Support our Mission

Support the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66

Support our mission by donating

Be a Rock Star!

Your gift supports our mission that includes our educational programming, exhibits, collecting and preserving the history of Illinois Music!

The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 is a 501c3 organization and your donations are tax deductible.
Your financial support is critical to our mission.

As a public charity 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization we rely on memberships, individual and corporate donations, grants, and foundation support to operate. 

Corporate Giving

Corporate giving is critical for the success of our Raise 6.6 Capital Campaign that is currently underway. Ongoing operational support from our corporate partners is also vital to the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum’s growth and success. Unrestricted operating gifts allows us to advance our music education programs and provide for development of exhibitions and public programs.


Exhibition sponsorship provides companies with the highest level of visibility and the closest association with the Museum. We also offer sponsorship opportunities for Programs and Events that include multiple options for donor recognition on-site and through our other distribution channels. As a sponsor, you will receive a customized benefits package that may include:

  • Inclusion in the highly visible exhibition advertising and marketing campaign
  • Logo credit on exhibition print and promotional materials, and website
  • Invitations to VIP events

Foundation & Memorial Giving

Grants from charitable foundations, trusts, community, and private foundations are essential to maintain our educational and community development initiatives. A memorial gift offers you a thoughtful way to affirm the Mission of the Museum, but also recognize that these values were shared by the individual being honored.

For more information and upcoming opportunities, please contact

Our Mission Statement

The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 is a public charity 501c3 nonprofit organization that exists to preserve the history of musicians and bands with ties to Illinois while educating visitors about our rich music history.   Our mission will meet our goals through the operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts of artists who have reached national and international recognition, and by providing enlightening educational programs.

Our Vision for the Museum

Illinois has a rich musical heritage that has influenced rock and roll artists across the globe. Musicians from Rockford to Chicago, Champaign to downstate Illinois have played an integral part of the music scene for decades creating music that transcends many genres.

Supporting our Communities

The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 is dedicated to supporting local musicians, performers, and others in the music industry and performing arts in the form of scholarships and donations. The Museum also has strong potential to provide the City of Joliet with the opportunity to benefit from strong revenue generation. The Museum will provide positive economic impact resulting from increased tourism dollars spent in the region, funding from corporate sponsorship, donor contributions, advertising opportunities, and new tourism partnerships.

Other ways to support

  • Planned Giving

    Leave a rock & roll legacy by including the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 in your will and make a lasting difference for generations of Illinois music fans! For further information on how to include the Museum in your charitable giving plans, please contact our office at 815-927-1540.

  • Matching Gifts

    Double or triple your donations through matching donations made by the company you work for! Many companies match donations made by their employees. Check with your employer to see if they will double your donation and the impact of your gift!

  • Become a Corporate Partner

    Is your business looking for a unique way to provide your staff and clients with entertaining benefits? Contact our office at 815-927-1540.

  • Donate Artifacts

    Do you own a part of Illinois music history and want to donate it to the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66?

Contact our office at 815-927-1540
Note: We do not purchase items or provide appraisals on items.

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66

Open the Doors

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Hall of Fame Awards

Get your Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony tickets HERE
Sunday September 17th 6:00-9:00 PM
at the Rialto Square Theatre Joliet IL