Saturday, April 16, 2011 is Record Store Day. The event was created in 2007 as a celebration of the unique
culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the
USA, and hundreds of similar stores around the world.
Record Store Day is an annual event during which independently owned record stores come together
with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD
releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the
day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various
countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.
Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet &
greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records and more.
Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in
San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated
the third Saturday every April.
Here are just a few of the Record Store Day Exclusives that will be available at many participating stores.