One of the highlights of my musical journey was the recent process of ordering a Pearl Masterworks Drum Set. Pearl offers endless options that could easily allow a person to become overwhelmed. Fortunately, Art Risavy and the great staff at Swing City Music walked me through each step of the way to accomplish my goal of ordering my all time dream kit! Not only did they navigate all the endless roads of options for me, they also made the process peaceful, enjoyable, and extremely efficient. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone to bring their musical dreams and financial trust in to the great staff at Swing City Music.”

Michael Booth


“My name is Pastor Brown and I am the pastor at Mount Olive Baptist Church. I would recommend Swing City Music to any church that needs a new sound or video system. Their staff trained us on every aspect of audio and video to ensure our success. We purchased 2 JBL speakers, 4 Audio Technica wireless, a Yamaha mixer and a Roland video mixer. What an improvement! We owe it all to the staff at Swing City Music. Please call me for more information at 618-410-1854. Art, Andy, Jack and the staff at Swing City Music are top notch!

Pastor Brown

Mount Olive Baptist Church


“My name is Pastor David Seaton and I just started a new portable church, the Collinsville Community Church. I needed a portable sound system and Swing City Music recommended a Soundcraft digital board with JBL powered speakers hooked up cat5 into a Soundcraft mini stage box. This was totally foreign to me. Swing City Music and their excellent sound techs trained me from A to Z and gave me a high level of comfort with my new sound system. I am totally amazed by their patience, sincerity, and knowledge of sound equipment. Thank you to Art Risavy and the Swing City staff for making my new church a success. I fully recommend them to anyone who needs help with their church sound system. They really made a big impact for us. 

Pastor David Seaton
618 980 2019


“My name is Whitney Wallace and I am the clubhouse director at Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Illinois. I would fully recommend Swing City Music to anyone having issues with their sound system. Our country club hired Swing City Music to redo and fix our existing sound system. It has never sounded better! Last week we hosted ballroom dancing in our main banquet hall and the sound was excellent. I have never received so many compliments on our sound system until we hired Swing City Music. They also installed a sound system in our pool area. In addition to installing, Swing City Music also rents out club projectors and screens for our clients which they deliver and set up themselves. Thanks for your service, Art Risavy and Swing City Music!

Whitney Wallace, Sunset Hills Clubhouse Director – 618-656-9380


“I recently purchased a brand new Gibson ES 275, and I am thrilled with the instrument. Being out of state, there was really no way for me to try the guitar but the guys at Swing City Music went over every question I had as well as taking great care to set the guitar up beautifully. The package arrived on time and was packed well. Art gave me a great price and a chance to return the guitar if I was not satisfied. Well I am satisfied, and I will be keeping this wonderful guitar!

-Bobby Sexton


“My experience working with Swing City Music has been second to none.  I have made many fantastic purchases for my church and I will continue to do business with Art and Swing City Music.  If you are serious about your music, want fabulous pricing, and great knowledge to help with your decisions, I recommend Swing City Music.”

Dave Baylor, Pastor Media & Music at Faith Miracle Temple
(314)653-0065 Church, (314)477-2408 Mobile, (314)653-1571 Fax

“I’ve been going to Swing City for personal and professional (church ministry) needs in instruments, sound systems, and lighting systems for several decades. Always being treated right with courtesy and respect, Art and his staff have been up to the challenges we have faced. Pricing, recommendations, installation, troubleshooting, and service have all been handled well. It is great to have Swing City close by, especially with that kind of reliability.”

Jim Wiens, Worship Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church

“I like Swing City Music because it has a tremendous variety.  It is also a very clean and well organized store.  The selection is great and the salespeople are awesome.  That’s why I have bought 5 Martins and 2 Gibsons from Swing City Music.  You must visit the best music store in the Midwest hands down.  I have been to many stores and keep coming back to this one time after time.”

Herman Kurtz

“I have been dealing with Swing City Music for over 30 years.  Each and every time I need something Art Risavy SR and his Swing City staff has been there for me. Whether I am in my studio, installing a sound system or running sound they are able to handle my needs.  I have been working in the music industry all my life and when I need something and need it fast Swing City Music delivers.”

Ben Monroe, Audio Engineer for Kool and the Gang and Earth Wind and Fire

“Swing City Music has taken care of my guitar needs for the last 20 years. Being a left handed guitar player  the selection is always limited.  Swing City Music and Art Risavy Sr. has always found me the best quality guitars at the right price.  Currently I have several Gibsons and Fenders that came from Swing City.  In addition to guitars Art has taken care of all my studio needs.  My last mic-pre was a Manley Vox Box that Art got for me over nighted for a studio session.  Who else does that!   No one but Swing City Music.”

Dee Dee James of the Dirty Muggs