More than 1,200 local record stores nationwide are expected to participate in Record Store Day (RSD), a much-anticipated Black Friday event for those vinyl fans looking to grab the latest and greatest, exclusive titles and holiday gifts.
For some history, the first Record Store Day took place in 2008 and has participating stores on every continent…except Antarctica. Some cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Boise, Charleston, and Las Vegas have even gone as far as declaring Record Store Day an official holiday.
As stated on the RSD website, “This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day.”
Check out our round-up below of vinyl highlights that will be made available this year. To see the full list of Black Friday special releases and which local stores are participating, visit the