Free Concerts, free events and lots of freebies will be in abundance on FREE Record Store Day, always held the third Saturday of April (April 16, 2011 this year). Make sure to click on the link below for local venues to catch free concerts and get some free goodies at some of the 700 independent local record stores in the USA.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.