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

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  refunded.  

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