The great worldwide event known as Record Store Day is Saturday April 20. Ambassador Jack White’s getting in the mood and so are we.
On Saturday, when you buy two pints in any of our scoop shops (except German Village) you’ll also walk away with a free, real-deal vinyl copy of Flavors From Earth, the limited-edition album recorded by Jeni’s Company Band.
Lost Weekend owner Kyle Siegrist says that Record Store Day—an official happening since 2007—remains crucial “to create awareness of real brick-and-mortar stores.
“Every day really should be Record Store Day, but we always get new customers in the store (on the official Record Store Day),” Siegrist says. “Last year the first person was in line at 2:30 a.m. By the time the doors opened we had 50 people in line.”
It’s gonna be a great day. For a list of participating stores in America and throughout the world, go here.
As for our friends at Lost Weekend Records, here’s what’s on tap:
Record Store Day goods and prizes at Lost Weekend Records:
- Free Jeni ice cream to the first 50 people in line
- Free goodies from the folks at recordstoreday.com
- Prize drawings: a weekend pass for two for the Nelsonville Music Fest; a “Lost Weekend at the LC” with Peter Framptom and Robert Cray (June 20) and Everclear, Filter, Live, and Sponge (June 21)
- More than 350 Record Store Day releases made available to stores throughout the world. Here’s what’s available
- The new 7-inch e.p. Tough City, from the Columbus band Connections (Lost Weekend will be the only store in the world to sell it)
- Drawing to win records autographed by: Steve Earle (I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive) and Hot Tuna (Steady as She Goes—signed by Jorma Kaukonen)
- Four-day sale—Friday April 19th through Monday April 22:
- 33% off all used LPs
- 45% off all used 45s
- 78-rpm records for 78 cents
- 10% off all new LPs, CDs, and DVDs
- 20% off everything else in the store (except Record Store Day releases)
We’ll see you among the racks. In the meantime, check out this great feature on Lost Weekend Records.