April 21 – National Record Store Day

On National Record Store Day, owners, employees and music lovers gather in the place that created a culture of its own.

From vinyl to digital and back to vinyl again, the brick and mortar store celebrates a love of not just the music, but the art of jacket covers, words and style. Through a variety of events, record stores across the country and the world hold one day events and promotions.

Founded in 2007 by a gathering of independent record store owners, the first National Record Store Day included Metallica meeting fans at Rasputin Music in San Francisco. Since then, the celebration has spread globally encompassing all genres of music and fandom.