Team Member

Andy Carey


Meet Andy Carey

Board Member / Record Companies Historian

Andy Carey was born and raised in Joliet, IL, attended Plainfield HS, and graduated from Joliet Junior College. He and his lovely wife, Andrea, currently reside in Shorewood, IL. He is a project manager at a local minority owned engineering firm, which specializes in capital projects for industrial and power companies. Andy has collected vinyl records since the age of 12. His father, who is also a vinyl collector, would bring home boxes of records from local auctions and Andy would get the leftovers (usually the rock n’ roll). After getting a drivers license and a part time job, he would comb thru used 45’s, LP’s and 78rpm records at the local flea markets and used record shops searching for rare and out of print records. He enjoys listening to several different genres of music. As a teenager, he mixed sound for several local bands and still enjoys live music. He spends his free time researching the rich history of blues and rock music. He is always happy to share his musical knowledge with young people, or just about anyone who is willing to listen.

The museum suffered damage as the result of a microburst in downtown Joliet. The building did sustain some damage however we are extremely grateful that no one was injured during this tragedy. 

We are fortunate that Gigantar, our exhibit artifacts and the gift shop merchandise all escaped any damage. 

We are temporarily closed to the public as we work with our contractors through the cleanup process. 
Please stay tuned as we get back in the groove.