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Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Musicpedia



Bob Stroud

Bob Stroud, is a radio legend in Chicago and was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been a fixture on the...

Boyzz from Illinois

“Boyzz from Illinois” Chicago’s first Power ROCK band “The Boyzz from Illinoizz” featuring Explosive energy front man Dirty Dan Buck,...

2021Artist / PerformerInaugural ClassInductee

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy (1936–) Buddy Guy is an American musician noted for his slashing, stuttering guitar riffs and passionate vocals.  Buddy...

Byron Roche

Byron Roche started playing guitar and singing as a child and began performing at age 15 in and around St...

Cactus Jack

“Cactus Jack” Originally a duo, “Bartholemew and Douglas” with Ted Douglas on lead guitar and Jim Bartholemew on vocals and...

Chance the Rapper

Born Chancellor Jonathan Bennett on April 16th, 1993 in Chicago.  Chance hit national recognition for is work on Acid Rap in 2013....

2021Artist / PerformerInaugural ClassInductee

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an Illinois rock band from Rockford.  The band has performed live more than 5,000 times...


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The museum suffered damage as the result of a microburst in downtown Joliet. The building did sustain some damage however we are extremely grateful that no one was injured during this tragedy. 

We are fortunate that Gigantar, our exhibit artifacts and the gift shop merchandise all escaped any damage. 

We are temporarily closed to the public as we work with our contractors through the cleanup process. 
Please stay tuned as we get back in the groove.