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Where to celebrate Record Store Day in Nashville

Local record stores are celebrating the big day with special releases, live music, local eats, and more.

A blue bin with stacks of vinyl records.

Flip through McKay’s daily inventory while you’re out celebrating Record Store Day. | Photo by NASHtoday

Set your alarms early for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 20. The special day for music lovers and vinyl collectors occurs twice a year: once in the spring and again on Black Friday. Both times, musicians release special edition records in limited quantities.

Keep the records spinning all day at these nine local celebrations:

Vinyl Tap, 2038 Greenwood Ave. | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Expect performances on indoor and outdoor stages, 20+ vendors, drink specials, and a food truck park at this RSD block party.

The Groove Records, 1103 Calvin Ave. | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | The record store is teaming up with Acme to host local vendors, food trucks, and live music.

Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, 1060 E. Trinity Ln. | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Shop RSD exclusives from the back door across from Anaconda Vintage. Bonus: WXNA will be spinning the tunes and Newman Family BBQ is bringing the barbecue.

A mural featuring the silhouette of three heads with the word "Paramore" above "Record Store Day Ambassador 2024."

Grimey’s debuted a fresh coat of paint earlier this year celebrating Paramore, this year’s RSD ambassadors. | Photo via Grimey’s + mural by Dean Tomasek

McKay’s, 636 Old Hickory Blvd. | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. | In addition to its regular ~25,000 vinyl inventory, grab exclusive releases and a limited edition poster, while supplies last.

The Great Escape Nashville, Locations vary | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Shop from a large selection of RSD releases and in-store specials. Pro tip: Arrive early for poster, button, and tote bag giveaways.

Swaggie Records, 211 Union St. | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | The downtown record store (located in The Stahlman building) will host Starliner Sounds for live music beginning at 2 p.m.

Hi-Fi Frontier Records, 2416 Music Valley Dr. | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | The music shop located inside Dashwood Vintage is hosting a party with a vendor market, giveaways, bites from FAB Pizza, and Code Blue Cold Brew.

W Nashville, 300 12th Ave. S. | 3-11 p.m. | Bring your Record Store Day purchases to the hotel’s Living Room, where DJs will spin your finds. Bonus: Sip on the Wax and Whiskey special (a flight of three Tennessee whiskeys) for $12.

Bar Continental, 1000 Broadway | 5 p.m.-12 a.m. | Local vinyl collectors will be selling records all evening at Sean Brock’s vinyl listening bar and lounge.

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