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Styx singer to rock Concert in the Quarry in south Forsyth
Fundraiser for Lambert, South Forsyth high schools
Concert in the Quarry

A rock show unlike any other will return to Forsyth County this week.

On Saturday from 6-10 p.m., Martin Marietta will host Concert in the Quarry at the company’s Forsyth Quarry at 3561 Peachtree Parkway, which will benefit the Lambert and South Forsyth high schools. Food, bands are fireworks will all be present at the more than 350-foot-deep quarry.

Event information

  • What: Concert in the Quarry, featuring bands from South Forsyth and Lambert high schools and headliner Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx
  • When: Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
  • Where: Martin Marietta’s Forsyth Quarry, 3561 Peachtree Parkway
  • Parking: 3975 Johns Creek Court. A short shuttle will take attendees to the quarry floor
  • Tickets: $40-$80
  • More info and tickets:

“Down in the quarry is nothing but rock, but we’re bringing in all these generators and light plants to help light things at night,” said Dawn Wood, with Martin Marietta. “It’s really cool. The acoustics are fantastic down in a quarry and the fireworks show itself, it’s incredible because you can see them and you can hear them but you can also feel them.”

Bands from both schools will perform ahead of Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, which Wood said is far from a cover band.

“Dennis DeYoung is one of the founding members of Styx, and he’s the former lead singer, songwriter on most of their top 10 hits like ‘Come Sail Away’ and ‘Lady’ and ‘Babe’ and ‘The Best of Times,’” she said. “All of those were sung by DeYoung.”

A fireworks show will cap off the evening.

Once expenses are paid for, the remainder of funds raised will be split between the two schools and go to various departments. 

Parking for the concert will be at 3975 Johns Creek Court, near the Kroger shopping center at the intersection of McGinnis Ferry Road and Peachtree Parkway. Shuttles will then take attendees to the quarry on shuttles from 5-7 p.m. and back starting at 10:15 p.m.

“We’re parking in several business industrial parking lots there and bussing people 350 feet down to the pit of the quarry,” Wood said. 

Wood said seating will be available. 

Culinary programs from both schools will provide a buffet dinner for those in certain sections, which are more expensive, and 13 food trucks from metro-Atlanta will also be on-site. 

The concert was previously held for about five or six years until 2010, when it stopped due to the economic downturn and other factors. 

Tickets are: $80 for the patron section, which includes a meal; $60 for general admission, which includes a table; and $40 for a back section with chairs only.

More information and tickets are available at