The triumphant return (almost) of Let It Be Records


Let It Be Records image by Michael Zale.

Audiophiles in Minneapolis experienced a great loss in 2005 with the closing of Let It Be Records, perhaps the biggest local casualty in the decline of the record industry (along with other greats like Know Name, Aardvark, and Root Cellar Records). Known for its expansive selection and legendary basement of vinyl, Let It Be was once a hub for the musically obsessed and a required pit stop for national bands passing through town.

Though owner Ryan Cameron still sells records through his website,, there hasn't been a way for Let It Be regulars to congregate in person and sift through records -- until now. Cameron and John Kass, owner of, have announced that they are partnering together for a massive record sale next weekend at the Hennepin Stages.

Here are the details:

Hennepin Stages (824 Hennepin, across the street from Rock Bottom Brewery)

Admission is free!


Friday, November 14th, 3 PM-9 PM Saturday, November 15th, 10 AM-6 PM Sunday, November 16th, Noon-6 PM

Over 10,000 records at $1 each A wide variety of other individually priced vinyl rarities Vintage music memorabilia A large selection of music books and magazines Videos

New items will be added on Saturday. Sunday will be bargain day.

This will be a crate diggers delight!