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Events

If you are looking for music events in Chicago, look no further.  Chicago Music Exchange hosts unique and exciting music events in-store on a regular basis.  From live artist performances, to price-slashing promo events, to musical demos and clinics - we know how to entertain! Check out our upcoming CME events below:

  • Taylor Road Show

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    from 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Come join us for an evening of guitar talk and demos with the Taylor factory staff. This event is the perfect chance to try out a variety of acoustics and get advice from the guitar makers themselves.

    Test-drive the redesigned 600 and 800 Series guitars
    Rare and one-off Taylors available for sale
    Register to win a Taylor guitar
    FREE TaylorWare gear and Anti-Rust Elixir Strings (while supplies last)

  • RSVP TODAY


  • 3rd Annual Spring Cleaning

  • Sunday, May 24, 2015
    from 12:00PM - 4:00PM
  • We're doing our spring cleaning and you should too. Low prices on our gear – top dollar for yours!

    SELL GEAR FOR CASH! Reverb.com experts will be available to help you list your gear online.

    Come join us for a day filled with live music, food trucks, cash for used & vintage gear, used pedal sidewalk sale, one-day guitar price drops, $5 T-Shirts, and gear raffles & giveaways.

  • Save the Date. RSVP information coming soon.

  • Past events at Chicago Music Exchange

    • 2014
    • Paul Reed Smith Event - Friday, December 12, 2014
    • Legends Bass Clinic - Thursday, November 20, 2014
    • Startup Grind with David Kalt - Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    • Sabian Vault Cymbal Sampling Event - Saturday, November 1, 2014
    • Dwarfcraft Meet'N'Greet - Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • Zack Vex Z.Vex Meet'N'Greet - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    • Will Champlin Meet'N'Greet - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    • Kim Carnes & Rock For Kids - Saturday, June 14, 2014
    • Otis Taylor Meet'n'Greet - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - Watch the Video
    • Xotic Bass Day - Saturday, May 31, 2014
    • Dennis Fano Clinic - Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Watch the Video
    • 2014 Spring Cleaning - Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Read the blog
    • Taylor Road Show - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    • Anthony Wellington Bass Lessons - Sunday, April 6, 2014
    • Bill Dickens Bass Clinic - Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Read the blog  Watch the Video
    • Drew Shirley Gear Demo - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
    • 2013
    • Dave King Drum Clinic - Wednesday, December 18, 2013
    • PRS Event - Saturday, December 7, 2013
    • The Martin Experience - Thursday, November 14, 2013
    • Sabian Cymbal Vote - Saturday, October 26, 2013
    • Dweezil Zappa Masterclass - October 10, 2013 - Read the blog
    • Grand Opening of the BASSment - September 28, 2013
    • Yamaha Electronic Drum Clinic with Kenny Aronoff - August 21, 2013
    • Reverend Horton Heat LIVE, Sponsored by Gretsch - August 20, 2013
    • Gibson Montana Night - July 31, 2013
    • Taylor Road Show - April 17, 2013
    • Paul Reed Smith Meet-and-Greet - March 16, 2013
    • Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band Master Class - March 14, 2013
    • 2012
    • Gibson Five-Star - November 14, 2012
    • Mark Hanson - November 9, 2012 - watch video
    • Premier Builders Guild presents Matt Schofield - November 7, 2012
    • Afternoon w/JHS and Jackson Ampworks - September 27, 2012
    • Pure Blues Summit - September 23, 2012
    • Jimmy Chamberlin Drum Clinic - August 23, 2012
    • Keith Carlock Drum Clinic - April 25, 2012
    • Taylor Road Show 2012 - March 30, 2012
    • Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven, Live - January 2, 2012
    • 2011
    • Jojo Mayer Drum Clinic - December 5, 2011
    • Drum Tuning Workshop - November 15, 2011
    • Fender Clinic with Greg Koch - September 22, 2011
    • Cordoba Guitars Clinic - September 8, 2011
    • School of Rock Chicago live performance - August 28, 2011
    • Taylor Guitars Restring Event - June 21, 2011
    • Victoria Amplifiers with founder Mark Baier - June 10, 2011
    • Gibson USA Experience with Bart Walsh - April 20, 2011
    • 2010
    • School of Rock Chicago live performance - December 12, 2010
    • C.F. Martin Clinic with Craig Thatcher - December 7, 2010
    • WXRT presents Everest, Live - October 27, 2010 - read more
    • Gibson Owner's Night - September 23, 2010