Record Store Day is celebrated nationwide the third Saturday in April. This year the festivities are April 16, 2016. This week's 'On The Record' takes a look at what will be available at Off-Center Records

People travel from Rochester, Albany and Syracuse to celebrate Record Store Day at Off-Center Records on Bleeker Street in Utica. John Keller, the owner, orders everything available and released for the day. At last count, it was 150  - 175 special releases including exclusive material from David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, The Bee Gees, The Kinks, The Doors and more. Artists offer up special vinyl and CD releases to show their support for independent record stores.

The 2016 ambassador for Record Store Day is Meticalla. They’re releasing a box set containing remastered editions of their first two albums, Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning.

This is a free event where local bands will be playing at Off Center Records throughout the day as well as food from local establishments. Stop in and get your vinyl on. Here's the lineup:

  • Liz Friedel - 8 AM
  • Brian Premo - 9 AM
  • Al Sherline - 10 AM
  • Maggie Rose - 11 AM
  • Ophelia's Looking Glass - 12 Noon
  • Matt Oshel - 1 PM
  • Mike Williamson - 2 PM

Food and beverages from The Tramontane Cafe, Bagel Grove, and other local eateries.

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