Special Events

Light Up The Holidays - Museum Free Day!

Friday, November 24th 10am-4pm

December Deals & Delights!
Saturday, December 2nd 10am-5pm

Classical Blast! Plays "Dark Side of the Yule"
Friday, December 15th 7pm

Classical Blast! band plays "The Dark Side of the Yule" at the Joliet Area Historical Museum on Friday, Dec. 15th at 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm) in the Museum's Indoor Auditorium Theater.

The Dark Side of the Yule: Christmas Meets Classic Rock! A full concert featuring great classic rock music mashed with traditional carols, classic holiday songs rocked up the Classical Blast way, a few originals and much more!

Classical Blast melds classic rock and Christmas in this wonderful concert experience that's sure to become an annual holiday tradition. Combining rock hits from Metallica and The Who to Pink Floyd with their unique take on traditional carols and classical favorites, Classical Blast has created a most unusual and enjoyable holiday show. With guest vocalists and musicians, storytelling and unforgettable music, it's a Christmas show that's unique and entertaining!

Doors open 6:15 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm. Beverages (Soda, beer, wine, water) available for purchase (coffee & snacks are free). Only $12.00 for Museum Members & Students or $14 for General Public. Museum located at 204 N. Ottawa St. in downtown Joliet.

To register for shows please call (815) 723-5201 ext. 222. or clic on "Register Now" buton below.  Walk-ups welcome while tickets last.




Skip Griparis Presents "The Guys Who Gave us Rock"
Saturday, January 13th at 7pm

*IMPORTANT UPDATE - Please note that "The Guy's Who Gave Us Rock" concert scheduled for Nov. 4th has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 13th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:15pm) 

Any tickets already purchased for the original date will be honored for the new date. We regret any inconvenience, and questions can be directed to the Museum at (815) 723-5201 or on website and facebook where updates will be posted.

Rock & Roll’s Dynamic Evolution through the 40’s/50’s/60’s!

Skip Griparis, the guitar-rocking funny man of 1000 voices, takes you on a revealing, fun chronological ride with Nat King Cole & Muddy Waters, Elvis & Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Hendrix, The Who and 50 more! Enjoy influential songs & artists, funny anecdotes and uncanny Rock icon impressions!  Skip will bring some new material as well.

$12 Museum Members ● $14 Non Members

Beverage Bar - Complimentary Snacks - Admission includes access to all Museum Galleries.  Doors open at 6:15pm and show starts at 7pm in the Museum's Indoor Auditorium Theater.  

ContactMike Brick, (815) 723-5201 ext.222, m.brick@jolietmuseum.org  To register for shows please call (815) 723-5201 ext. 222 or click on Register Now button  




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