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  1. Chicago (3186 profiles)
  2. Rockford (294 profiles)
  3. Joliet (254 profiles)
  4. Springfield (242 profiles)
  5. Peoria (233 profiles)
  6. Aurora (230 profiles)
  7. Naperville (224 profiles)
  8. Bloomington (221 profiles)
  9. Elgin (176 profiles)
  10. Champaign (174 profiles)
  11. Plainfield (174 profiles)

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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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Ronnie D

  • Band | Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 60137
  • Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Cover/Tr...
  • Active within 24 hours

robert1113031

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acou...
  • Musician | Elgin, Illinois, 60120
  • R&B, Blues, Funk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

BarryW-IL

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist, Backg...
  • Musician | Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60012
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Country, South...
  • Active within 24 hours

Stratcat1961

  • Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist
  • Musician | Bloomington, Illinois, 61761
  • Heavy Metal, R&B, Classic Rock,...
  • Active within 24 hours

cabrini green

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014
  • Alternative, Ska, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

bumstead

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Joliet, Illinois, 60433
  • Alternative, Heavy Metal, Classic R...
  • Active within 24 hours

kym1124562

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Kangley, Illinois, 61364
  • Acoustic, Blues, Folk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Bossydog

  • Band | Bartlett, Illinois, 60103
  • Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Joe Romeoville 91

  • Drums
  • Musician | Romeoville, Illinois, 60446
  • Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Already Gone ~ Musi...

  • Band | McHenry, Illinois, 60050
  • Cover/Tribute
  • Active within 24 hours

Mshane

  • Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Drums, Background Sin...
  • Musician | Bartlett, Illinois, 60103
  • R&B, Other, Cover/Tribute, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

Joliet Dave

  • Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Joliet, Illinois, 60435
  • Heavy Metal, Blues, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

madfoxynot

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

50thVette

  • Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | St. Charles, Illinois, 60175
  • Classic Rock, Country, Cover/Tribut...
  • Active within 24 hours

Guitarist The Para...

  • Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | Plainfield, Illinois, 60585
  • Heavy Metal, Other
  • Active within 24 hours

Tyree

  • Band | Elgin, Illinois, 60120
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Funk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours