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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:


  • An Evening With Marcus Miller

    In Collaboration with SIRE Basses and Dunlop Manufacturing

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017
    7:00PM CDT
  • Join Chicago Music Exchange for one of most highly anticipated in-store events to date—an exclusive SIRE bass launch party with one of the most venerable bassists of all time: Marcus Miller! Experience the opportunity to interface one on one with Marcus during this incredible Q&A session with the man himself, along with an intimate listening session to his techniques and tunes in action right in the confines of our famous showroom. Bass fans, you won’t want to miss this one!

  • * An opportunity to purchase one of our brand-new SIRE basses, available for the first time that evening

  • * Moderated Q&A Session with Marcus Miller

  • * An Intimate Performance Session of Marcus Miller classics and latest releases

    Plus great giveaways from SIRE and Dunlop, including an autographed Marcus Miller V7 five-string bass!

  • Limited space available. RSVP Now!

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  • "VOX Day" Feat. Special Guest Troy Van Leeuwen

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017
    4:00–7:00PM CDT
  • Kick off the weekend of Lolla the right way and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the world's foremost amp company with some seriously cool tone machines! Join us for this exclusive opportunity to test drive some amazing products and take advantage of some killer in-store promotions and giveaways!

    The event will include:

  • * AN IN-STORE MEET AND GREET AND SIGNING WITH QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE'S TROY VAN LEEUWEN

  • * Demo stations featuring exclusive handwired anniversary amplifiers, limited-edition 2017 release and classic VOX products

  • * One-day only in-store specials

  • * Amazing swag giveaways, including the chance to win a VOX AC10!

  • And much more!

  • Limited space available. RSVP Now!

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  • Past events at Chicago Music Exchange

      • 2017
      • Gretsch Custom Shop Celebration - Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
      • Jazz Brunch with Dave King Trucking Company - Saturday, June 10th, 2017
      • CME Pop-Up Series: Doyle Dykes Thursday, May 25th, 2017
      • EarthQuaker Devices Takeover Saturday, May 13th, 2017
      • A Night with Guitar Makers: Bob Taylor and Andy Powers - Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
      • 2016
      • Fender Custom Shop Road Show w/ Dennis Galuszka - Thursday, December 8th, 2016
      • An Evening with Paul Reed Smith - Thursday, December 1st, 2016
      • Ultimate Pedalboard Workshop - Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
      • DR Strings Pure Detail Event/Free Re-String - Friday, November 4th, 2016
      • Gibson 2017 Fall Test Drive Event - Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
      • CME Pop-Up Series: Doyle Bramhall II - Thursday, October 27th, 2016
      • Martin Experience Event with Chris Martin IV - Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
      • Taylor Guitars “Find Your Fit” and Restring Event - Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
      • Bill Dickens Bass Clinic - Thrusday, September 29th, 2016
      • Lakeview Live! Concerts On The Curb - Thursday, June 16th & July 21st, and August 18th, 2016
      • Reverend Horton Heat Autograph Signing - Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      • Elixir Strings Restring Event - Saturday, June 25th, 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