Illinois Residents Love Concerts & Here Are Some Of The Favorites
The music scene in Rockford, Illinois has a rich history of live shows, and here are some of the residents' favorites through the years.
The Concert History Of Rockford, Illinois
Illinois has always been a good place for concerts. Where it's centrally located in the United States makes it easier to route bands through our area. It doesn't hurt to have Chicago on our side either. Plus, there are a lot of secondary markets in our state. Back in the day before radius clauses, artists could hit Springfield, Peoria, Champaign, and Rockford on the same leg of a tour.
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Rockford, Illinois' Favorite All-Time Concerts
I recently did a survey on social media of the people in the Rockford area. They shared some of their favorite concerts of all time. The number of responses was overwhelming. You check out the full list here...
There are some great responses so I definitely want to share some of the highlights. Check them out and see how many you attended.
Top 15 All-Time Favorite Concerts In Rockford, Illinois
Here are the shows that got mentioned the most.
- Cheap Trick
- Rolling Stones
- Van Halen
- Sammy Hagar
- Bon Jovi
- Black Sabbath
- ZZ Top
- Blue Oyster Cult
- Judas Priest
- Alice Cooper
If you ever want to go back to look at shows that have been in Rockford, a good source is HERE.