Did Nirvana play an Illinois college town in 1989?

There is no bigger badge of honor amongst music fans to be able to say — “I saw them before they were big.”

This may be one of biggest badges of all, if true.

A local music fan and historian from downstate Carbondale has researched whether or not Nirvana played this college town on July 4th, 1989 — and has presented his findings in a podcast.

Nirvana famously performed in Chicago in September of 1989 — so not sure if the timing lines up. But check out their evidence and decide for yourself if it truly happened.