Marion, Illinois, record store to celebrate Record Store Day

 Joe’s Records in Marion, Illinois, will participate in Record Store Day on Saturday, April 18. The annual event is celebrated to recognize independent record stores.

Participating record shops have collectible, limited edition vinyl records that Joe’s Records says aren’t available through corporate music sellers. Manager Josh Stockinger said Joe’s Records had only been open four months on Record Store Day last year, and people lined up outside well before the store opened. 

“I’m expecting this year to be an even bigger deal, now that people know we’re here,” Stockinger said. 

Vinyl record sales have grown in recent years, and Billboard reported in December that vinyl album sales hit an historic high last year, even as overall album sales were down.  

Stockinger said the format is bringing in customers across generations. “It’s everyone from teenagers picking up their first turntable to seniors reconnecting with something they used to cherish,” he said.

Joe’s Records is in the Marion, as well as locations in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Corydon, Indiana All locations will have limited-edition vinyl releases on Saturday, as well as a sale throughout the weekend at all Joe’s locations. 

Record Store Day at Joe’s starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.

For more information about Joe’s Records, call 618-998-9800, or visit its Facebook page

For more information about Record Store Day, visit its official website. By clicking the “participating stores” link at the top of the homepage, you can find independent record stores nearest you by state. 

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