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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:

  • 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.

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  • Earthquaker Devices Clinic featuring Juan Alderete

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    at 6:00PM
  • Join Earthquaker Devices and Juan Alderete for a live demonstration, Q&A, and giveaways!

    Grammy winning bassist Juan Alderete has been playing for over thirty years and has become one of the most well-respected musicians in the industry. Alderete has performed in many notable bands, including The Mars Volta, Racer X, Deltron 3030, Big Sir, and Zavalaz. He also created Pedalsandeffects.com; a site to help musicians learn about electronic effects that can be applied to most instruments.

  • RSVP HERE »
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  • Bryan Beller Bass Clinic

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015
    from 6:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Join us for an exciting evening of all things "bass" at Chicago Music Exchange! Get up close and personal with bassist Bryan Beller in this music filled night. Beller has had a multi-faceted career as a bassist, composer, writer, and clinician spanning over 20 years.

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  • Billy Sheehan Bass Clinic

  • Monday, June 8, 2015
    at 6:00PM
  • Billy Sheehan has played bass on dozens of records and toured all over the world for many decades. His unique and original style of playing has been celebrated and documented everywhere. His playing, singing, songwriting, and contributions to many recordings have resulted in millions of records sold, Platinum and Gold status worldwide, readers’ poll awards too many to list, number-one hits and videos, sold-out shows, and most importantly the mutual love, friendship, and respect between him and his fans around the globe. He has had a huge and undeniable influence on modern bass playing that has spread worldwide—and will continue for many years to come.

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  • Mark Guiliana Drum Clinic

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
    at 6:00PM
  • TBA

  • RSVP HERE »

  • Past events at Chicago Music Exchange

    • 2015
    • 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