In the mood to catch some live music along The First Hundred Miles of Route 66? Then chart a course to the Joliet Area Historical Museum – your destination for curated collections and pop-up live entertainment.
After the holidays, kicking off at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, the museum will resume its popular indoor music series – a spin-off of its popular rooftop concerts held every summer atop its building. These rare indoor shows, held in the museum’s auditorium space, provide top-tier live music in a unique and accessible setting. For the returning show, local legends Great Moments in Vinyl will deliver their groundbreaking take on tribute concerts – this time taking on the catalog of Irish rock stalwarts U2.
At each show, this supergroup of Chicago-area performers picks memorable albums from a popular artist or band’s discography, and plays them in their entirety. In addition to some exceptionally well-played music, you’ll hear a series of stories about the songs and the artists being featured, perfect for casual fans looking to learn more or lovers of music history.
The idea of narrated concerts is the brainchild of William Lindsey Cochran, a Chicago radio personality, voiceover artist, writer and musician. The band itself is made up of a hand-picked collection of talented musicians from the Chicago region, with each ensemble specifically chosen to match the genre they’ll be diving into. For the special U2-themed event, GMiV will turn their sights on the band’s seminal 1987 album “The Joshua Tree.”
Tickets for the show cost $10 for the general public, and $8 for all museum members. A full beverage bar will be offered on site, and each ticket includes access to all the museum galleries. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and the show begins promptly at 7 p.m. Act fast and reserve your tickets for the exciting live event.
For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.jolietmuseum.org.
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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Great Moments in Vinyl
WHERE: Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet