Hundreds come out for Record Store Day 2016 in Grand Rapids

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MICHIGAN — Music fans are out in droves Saturday at record stores across the state and around the globe celebrating Record Store Day 2016.

Record Store Day 2016 at Vertigo Records in Grand Rapids

(Record Store Day 2016 at Vertigo Records in Grand Rapids)

There are over 45 stores in Michigan participating in the annual event this year.  Locations in West Michigan celebrating today include Vertigo Records in downtown Grand Rapids, the Corner Record Store in Grandville and Green Light Music in Kalamazoo.

The full list of participating stores across the state is available below.

Each year hundreds of artists and record labels put out special release albums that are only available by making the trip out to your local record store.  A full list of this year's special releases is available here.

The organization behind the increasingly-popular Record Store Day explains what the event is all about on their website:

"The organization works with both independent and major labels throughout the year to create contests, special releases and promotions in order to spotlight the benefits of supporting these independent, locally owned stores with music purchases throughout the year."


List of Participating Record Stores in Michigan for 2016 

  • Justice Records, Mt. Pleasant
  • Record Rack, Escanaba
  • UHF Music, Royal Oak
  • Slick Disc, Trenton
  • Checker Records, Hillsdale
  • Found Sound, Ferndale
  • The Corner Record Shop, Grand Haven
  • Dance Zone, Eastpointe
  • Solo Records, Royal Oak
  • Weirdsville Records, Mount Clemens
  • RPM Records, Traverse City
  • Electric Kitsch, Bay City
  • Phoenix Records & Boutique, South Haven
  • The Full Circle, Holland
  • Schuler Books & Music, Grand Rapids
  • Sound it Out Records, Traverse City
  • Flat Black and Circular, East Lansing
  • Stormy Records, Dearborn
  • Record and Tapes Galore, Saginaw
  • Wazoo Records, Ann Arbor
  • Dearborn Music, Dearborn
  • Encore Recordings, Ann Arbor
  • Detroit Threads, Hamtramck
  • East Grand, East Lansing
  • Melodies and Memories, East Pointe
  • Rumor, Niles
  • Trust Fall Records and Coffee, Grayling
  • PJ's Used Records & CDs, Ann Arbor
  • 3 Pillars Music, Benton Harbor
  • Root Notes, Laurium
  • Underground Sounds, Ann Arbor
  • Street Corner Music, Oak Park
  • Vertigo Music, Grand Rapids
  • The Record Lounge, East Lansing
  • Shantinique Music, Detroit
  • Satellite Records, Kalamazoo
  • The Corner Record Shop, Grandville
  • Green Light Music, Kalamazoo
  • Flipside Records, Clawson
  • Hybrid Moments, Ferndale
  • Schuler Books & Music ,Eastwood Lansing
  • Replay Entertainment Exchange, East Lansing
  • Rock Of Ages, Garden City
  • Paramita Sound, Detroit
  • Peoples Records, Detroit
  • Gitche Gumee Cafe & Records, Marquette
  • 2 Jerks Records, Ypsilanti

Dodds Record Shop in Grand Rapids held a parade in celebration of Record Store Day.


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