Record Store Day


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:



Albums on the Hill

Albums On The Hill

1128 13th St.






Twist & Shout

2508 E. Colfax Ave.




Bizarre Bazaar

Bizarre Bazaar

1014 S. College Ave.

Fort Collins



Chain Reaction Records 

Chain Reaction Records

8793 W. Colfax Ave.




Sgt. Peppers Music 

Sgt. Pepper’s Music & Video

160 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park



Recycled Records LP 

Recycled Records LP

525 3rd Ave, Longmont



Wax Trax 

Wax Trax Records

638 E. 13th Ave.



Absolute Vinyl 

Absolute Vinyl

5360 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder



Barts Record Shop 

Bart’s Record Shop

1625 Folsom St, Boulder



Black and Read


Black & Read

7821 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada



Downtown Sound

Downtown Sound

330 E 4th St, Loveland



Rock N Robins 

Rock N’ Robin’s

804 S College Ave, Fort Collins




Angelo’s CDs

(four locations)

  • 937 E. Colfax Denver 303.863.8668
  • 1959 S. Broadway

Denver 303.798.6378

  • 16711 E. Iliff Aurora 303.337.1399
  • 3350 Youngfield

Wheatridge 303.232.4477



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.


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