The name says it all. Established in 2007, Record Store Day is an international holiday on the third Saturday of April that celebrates the art of music and the independent spirit of record stores across the world. Here in Tampa, we’ve got a handful of record stores celebrating with events and more all throughout the day this Saturday, April 21. Here are your best bets for celebrating Record Store Day in Tampa.
Record Store Day at Microgroove – Located in Seminole Heights, Microgroove is the newest record store in Tampa offering the best in new and used vinyl. On Record Store Day they’ll open their doors at 7 a.m. and offer free PBR all throughout the day as well as 10 percent of all records except from official Record Store Day releases. For more information, visit www.microgroovetampa.com.
Art After Dark: Celebrating John Cage and Record Store Day at the Tampa Museum of Art – The monthly Art after Dark event at the Tampa Museum of Art will celebrate with a Record Store Day theme tonight, April 20. The event will feature the museum’s exhibit of the works of experimental composer John Cage and kaleidoscope LP art of Susan Janvrin. Art After Dark will celebrate Record Store Day with music by DJ Brian Oblivion and a Pop-Up Record Shop featuring records from Microgroove, Daddy Kool Records, and Mojo Books and Music. For more information, visit www.tamapmuseum.org.
Record Store Day at Mojo Books & Music – Mojo will celebrate global Record Store Day on Saturday, April 21 with live music all day from Tampa bands including Blast and the Detergents, DJ Sam Esser, Harpers Ferry, Ancient River, and more. In addition Mojo will host a vegan bake sale, special record sales, giveaways, and free PBR until midnight. For more information, visit www.mojotampa.com.
Record Store Day at Bananas – On Record Store Day Bananas in St. Petersburg will host live music from 12 area bands, give aways, raffles, discounts on all used items, and all the special Record Store Day releases. For more information, visit www.musicfinder.com.
Record Store Day at Daddy Kool Records – Daddy Kool will host a massive Record Store Day celebration in Downtown St. Petersburg with all the exclusive Record Store Day releases and live music all day from over 20 local bands including Auto! Automatic!, Red Feather, Geri X, Infinite Skillz, Hunter and Avery, and many more. For more information, visit www.daddykool.com.