This weekend there is a lot going on in Columbus. Earth Day Columbus, AIDS Walk Central Ohio (more on that later) and Record Store Day. 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 independently owned record stores in the US. Record Store Day is the third Saturday of every April. To join in this holiday, all of the local Columbus records stores will be hosting events and sales throughout the weekend. Apparently, there are 14 independent record stores here in Columbus!
Lost Weekend Records, one of the hippest record shops in Columbus, and will be having a four-day sale to celebrate the event. There will be a drawing for two weekend passes to the Nelsonville Music Festival (more on the Festival at the end of May). Jeni’s ice cream will also be on hand, with free ice cream to the first 50 people in line. The owner has warned though that you need to get there early to score free tickets and ice cream – people start lining up as early as 3am! Selected new records will be on sale ONLY in records stores this weekend, so you need to go! I cannot get there at zero dark hundred to get free ice cream, but I will be stopping by after 10am, when the shop opens, to get a copy of EP Tough City, from local band Connections. Rock on!