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Rock and roll fans who grew up in the Chicago suburbs during the late ‘60s know the teen club circuit...

Hamilton Camp

(October 30, 1934 – October 2, 2005) was an English-born American singer, songwriter, and actor. Early life Camp was born...


“Hammeron” fronted by Brian Troch(lead vocals/song writer), Jack Lazor(guitar/vox),Mick Vega(guitar/vox/writer), Danny Vega(bass writer), Pete Pegonas (drums).This lineup premired on “Class...

Harry Waller

Writer of Hallmark greeting cards by day, folksinger by night, the inimitable Harry Waller was a favorite on the Lincoln...

Hayden Thompson

Hayden Thompson was born on March 5, 1938 in Booneville, Mississippi to Baxter & Thelma Thompson. After the death of...

2021Artist / PerformerInaugural ClassInductee

Ides of March

The Ides of March The Ides of March are best-known for their hard rock with horns sound of their 1970...

Jamestown Massacre

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Rt. 66 brings you back to some of the first IL.Commercial Superstar bands which...


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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.