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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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Sebastian Martinez

  • Clarinet, Vocalist, Saxophone, Ukulele, Electronic Music
  • Musician | Crest Hill, Illinois, 60435
  • Blues, Jazz, Classical, Latin
  • Active within 24 hours

Bobbymaz

  • Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist - Baritone
  • Musician | Naperville, Illinois, 60563
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Punk, Ro...
  • Active within 24 hours

MetalnBlood312

  • Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Vocalist
  • Musician | Bedford Park, Illinois, 60629
  • Alternative, Metal, Classic Rock, H...
  • Active within 24 hours

jayden1384828

  • Drums
  • Musician | Calumet Park, Illinois, 60643
  • R&B, Jazz, Christian / Gospel, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

text779 245 4085

  • Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Sterling, Illinois, 61081
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Pop, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

deasonized

  • Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60610
  • Acoustic, Folk, Americana
  • Active within 24 hours

david1296623

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Background Sing...
  • Musician | Jacksonville, Illinois, 62650
  • Classic Rock, Country, Southern Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

justin1288218

  • Drums, Other Percussion
  • Musician | Northbrook, Illinois, 60062
  • Blues, Funk, Other, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

WHAMOS

  • Band | Oregon, Illinois, 61061
  • Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute, Pop, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

Rockstar Marty Holm...

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guit...
  • Musician | Olney, Illinois, 62450
  • Acoustic, Classic Rock, Christian C...
  • Active within 24 hours

MBrady455

  • Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | Elgin, Illinois, 60123
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Punk, So...
  • Active within 24 hours

Zechariah

  • Band | Matteson, Illinois, 60443
  • R&B, Christian / Gospel, Hip Ho...
  • Active within 24 hours

dimari1283618

  • Piano, Other
  • Musician | Bloomington, Illinois, 61704
  • R&B, Blues, Funk, Christian Con...
  • Active within 24 hours

Alex Jaymz

  • Vocalist, Drums, Other Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard...
  • Musician | Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 60137
  • Alternative, Jazz, Funk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Sabbatha Chicago

  • Band | Chicago, Illinois, 60638
  • Metal, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute,...
  • Active within 24 hours

mplssign

  • Drums
  • Musician | Western Springs, Illinois, 60558
  • Alternative, Metal, Cover/Tribute, ...
  • Active within 24 hours