About Chicago Music Guide

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Chicago Music Guide – Your Guide to Great Music in Chicago!

Chicago Music Guide is a music resource webzine dedicated to working with all entities of the music and entertainment industry.

Founded by Dennis M. Kelly in 2004, Chicago Music Guide began as a reference for friends and quickly grew into a multimedia guide throughout the Chicagoland area. Chicago Music Guide holds a desire and mission to highlight, educate, and assist musicians and all those involved in the music industry in a timely, relevant, and personable fashion.

Many of the staff members of Chicago Music Guide are current/past musicians or other members of the music industry community, ensuring a unique presentation and extra care to artists, professionals, and readers.

Staff Directory:

Dennis M. Kelly:

Photography Department:
Roman Sobus: Lead Photographer

Bill Fisher: Photographer
Frank Griseta: Photographer
Austen Maddox: Photographer
Laura Sedor: Photographer
Terry Trippany: Photographer

Writing Department:
Michelle Wahl: Writer – Legal Tips
Brett Davidson: Writer
Hannah Frank: Writer
Bailey Johnk: Writer
Mike O’Cull: Writer
Lejla Sobasic: Writer


Chicago Music Guide sponsors select events deemed appropriate and have included events such as, the United We Stand Festival Presented by Free and Equal, Ravenswood Artwalk Festival, NARM and the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival. We welcome future opportunities to sponsor events and if you would like us to sponsor your event, please contact Dennis M. Kelly at DKelly@ChicagoMusicGuide.com with all pertinent details.


Local Musicians Supporting Local Causes:

Local Musicians Supporting Local Causes was created in 2015 as a means to pull the talented musicians of our community to help support our community from within. While the events have been on hiatus, they are returning in 2020 and the non-profit is chosen collectively, sometimes being a personal connection for band members. Look for events coming very soon!


General: Info@ChicagoMusicGuide.com
Coverage Requests: Coverage@ChicagoMusicGuide.com
Editor: DKelly@ChicagoMusicGuide.com

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