Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day 2016 takes place this weekend on Saturday, April 16th at various record stores around the world. For those of you who are not familiar with the event, it has been celebrated nationally since its inception in 2008. Its goal is to celebrate the culture of and spread the word about independently owned record stores.


The first Record Store Day took place in April of 2008. The event has grown greatly over the years and is now celebrated at thousands of record stores around the world. It is very much a day for music lovers, record store staff members and artists of all kind to commemorate their favorite form of art.

On Saturday, record stores around the world will have live performances, DJs spinning records, great prices on albums and meet and greets with renowned, on the rise and local musicians. Over the past 9 years, the event has been well embraced by artists. The likes of Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Jack White and Dave Grohl all have devoted time on Record Store Day to meet their fans and give live performances.

In addition to all of the great events listed above, special vinyl and CD releases take place each year on Record Store Day. That’s right, hundreds of special releases will be available this weekend from late greats such as David Bowie, Johnny Cash and the Doors, to current artists like Death Cab for Cutie, the Flaming Lips and Twenty One Pilots. Artists from all genres have taken to the event and look to promote their music through either special releases or involvement at various record stores.