There's just something different about independent record stores. The intimate spaces, the yet undiscovered new music blasting, and the vinyl-pushing employees behind the counter bring up nostalgia of a time not driven by nationwide chain stores. Record Store Day was created in 2007 by record store owners and employees to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding over 1,000 independently owned record stores around the globe — including in Rochester. On Saturday, April 19, record stores around the city will host special events celebrating the day — deals on exclusive vinyl, food trucks at some locations, and even a few bands. Check your local record store for what it'll offer for the day.
The event will take place on Saturday during store hours. Attendance is free. For more information on the event, visit Recordstoreday.com or call your shop down the street.