Music lovers around the state celebrate "Record Store Day"

Cheers to Record Store Day!

For the record, vinyl is alive and well, in part thanks to events like Record Store Day.

Community members rally together for Old Towne Strings' weekly Hootenanny to play together while they browse the record selection.

"A lot of people got rid of their records back in the 90s thinking it's not going to come back", Owner of Old Towne Strings Ty Striebel describes.

Local record stores in Grand Rapids celebrated Record Store Day on April 21.

At spots like Bananas and Daddy Kool in St. Petersburg, and Mojo Books and Records in Tampa, lines snaked out the door early in the morning. The first record store day was back in 2007, an idea that was sparked by an email from a record store employee in Portland, Oregon.

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With this special day right around the corner, It will be interesting to see what yet another year has in store. A couple getting married even joined the celebration. The comic book industry has "Free Comic Book Day" every May, so, it was argued, there should be something similar for the record collecting crowd.

Jack White's small, odd record label and store will be releasing label-exclusives on Record Store Day with in-store performances from Dancers, Teddy and the Rough Riders and Soccer Mommy. This year, hip hop artists Run the Jewels will serve as Ambassador, and they'll celebrate with a special release, as they do every year.

Over the past nine years since Record Store Day was instituted, cities across the country have declared it an official holiday.

Vinyl album sales have increased over the past 12 years, comprising 8.5 percent of all physical album sales in 2017 - up from 6.5 in 2016.

Records are gaining in popularity as new releases - as well classic albums - are issued and re-issued on vinyl.

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