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Record Store Day 2022: Where to Celebrate in the Chicago Area

A number of stores will host special releases and deals Saturday

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Record Store Day is synching up with shops in Illinois for its annual celebration Saturday. 

The holiday will bring special releases, deals and concerts to a number of record storefronts for its 15th anniversary. 

Vinyl copies of David Bowie's “Brilliant Adventure” and The Rolling Stones’ “More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)” will be among the exclusively released titles at indie record stores. The Lumineers’ “Brightside: Bonus Track” also will hit the shelves. A full list of releases can be found here

Initially, the celebration started out as a way to nationally spotlight independent record stores. Now, the efforts have grown to a grander scale, with stores participating across six continents. In Illinois, a near total of 100 stores will take part in the action.

Here’s a list of participating stores in Chicago:

  • Logan Hardware
  • Gramaphone Records
  • Out of The Past Records
  • Cafe Mustache
  • The Exchange
  • Shuga Records
  • Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles
  • Bucket O'Blood Books & Records
  • Audio Archaeology
  • 606 Records
  • Beverly Phono Mart
  • The Music Experience
  • Reckless Records: Broadway
  • Chicago Ray Records
  • Groovin High, Inc
  • Reckless Records: Wicker Park
  • Death or Glory
  • Records
  • Kstarke Records
  • Pinwheel Records
  • RPM Music Chicago
  • Rattleback Records
  • Tone Deaf Records
  • Wild Prairie
  • Dave's Records
  • Beverly Records
  • Dr Wax
  • Reckless Records: Loop
  • Record Breakers
  • Hyde Park Records
  • Joyride Records
  • Bob's Blues & Jazz Mart
  • Laurie's Planet of Sound
  • Dusty Groove
  • Favorite Records

Here’s a list of participating stores in the Chicago area: 

  • Slackers CD's & Games, Glen Carbon 
  • Shandi's Music, Washington 
  • Purple Dog Records, Naperville 
  • Dumb Records, Springfield 
  • Revolution Vinyl, Galesburg 
  • Rich's Record Emporium, Collinsville 
  • Record Wonderland, Roselle 
  • Retro Rock Records, Roscoe 
  • Score! Records, Alton 
  • RiverBend Records, Godfrey 
  • Plaza Records, Carbondale 
  • Recycled Records, Inc., Springfield 
  • Rediscover Records, Elgin 
  • Cheap Kiss Records, Villa Park 
  • Capitol Music, Canton 
  • See You CD & Vinyl, Urbana 
  • Reef Records LLC, Antioch 
  • Culture Shock, Rockford 
  • Younger Than Yesterday, Peoria 
  • Oak Park Records, Oak Park 
  • Beyond The Limit, Norridge 
  • Mile Long Records, Wheaton 
  • Siren Records McHenry, McHenry  
  • Ragged Records & Music, Rock Island 
  • Black Dog Vinyl Cafe, Plainfield  
  • Slackers CD's & Games, Alton 
  • Algonquin Records, Des Plaines 
  • Illiana Music Inc., Lynwood 
  • Left 'Round Records, Plainfield 
  • P-Mac Music, Carbondale 
  • Vintage Vinyl, Evanston 
  • Main Street Records, Inc, Mount Vernon 
  • Scratched Vinyl, Barrington 
  • Audiophil's Records, Joliet 
  • Windy City Records, Downers Grove 
  • J&B Music, Joliet 
  • TechNoir Records, Park Ridge 
  • Exile on Main St., Champaign 
  • Waiting Room Records, Normal 
  • Co-Op Records, Moline 
  • Vinyl Frontier Records, McHenry 
  • Kate's Pie Shop Cafe & Records, Rockford 
  • CD Source, Rockford 
  • North Street Records, Normal 
  • Trusty Chords Record Shop, Edwardsville 
  • Conservatory Vintage and Vinyl, Flossmoor 
  • Kiss The Sky, Batavia 
  • The Old School Records, Forest Park 
  • Co-Op Records Pekin, Pekin 
  • CYKLOPX, Forest Park 
  • Music Masters Worldwide, Downers Grove 
  • Mother Murphy's Rock and Roll Emporium, Normal 
  • Toad Hall Books and Records, Rockford 
  • Val's Halla Records, Oak Park 
  • Record Swap, Urbana 
  • Error Records, Urbana 
  • Squeezebox Books, Evanston 
  • Green Tangerine Records, DeKalb 
  • America's Groove Record Store, Effingham 
  • Blue Village Vinyl, Westmont 
  • Slackers CD's & Games, Fairview Heights 
  • Rolling Stones Records, Norridge
  • Reverberation Vinyl, Bloomington

For more information, contact each store, or visit Record Store Day's website.

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