Champaign-Urbana, Illinois is located 135 miles south of Chicago, 124 miles west of Indianapolis, Indiana, and 178 mi northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The United States Census Bureau estimates the city was home to 84,513 people as of July 1, 2014. Champaign is the tenth-most populous city in Illinois, and the fourth-most populous city in the state outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. Champaign-Urbana is also home to the University of Illinois, which brings in many musical performances for the students. The area also has produced many great names such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Fall Out Boy, and many more. The area has a great music heritage and is most famously known for the development of early jazz.
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