As the shambliness and debauchery that is the Rites of Spring festival looms ahead, it’s easy to forget that Saturday is the 10th annual Record Store Day, the day where participating record stores sell rare, exclusive or limited edition pressings and represses of vinyl albums. If you’re new to the holiday or just want to know where to go in Nashville, here are some quick suggestions.
Where to go
One of the more well-known record stores in the area, Grimey’s has two locations, both located on 8th Avenue. They will be hosting local bands and DJ’s throughout the day such as headliners Idle Bloom, as well as several giveaways for concert tickets for bands like Mastodon and the Pixies. They will provide food from Frothy Monkey and Crankees Pizzeria, and of course the RSD exclusive releases will be available.
Along with the RSD special releases, the Groove will be offering a 15%-off sale storewide, as well as bargain bins on CD’s, vinyl and more. A lineup of local artists that will be performing is on their website, with All Them Witches headlining. There will be plenty of beverages and food from local breweries and restaurants including Mas Tacos. For directions and more information, check their website.
Third Man Records
In addition to the RSD special releases, Jack White’s Third Man Records storefront will offer an exclusive reissue of Bob Seger’s “2+2=?”, a brand new book detailing Jack White’s Blue Series 7” singles, and an exclusive vinyl press of Jack White’s most recent single “Battle Cry”. Several Nashville-based acts will be performing throughout the day, and the storefront will offer food from Matchless Coffee Co. and Las Paletas.
Other locations to check out
For details on Record Store Day 2017 and the full list of RSD special releases, check out the official website here.