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Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Musicpedia


2021Inaugural ClassInducteeRecord Label

Chess Records

Chess Records is considered to be one of most important cornerstones of Rock & Roll and is the birthplace of...

2021Artist / PerformerInaugural ClassInductee


Chicago is an Illinois rock band that formed in Chicago in 1967.  The self-described ‘rock and roll band with horns’...

Chicks with Picks

What began as a chance meeting at a karaoke night has blossomed into one of the most entertaining, popular and...

2022Artist / PerformerInductee

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry        (1926-2017) Chuck Berry was one of the most influential rock and roll pioneers of all...

Cobra Records

In the mid-’50s, Leonard and Phil Chess were riding high as the predominant blues label in Chicago. But there was...


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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.