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.

Fender Custom Shop Roadshow: Carlos Lopez & Vincent Van Trigt at Chicago Music Exchange Date: TBD

Let us know you're stopping by for the Fender Custom Shop Roadshow , enter your email below—feat. Carlos Lopez & Vincent Van Trigt

When? June 25th at 7PM CST
Where? Chicago Music Exchange!

PAST EVENTS AT CHICAGO MUSIC EXCHANGE

2019

Guitars for Vets—Sunday, November 10th
CME Presents Richard Hoover of Santa Cruz - September 19, 2019
CME Presents Nick Kwas Korg Clinic - September 12, 2019
Adam Ley & Rich Hinman brought to you by Harmony/MONO - September 11, 2019
CME Presents Nick 13 of Tiger Army - September 7, 2019
Pedal Jam Extravaganza Part Deux - August 10, 2019
CME Presents: Misha Mansoor of Periphery - July 26, 2019
CDE Presents: Aaron Spears - July 3rd, 2019
Fender Custom Shop Roads Show with Paul Waller and Josefina Campos - June 27th, 2019
CDE Presents: An Evening with Steve Jordan - June 24th, 2019
Guitars for Vets Donation Day - June 23rd 2019
Gibson Made to Measure at CME - June 7-8th, 2019
Chicago Synth Exchange Grand Opening feat. Carolina Eyck and Nick Kwas (Korg)- April 13-14th, 2019
Paul Reed Smith LIVE - April 9th, 2019
Robert Keeley LIVE! - March 23rd, 2019

2018

Santa is Coming to CME! - December 22nd, 2018
Godin Presents: Doyle Dykes
Dave Friedman and Steve Stevens
TAMA STAR DRUMS Presents: Anika Nilles
Tosin Abasi and Keith Merrow Fishman Clininc - Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Gretsch Custom Shop at CME - Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Pedal Jam Extravaganza - Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Taylor V-Class Guitars - Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
The BASSment Presents: A Fodera Clinic - Felix Pastorius & Bob Lanzetti - Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

2017

A BASSment Appearance by Bootsy Collins - Saturday, November 4, 2017
Breedlove Guitars Exclusive Beer Pairing - Thursday, October 26 2017
An Evening with Tosin Abasi - Thursday, September 7, 2017
VOX Day w/ Troy Van Leeuwen - Wednesday, August 2, 2017
An Evening with Marcus Miller - Wednesday, July 27th, 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
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
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
Taylor Road Show - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Anthony Wellington Bass Lessons - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Bill Dickens Bass Clinic - Thursday, April 3, 2014 • 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
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