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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:

Past events at Chicago Music Exchange

    • 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