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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:

  • Sabian Vault Custom Shop Cymbal Day

  • Saturday, November 1, 2014
    6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Enjoy this rare opportunity to participate in a 'Cymbal Sampling' at Chicago Drum Exchange. We have hand-picked over 65 different Sabian cymbals - some are one-of-a-kind prototypes, and some are just custom versions of old Sabian favorites. Be among the first to try these incredible cymbals during the Sabian Vault Custom Shop Event on November 1st!

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  • Startup Grind Chicago Hosts David Kalt

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. They host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local entrepreneurs. This November, our own David Kalt will be the guest star. David is the owner of Chicago Music Exchange and founder of Reverb.com, the online marketplace for musicians. Get tickets through Startup Grind.

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  • Legends Bass Clinic

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
    6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Join us for this incredible opportunity to meet and learn a thing or two from some of the most legendary bass players in the world: Ethan Farmer, Chip Shearin, & Maurice Fitzgerald. Ethan Farmer has worked with hundreds of artists from Janet Jackson and Patti LaBelle to Christina Aguilera. Chip Shearan is best known for laying down the iconic bass line for the song 'Rapper's Delight' in 1979. Maurice Fitzgerald is currently the bassist for the Isley Brothers.

    This Bass Clinic will give you an up-close-and-personal experience with these three bass legends, from story-telling and tips to live bass demonstrations. This Bass Clinic is sponsored by TC Electronics and Sandberg Bass Guitars.

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  • Paul Reed Smith at CME

  • Friday, December 12, 2014
    6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Paul Reed Smith is the master luthier and founder of PRS Guitars. Paul Reed Smith's guitars are considered by many to be some of the finest guitars in the world. He is also one of the most entertaining and engaging presenters we have the pleasure of hosting. If you come to only one event at CME each year, this is the one you should choose.

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  • Past events at Chicago Music Exchange

    • 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