The seventh annual edition of Record Store Day is taking place Saturday and, in addition to the many cool limited-edition vinyl releases that will be available at independent music retailers, a bevy of artists will help celebrate the unofficial holiday by visiting select stores across North America.
Among the well-known musicians set to make special appearances are Hall & Oates singer John Oates, The Zombies, Paul Rodgers and R.E.M.‘s Mike Mills.
Oates, a newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will be at Grimey’s New and Pre-Loved Music store in Nashville, where he’ll be among of bevy of artists who’ll perform for shoppers. The singer’s set is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. ET.
The Zombies will give an in-store performance of their own at Plan 9 Music in Charlottesville, Virginia, at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Rodgers will visit Sunrise Records in Toronto, Canada, where he’ll sign vinyl and CD copies of his latest album, The Royal Sessions. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET.
As for Mills, the former R.E.M. bass player will visit the Bull Moose music store in Scarborough, Maine, where he’ll sign up to two items for fans, including R.E.M.’s special four-LP Record Store Day release, Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions. The promotion will start at 2 p.m. ET.
A full list of in-store events can be viewed at RecordStoreDay.com.
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