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Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Musicpedia


2023Artist / Performer

Cryan Shames

The Cryan’ Shames  The Cryan’ Shames were the first Chicago rock group to sign and record with a major national...


This supergroup was put together when local Gary Levin, who was playing with Ruby Starr & Grey Ghost signed to...

2022Artist / PerformerInductee

Dan Fogelberg

Sadly, we lost Dan Fogelberg on December 16 in 2007 after he fought a battle with prostate cancer. Fogelberg grew...

Dan Zahn

Pete Guerin and Dan Zahn are shown here performing at the Marketplace Coffee House in downtown west suburban Elmhurst. Guerin...

Dave Gibson

Dave Gibson and his band Hackinbush delighted Chicago audiences throughout the 1970s, primarily as the house band for Nashville North...

Dean Milano

In his younger days, Dean Milano spent a lot of time sitting around Boy Scout campfires in northern Wisconsin listening...


Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung (1947-) Dennis DeYoung is an Illinois musician, singer, actor, songwriter, and record producer.  He is best-known as lead-vocalist...


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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.