The very first inductees into the new Illinois Rock & Roll Museum On Route 66 (in Joliet) were announced on Friday night and they are: Chicago, Cheap Trick, Ides of March, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Buckinghams and REO Speedwagon.
Over the past several weeks, charter members of the new Illinois Rock & Roll Museum were allowed to vote on the first-ever Hall of Fame.
Officials say they want to have at least one of the three floors open before the end of this summer, to capitalize on Joliet’s boost from international tourism traffic on Route 66.
The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum plans to have a dinner banquet to induct the initial honorees on March 29 at downtown’s Renaissance Center.
Tickets are available online HERE.