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  1. Chicago (3150 profiles)
  2. Rockford (291 profiles)
  3. Joliet (249 profiles)
  4. Springfield (243 profiles)
  5. Peoria (232 profiles)
  6. Naperville (227 profiles)
  7. Aurora (224 profiles)
  8. Bloomington (222 profiles)
  9. Plainfield (177 profiles)
  10. Champaign (174 profiles)
  11. Elgin (172 profiles)
Illinois Music Scene

Illinois has been a very influential state in producing a wide variety of music. Some of the most notable musicians from Illinois are Alison Krauss, Gretchen Wilson, Styx, and Cheap Trick. After World War II the Chicago blues scene had a major hand in creating rock and roll. Black blues pioneers like Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, and Muddy Waters paved the way for other artists to continue in the blues craft.


Chicago has contributed most of the music in Illinois. Its scene is comparable to other high-level markets such as New York and Los Angeles. The Smashing Pumpkins became one of the pioneers of alt-rock and grunge-rock during the 90s. They proved that grunge bands did not have to start in Seattle to make it in the industry. One of the most well-known rock festivals, Lollapalooza, helped to further validate Chicago as a credible leader in the music world.


Famous rag time composer Artie Matthews and Morris Day of the Time hail from Springfield, Illinois. This city also has a thriving ballet and dance scene. The Springfield Summer Arts Festival has all kinds of music ranging from opera, to classical, to rock. The summer event also offers many different types of food, performing arts, and games.


Rockford’s most famous export is the modern-rock band 3 Doors Down, a group billed as the second coming of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Also, check out beetcafe.com which features video clips of local musicians from the Rockford area.


Best Venues to Play in Illinois


Chicago – Martyrs’ has free parking, great music, and is cheap. This place can pack a lot of people when bigger acts come to town.


Springfield – Marly’s Pub books national, regional, and local acts. They recently upgraded their sound system, making this club a treat for bands.


Rockford – Woody’s On Main is a club that focuses on the growing acoustic music scene in Rockford. Woody’s is easily seen and very accessible from the city.




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benweaverdrumsperc

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Sycamore, Illinois, 60178
  • Country, Christian / Gospel, Pop, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

Frontage road band

  • Band | Northlake, Illinois, 60164
  • Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

penny1082507

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Rockford, Illinois, 61108
  • Christian Contemporary
  • Active within 24 hours

Bob Mitchell Band

  • Band | Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477
  • Country, Cover/Tribute
  • Active within 24 hours

Class Reunion

  • Band | Chicago, Illinois, 60618
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

GoatScreaming

  • Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Electronic Musi...
  • Musician | Fairdale, Illinois, 60146
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

Tazman27

  • Bass Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Burr Ridge, Illinois, 60527
  • Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Cover/...
  • Active within 24 hours

REKJazzBlues462

  • Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Grayslake, Illinois, 60030
  • Blues, Jazz, Other, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

What Lies Ahead

  • Band | Elgin, Illinois, 60123
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Cover/Tri...
  • Active within 24 hours

Sengbag

  • Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Backgrou...
  • Musician | Palatine, Illinois, 60067
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Classic R...
  • Active within 24 hours

mitch601

  • Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead G...
  • Musician | Schaumburg, Illinois, 60173
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Pop, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

Tatankawan

  • Harmonica, Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Tinley Park, Illinois, 60487
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Count...
  • Active within 24 hours

madfoxynot

  • Other Percussion, Vocalist, Drums
  • Musician | Roselle, Illinois, 60172
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Let's do this!

  • Band | New Lenox, Illinois, 60441
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Rock, Pro...
  • Active within 24 hours

boubon357

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Schaumburg, Illinois, 60173
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Punk, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

Bfisher5

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60603
  • Christian Contemporary, Cover/Tribu...
  • Active within 24 hours