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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.”



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

Pennsylvania Music Expo Record Show Sunday June 8 2014

Pennsylvania Music Expo record show

A quick look at www.recordcollectors.org 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 Turntabling.net excursion? Stay tuned…

–Joe Wallace

Pittsburgh Record Fest XI

Pittsburgh Record Fest 11This sounds pretty damn cool. The fest costs nothing to vend at except the three dollar admission charge and it’s in a bar, which makes it even more fun-sounding. Pittsburgh Record Fest 11 should be a HELL of a good time and if I could get away to go to this thing I would make the eight hour drive from Chicago to be there…sadly it’s a matter of logistics and I don’t think I can squeeze it in.

But if you are in the area, this looks like a worthy event for any vinyl junkie. It’s this Saturday, May 24 starting at 7PM instead of the early Sunday mornings I am used to, which makes me want to go all the more…

–Joe Wallace

Vintage Vinyl Show and Sale, August 13-14 2011 Grayslake Illinois

August 13 and 14, don’t miss the greater Chicagoland Vintage Vinyl Show in Grayslake Illinois. There’s a special discount on admission by printing and bringing the ad below. This is run in conjunction with a 60s and 70s retro car show, so there is plenty to see and do. More information is at ZurkoPromotions.com.

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Record Show Alert: South Bend, Indiana and Willowbrook, Illinois

This weekend Turntabling will about out and about on the prowl for vinyl finds. I’ve got two nearby record shows to hit and if you’re in the area you should hit them, too.

Saturday December 11, it’s the SOUTHWEST CHICAGO RECORD & CD SHOW at the Willowbrook Holiday Inn at 7800 Kingery Highway Route 83 in Willowbrook, Illinois. Three bucks gets you in the door.

I’m told the local magazine Illinois Entertainer has a dollar off coupon…but seriously, if you’re in agony over the extra buck can you really afford to hit a record show? Support your local record vendors, either way 🙂 The show runs from 10-3.

On Sunday Decemr 12, it’s the South Bend Record & CD Collectors Show at the Comfort Suites– 52939 Indiana 933 at Cleveland Rd. This one runs from 11-5 and is said to be one of the largest midwest shows with over 50 tables. Sounds good to me!

I will be hitting BOTH shows, masochist and vinyl junkie that I am. Will I see YOU there? Come out and support vinyl culture. We’ve got it pretty good these days but it wasn’t always so and in tough times like these, it’s good to show a bit of love…know what I mean?

Turntabling.net welcomes announcements for record shows like these regardless of location. Feel free to drop me a line at (remove) jwallace (at) turntabling (dot net) to announce your next record show. Right now I’m only doing USA and Canada based shows but if that’s you, get in touch.