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 the third Saturday of 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 find a participating store click here.
Locally, Schoolkids Records in Durham, Raleigh & Chapel Hill open at 8am – expect lines then. The Durham & Raleigh stores also feature live music in the afternoon.
1pm – Hank Sinatra
2pm – John Howie Jr.
3pm – Temperance League
4pm – Made of Oak
5pm – Tonk
6pm – Eric “Roscoe” Ambel
1:30 – Shirlette Ammons
2:30 – Dexter Romweber (special Flat Duo Jets RSD Piece!)
3:30 – Eric Bachmann
4:30 – Skylar Gudasz
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