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  1. Chicago (5549 profiles)
  2. Naperville (538 profiles)
  3. Aurora (498 profiles)
  4. Joliet (471 profiles)
  5. Rockford (458 profiles)
  6. Plainfield (445 profiles)
  7. Springfield (424 profiles)
  8. Elgin (420 profiles)
  9. Bloomington (413 profiles)
  10. McHenry (411 profiles)
  11. Crystal Lake (339 profiles)
  12. Downers Grove (337 profiles)
  13. Peoria (335 profiles)
  14. Bartlett (333 profiles)
  15. St. Charles (286 profiles)
  16. Champaign (283 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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ROB-C

  • Drums
  • Musician | Waukegan, Illinois, 60085
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribut...
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tony1123919

  • Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | Morton Grove, Illinois, 60053
  • Classic Rock
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dennis1168654

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60618
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Cover...
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RAISED ON ROCK

  • Band | Homer Glen, Illinois, 60491
  • Alternative, Cover/Tribute, Pop, Ro...
  • Active within 24 hours

nothing1165108

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Mattoon, Illinois, 61938
  • Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

jamminjwa

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backg...
  • Musician | Romeoville, Illinois, 60446
  • Metal, Blues, Classic Rock, Souther...
  • Active within 24 hours

China Grove

  • Band | Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 60169
  • Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute
  • Active within 24 hours

ORDAZ Kevin

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Oak Forest, Illinois, 60452
  • Metal, Other, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

morris1116252

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Forest Park, Illinois, 60130
  • Alternative, Metal, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

bob510581

  • Vocalist, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | McHenry, Illinois, 60050
  • Classic Rock, Christian Contemporar...
  • Active within 24 hours

eric1144274

  • Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ke...
  • Musician | Dixon, Illinois, 61021
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

mike1169517

  • Drums
  • Musician | Addison, Illinois, 60101
  • Metal, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

RockBand123

  • Background Singer, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Alsip, Illinois, 60803
  • Alternative, Cover/Tribute, Pop, Ro...
  • Active within 24 hours

vinnie

  • Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bass Guitar...
  • Musician | Deerfield, Illinois, 60015
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Classic Rock...
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Triple Lindey

  • Band | Malta, Illinois, 60150
  • Alternative, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

madfoxynot

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