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  1. Chicago (4043 profiles)
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  3. Joliet (291 profiles)
  4. Naperville (281 profiles)
  5. Springfield (270 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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dburgos

  • Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Brookfield, Illinois, 60513
  • Acoustic, Blues, Cover/Tribute, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

ken1141606

  • Drums
  • Musician | North Aurora, Illinois, 60542
  • Blues, Classic Rock, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Ian Tuttle

  • Drums, Trombone, Vocalist
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60625
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Pop, Roc...
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John G Guitar

  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Singer
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60614
  • Alternative, Metal, Classic Rock, R...
  • Active within 24 hours

Mike2222

  • Lead Guitar
  • Musician | North Aurora, Illinois, 60542
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Cover/Tr...
  • Active within 24 hours

dennisbatbass

  • Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Other
  • Musician | Yorkville, Illinois, 60560
  • Punk, Country, Rock, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

SekoyahVolk

  • Background Singer, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar,...
  • Musician | Aurora, Illinois, 60506
  • Alternative, Metal, Acoustic, Progr...
  • Active within 24 hours

jon1143938

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60618
  • Alternative
  • Active within 24 hours

ORDAZ Kevin

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

jackson1207360

  • Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass ...
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60614
  • Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Punk
  • Active within 24 hours

james1201554

  • Rhythm Guitar, Background Singer, Lead Guitar
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60622
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Pop, Roc...
  • Active within 24 hours

dale515404

  • Drums
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60448
  • Jazz, Classic Rock, Progressive
  • Active within 24 hours

Wyatt_Noyes

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, ...
  • Musician | Palatine, Illinois, 60074
  • Alternative, Metal, Punk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

carlost

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ac...
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60609
  • Alternative, Metal, Cover/Tribute, ...
  • Active within 24 hours

nightman2u

  • Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Lead Guit...
  • Musician | Chicago, Illinois, 60461
  • R&B, Classic Rock, Funk, Rock
  • Active within 24 hours

Darren_5150

  • Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Musician | Lombard, Illinois, 60148
  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Christia...
  • Active within 24 hours