Musicians, groupies, lovers of vinyl, and all music enthusiasts: the 5th Annual Record Store Day is fast approaching! Record Store Day was established to celebrate "the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally." It is a day that all of these independent record stores can come together to celebrate and appreciate music with their respective communities.
To honor this occasion, local record stores all over Arizona will be hosting special events and selling limited edition and exclusive items. You can find a whole list of participating record stores in Arizona here, but the following is a list of what Local First Arizona members will be up to for Record Store Day:
Multiple locations in Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Chandler!
Zia Records has epic plans for this year's Record Store Day, including special in-store-only releases, events, and performances! They will also be releasing their own local music compilation "You Heard Us Back When, Volume 6" featuring local bands and musicians from Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas! Proceeds from the sales of the Local compilation will be donated to The Beer For Brains Foundation. All stores will open at 9am. More info here.
Hoodlums Music and Movies
6434 S. McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283
Hoodlums Music is preparing for Record Store Day... with 263 exclusive music items and a book! They'll be ready for you and open at 9am. You can watch an informative video that Hoodlums put together to help you navigate the day. More info here.
12 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Stop by Stinkweeds on Record Store Day to enjoy some live music and hang out with other music lovers. You can start your window shopping by looking at this list of items that will be released just for this day. More info here.
If you can't make it out to any of these locations for the festivities, remember to check out the full list of participating record stores in Arizona. And don't forget to support your favorite local record store or independent business when purchasing music in the future. You can check out all of the Local First Arizona members that sell music and records here. Enjoy the day, and rock on!