If you feel that Rockford has some great local talent in the music field and there are plenty of places to check it out, you are not alone. 

According to WTVO, Rockford made the list of the best places for music in the United States. The website Valuepenguin.com had researchers choose from fifteen different factors in coming up with the ranking.

Those factors included the number of musicians in an area, music stores, and quality venues for local acts to play in.

Chicago came in 29th, Champaign came in 45th and Peoria came in 81st. That is something that we should be proud of. There are many places to watch local bands and the talent we have in the stateline is second to none. Well done Rockford.