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  1. Chicago (4004 profiles)
  2. Rockford (331 profiles)
  3. Joliet (291 profiles)
  4. Naperville (281 profiles)
  5. Springfield (268 profiles)
  6. Aurora (264 profiles)
  7. Peoria (254 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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John Dubiel

  • Keyboard, Piano
  • Musician | Elmhurst, Illinois, 60126
  • R&B, Jazz, Funk, Latin
  • Active within 24 hours

Aaron Polsky

  • Drums
  • Musician | Aurora, Illinois, 60504
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

ScottWilliams

  • Bass Guitar, Upright bass, Bagpipes
  • Musician | Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014
  • Country, Celtic, Cover/Tribute, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

cdubdsp

  • Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Musician | Champaign, Illinois, 61822
  • Alternative, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

ORDAZ Kevin

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

katrina1201556

  • Vocalist, Ukulele
  • Musician | Niles, Illinois, 60714
  • Acoustic, Folk
  • Active within 24 hours

American Despot

  • Band | Chicago, Illinois, 60645
  • Metal, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Blues Vocals

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums...
  • Musician | Deerfield, Illinois, 60015
  • Metal, Blues, Cover/Tribute, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Metaphive

  • Band | Rockford, Illinois, 61115
  • Alternative, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Clan Adam

  • Band | Aurora, Illinois, 60504
  • Metal, Other, Electronic, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

1Uno

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Harmonica
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60612
  • Alternative, Folk, Rock, Americana
  • Active within 24 hours

Chuck1105999

  • Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background...
  • Musician | North Aurora, Illinois, 60542
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribu...
  • Active within 24 hours

tom1048919

  • Vocalist, DJ, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm ...
  • Musician | Streamwood, Illinois, 60107
  • Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

RocHardEntGrp

  • Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano
  • Musician | Park Forest, Illinois, 60466
  • R&B, Jazz, Funk, Latin
  • Active within 24 hours

Wreckage

  • Band | Chicago, Illinois, 60614
  • Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

JamesMartin89

  • Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Bloomington, Illinois, 61704
  • Acoustic, Funk, Hip Hop/Rap, Pop
  • Active within 24 hours