RECORD STORE DAY 2020 DROP #1
Songbyrd and Record Store Day Present
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: // SHOW:
August 29, 2020 // RSD "Drop #1"
Record Store Day will look a little bit different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way possible.
Here's what we DO know:
1. The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, or October 24th.
2. We're running an appointment based system for the morning hours on Record Store Day. We're doing this to allow for safe shopping with masks, gloves, distancing, limited capacity and cleaning time. Sign up for a slot to guarantee entry and access to some of your favorite titles! Appointment fee is credited against your shopping purchase but IS non-refundable! We want to try to do our best to use this system to benefit those who want what we've got!
3. One copy of a title per person. In other words, to be fair, no hoarding particular titles!
Stay tuned here for details and happenings at #RSD2020 including announcements on all the special RSD titles we'll be carrying!
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and on and on. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point. For several years, 60% or more of the Record Store Day Official Release List came from independent labels and distributors. The list continues to include a wide range of artists, covering the diverse taste of record stores and their customers.