Eligibility and Election into the

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum’s Hall of Fame


  1. Nominations are made through surveys of the public.

  2. A committee will review to ensure that the nominations meet the criteria for eligibility and that the nominations are placed into the appropriate categories.  The screening committee will not make artistic or technical decisions.

  3. Final voting is done by museum members.



Performance nominee must have their first commercial release at least 20 years ago.  DJ's, Radio Stations​, record labels, and record companies must have been in business at least 20 prior to nominations.


  • Must have a tie to Illinois such as:

  • Born in Illinois
  • Started career in Illinois
  • Based and/or lived in Illinois
  • Recorded in Illinois


o  Band or Solo Artists

o   Deejay or Radio Station

o   Record Label / Record Company

o   Songwriter

Inaugural  Inductees include:

  • REO Speedwagon

  • Chicago

  • Cheap Trick

  • Buddy Guy

  • Muddy Waters

  • Dick Biondi

  • Larry Lujack

  • WLS Radio - AM

  • Ides of March

  • The Buckinghams

  • Chess Records

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