Okay, fine - as someone pointed out on Facebook, we can't technically call it a "First Annual" if it has not occurred in previous years, but we're hoping this will be the first of others to come, so join us this Saturday, October 22nd for our inaugural (how's that?) KEXP Record Fair!
KEXP, the Numero Group, and Easy Street Records are proud to carry on the tradition of Seattle Center's Northwest Rooms. From 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, the Gathering Space will be filled with some of our best local record stores, labels, and dealers.
But first, we're kicking things off Friday, October 21st with a little taste of what's to come. Join us at Noon for a LIVE performance from legendary songwriters Billy Bragg and Joe Henry in our Gathering Space. Chicago-based reissue specialists Numero Group will have their wares available that day from Noon to 6:00 PM. Meanwhile, on air, DJ Kevin Cole will host a special edition of The Afternoon Show on KEXP, spinning nothing but vinyl from his own personal (and massive!) collection. “We’re thrilled to bring this unique shopping experience to Seattle and grateful to KEXP for allowing us to set up our vinyl circus in their beautiful new home,” said Numero Group cofounder Ken Shipley.
And then on Saturday, the circus explodes! Check out the list of participating vendors below:
Record Labels· Numero Group· Sub Pop· Hardly Art· Light in the Attic· Freakout Records Record Stores· Easy Street Records· Mezzanine Records· Road Trip Records· Sonic Boom Records· Silver Platters Records· Musique Plastique· Georgetown Records· Bluebelle Records Private Dealers· Steve Davis· Daniel Ross· Brian Naron· Erik Freeman
KEXP DJs will be spinning live sets to keep your toes tapping as your fingers are flipping through the bins. Everyone is welcome to this free all ages event, from hardcore collectors to casual music lovers.
Easy Street Records owner Matt Vaughan says, "As a teenage record lover and collector, the record fairs were mind blowing to me. Records that you had only heard about or saw pictures of were here, all in one place." Come get your mind blown with KEXP this Saturday.
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