Hideaway Music in Chestnut Hill will celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19, with special releases and an in-store radio show.

Record Store Day is an internationally celebrated day observed the third Saturday of April each year. Its purpose is to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store.

To mark the event, hundreds of artists, record labels and music distributors release a collection of special vinyl and CD releases along with other promotional products to mark the occasion.

This year, Hideaway Music has ordered its most extensive collection of Record Store Day releases yet including LPs by The Doors, Jerry Garcia, The Flaming Lips, Sun Ra and many more.

To add to the festivities, local record spin-master Freedom Fry Hi-Fi presents an all-cover version excursion of records salvaged from the thrift stores, dollar bins and trash cans of Philadelphia. Expect to hear much loved hits of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s like you never want to hear them again! Drop by and tune in to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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 nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.

Doors open at 10 a.m. Hideaway Music is at 8612 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Hideawaymusic@gmail.com. Contact: Brian or Sean Reisman, 215-248-4434.

For more info on Record Store Day go to www.recordstoreday.com

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