Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture of the independently owned record store. It is observed annually on a Saturday in April, with participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day, and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.
To view the list of Record Store Day special releases with cover art click here. For a downloadable PDF click here. Something for everyone. To find a participating store, click here. (Schoolkids’ Durham location recently closed; the Raleigh & Chapel Hill stores remain.)
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