Explore the legendary musical contributions of musicians, radio stations and homegrown musical gear from Illinois with the new exhibit, “The State of Sound: A World of Music From Illinois” at Navy Pier from April 27-August 27, 2023.
View artifacts from the exciting sonic history of Illinois including a bejeweled wah-wah pedal from blues icon Buddy Guy, a turntable from house music creator Frankie Knuckles, Alt-rock greats Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy’s hat, a Grammy Nomination Plaque from R&B legend Curtis Mayfield, a Diamond Sales Award for rock legends REO Speedwagon and more.
The exhibit showcases over 40 artifacts from Illinois musicians and spans genres including jazz, blues, house, rock, gospel, hip hop, r&b and folk. The free exhibit is located on the first floor of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall A.
The State of Sound Exhibit
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
April 27-August 27, 2023