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  1. Chicago (5346 profiles)
  2. Naperville (517 profiles)
  3. Aurora (488 profiles)
  4. Joliet (467 profiles)
  5. Rockford (448 profiles)
  6. Plainfield (425 profiles)
  7. Springfield (413 profiles)
  8. Elgin (407 profiles)
  9. Bloomington (405 profiles)
  10. McHenry (402 profiles)
  11. Crystal Lake (351 profiles)
  12. Peoria (341 profiles)
  13. Bartlett (323 profiles)
  14. Downers Grove (314 profiles)
  15. Champaign (282 profiles)
  16. Algonquin (269 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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ydemark

  • Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, D...
  • Musician | Downers Grove, Illinois, 60516
  • R&B, Blues, Country, Christian ...
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Funk City

  • Band | Island Lake, Illinois, 60042
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Funk, Pop
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Cargo Van Band

  • Band | Shorewood, Illinois, 60404
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
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zach1142676

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Edwards, Illinois, 61528
  • Metal, Blues, Funk, Hip Hop/Rap
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John1988

  • Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other, V...
  • Musician | Joliet, Illinois, 60435
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tr...
  • Active within 24 hours

frbrgr777

  • Accordion, Ukulele, Vocalist, DJ, Vocalist - Bass, Electroni...
  • Musician | Glen Carbon, Illinois, 62034
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tr...
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dennisbatbass

  • Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Other
  • Musician | Yorkville, Illinois, 60560
  • Alternative, Punk, Rock, Progressiv...
  • Active within 24 hours

Winnie Cooper

  • Band | Mundelein, Illinois, 60060
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Cover/Tribut...
  • Active within 24 hours

singit

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor
  • Musician | Roselle, Illinois, 60172
  • Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute
  • Active within 24 hours

nscott

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Wheaton, Illinois, 60189
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Country,...
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Keys randy

  • Vocalist, Keyboard
  • Musician | Itasca, Illinois, 60143
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock,...
  • Active within 24 hours

mike1114109

  • Vocalist, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Elwood, Illinois, 60421
  • Classic Rock, Country, Southern Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

Tommy Navarro

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Sing...
  • Musician | Aurora, Illinois, 60502
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Funk, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

tohmas571179

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Jonesboro, Illinois, 62952
  • Blues, Jazz, Other, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Richguitar

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
  • Musician | Plainfield, Illinois, 60585
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours

brian1141592

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ba...
  • Musician | Hillsdale, Illinois, 61257
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tr...
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