January 16, 2019

Hourly Business Closed June 28 – July 1!!


This year, Music Garage is the host of the Chicago date of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. This amazing camp will feature guitar legend Buddy Guy, rock goddess Nancy Wilson of Heart and Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan‘s Double Trouble!

Due to the size & nature of this event,
from Thursday, June 28th through Sunday, July 1st.

Monthly room tenants will have 24/7 access to their rooms as usual. We plan to reopen our hourly business on Sunday, July 1st in the late afternoon/evening with normal business hours resuming on Monday, July 2nd at 10AM.

If this camp sounds like the perfect opportunity to live out your rock star dreams, there is a special discount and still time to attend Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp for Music Garage clients! Use the code “Music Garage” for 10% off any Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp package!


Music Garage BBQ!

Save The Date!! We’ll be kicking off the summer with our annual client appreciation BBQ on Monday, June 18 from 6-9PM. 

Our friends from El Big Brother will be returning with their popular taco truck, as well as our grill master/manager John Kemper cooking up the usual burgers (both veggie & beef) and hot dogs, so come hungry!

We’ll be pouring some delicious Lagunitas Brewing Co beers as well.

Join us for live music, ticket giveaways from our venue partners Riot Fest and Reggies, merch giveaways from our neighbors at House of Vans, and a chance to hang out and connect with those in the Music Garage community.

To RSVP and get event updates, check out our Facebook event page here.

Monthly Availability Update – June 2018

We currently have two drum share rehearsal spaces coming open at the end of June! Give us a call at 312-997-1972 for more information or to schedule a tour to check out the room.

Summer Internship at Music Garage

Music Garage is looking for interns for the summer! Head over to the internships page to learn more about our program and how to apply. 

New Weekend Student Rate


Our weekend business has been booming! In order to accommodate time for all of our clients, we have a new weekend student rate going into effect next week, Saturday, March 24.

For student groups of 4 or more, $20/hour all day gets you time in the best rehearsal space in Chicago. The minimum rate of $15 is still available for our duos and trios. Our weekends are as busy as our peak weeknight hours (6-10PM) so we have adjusted the student rate to align with the demand for our rehearsal rooms. 

You can book your next rehearsal by clicking the “Schedule Now” button at the top of our page or calling us at 312-997-1972.

Winter Internship 2018

We’re looking for proactive & dedicated music lovers to join our intern team this winter! Head over to the internships page for complete details on how to apply.

Fundraising Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month







October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Music Garage wants to help make a difference in our community by fundraising for a local organization called Bright Pink to further their initiatives in awareness and prevention. “We’re saving women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. We focus on health, not cancer, to inspire women to practice prevention. Our innovative programs, strategic initiatives and powerful partnerships directly reach women in their daily lives and healthcare providers in their daily practice.”

Like we’ve done in years past, we are taking donations ($1 minimum) at our front desk in exchange for a limited edition pink Music Garage sticker or guitar pick. At the end of the month, we will tally up the total amount and match every donation!

When you make a donation, you will also be entered for a chance to win some awesome prizes!! Our grand prize is an upgraded rehearsal in our Showcase Room, followed by a Music Garage merchandise prize pack, or a pair of Golden Tickets, good for any non-sold out show at Reggies! Limit one entry per person.

Help us support the incredible women in our local community and beyond all month long at Music Garage!

Apply for our Fall Internship!

Music Garage is on the hunt for our next group of interns! If you’re a proactive team player who’s interested in learning about the music industry and getting some awesome networking opportunities, then we want to talk to you! Please visit the internship page here on our website for complete details and to learn how to apply. Deadline for applications is Monday, August 21!

Apply for our Summer Internship!


Music Garage is recruiting smart, passionate, organized self-starters for our 2017 Summer Intern team who can dedicate 15-20 hours/week from May 8 – September 10.

If you want to work in the music industry, there is no better place to get your foot in the door than Music Garage. You’ll have opportunities to network with the 3,000+ musicians that pass through our doors each week. Our staff will teach you what it takes, from both a business and creative perspective, to make it in the industry. We’ll work with you to refine your talents and provide opportunities to foster them, and we have a lot of fun along the way!

Our interns are the face of the Music Garage. You’ll be part of a team (8-10 interns) working towards a common goal of providing the best music rehearsal experience in Chicago. You’ll greet our customers, set up our hourly rehearsals (both booking appointments and preparing the rooms), handle transactions and provide customer service at our front desk. This is where you’ll get hands-on experience interacting with musicians and gaining knowledge about gear. There may be no better networking opportunity in Chicago!

In addition to the hourly business, interns will focus on 1-2 core projects for the duration of their internship. These projects each focus on a specific aspect of the music business and will enable you to develop and hone the skills you need to make a career in the music business.

Check out our Internships page for our program description, requirements, and details on how to apply.
Deadline is Friday, April 21!

Special Hourly Rates

Check out the special rates and discounts that we offer for our hourly rooms!

Lunch Special
Monday – Friday, 11:30AM – 1:00PM

When you spend your lunch break at Music Garage, you can rehearse in one of our hourly rehearsal rooms and rent an instrument (guitar, bass, keyboard, or drum kit) for just $10/hour! Maximum two people per room. Please note the lunch special when booking your appointment!


Late Night Student Rate
Monday – Friday, 10PM-12AM

Pay to play at our lowest morning rate when booking late! Rehearse for $10/hour when you show your valid student I.D. to our staff at the front desk.


Student Discount
All Day, Every Day!

We know being a student is expensive, so take advantage of our student discount! Show your valid student I.D. to our staff at the front desk to be charged a flat fee per hour versus the normal per person rate – no matter how many people are rehearsing!