The sixth annual celebration of independent record stores is set for April 20 or appropriately enough, 4/20.
Record Store Day originated in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate the unique culture around their 700 shops.
Record Store Day unites the stores and presents live music to celebrate the art of how music was originally produced. Special vinyl and CD releases are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the U.S. and in other various countries around the world made special appearances and performances.
- Body Painting
- Artist Meet & Greets
- DJ sets
Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco in 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated on the third Saturday of every April.
In New York, more than 25 record stores will take part. This year’s ambassador is Jack White and more information including a list of participating locations is available at RecordStoreDay.com