Originally published August 6, 2021 in The Herald News
11 bands play almost nonstop for 11 hours at Old Joliet Prison on Saturday The party at the Old Joliet Prison is a nearly all-day, all-night concert combined with art exhibits, a farmers market, a kids zone and a prison tour within the walls of the refurbished property. For the duration of the event from noon to 11 p.m., music from 11 bands will play almost nonstop. “Literally, it should be a five minute break between acts,” Placher said. Placher was in the prison yard Thursday with crews setting up two stages that will make it possible to move almost seamlessly from one act to the next for 11 hours.