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Where Can I Find Local Musicians to Play With?

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If you’re looking for local musicians to play with, you’re in luck. There are a variety of ways to find local musicians and build an active music community. 

Here are a few ideas (though we saved the best for last)! 

1. Check Out Your Local Music Scene

Start by looking into the music scene in your city or town. Ask around at music venues, record stores, and independent shops to see if anyone knows local music lovers who could be interested in jamming with you. You can also look online for live recordings or videos of bands in your area, so you can have an idea of the sound they produce and decide if it’s something you would like to collab on. 

2. Join a band or music jam session. 

If you’re more experienced with playing instruments, consider joining a band or attending a jam session where local musicians get together regularly and make music together. This can be a great way to learn new techniques from other players as well as find potential collaborators for future projects.

If you’re interested in a local jam session, get in touch with us as CSC has jam sessions EVERY Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. 

3. Find musicians on social media 

Social media is the perfect place to connect with other musicians regardless of location. Many towns or neighborhoods now have their own Facebook group specifically for connecting local artists, so doing some research and join some local online groups.  

Other avenues include Twitter and Instagram where artists often share their work as well as post about upcoming gigs and events. This is a great way to show support for all types of creatives in your area while also finding people who could help bring musical aspirations to life!

4. Look online on musician websites such as Bandcamp or ReverbNation. 

These are great resources because they allow users to search based on location, genre, instrument of choice, etc., making it easier than ever before to find like-minded individuals near you who share similar interests when it comes to creating music together! 

Plus these sites let users upload tracks so that others can listen before deciding whether or not they want to work together. 

(Always helpful when collaborating remotely)!

5. Attend open mic nights at local bars & clubs

When all else fails, attend an open mic night at one of your favorite watering holes! Not only will this give you an opportunity to check out what kind of talent is playing around the area but also let people know that you’re interested in forming collaborations with other artists – just make sure not to take over all the mics during these events! 


Finding people who share a common passion for making music doesn’t have to be difficult – especially if you’re willing put yourself out there and take advantage of all the resources available today! 

But… What is the best way to final people to play music with?

The Chicago Sound Collective of course!

The Chicago Sound Collective is a club for recreational musicians to come together and share their talent and love of music with one another. It is a space to collaborate, learn, and play music together with adults of all backgrounds and skill levels. Our young but growing group of musicians put together a killer group of songs that span across multiple genres and time periods to perform live on stage.

Get in touch with us through our website to learn more about who we are today!

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