I’ve heard and participated in Pub Crawls in San Francisco but never a Record Store Crawl. SSAAAAYYY WHHAAATT?! Participants will be escorted by bus to some of each city’s best record stores with performances from various artists along the way, awesome right?!
I am all over this event since have a small Vinyl collection and it’s in AUSTIN. Cities that are participating in the Record Store Crawl as of today are: LA, Austin, Nashville, NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, and Portland. Each city will have different indi performers and here is the list thus far: Nico Yaryan, Big Jesus, Sammy Brue, Charlie Worsham, Heliotropes, Sleep On It, Good Old War and more to perform. Tickets for each cities are between $29.95 to $59.95 and can be purchased here.
The Record Store Crawl experience includes the below:
- Seat on the Record Store Crawl bus
- Open bar and private tour at the Gibson Showroom
- Open bar (select beers and wells) and lunch included at Opal Divine’s
- Giveaways including test pressings, signed vinyl, Gibson Epiphone guitar, Led Zeppelin LPs, David Bowie swag, Gary Clark Jr. LPs and more
- Gift bag including a mystery vinyl LP, limited edition Cyndi Lauper 7 inch single and other limited items
- Antone’s Nightclub Austin After Crawl Happy Hour with Miss Lavelle White! 50% off cover 10% discount on Antone’s Merchandise!
- KIND Snacks throughout the day
- Limited edition Sturgill Simpson tote bag
- 10% off Waterloo Records
- 10% off at End of An Ear
- 10% off at Antone’s Records
- Online code for 15% off U-Turn Audio turntables
- 10% off at Breakaway Records.
Below are the dates for the Record Store Crawl currently:
7/23 – Los Angeles, CA, performance by Nico Yaryan (Partisan Records)
7/24 – Austin, TX, TBD performance
7/30 – Nashville, TN, performance by Big Jesus (Mascot Records), Sammy Brue (New West Records), and Charlie Worsham (Warner Music Nashville)
7/30 – New York, NY, performance by Heliotropes (The End Records)
8/6 – Chicago, IL, performance by Sleep On It (unsigned)
8/6 – Washington, D.C., performance by Good Old War (Nettwerk Records)
8/13 – Portland, OR, TBD performance
I am hoping to attend the Austin Record Store Crawl and if so I will be as usual tweeting on @nrpena, @cutegeek, and @hitechchic during the event. Should be awesome since Austin is the Live Music Capital, can’t wait!