Chicago Guitar Show - DuPage St. Charles Expo Center 3/21-22

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  1. pillbug

    pillbug Senior Member

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    Anyone going to this show, and/or have info about hours and exhibitors?
    Other than "event" sites confirming the show, I can't find a "show" site with any details.

    I am wondering if it will be a big show like the Texas shows that come here, or more like the smaller "hotel" shows.
     
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    Well, I'll answer my own question: the Expo Center is gutted and being rebuilt, so... no guitar show.
     
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    pillbug Senior Member

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    Thanks. Yea I just saw that in the Illinois Entertainer. I'll be at the Villa Park show next month.
     
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    Fixxxer V.I.P. Member

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    How large will the Villa park show be?
     
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    pillbug Senior Member

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    I am not sure, but I'm guessing it will be like the St. Charles shows of recent years, being that it's run by the same group.

    Have you been to the St. Charles shows? They are large with many big vendors there (Cream City Music, Chicago Music Exchange, etc.) and several smaller/boutique ones. Acoustics, electrics, vintage, amps, etc. etc.

    Much larger than the hotel shows like the Hillside Holiday Inn ones (You can get in and out of there in less than an hour).

    I'm hoping if the Villa Park show is like the St. Charles shows, it would take you at least an hour just to walk around to every table ... two hours if you wanted to actually look at stuff.
     
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    fleahead Senior Member

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    I'll be there...
     
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    jim w Senior Member

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    yep, I'll be there.
     
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    I thought the Villa Park show was kind of a bust. I walked the whole thing in 45 minutes and saw everything 3 times. It seemed much smaller than the St. Charles / DuPage shows of years past. Oh well, at least I hope my $15 helps them keep going...
     

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