Hall of Fame

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

Nomination

  • 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

Eligibility

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

  • 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

Artists

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Cheap Trick

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

Hall of Fame Inductees

Radio Stations & Personalities

Hall of Fame Inductees

Record Companies

Record CompanyInaugural ClassInductee

Chess Records

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

Hall of Fame Inductees

Venues

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