From Muddy Waters to REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick to Earth, Wind & Fire and Chance the Rapper, the land of Lincoln has produced some of the most highly celebrated music in rock history. Musicians, legendary radio stations and musical gear have shaped the sonic history of Illinois and the world. This exhibit, which showcases the achievements and contributions of Illinois' finest in music, was written by award-winning author, documentary-producer and former Chicago Sun-Times columnist and critic, Dave Hoekstra. A companion to this blockbuster exhibit is "The State of Sound Podcast." This bi-weekly podcast series dives deep into the stories behind the subjects of the exhibit with newly taped interviews from key players, artists, families and authors, and includes historical perspectives. The exhibit is a production by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and is hosted in the Illinois Gallery of the museum. presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.

State of Sound
Through Jan. 23, 2022
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. Sixth St.
217-558-8844
Museum admission

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