For nearly a decade, Record Store Day has been a celebration of the unique culture surrounding indie record stores. An epic day when customers line up, sometimes hundreds deep, before 8 a.m. openings vying to get their hands on special vinyl and CD releases (like this year’s Big Star Complete Third: Vol 3: Final Masters Double LP). A day when DJs spin records and artists gather for meet-and-greets and in shop performances.
This Record Store Day, Saturday, April 22, we want to support our record store friends and renew our vows with vinyl, as it were. So, after you load up on new records or just get hungry, swing by one of Columbus or Nashville scoop shops*. Bring your friends, kids, parents, pals, some guy you just met at your neighborhood record store—just be sure to bring some vinyl. We will have listening stations—vintage-inspired, briefcase-style Crosley turntables that can play 33s, 45s, and 78s—in each shop so you can play and enjoy your records alongside a scoop of ice cream and share your favorite tunes with new friends.
Bonus! At the end of the day, we will raffle off the turntable at each store. So don’t forget to sign-up for a chance to win.
Really, though, you should visit a record store on Record Store Day. If you’re not sure where to start check out the list below for participating stores in Columbus and Nashville. And spend as much time as you can browsing through the indie/alternative, folk, funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, spoken word, lo fi, dad rock, classic rock, yacht rock records—whatever floats your yacht!
Spoonful Records (Downtown)
Magnolia Thunderpussy (Short North)
Roots Records (Short North)
Broken Records and Beehives (Grandview)
Used Kids Records (Campus)
Records Per Minute (Old North)
Lost Weekend Records (Clintonville)
Colleen’s Collectables (North Linden)
Ace in the Hole Music (Northwest Columbus)
BackDoor Records of West Jefferson (West Jefferson)
The Museum Store (inside the Country Music Hall of Fame)
Ernest Tubb Record Shop (Downtown)
Alison’s Record Shop (West Nashville)
The Great Escape Charlotte (Sylvan Park)
Grimey’s (8th Avenue South)
Mckay Books (West Nashville)
The Vinyl Bunker (Downtown)
Third Man Records and Novelties (The Gulch)
New Life Record Shop (Sylvan Park)
The Groove (East Nashville)
Fond Object Records (East Nashville)
Boulevard Record Shop (Belmont/Hillsboro Village)
*except Short North, North Market, German Village, Columbus Commons, and Nashville Farmers Market shops.