Al’s Hwy 50 Reggae

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Al’s Hwy 50 Reggae

Thu, July 18
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

On Our Outdoor Stage

Reggae Night Artwork


Thu, July 18, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Plan Your VIsit to Gorton


Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the night with Reggae and Ska under the stars! Join us for a mesmerizing musical journey crafted by none other than Al Laughlin, the visionary behind the iconic sounds of The Samples.

Al Laughlin, an original member of The Samples, brings his expertise and passion to the forefront with Al’s Hwy 50, an electrifying ensemble that seamlessly blends Reggae, Jazz, and Ska into a bubbling concoction of euphoric melodies. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant Colorado music scene and his own experiences, Laughlin and his bandmates deliver a performance that will have you swaying to the beat and dancing the night away.

Highway 50’s dynamic fusion of Reggae, Ska, Rock, and Jazz creates an atmosphere that is as infectious as it is exhilarating. With melodic vocals and introspective lyrics, their live shows are renowned for their energy and danceability, promising an evening of pure musical bliss.

“Being one of the most prominent musicians to come out of Colorado, Laughlin brings an eclectic mix to the table, sharing his years of musical experience to bring a fresh and impressive new sound to Highway 50.”- Music Existence


  • This is an outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
  • If rain, concert moves inside to the John & Nancy Hughes Theater.
  • Gates open at 6:30 pm / show is at 7 pm / Check in for wristband when you arrive at the table located in front of our building.
  • You may park in our upper lot and across the street at the train station.
  • Gorton concessions will be selling beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Feel free to bring your own as well!


Gorton Center is a premier destination for outstanding cultural and performing arts experiences serving the residents of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and the surrounding region. As a proud nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, we are dedicated to enriching our community through an array of exceptional events and programs.

At Gorton Center, we believe in the transformative power of the arts. Our vibrant calendar is brimming with diverse offerings, ensuring there's always something to captivate and inspire you. From live music performances that resonate with your soul to comedy nights that leave you in stitches, we curate events to suit all tastes and interests. Our dedication to quality and community engagement means you can expect only the best in cultural entertainment.

Whether you’re a long-time resident or a visitor, there’s always something extraordinary waiting for you. Come be a part of our community, where every event is an opportunity to connect, enjoy, and be inspired.

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There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.


Thu, July 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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(847) 234-6060