Where to celebrate Record Store Day 2018 in the TN Valley

Where to celebrate Record Store Day 2018 in the TN Valley
The countdown to Record Store Day 2018 is on.
The countdown to Record Store Day 2018 is on.

(WAFF) - Saturday, April 21, is Record Store Day. This worldwide event started back in 2008 and aims to bring attention to the locally-owned record stores.

Today there are stores participating on every continent except Antarctica.

While there's only one official day year, the organization works with both independent and major labels throughout the year to create contests, special releases and promotions to spotlight the benefits of supporting these independent, locally owned stores with music purchases throughout the year.

Vinyl album sales have increased over the past 12 years, comprising 8.5 percent of all physical album sales in 2017 – up from 6.5 in 2016.

The increase of record sales is driven mostly be re-release of classic albums. The re-release of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was the top selling vinyl LP of 2017.

According to Nielsen Music tracking, the top 10 vinyl album sales in 2017 are:

  1. style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;">The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  2. style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;">The Beatles, Abbey Road
  3. style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;">Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
  4. style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;">Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
  5. style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;">Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
  6. style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;">Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack)
  7. style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;">Bob Marley and The Wailers, Legend: The Best Of…
  8. style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;">Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
  9. style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal;">Soundtrack, La La Land
  10. Michael Jackson, Thriller

In record stores across the Tennessee Valley, including Blank Coffee Comics and Records in Florence and Vertical House Records in Huntsville, you can expect food, live music and a good time.

It's supposed to be a party for anyone who loves music. Stores will get special vinyl and CD releases made exclusively for the day.

Find a participating store in your area:

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