The exclusive, limited-edition releases aren't the only things that get music fans to come out in droves on Record Store Day. Many local, independent record shops go all out for the big day, bringing in a strong lineup of bands, food, and refreshments for their patrons, making the event that much more special for everyone involved.
This year, plenty of record shops throughout the Twin Cities have stellar entertainment line-ups planned for Record Store Day. Here's a handy list to let you know all the musical festivities that await you tomorrow.
Address: 2000 3rd Av. S., Minneapolis
Hours: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Specials/Food: Glam Doll Donuts and Peace Coffee will be available, with World Street Kitchen and Chef Shack food trucks on site. Music in the Zoo giveaways in store throughout the day. Limited Lizzo 7" with $20+ purchases.
9:15 a.m. - Jeremy Messersmith & The Starfolk's Brian Tighe
10 a.m. - DJ Jake Rudh of Transmission
11 a.m. - Two Harbors
11:30 a.m. - DJ Jake Rudh
12 p.m. - The Premiums
1 p.m. - Portage
2 p.m. - Middle Class Rut
3 p.m. - Sonny Knight & The Lakers
4 p.m. - K.Raydio & Psymun
Hymie's Vintage Records
Address: 3820 E Lake St, Minneapolis
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Specials/Food: Outdoor Beer Garden sponsored by Merlins Rest Pub, free Lizzo 7" when you purchase any local record, PBR specials and vinyl sales throughout the day.
11 a.m. - Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade
12:30 p.m. - The White Whales
2 p.m. - Whiskey Jeff Death and the Beer Back Band
3:30 p.m. - PENNYROYAL
5 p.m. - Black Diet
11 a.m. - Adam Kiesling and Mikkel Beckman (Corpse Reviver)
12 p.m. - The Poor Nobodys
1 p.m. - The Ericksons
2 p.m. - Chastity Brown
3 p.m. - Jake Manders Music
4 p.m. - Ben Weaver
5 p.m. - Martin Devaney
6 p.m. - The Cactus Blossoms
7 p.m. - Southside Desire
8 p.m. - Brian Just Band
Address: 2411 Hennepin Ave S. Minneapolis
Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Specials/Food: Soundset VIP tickets giveaway, Atmosphere/Brother Ali/Eyedea catalog giveaways, Limited-edition Rhymesayers releases, deep discounts on select CDs, vinyl, and merchandise.
Performances (Times TBA):
Ceewhy & Guerilla Panic
DJs spinning vinyl from the Fifth Element crates all day
Address: 381 Wabasha Street North, Saint Paul
Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Specials/Food: Limited silk-screened poster, limited numbers of the Lizzo 7", plus a wide array of Record Store Day releases.
Various DJs spinning vinyl all day.
The lineup for now (more to be added): Danny Sigelman (Secret Stash Records)
Martha & Neil Weir (The Chambermaids, Old Blackberry Way)
Jake Rudh (Transmission, The Current)
Terry Walsh (Belfast Cowboys)
Dr. Midnight (mystery)
Jason Nagel (96.3 KTWIN)
Martin Dosh (Dosh)
Joe Baumgart (St. Dominic's Trio)
Barely Brothers Records
Address: 783 Raymond Avenue, Saint Paul
Hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Specials/Food: 10% off of all records throughout the day, and many other unique giveaways (including an original pressing of the Everly Brothers' Songs Our Daddy Taught Us).
2 p.m. - Two Harbors
3 p.m. - Little Man
4 p.m. - High Crimes
5 p.m. - Curt & Curt
6 p.m. - Erik Koskinen
Address: 2512 University Avenue W, Saint Paul
Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Specials/Food: Grand Opening celebration, with exclusive releases.
Live music from Blackthorne, Depot Creek and Blinds throughout the day (Times TBA).
Address: 2557 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis
Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Specials/Food: Nearly 300 exclusive Record Store Day releases, copies of Lizzo's 7" for those who spend more than $25 (and ask specifically for the Lizzo record), and one of the best curated vinyl selections in the Twin Cities.
Recent Sub Pop signee, Lee Bains, will play an acoustic in-store set at 5 p.m. before his performance at the 7th Street Entry later in the evening.
Address: 407 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Specials/Food: Free breakfast, coffee, baked goods, Chicago-style veggie dogs, and a plethora of exclusive (punk rock focused) releases.
In-store performances from Zero, Fucking, and Serenghetto beginning at noon. Later that night, Extreme Noise are sponsoring a free RSD show at the Hexagon, featuring Pop Crimes, Camden, Fucking, and Zero.
Anyone we missed? Email gimmenoise [at] citypages.com.
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