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  1. Chicago (5434 profiles)
  2. Naperville (529 profiles)
  3. Aurora (492 profiles)
  4. Joliet (462 profiles)
  5. Rockford (450 profiles)
  6. Plainfield (438 profiles)
  7. Springfield (420 profiles)
  8. Elgin (418 profiles)
  9. Bloomington (409 profiles)
  10. McHenry (401 profiles)
  11. Crystal Lake (367 profiles)
  12. Peoria (336 profiles)
  13. Downers Grove (332 profiles)
  14. Bartlett (331 profiles)
  15. Champaign (282 profiles)
  16. St. Charles (277 profiles)
  17. Algonquin (274 profiles)
  18. Tinley Park (272 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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rldiss

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Keyboard, Piano, Background Sing...
  • Musician | Wonder Lake, Illinois, 60097
  • R&B, Blues, Jazz, Funk
  • Active within 24 hours

Danny and the Devil...

  • Band | Schaumburg, Illinois, 60194
  • Blues
  • Active within 24 hours

Acidbrn121

  • Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Elgin, Illinois, 60124
  • Alternative, Metal, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

Knifepoint

  • Band | Oak Lawn, Illinois, 60453
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tr...
  • Active within 24 hours

Teeroy

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, DJ, Bass Guitar...
  • Musician | Joliet, Illinois, 60431
  • Metal, Acoustic, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

paul1150788

  • Piano
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60637
  • Jazz
  • Active within 24 hours

morris1116252

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

Bits and Pieces

  • Band | Park Ridge, Illinois, 60068
  • R&B, Classic Rock, 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

singit

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

JNA - Guitar and Ba...

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Upright bass, Keybo...
  • Musician | Lincolnwood, Illinois, 60646
  • Metal, Jazz, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

del hooks

  • Drums, Background Singer
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60637
  • R&B, Jazz, Reggae, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Bass Love

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 60007
  • R&B, Blues, Classic Rock, Funk
  • Active within 24 hours

Phil Piscitello

  • Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Accordion
  • Musician | Wheaton, Illinois, 60187
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock,...
  • Active within 24 hours

brian1126922

  • Drums, Other Percussion, Background Singer
  • Musician | Oswego, Illinois, 60543
  • Classic Rock, Country, Cover/Tribut...
  • Active within 24 hours

bob1116080

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Wildwood, Illinois, 60030
  • Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours