11 JunFriday2021
1800 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg, Illinois
10:00 AM

To our Valued Phonograph Community,

On March 15 APS planned to announce specific details for dealers, early buyers, general admission and banquet attendance for our Midwest Music EXPO, planned for June. However, Illinois government COVID restrictions, currently in place, would not allow us to conduct our show. There is no available communication on when these restrictions would be eased or lifted. 

Rather than deciding to cancel the EXPO based on currently available information, we are delaying our decision to April 15.   If at that time we can conduct our EXPO, we will provide more specific details for dealers, and show attendees.    Though we have published an EXPO schedule in the March APS magazine, some components of that schedule may need to be modified or eliminated to conform to any remaining COVID restrictions or concerns.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all figure out how to navigate the hopeful conclusion of the significant impact of COVID on all our activities and lives.

Bookmark the APS Forum site at:


to watch for Updates via “Banner Announcements” in mid-April.



Our first annual Midwest Music EXPO will be held June 11-12, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency 1800 E. Golf Road in Schaumburg (Chicago), Illinois.  Here we will continue the tradition of bringing dealers, collectors and enthusiasts together to buy, sell and learn about phonographs , records and related music items.

In addition, we will host education sessions and social events.  Like our show in California, we will have a Banquet the evening of June 11.

We hope to see you there!


2021 Midwest Music EXPO Schedule


Thursday, June 10, 2021 (optional)

4:00pm                                Sanfilippo “Meet and Greet” Event

7:00pm till 9:00pm             Vendor Unload

5:00pm till 11:00pm            Expo Reception


Friday, June 11, 2021

7:00am till 10:00am             Earlybird Admission

10:00pm till 5:00pm            General Admission


5:30pm                                Reception; Silent Auction Preview/Bidding

7:00pm                                Dinner


Saturday, June 12, 2021

7:00am till 12:00pm            Earlybird and General Admission

10:00am till 4:00pm            Workshops and Presentations