Banjo Clinic!

What: Free 2-hour clinic focusing first on Don Reno banjo style and then transitioning into on-stage sound systems. This clinic is hands on so bring your instrument. All levels and abilties are welcome.

When: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Where: The Chicago Store Eastside, 5646 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85712, just east of Craycroft.

What: First hour to cover Don Reno banjo style including chord melody and single string technique, revealing opportunities to add variety to your banjo playing. Second hour will continue with Reno or other banjo styles, but then transition into discussion about on-stage sound production technique.

Our instructors will be Alvin Blaine and Andy McCune.

Alvin Blaine grew up in California and ended up in Las Vegas, playing with show bands for 25 years. He can play any kind of music, and almost any instrument, including banjo, pedal steel, slide, and dobro. He is a sound technician for Old Blue Sound, regarded as the best sound company in the Southwest. He provides sound systems for festivals and concerts in 10 states. Alvin also performs locally, recently with Nick McBlaine & Log Train, Tucsonics, and more.
Andy McCune plays various banjo styles and teaches banjo, and guitar, mandolin, and dobro. He performs with local bands Rusty Chops, Titan Valley Warheads.

For more information or to reserve seating: Don Domkowski @ 520-235-1518 viperdond@gmail.com

Free Guitar Clinic with Greg Morton!

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2-4 PM at Chicago Store Eastside, 5646 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson! Our instructor is Greg Morton. There are not many folks alive who can say they’ve actually played with the great bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, but Greg Morton is one of them. A flat picking guitarist who appears to make playing completely effortless, Morton has been gracing Tucson stages ever since he moved here almost 20 years ago. Since then, he has appeared at the Tucson Folk Festival many times. And, if you’ve frequented La Cocina on a Friday evening, you will already have experienced Greg’s unique style and sound.

For more information: Don Domkowski: 235-1518

Win tickets to Trace Bundy!

Your Chicago Music Store is partnering with the Fox Tucson Theatre and we have some tickets to give away for Trace Bundy on December 7th! To win a pair of tickets all you need to do is stop in to either of our 2 locations to register. Ticket winners will be announced the day before the show and the winner can pick up tickets at will call.

Free Tickets to the Fox Tucson Theatre

Free tickets!!! What???? Your Chicago Music Store is partnering with the Fox Tucson Theatre and we have some tickets to give away for upcoming shows. The 2018-2019 season is just getting started! To win a pair of tickets to Ambrosia on Sept 14th, or Live & Let Die – A Paul McCartney Tribute on Sept 22nd, all you need to do is stop in to either of our 2 locations to register. Ticket winners will be announced the day before the show and the winner can pick up tickets at will call.

Jazz in the Desert IX

Join us for Jazz In The Desert IX this Saturday. Jazz bands from Nogales, Rio Rico, Walden Grove, Sahuarita , and Great Expectations will be performing. The matinee performance begins at 1PM and the Dinner performance starts at 5PM. Chicago Music Store will be there to let students audition intermediate and pro instruments and provide free minor repairs for any students participating. Pictured is the Walden Grove Jazz Band from their performance at the event last year. More info here.