A nearly sold out crowd rocked the night away for the first class of the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Hall of Fame at the Rialto Square Theatre. Music, video and anecdotes weaved together for a night of legendary artists who performed and DJ’s who played their songs with Illinois ties.
REO Speedwagon was part of the first class and Kevin Cronin performed with the band The Millennials.
Other inductees include, blues legends like Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters, disc jockeys Larry Lujack and Dick Biondi, WLS radio, Chess Records, plus The Buckinghams, Ides of March, Cheap Trick, and Chicago.
Performances by Dennis Tufano from the Buckinghams, Ides of March, New Colony Six, and two-time Grammy nominated artist and American blues legend John Primer
The museum is expected to be open in Joliet later this year.