JOLIET (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Illinois State Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office has announced that they are conducting an investigation into a failed summer concert series that was slated to take place in Joliet Ill the Herald News reported.
Madigan's office initiated the investigation of the Bill Jacobs Joliet Summer Concert Series after it received six different complaints regarding problems around tickets. According to the Herald, the concert series were supposed to take place throughout the Summer but after the first show in June which was plagued by bad weather and low attendance, Group 7 Marketing, the group organizing the concert series rescheduled the rest of the concerts and then by mid-July, cancelled them.
In the wake of the cancellations, ticketholders, artist reps and even contract employees started to claim that they had not been paid money that was owed them or reimbursed for tickets that they had purchased for cancelled shows.
One local resident, Gayla Tucker, had purchased tickets for a scheduled Merle Haggard concert for $500 and has not been reimbursed after the event was cancelled. "I'm just so angry. This is ridiculous," Tucker told the Herald "What did they do with my money?" She asserts that she has followed the procedures established by the promoter to obtain a refund but with no success.
The city of Joliet has filed suit to obtain $7000. they are owed for policing expenses and even auto dealer Bill Jacobs, who was the primary sponsor of the concert series hasn't recouped his investment of 30,000 dollars.
Joe Hill nor his lawyers has been in attendance at any of the various court dates that the financial problems have generated, however court records indicate that the Hills have recently filed for personal bankruptcy with most of his creditors listed as "comsumer".
Joe Hill could not be reached for comment. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers