Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What does my ticket get me?
A;  Access to specific sections of the Old Joliet Prison yard to enjoy great music from the Blooze Brothers, M&R Rush and Petty Cash.  You can purchase food and drinks from the different food vendors and bars located on the prison yard for the night.  It’s a pretty cool experience!

Q:  Will I get to go inside any of the buildings?
A;  Unfortunately, no.  This festival is a fundraiser to help raise capital for further improving the structural integrity of each of the prison buildings, so that it will be safe for touring.

Q:  Is there an age limit for someone to attend?
A;  Yes, each person attending must be at least 21 years of age (or older) to attend.

Q:  It’s said that this concert is a fundraiser.  What are the funds being used for?
A;  Proceeds from the event are being used to help rebuild the Old Joliet Prison buildings that have fallen into disrepair over the past 15 years.  The goal is to rebuild the buildings for tours, to help educate visitors from all over the world about the history of the prison – including its unique architecture, the treatment (and mis-treatment) of the prisoners, stories of “life inside,” and even it being used as a movie set for many movies and TV shows.

Q:  What food trucks are going to be there?
We will keep you posted on food trucks, menus and pricing at this link.

Q:  Is there wheelchair accessibility?
Yes, there is.  If you are looking to purchase tickets, make sure to purchase the “Wheelchair Accessible General Admission.”  This area is specially designated for those patrons needing the use of a wheelchair and up to 3 companions.

Q;  What’s the weather going to be like?
A;  If I knew the answer to that, I’d be the next Tom Skilling.