Congress Street is NOW OPEN! The east/west corridor of Congress accessed from both Broadway Blvd and 4th Ave is now open to vehicular traffic. 6th Ave continues to be a two way street both north and south of Congress, making for easy access to The Chicago Music Store.


    Get 2 free music lessons with the purchase of a musical instrument! Chicago Music Store has a full staff of experienced teachers and tutors for nearly any instrument under the sun. Learn more here!

  • The Bucky Steele Band Award presentation at Tucson High

    Bucky Steele Band Award Low Resolution

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    One of Chicago Store’s Own Opens the Show for Leon Russell!

    Our very own Chris Black (left), who runs the sheet music department, opened the show for the great Leon Russell last Monday night at the Rialto! Mr. Russell dropped by …

    Chicago Store’s On-Air History Lesson, Rio Nuevo, the Third Floor, and More …

    Our good friends at 94.9 FM in Tucson recently gave us all a history lesson, and revealed that our downtown store’s top two floors are open to the public!

    Armory Park PorchFest!

    Our neighbors in Armory Park have something great cooking this weekend! It’s PorchFest, on Sunday, June 30th, from 7pm to 9pm! 19 musical acts will play on 12 neighborhood porches, primarily …

    Cheap Trick and Local H!


    We had some distinguished visitors today! Left to right: Brian St. Clair from Local H, Dave (Cheap Trick road crew), our own Albert, and Mark Messner (cheap trick production manager).

    Congress Street Now Open!


    Congress Street is NOW OPEN! The east/west corridor of Congress accessed from both Broadway Blvd and 4th Ave is now open to vehicular traffic. 6th Ave continues to be a …

    Michael Guerra Visits the Chicago Store


    Accordionist Michael Guerra of the Michael Guerra Band dropped by the Chicago Music Store this afternoon. They’re opening for the Mavericks at the Fox Theater!

    Faith Vasallo Music Video Shot at Chicago Store!

    This picturesque downtown location was chosen for the video shoot for Faith Vasallo. Enjoy!

    1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong Electric Guitar

    Check out this one-of-a-kind mint condition original 1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong electric Guitar. It was purchased from our Downtown store in 1971. It has the original case, paperwork, and slide …

    Yes, We Have Digeridoos

    Chicago Store Radio Interview on KVOI AM 1030!

    Click here to listen to Chicago Music Store CEO Dave Fregonese discuss the store’s history, community value, and outlook for the future with Joe and Chris on KVOI AM 1030 …

    The Modern Streetcar!


    While the modern streetcar project has Congress Street in an uproar, we’re still easy to find! Just make your way to our ample free parking in the lot at Broadway …

    Our Locations:

    Historic Downtown
    130 E. Congress St.
    520-622-3341 | map | email
    Mon - Sat 9am to 6pm
    5646 E Speedway Blvd.
    520-886-1516 | map | email
    Mon - Thur 10am to 7:30pm
    Fri - Sat 10am to 6pm
    Sun noon to 5pm

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    Our Story

    Family owned and operated, the Chicago Music Store is a Tucson institution.

    Started up in 1919, the downtown music shop has had a rich history that includes a spot in one of Martin Scorsese'’s early films (Alice Doesn'’t Live Here Anymore). When it comes to music, Chicago Music Store is the only stop you’ll need to make.

    The warehouse-sized store buys, sells, rents, trades and repairs all types of musical instruments, everything from "kazoos to pianos."

    Our prices range from 25 cents for a guitar pick to $250,000 for a complete sound and lighting system, and are always the best deal in town.

    The clientele of the Chicago Music Store speak to its credentials. Among the list of heavy hitters that rely on the store are local indie-desert legends Giant Sand, local Wavelab Studios and most of the local casinos.