On Saturday, April 20, record stores throughout the world will celebrate Record Store Day, an international holiday established to commemorate the importance of local, independent record stores and all the great music they stock on their shelves year after year.

A handful of renowned, independent record stores in the Tampa Bay area will celebrate Record Store Day with a variety of unique celebrations featuring special limited-edition RSD releases for sale, live music, record discounts, giveaways, and more.  Read on to study up and get the down low on all the great (and free!) 2013 Record Store Day events in Tampa and beyond.


2013 Record Store Day at Microgroove - Microgroove Records in Seminole Heights will host an all-day Record Store Day celebration kicking off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.  Head out to Microgroove to browse an assortment of limited-edition RSD releases;  listen to solo acoustic sets from Tampa Bay artists including Alexander Charos (of The Grapes), Rec Center, and more TBA next door on Cappys Pizza's newly renovated patio; enjoy free beer courtesy of PBR, and more.

Record Store Day 2013 at Mojo Books & Music - This North Tampa record and book store will host one of the biggest Record Store Day parties in Tampa, kicking off at 8 p.m. with a huge assortment of live music, all the limited edition Record Store Day releases, and more.  Bands set to perform include Zulu Wave, The Veidt, Peanut Butter Wolf, Wolf Face, and many more.

Record Store Day 2013 at Sound Exchange - All three Tampa Bay area Sound Exchange locations (North Tampa, Brandon, Pinellas Park) will celebrate Record Store Day 2013 with limited-edition Record Store Day releases as well as 10-15% Off all turntables and rare LPs from their private collection, all kicking off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

St. Pete

Record Store Day 2013 at Daddy Kool Records - The renowned Daddy Kool Records is the place to be if you're looking to celebrate at one of the biggest parties for Record Store Day 2013 in the Tampa Bay area.  They'll open their doors at 7 a.m. fully-stocked with a variety of limited RSD releases on sale, 10 percent off new records, 20 percent off used, live acoustic music and DJ sets out front, giveaways, and more.

Record Store Day 2013 at Bananas Records - This massive and longstanding record store in St. Petersburg will host a huge Record Store Day 2013 celebration on Saturday, April 20.  Head out to Bananas for a ton of limited special edition RSD releases on sale, prizes, giveaways, live music, and more.  Bands set to perform include Hunter and Avery, Peanut Butter Wolf, The Music Box, Samurai Shotgun, and more.