Congratulations Tucson High!

Chicago Music Store owner Mark Levkowitz joined the Tucson Rodeo Parade and Museum Committee in presenting the Paul Grimes Award for the best marching unit to the Tucson High Bands with director Mr. Dean Moore. Go Badgers!

Alice Doesn’t Live Here …

In 1974 we were approached by a film company and they asked if they could use our store for a movie they were making. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Ellen Burstyn (Alice Hyatt), Alfred Lutter III (Tommy), Diane Ladd (Flo), Harvey Keitel (Ben), Kris Kristofferson (David), and Jodie Foster (Audrey).

I remember watching Jodi Foster come in and steal a set of guitar strings. We got to eat with the cast and they even came and fixed some of our light fixtures. Although we are not in the same building (we don’t live there anymore either!) we are now just one block away and have many fond memories of the old store.

We are excited to be a part of movie history.

— Mark Levkowitz, Store Owner

Overstock Blowout!

We have loads of new merchandise and need to make room now. Unheard-of prices on selected Quilter, Fender and Roland amps now. Come on in and take a look. Also check out our new selection of Fender guitars that just arrived.

Experience Eastman

Saturday, March 23rd, at Chicago Store Eastside! Come out for demos of new models, giveaways, and to talk shop with Eastman Specialist Steve Bernstein. We will be giving away an ACTG1!

Bluegrass Bass Clinic!

Free 2-hour clinic focusing on Bluegrass Bass. This clinic is hands on so bring your Bass. All levels and abilities are welcome. This workshop will include all levels of instruction of the Bass, including proper technique, simple chord nomenclature, classic lines and riffs, and an introduction to the double slap style. The clinic will be interactive. This clinic is not limited to the Acoustic Double Bass, as Electric Bass players are also welcome.

Our instructor will be Evan Dain. Evan has been playing bass for over 40 years, and has been performing and teaching in the Tucson area since 1996. Noteable bands Evan has played with include Frog Mountain, The Titan Valley Warheads, and Ross Nickerson. He is currently playing with the Tucsonics and with Nick McBlaine & Log Train.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, at Chicago Store Eastside, 5646 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85712, just east of Craycroft. For more information or to reserve seating: Don Domkowski @ 520-235-1518

Go Jags, Go Badgers! Tucson Rodeo Parade

Your Chicago Music Store congratulates the Desert View Marching Band and their director Khalila Govan. We sponsored the Bucky Steele Award in the Rodeo Parade and the Jags won 1st place in the Marching Band Category. Go Jags! Your Chicago Music Store also sponsored the Tucson High School Marching 100 band in the Rodeo Parade. The band braved the cold and wind and sounded great. The Marching 100 also won the Paul Grimes Award for the best marching unit. Go Badgers!

We’re a Washburn Dealer!

Tucson’s favorite music store is now a dealer for Washburn Guitars. Now at the Eastside store, new Washburn guitars, banjos and mandolins. Washburn Guitars have been around since 1883 and have ever since been committed to providing the highest quality instruments. Whether it’s a guitar, banjo, or mandolin – if it’s a Washburn, it won’t let you down.

Prices starting at $199

Come in and try one out today and walk out with a brand new, beautifully made Washburn instrument!