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.”
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.
This 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…
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.showsandexpos.com.
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: www.rerunrecords.com or email@example.com.
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.
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…
This 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…
The folks running the Chicagoland Vinyl Record Show, which happens this weekend (August 11 and 12) at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, Illinois, have generously offered all Turntabling readers a two-for-one admission discount to the record show, now in its second year.
All you have to do is print the coupon (see below) and bring it with you to the show and ask for the “Admit two for the price of one admission with the Turntabling.net coupon” discount for the 2nd annual Chicagoland Vinyl Record Show.
Admission is good for both days and the show will also include Antique Phonographs and Antique Radios from dealers around the country.
There’s free parking, and the show runs Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 8am to 3pm. Where’s the show? It’s at:
LAKE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
1060 E. PETERSON RD., GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030
1/2 W. of Rt. 45 on Peterson Rd & Midlothian Rd. (at the corner of Peterson & Midlothian)
Located 1/2 mile west of Route 45 or 1/2 mile east of Route 83 on Peterson Rd.
IF USING A GPS, PLEASE ENTER THIS ADDRESS:
19822 PETERSON ROAD
LIBERTYVILLE, IL 60048
Here’s the coupon for the two-for-one admission:
It’s so close you can practically smell the album covers! The Chicagoland Vinyl Record Show happens August 11 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, Illinois. This show features tons of vinyl, live performances and special guests, plus tons of antique radios and phonographs.
There’s something really cool–nostalgia aside–about those old phonographs, console stereos, and wood-grain old-timey record players/radio combo units. The designs–especially old Grundig models and others from similar companies–are fun and unique. So the Chicagoland Vinyl Record Show has plenty going for it if you’re a collector, but photographers and nostalgia buffs should definitely check out the show.
Get the entire rundown of the show at the official site, and be sure to note the full address for use with GPS, Google Maps, etc:
19822 PETERSON ROAD
LIBERTYVILLE, IL 60048
Vinyl junkies in Chicagoland–and beyond–come out and support your local record sellers! Shows like this deserve your attention as the vinyl vendors and antique phonograph folks keep the format alive and kicking. See you at the show?
For more information, have a look at the official site, and be sure to tell them Turntabling sent you…
Vinyl collectors tend to find the really awesome record shows and mark their calendars accordingly, but woe to the poor collector who doesn’t know where and when the shows are–how many amazingly rare, cool and lustworthy vinyl titles have you missed because you just…didn’t…know?
Here’s a collection of resources to help you mark your calendar:
Record Shows Of America is one of Turntabling’s go-to resources for record show dates, and the name is a bit misleading as the site also covers record shows in Canada, too. “Record Stores Of North America” doesn’t really have the same ring to it, but that’s what this site truly is. Recommended!
There’s also good info to be found at the Goldmine Record Show Calendar, and Goldmine also gives our neighbors to the north some love as well.
Vinyl Times also has a record show calendar which urges you to contact the shows by e-mail prior to traveling–good advice!
These are what we’d consider the top three online resources for record shows–at least that we’re currently aware of. Some excellent results can be had by Googling the name of your state or city along with the phrase “record collector shows” to find events in your area that might not have made it onto the listings for the sites mentioned above. Believe it or not, some events don’t take advantage of these centralized show listings–usually because they don’t know they exist, we’re guessing.
There is a LOT of great stuff in the Chicago area this weekend for vinyl junkies. For starters, on August 13 and 14, the Vintage Vinyl Record Show is at Lake County Fairgrouds, 1060 E. Peterson Road in Grayslake, Illinois. That’s the show you’ve been seeing advertised here…it’s gotten attention elsewhere and if it weren’t for Flashback Weekend I’d be there exploring it myself.
And yes, that brings me to Flashback Weekend, where Turntabling will be set up and selling the rare vinyl at this horror convention located at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois.
There is also the Willowbrook Music Fest on the 13th, at Holiday Inn Willowbrook 7800 Kingery Hwy, another show I have yet to check out but looking forward to hitting next time…anyone been to this one?
As for Flashback weekend, I hope to see you there–drop by the Turntabling booth and say hello! Also, I would LOVE to get a show report from anyone who attends the Vintage Vinyl show in Grayslake or the Willowbrook fest–pictures, a write-up, anything at all would be most welcome!