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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:

  • Reverend Horton Heat Autograph Signing

  • Saturday, June 25th, 2016
    from 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Join us for an in-store signing with Reverend Horton Heat! Come on in, say hi, and grab an autograph while you're at it.

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  • Elixir® Strings Restring Event

  • Saturday, June 25th, 2016
    from 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Can’t remember the last time you changed your strings? Shame on you. ;) No worries. With the help from our friends at Elixir® Strings, we can help. Bring in one acoustic, electric or bass & get your guitar restrung by an expert using your favorite set of Elixir Strings – all for FREE.

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  • Lakeview Live! Concerts on the Curb

  • Thursday, June 16th, July 21st, and August 18th, 2016
    at 5:30 PM
  • The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new outdoor concert series, featuring live music, craft beer and local food in the heart of Lakeview. Presented by Chicago Music Exchange with additional support from Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lakeview Live! will showcase the sounds of Chicago's talented musicians and celebrate Lakeview’s local businesses on three Thursday evenings this summer.

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    Past events at Chicago Music Exchange

      • 2016
      • An Evening with Bakithi Kumalo - Friday, June 17th, 2016
      • Chicago Drum Show - Saturday and Sunday, May 21st and 22nd, 2016
      • Daru Jones Meet n' Greet - Thursday, April 26th, 2016
      • D'Addario Playback String Recycle and Restring Event - Thursday, April 7th, 2016
      • Songwriting Workshop with Brian Grilli - Thursday, March 24th, 2016
      • Taylor "Roll Out" Event - Thursday, February 11th, 2016
      • 2015
      • Chicago Music Exchange's 25th Anniversary Sale - Saturday, October 10th, 2015
      • Gibson Acoustic Event - Wednesday, August 26, 2015
      • Fender Tune-up Event - Wednesday, July 15, 2015
      • Mark Guiliana Drum Clinic - Thursday, July 2, 2015
      • Billy Sheehan Bass Clinic - Monday, June 8, 2015
      • Bryan Beller Bass Clinic - Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - Read the blog
      • Earthquaker Devices Clinic featuring Juan Alderete - Tuesday, May 26, 2015
      • 3rd Annual Spring Cleaning - Tuesday, May 26, 2015
      • Hot Rod Your Guitar - Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Read the blog
      • 2015 Taylor Road Show - Wednesday, March 18, 2015
      • 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