Blues Brothers Con: The Sequel

Back to Joliet: Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi Return to Old Joliet Prison as The Blues Brothers for
Rescheduled Blues Brothers Con

Joliet Area Historical Museum pays tribute to the iconic “Blues Brothers” film on August 17th at Old
Joliet Prison

JOLIET, Ill. – The Joliet Area Historical Museum has rescheduled its second annual Blues Brothers Con
featuring actors Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, reprising their roles as “The Blues Brothers” at the Old
Joliet Prison Historic Site on Saturday, August 17th, 2024. Postponed due to the SAG/AFTRA Strikes of
2023, the festival will once again transform the 16-acre historic prison site into a tapestry of sights and
sounds to honor the iconic “Blues Brothers” film - that was filmed on its grounds - as well as celebrate
Blues music’s influence on the prison throughout its history.

“JAHM is proud to have stood in solidarity with the SAG/AFTRA Strikes and is elated to have rescheduled
this unforgettable event,” said Greg Peerbolte, chief executive officer of the Museum. “We thank the
fans for their patience and promise to deliver an even bigger and better Blues Brothers Con this
summer.” Peerbolte reiterated that all previously purchased tickets would be honored for the event or

The Blues Brothers will headline a stacked lineup of seasoned Chicago Blues performers featuring
Ronnie Baker Brooks, Al Spears & The Hurricane Project and Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials. “Blues
Brothers” fans can also expect a variety of experiences, appearances, and one-of-a-kind photo ops
throughout the day, as well as opportunities to tour the Prison site, which has expanded due to the
Museum’s continued rehabilitation of the property funded by $10 million in State and Federal Grants.

Proceeds from the event support the operations of the Joliet Area Historical Museum, a 501(c)3
not-for-profit that has operated educational tours and community programs at the Old Joliet
Prison Historic Site since 2018. The Old Joliet Prison is open to visitors daily (in season) for self-guided
tours. Learn more at

Event Details

Event Location: Inside the walls of Old Joliet Prison, 1125 N. Collins St., Joliet, Ill.
Date: Saturday, August 17th - Gates open at 11:00 AM

Tickets are available for purchase at
Ticket Prices

  • General Admission: Adult $55
  • General Admission: Child $25 (18 and under)
  • Front Section Standing Room Only: $75
  • Front Section table for 4 guests: $500
  • Remote Lots: Free
The Joliet Area Historical Museum (JAHM) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that
celebrates the diverse industrial heritage of the Joliet region. Founded in 2002, it operates a
contemporary Museum facility in Joliet’s City Center in the historic 1909 Ottawa Street
Methodist Church. Since 2018, JAHM has operated the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site and now operates
two additional historic properties as museum experiences, the Planinsek Meat Market & Grocery
Museum and Joliet Railroad Museum.