JOLIET, Ill. – A big event in Joliet is being postponed due to the ongoing Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike.
The Joliet Area Historical Museum (JAHM), together with actors Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, has announced the postponement of the second annual Blues Brothers Con at Old Joliet Prison.
The event, initially scheduled for September, will be rescheduled and expanded once the strike reaches its resolution. Joliet, a proud Union town, stands in solidarity with the Union’s decision. Organizers are hopeful to reschedule the event in early summer 2024, pending the strike’s resolution.
“It is with a heavy heart that we are putting this year’s Blues Brothers Con on hold to honor the directive of the Screen Actors Guild,” said Judith Belushi Pisano in a press release Thursday. “We ultimately understand their decision and stand in solidarity with the Union. Thank you all for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you next year.”
Ticket holders have been informed, and any purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled event in 2024 or fully refunded. In the meantime, visitors can explore the Old Joliet Prison, currently undergoing restorations, through self-guided tours.
For more information on the SAG-AFTRA strike, click here. To stay updated on the Blues Brothers Con rescheduling, visit JolietPrison.org.