Record store day is back.
After the coronavirus pandemic shifted last year’s celebrations mostly online, independent record stores in Nashville are gearing up again for a day of limited edition releases, discounts on used records and live music.
Saturday marks the first of two Record Store Day releases in 2021, so expect exclusive releases ranging from Ariana Grande and Anti-Flag to The Police and Parker McCollum. The second wave of releases on July 17th includes a live performance by Kip Moore, recorded at Grimey’s in Nashville.
Here’s what’s preparing for the return of Record Store Day in Nashville.
The Groove has a big day scheduled with live music performances from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm. Bands from Nashville have come to the fore, including indie rockers Lisa Ann, Ian Ferguson and Keps. The event is open to the public and organizers will offer food and drink along with the necessary selection of exclusive materials for Music Store Day. For a full list of artists, visit facebook.com/TheGrooveNashville.
1103 Calvin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206; 615-227-5760; thegroovenashville.com
Luna opens its doors at The Factory in Franklin at 9am and offers a limited edition RSD and 20% off used vinyl.
230 Franklin Rd # 12d, Franklin, TN 37064; 615-806-9435; lunarecordshop.com.
The iconic warehouse of used books, movies, music and more in Nashville opens at 9am on Saturday.
636 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209; 615-353-2595; mckaybooks.com
Vinyl Tap spent an entire Tuesday afternoon sorting exclusive supplies for Record Store Day, according to its Facebook page, and an East Nashville bar and record store is due to open its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday.
2038 Greenwood Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206; 615-454-3995; Vinyltapnashville.com
Grimey’s will celebrate its second Record Store Day in East Nashville after moving to Trinity Lane in November 2018. His full plans for the day have not been announced, but we know they will be selling exclusive games for RSD and are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. for some form of indoor shopping.
1060 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37216; 615-226-3811; grimeys.com
The Great Escape from Nashville
A used music, comic and games store in West Nashville opens at 10am on Saturday. He also gives away up to five records from his LP section for free for 99 cents.
5400 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209; 615-385-2116; thegreatescapeonline.tuneportals.com
Other Mid Tennessee Music Stores:
* indicates that the store is not participating in exclusive Record Store Day events.
Cole Villena does business at The Tennessean, part of the USA Today Network – Tennessee. Contact Cole at [email protected] or 615-925-0493. Follow Cole on Twitter: @ColeVillena and on Instagram at @CVinTennessee.