention and acclaim sprouted from humble origins. MC Bernbiz, born Bernardo Garcia, and producer/keyboardist Plex Luthor, born Aaron Eckhart, were just two Miami suburbanites (Kendall, Florida, to be exact) who thought it would be fun to collaborate. Plex actually had previous recording experience as part of a few endeavors in Miami’s rap underground, particularly Algorithm, before they came together in the early 2000s; he has also contributed work to the Discovery Channel and the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming. Mayday!’s debut was the 2004 song “Quicksand,” a local underground hit that brought their eclectic hip-hop over to the at-the-time newly formed SouthBeat Records. Under the label, they were better able to communicate the gamut of their musical influences like rock, jazz, and Miami dance — a reflection of Miami’s rich, cosmopolitan culture — through their eponymous debut album released in September 2006.


  • 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.
Share Via