Hall of Fame

Your favorite artists inducted into the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum's Hall of Fame


  • Nominations are made through surveys of the public

  • A nomination 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.

  • Final voting is done by Museum members


Performance nominees must have their first commercial release at least 20 years ago, and must also have national or international recognition, radio airplay and significant number of sales. DJ's, Radio Stations​, record label, record companies must have been in business at least 20 years prior to nominations.

  • Must have a tie to Illinois such as:

    • born in Illinois
    • started career in Illinois
    • based in Illinois
    • recorded in Illinois

  • Categories:

    • band or solo artists
    • radio station
    • deejay
    • record label / record company
    • songwriter

Hall of Fame Inductees


2021Artist / PerformerInaugural ClassInductee

Cheap Trick

Power Pop! Cheap Trick formed in 1973 Rockford, IL and had their first release in 1977 entitled Cheap Trick. In 1979 Cheap...

2022Artist / PerformerInductee

Dan Fogelberg

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

Hall of Fame Inductees

Radio Stations

Hall of Fame Inductees

Radio Personalities / DJs

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Record Companies

2021Inaugural ClassInducteeRecord Label

Chess Records

Chess Records is considered to be one of most important...

Hall of Fame Inductees


Hall of Fame Inductees

Founders Choice

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Membership Benefits include:

  • Voting Rights for the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Hall of Fame

  • Free Admission - Visit the museum any day during regular hours

  • Gift Shop Discount - Get 10% off purchases in store

  • Quarterly Newsletter on upcoming events, exhibits and more

  • Members Only Events - for special events and exhibits (some exceptions)

  • Pre-sale notices for special events


Hall of Fame Awards

Get your Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony tickets HERE
Sunday September 17th 6:00-9:00 PM
at the Rialto Square Theatre Joliet IL