The event will be held at the store with free beer, live music from featured artists, food, exclusive merchandise and limited edition releases.
“It’s the biggest day of the year for us,” owner of The End Of All Music David Swider said. “This year specifically because of the 10-year anniversary.”
Muscle Beach Records started their label in last spring. Since they have only been around for about a year, this will be their first time participating in Record Store Day festivities.
According to Graham Hamaker, one of the owners of Muscle Beach Records, they are expecting a few hundred people to attend the event throughout the day.
“There’s a mad rush for the first couple of hours and then it gets more chill,” Swider said. “Then we get to hang out with customers and friends.”
The event will be held in the The End Of All Music’s parking lot, with live music all afternoon, discounted records, food from Smoke Shop and Cookout Catering, Heartbreak Coffee and free beer brewed by James Kelleway from Confit Web Design.
The set list of performers for the event consist of: Swear Tapes (Jim Solo), Graham, Nadir Bliss, Him Horrison, Killer Dale and Starman Jr.
“We put together a compilation tape of Muscle Beach tunes that we released this last year, and the B side of that tape is all unreleased material exclusively written for the tape, for the most part. And we’re proud of it, so we’re really excited to finally let people hear it,” Hamaker said.
Record Store Day is a celebratory day to appreciate the culture surrounding record stores arounds the world, according to . It began in 2007 when independent record store owners and employees gathered to celebrate the approximately 1,400 independently owned record stores in the United States and the thousands of stores internationally.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what limited edition releases they have and what other titles they are going to have that day,” senior and Oxford native Breanna Black said. “I know some artists do releases exclusively for record store day, which I think is really cool.”
College Radio will be hosting their second annual Vinylthon on Saturday, where college radio stations can register for free. The stations will post their playlists consisting of vinyl record hits and pictures of their vinyl collections using the hashtag #vinylthon on different social media platforms.
The End Of All Music will be selling their own limited-edition cassette tape and koozie package. Swider said the cassette tape has more than 20 songs recorded with Muscle Beach Records. It is compiled of some of the greatest hits from the past and the future.
Little Big Store, in Raymond, Mississippi celebrates record store day every year and is going to have a little celebration with drinks and cookies, according to owner Betty Strachan.
Record Store Day will be celebrated with delicious food, good music and chill vibes. As always, The End of All Music will close at 6 p.m., and records may not be preordered, reserved or held. Titles from the Record Store Day selection list are sold on a first come, first served basis.
“We sell records, and are probably the biggest record store in Mississippi,” Strachan said. “So we have the goods.”
Lee Catherine Collins contributed to the reporting of this story. This story was submitted to The Daily Mississippian from an advanced reporting class.