The Blues Brothers Return to the Old Joliet Prison for Blues Brothers Con – American Blues Scene4 min read
The Joliet Region Historical Museum will host a two-day party in celebration of the inaugural Blues Brothers Con to be held at the Aged Joliet Jail, Aug. 19th & 20th, 2022. The sixteen-acre restored jail local community will renovate into a tapestry of sights and sounds to rejoice and honor the iconic Blues Brothers film that debuted in theaters much more than 40 a long time in the past. Actors and singers, Dan Aykroyd and James Belushi will reprise their iconic roles of Elwood Blues and Brother Zee for a 90-minute distinctive performance on Friday evening, Aug. 19th when the popular Outdated Joliet Jail will welcome back the Blues Brothers.
“Since the Museum started functions in 2018, the Aged Joliet Prison has develop into a pilgrimage web page for Blues Brothers lovers from around the world,” mentioned Greg Peerbolte, CEO Joliet Space Historical Museum. “We are honored to get the job done with Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi Pisano and the Belushi loved ones to protect the cultural contributions of just one the best films ever made. Blues Brothers Con will also help to repair the effects of the worst facets of the Prison’s history by partnering with nonprofits and nearby religion-based corporations that support reentry and restorative justice initiatives.”
In the course of the two-day Blues Con competition, Blues Brothers lovers can hope live musical performances by blues legends like Chicago’s Toronzo Cannon and Curtis Salgado, for whom the legendary film’s character ‘Curtis’ is named. Saturday, Aug. 20th will function an ecumenical Gospel tunes company led by Joliet-space religion centered and civic leaders, followed by the appears of seasoned Chicago blues veterans Mondo Cortez & The Chicago Blues Angels, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames, and Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials.
The Blues Con working experience will also attribute Bob’s Place Bunker, a Bluesmobile motor vehicle display location, the Maxwell Street Suppliers Market place, and some basic ‘Orange Whips,’ made famous in the film. A totally free general public screening of the Blues Brothers movie will conclude the pageant Saturday night time.
It is now a lot more crucial than ever that we realize, venerate and rejoice the unduplicable favourable impact African American society and blues audio have contributed to the globe. This is what the Blues Brothers have been all about and Blues Brothers Con carries on that mission with dedication and dedication. Judy and I are grateful and glance forward to an excellent weekend of enjoyable, food stuff and celebrating every little thing that is blues audio.
“I’ve preferred to do this for several years,” claimed Judith Belushi Pisano. “I’ve lived in the Blues Brothers environment for more than 40 yrs and the mission to embrace blues audio, share audio and assist reside tunes continues to be continuous. This festival is the ideal format for admirers to embrace the blues and I simply cannot think of a far better location to host this event than the Previous Joliet Jail. We intend to generate an environment reflective of the beautiful Chicago Blues tradition, with audio, food stuff and artwork. Our aim is to craft a pleasurable and uplifting encounter that will depart people today seeking extra.”
Occasion Area: Old Joliet Jail, 1125 N. Collins Road, Joliet, IL 60432
Dates: Friday, August 19th & Saturday, August 20th
Tickets: On the web at Joliet Prison & Joliet Museum
Ticket Selling prices (ALL ticket costs signify a two-working day go to the occasion):
• GA Adult $60
• GA Kid $20 (18 & underneath)
• Crystal Head VIP All Entry $500
• Crystal Head Platinum VIP $5,000
• Walk-Up Tickets (Both equally Days) – Higher than mentioned rates, topic to potential
• Saturday Evening Screening of the Blues Brothers – Cost-free to the Public.
Crystal Head VIP All Accessibility $500
Preferred Onsite Parking
Phase Front Seating
Obtain to Crystal Head VIP Lounge that includes personalized cocktail menu and specific demonstrations in the course of function.
Four Complimentary Consume Tickets for each working day
Complimentary Meals vouchers
Crystal Head Platinum VIP $5,000
VIP Parking at Jail West Gate
Phase Entrance Seating
Access to Crystal Head VIP Lounge featuring tailor made cocktail menu and specific demonstrations all over event.
Complimentary Consume Tickets for period of event
Complimentary Food vouchers for length of function
Personal Pre-Exhibit Satisfy & Greet with Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi
Image Prospect with Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi following Friday efficiency.
Lodging at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Downtown Joliet, Friday evening.
The Joliet Region Historic Museum (JAHM) is a 501(c)3 not-for-financial gain firm that celebrates the varied industrial heritage of the Joliet region. Founded in 2002, it operates a present-day museum facility in Joliet’s City Center in the historic 1909 Ottawa Road Methodist Church. Due to the fact 2018, JAHM has operated the Previous Joliet Prison Historic Internet site. In 2022, it will open up two supplemental historic properties as museum experiences, the Planinsek Sector and Union Depot Tower.