It’s bigger than Christmas. Record Store Day, started in 2008, as a celebration of independence. It’s a day for all involved in independent music — from stores to artists to customers — to come together to celebrate the unique culture of record stores and the indelible mark that these establishments have had on our culture. Every store submits a wish list of sorts for RSD, but they don’t know what releases they’ll have until RSD itself. By the way, a Record Store Day participating store is defined as a stand alone brick and mortar retailer whose main primary business focuses on a physical store location, whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation. (In other words, we’re dealing with real, live, physical, indie record stores — not online retailers or corporate behemoths).
Below are the participating stores on the Front Range. Go check ’em out:
1128 13th St.
2508 E. Colfax Ave.
1014 S. College Ave.
8793 W. Colfax Ave.
160 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park
525 3rd Ave, Longmont
5360 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
1625 Folsom St, Boulder
7821 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada
330 E 4th St, Loveland
804 S College Ave, Fort Collins
- 937 E. Colfax Denver 303.863.8668
- 1959 S. Broadway
- 16711 E. Iliff Aurora 303.337.1399
- 3350 Youngfield
DISCLAIMER: There are a lot of independent stores that participate in Record Store Day. Not all of them will choose to participate in all promotions, or carry all releases. Just because a store is listed here does NOT mean it will have the goodie or record you’re looking for. That said, find a store near you and check with them directly. It’s always a good idea to be BFFs with your neighborhood record store.