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  1. Chicago (3013 profiles)
  2. Rockford (286 profiles)
  3. Joliet (245 profiles)
  4. Springfield (243 profiles)
  5. Peoria (230 profiles)
  6. Aurora (229 profiles)
  7. Naperville (222 profiles)
  8. Bloomington (214 profiles)
  9. Champaign (173 profiles)
  10. Elgin (170 profiles)
  11. Plainfield (163 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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jolietjay

  • Vocalist
  • Musician | Joliet, Illinois, 60431
  • Alternative, Cover/Tribute, Pop, Ro...
  • Active within 24 hours

ORDAZ Kevin

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

wayne1035731

  • Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Naperville, Illinois, 60565
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Funk, Ro...
  • Active within 24 hours

Zero Food for Nobod...

  • Band | Aurora, Illinois, 60506
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tr...
  • Active within 24 hours

Nocturne13

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocal...
  • Musician | Bolingbrook, Illinois, 60490
  • Alternative, Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Hellreike

  • Vocalist, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Belleville, Illinois, 62223
  • Heavy Metal, Blues, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

SomeLocalGuy

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Ba...
  • Musician | Pekin, Illinois, 61554
  • Alternative, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

5000 South

  • Band | Kankakee, Illinois, 60901
  • Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

jonathan1067726

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | Downers Grove, Illinois, 60516
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Punk, Ro...
  • Active within 24 hours

Idol Rumors

  • Lead Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Springfield, Illinois, 62702
  • Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Rich S

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | South Elgin, Illinois, 60177
  • Alternative, Country, Hip Hop/Rap, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

dallascatman

  • Keyboard
  • Musician | Evanston, Illinois, 60202
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Electron...
  • Active within 24 hours

jim560963 contact m...

  • Band | Orland Park, Illinois, 60462
  • Heavy Metal, Blues, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

mckayniac

  • Bass Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60056
  • Funk, Reggae, Cover/Tribute, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

michael1056142

  • Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60004
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock, Pr...
  • Active within 24 hours

Portrait_of_a_Hero_...

  • Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background...
  • Musician | Schaumburg, Illinois, 60173
  • Alternative, Christian Contemporary...
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