List of Best Music Stores in Chicago

Music Stores Chicago

Chicago Music Exchange

For 25 years, Chicago Music Exchange has been serving musicians, collectors and friends who want straight answers, expertise, and first-hand knowledge. We are passionate about what we sell and who we sell to, whether you talk to us on the phone about a vintage Gibson Les Paul gold top, come to the store to check out a new Drum Kit, or email us about a Marshall amp. As a premier authority on vintage, new, and used music equipment, our goal at Chicago Music Exchange is to give you the finest selection of guitars, amps, bass, effects, and drums & percussion in the world, with service that will blow you away. Stop by our flagship store when you are in town to meet us in person and experience our extraordinary store first-hand. See you soon!
Address: 3316 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (We’re right off the CTA Brown Line ‘Paulina’ Stop. Just North of Belmont and just West of Ashland)
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Phone:+1 773-525-7773 / (888) 686-7872
Monday-Saturday: 11AM-7PM
Sunday: 11AM-5PM
Before & After Hours: Try us! If we are not available, our committment is to get back to you no later than the next day.

Music Store

Address: 3121 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618
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Phone:+1 773-478-7400
Store Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday 12–5PM
Tuesday 12–5PM
Wednesday 12–5PM
Thursday 12–5PM
Friday 12–5PM
Saturday 11AM–5PM

Shake Shop

Address: 3247 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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Phone:+1 773-904-7690
Sunday: By Appointment
Monday: Closed
Tue – Fri: 11 AM – 7 PM
Sat: 11 PM – 5 PM

Performers Music

Performers Music is a classical sheet music store located in the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue. We are the oldest sheet music purveyor in the city. We cater to professional performers, teachers, and students of all levels. Our selection of sheet music is mostly classical but we also carry jazz, vocal standards, and showtunes, with a wide variety of method books and studies. We have a selection of recorders and recorder music as well as musical accessories such as stands, stand lights, reeds, lubricants, strings, and mutes.
Address: Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave #904, Chicago, IL 60605
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Phone:+1 312-987-1196
Sunday 12–5PM
Monday 10AM–7PM
Tuesday 10AM–7PM
Wednesday 10AM–7PM
Thursday 10AM–7PM
Friday 10AM–7PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM

Old Town School Music Store

We are the Old Town School of Folk Music’s friendly neighborhood full-service music store, with locations in Lincoln Square and Lincoln park. We specialize in instruments and educational materials from all over the world, for students of all levels. Whether you are taking your first class, or are a regularly performing professional, we are committed to helping you find the tools you need to succeed.
Address: 4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Phone:+1 773-751-3398
Store Hours:
Sunday 10:30AM–5PM
Monday 10:30AM–8:30PM
Tuesday 10:30AM–8:30PM
Wednesday 10:30AM–8:30PM
Thursday 10:30AM–8:30PM
Friday 10:30AM–5PM
Saturday 10:30AM–5PM

Flatts and Sharpe Music Co.

Address: 6749 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626
Phone:+1 773-465-5233
Store Hours:
Sunday 10AM–6PM
Monday 12–8PM
Tuesday 12–8PM
Wednesday 12–8PM
Thursday 12–8PM
Friday 12–6PM
Saturday 10AM–6PM

Avenue N Guitars

Address: 1823 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone:+1 773-252-5580
Sunday 12–5PM
Monday 12–7PM
Tuesday 12–7PM
Wednesday 12–7PM
Thursday 12–7PM
Friday 12–7PM
Saturday 12–6PM

Vic’s Drum Shop

Address: 345 N Loomis St, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone:+1 312-770-1200
Store Hours:
Sunday 12–5PM
Monday 12–8PM
Tuesday 12–8PM
Wednesday 12–8PM
Thursday 12–8PM
Friday 12–8PM
Saturday 11AM–5PM