Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution extended at Illinois Holocaust Museum through January 7, 2018

“ENCORE! ENCORE!” In response to visitor demand, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will extend its popular exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution,through Sunday, January 7, 2018, before it leaves Chicagoland and opens at the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 2018. The exhibition explores the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham (1931-1991) who helped launch and promote the careers of countless artists including the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones. It also traces the indomitable spirit of a man brought to the U.S. as an eleven-year-old Jewish refugee fleeing the Nazis, fueling a lifelong passion and advocacy for social justice.

Graham’s celebrated Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco was the epicenter of rock’s evolution in the 1960s. Graham went on to promote social change as a driving force behind milestone benefit concerts such as Live Aid (1985) and Human Rights Now! (1988). Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution transports visitors to that era with an abundance of memorabilia, archival concert footage, historical and new video interviews, and psychedelic art; plus, unique to the Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibition are a trio of rare memorabilia courtesy of the Jerry Garcia family: lyrics to “He’s gone” with Garcia’s handwritten edits; a set list; and his Mark I combo amp & speaker.

Winter Break Family Promotion: Kids & Students Visit FREE
From Tuesday, December 26 through Sunday, January 7, kids and students can visit Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, and all other Museum exhibitions free of charge. There must be at least one paid adult present, and the offer can be redeemed by mentioning this Winter Break Promotion at the admissions window at the Museum. This offer does not apply to field trips, group tours, or public programs that require reservations.

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, originally scheduled to close November 12, 2017, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive in Skokie, will now be extended through Sunday, January 7, 2018. For more information about the exhibition and related programs, visit

Contributing Sponsor: DUANE MORRIS LLP
Additional Funders: Nicor Gas; Windy City YPO; Nicole and Dan Drexler; First Bank of Highland Park; Mitch and Gladys Greenberg & Family; Susan and David Kalt; Zoberman Family; The Golder Family Foundation is lead sponsor of Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions.

Community Partners: Ogilvy & Mather; Ravinia

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution is organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in association with the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, and made possible by the support of Alex Graham, David Graham, and Danny Scher. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Centerhonors the victims of the Holocaust and transforms history into current, relevant, and universal lessons in humanity. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, the Museum inspires individuals and organizations and provides a universal wake-up call to action.