The 10 Most Important Artists in Chicago Music History

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show, for a live, online event celebrating Chicago music. They’ll trace the city's rich musical history via the 10 artists they feel contribute the most enduring and influential sounds over the past half-century. Genres include Gospel, Blues, Rock, R&B and more!​

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Sound Opinions is your source for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation. Each week on the show, Jim and Greg interview artists, talk about pop culture and music industry news, review new record releases and give trends a historical context. Sound Opinions can be heard on WBEZ and 150 other public radio stations across the country. Learn more at

This program is presented in partnership by: Addison Public Library, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Aurora Public Library, Des Plaines Public Library, Forest Park Public Library, Glenview Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lincolnwood Public Library, Niles-Maine Library District, Oak Park Public Library, Schaumburg Township District Library, Skokie Public Library, Wheaton Public Library
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