The previous year, one of the largest global music retail chains, Tower Records, had shut down, and record store owners and employees were looking for a way to reignite people's interest in brick-and-mortar record stores.
Record Store Day has become Doug Marsh's favourite time of year.
Nathan McGlothlin describes spending time in a local record store as having a "sense of belonging and identity". You may have to stand in a few lines tomorrow, and elbow through a bunch of hipsters to get what you want, but it should all be worth it in the end. Saturday, all $1 records are 25 cents and $5 records are $2.50.
Record Store Day was founded as both an organization and an annual event celebrating the culture of independently owned record stores in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2007.
The exclusive vinyls range from appointed RSD ambassadors Run the Jewels, the limited edition box set have only 5000 units up for grabs worldwide.
Belly. The 10-inch EP Feel is a disc decorated with blue and white spatter - holding four songs, including two new ones from the band's forthcoming album Dove, its first in 23 years - and a cover of Hushabye Mountain from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Ella Fitzgerald. The two-LP set Ella Live at Zardi's, released past year, can be had on jazzy pink and blue vinyl.
"Stopping by on Record Store Day and seeing that place is gonna be a madhouse".
Phish "Billy Breathes", the classic from 1996 on vinyl for the first time. Beyond the standard single, a special 100 translucent versions filled with beer will be available at special Dogfish Head events.
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit. The single will be backed by a recording of "New York poem (for Polly)" taken from the album Useless Magic that will be released in July.
Pink Floyd's debut album "Piper at the Gates of Dawn", reissued in mono. While events vary widely by store, a number of artists will be issuing exclusive LPs that will be distributed around the country.
Arielle Stevenson brought her Hello Darlin' mobile record shop to Green Bench Brewing in St. Petersburg for a Record Store Day pop-up on April 21, 2018. They will be offering fresh food throughout the day, McDonald said. With a cassette or CD, you can press play and walk away. "I don't think I've ever been as excited about a list of Record Store Day releases".
Various artists. The eight-track Speak Out: Recorded Live at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival collects performances of protest songs with artists including Billy Bragg, Jim James, Marco Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nick Offerman, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.