Category Archives: Record Shows

New Orleans Record Raid June 21st 2014 in Bywater

New Orleans Record Raid

Saturday June 21st from 9-5, the New Orleans Record Raid, for one day only. Billed as the largest record show in all of Louisiana, this sounds like a lot of fun, but be warned–the nearest ATM is a block and a half away, so come stocked with cash or you might just miss that awesome vinyl find…

This record show is put on by a non-profit, “to benefit recorded music culture in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf South Region” according to the official site, which also adds, “For the most part, our shows are open-ended: we welcome all formats of recorded media from all vintages and musical styles, and try to keep the shows accessible for collectors and sellers. We have had over 50 vendors from all over the region, and it’s currently the only event of its kind in Louisiana.”


Trust Vinyl Pop-Up Record Store Pittsburgh June 20-22 2014

Trust vinyl pop up record store pittsburgh

This looks like a must-attend for any vinyl lover within driving distance. The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, June 20-22 in Pittsburgh, is host to this super-amazing vinyl record event featuring vendors from all over the USA including Cleveland, Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh’s own Jerry’s Records, which is so massive and mind-blowing that you really need a whole weekend to properly explore the shop.

They don’t call this a record show, but a pop-up record mart. Can’t quibble over lingo, anywhere a lot of records are available for sale is a damn fine thing and my hat’s off to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Pittsburgh JazzLive for making this part of the weekend’s events.

–Joe Wallace



vinyl record show and conventionThis Saturday in Countryside, Illinois, it’s the Southwest Chicgo Record and CD show, held at the Holiday Inn Countryside/LaGrange on Joliet Road in Countryside.

I have no experience with this record show, which runs from 10-4, but any record show is worth a look in at least once! If you’re in the area, you could spend Saturday scoring some deals on vinyl and adding another record show to the list…

Admission is $3 and I can’t find word on whether there’s an early bird fee or not but you never know…

–Joe Wallace

Record Shows In Mid-June 2014

Goldmine magazine has a list of record shows coming up that includes a very busy weekend on June 21 and 22, 2014. Goldmine published their list of 2014 record shows back in February, so it’s really important to check the contact info on these shows before you make a special trip to attend.

This looks like a perfect weekend to plan a vinyl buying roadtrip…it’s just a shame that they aren’t all within driving distance of one another.

Jun 21 NY, New York City. Record & CD Collectors Expo.
Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57 St. SH:10am-4pm. A: $6., under 12 free.
Contact: or

Jun 21 NC, Winston-Salem Marketplace Mall Record Show.
Marketplace Mall, 2101 Peters Creek Parkway. SH: 10am-5pm. FREE!!

Jun 22 MI, Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo Record & CD Show
Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairgrounds
Room A, 2900 Lake St. FREE!
Contact: or

Jun 22 CA, Newark. Newark Record Swap Meet
Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave. SH: 7 am-1 pm. Admission: $3.50 at 8:30 am; $7 from 7 am-8:29 am. Contact Charlene White, PH: 408-263-5127.

Pennsylvania Music Expo Record Show Sunday June 8 2014

Pennsylvania Music Expo record show

A quick look at reveals the following info on the Pennsylvania Music Expo, hosted by the Keystone Record Collectors–the next one is Sunday June 8, 2014.

The show “…is held at the: Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 on the second Sunday of every month except Mother’s Day and when Easter conflicts. When those events occur, the show is moved to the first Sunday. Show hours for the always FREE admission event are 9 am – 3 pm. Access prior is open to current, card carrying members only.”

That’s actually pretty amazing–a record show held every single month! Compare that to the ones found near Turntabling HQ in Chicago, where we get a variety of shows, but only once every few months or so for any single record collector’s show.

This looks pretty damn cool…but then again, I say that about EVERY record show, don’t I? No matter–anywhere you can buy vinyl is potentially a good trip. Could this be a excursion? Stay tuned…

–Joe Wallace

Lehigh Valley Music Expo Record, DVD & CD Collectors Show June 1 2014 Allentown PA

Allentown PA Record showsSo many record shows, so little time! This one looks promising–the Lehigh Valley Music Expo Record, DVD & CD collectors show in Allentown PA. I learned details about this one at and I’m giving serious thought to hitting the road to check it out–depending on just how long the drive might be. It sounds completely crazy to just drop everything and drive eight or more hours to hit a record show, but that’s kinda how we roll here at

The Lehigh Valley Music Expo Record show is located at:

1901 S. 12th St. ( S.12th & Vultee Streets ) Allentown, PA 18103
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

And while I’m thinking of it, Allentown PA is home to the super-awesome Double Decker Records, which was a stop on Vinyl Road Rage one year on the way to New York City four years ago in 2010. Be warned though, according to the Double Decker website, they are only open Tuesday through Saturday, so you won’t be able to check out Double Decker if you just blow into town for the record show on Sunday. Too bad, but that’s how it goes in vinyltown, kids.

–Joe Wallace

Chicagoland Record Collectors Show Sunday May 18 2014

Back CameraIt’s that time again–the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show is this Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Best Western Hotel in Hillside, Illinois. (The address is 4400 Frontage Road Hillside, IL 60162).

I’ve attended this show for many years and have always found giant armloads of vinyl to bring home. I manage to spend at least $200 at every show, minimum so be prepared to NOT eat lunch after you’ve gone because all your available cash will have gone to what’s lurking in the record crate you should bring with you to this show–you’ll need it.

I myself prefer to pay the “early bird fine” (my words, not theirs) and get in early before everything is all picked over by the sweaty masses. It’s true–there are advantages to showing up early.

If you live in Chicagoland or are visiting from out of town, I recommend this show–do NOT miss it, vinyl junkies.

–Joe Wallace