"Jimmy has done a great job and the show is incredible"
Original Guitarist for REO Speedwagon
"We brought in 30 instruments and left with 3. GREAT SHOW!!!"
Jim, Jeff & Sylvia Stone
ABOUT THE PROMOTER
Here is a guy that just doesn't know about guitars & gear but can play them as well!
Since 1988 Jimmy Warren has be a guitarist and an active part of the music industry. Warren has spent countless hours sharing the stage with legends such as Buddy Miles, Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Lefty Dizz, Delbert McClinton, Lonnie Mack, Pat Travers, Gary Richrath, Frank Marino, Chrissie Hynde, Lonnie Brooks and many others. Jimmy is currently signed to Fretbar Records and endoreses gear companies like Fuchs Amps, Lil Walter Amps, Zexcoil Pickups, EMG, Strymon, Charlie & Johns Strings and more.
Today, Warren's passion for the guitar continues not only through his live and studio performances, but in his popular hit podcast, Guitar Talk with Jimmy Warren. Which reaches 1.5 million people in 38 counties. Every week Jimmy has conversations with the greatest players from around the world. Guest have included: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Brent Mason, Myles Kennedy, John 5, Mark Trmonti, Robin Trower, Timothy B. Schmidt and countless others.
In 2022 Warren promoted the first Chicago National Guitar Show in Kankakee, Illinois. After it's success he has decided to make some changes to make it a staple show in Illinois taking place now semi annually. Thus the Illinois Guitar & Gear Expo was born.
Illinois Guitar & Gear Expo is bringing the Midwest an opportunity to buy, sell and trade new, used and vintage guitars and musical gear from individuals and dealers locally, regionally and nationally. We welcome individuals, dealers and companies from around the country to come together and share in our passion for guitars and all types of musical gear. Everyone in invited to sell and trade their hidden gems.
Doors Open 10am - 3pm
Admission - $10 Adults 18+
$5 Youth 11-17
Free Children 10 and under
"I Can't Believe How Well I Did. I sold Every Guitar I Brought But One!"
"What A Good Time. Midwest Buy & Sell Can't Wait For The Text Show"
"I Came To The Show For Fun and Sold 5 Guitars !!!"
"I Got My Sons First Guitar At A Great Price. I'm Comng Back."