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What is Record Store Day?

SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH – RECORD STORE DAY 2016!
PARTICIPATING INDIE RECORD STORES HOST
HUNDREDS OF IN-STORE ARTIST APPEARANCES

GRAHAM NASH * METALLICA * MUMFORD AND SONS * BONNIE RAITT
KACEY MUSGRAVES * REVEREND HORTON HEAT * ELI “PAPERBOY” REED
THE FLESHTONES * KILLSWITCH ENGAGE * MAC MCCAUGHAN
BUTCH VIG & STEVE WALKER * DYLAN GARDNER * THE MAVERICKS…and many many more!

What is Record Store Day?

The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

On Record Store Day independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music with special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products made exclusively for the day.

Hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on.

Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Franscisco on April 19, 2008.

Record Store Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of April.

A Record Store Day participating store is defined as a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation. (In other words, real, live, physical, indie record stores—not online retailers or corporate giants).

Learn more at: RecordStoreDay.com

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