UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)-National Record Store Day is Saturday, April 16, 2016. LP record albums have mounted a comeback across the globe and to music lovers, the day is like Christmas. Fans lined up outside of Vintage Vinyl in the Delmar Loop early Saturday to get their hands on some great deals. The band Mumford & Sons played a special sold-out gig at the record store Saturday before their big concert at Scottrade Center Saturday night.
Record Store Day was first held in 2008 to spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and others around the world.
Tom "Papa" Ray, owner of Vintage Vinyl, said, "It is a celebration of independent record stores and the relationship they have to the music, they have to the communities they serve. It is just a way to re-emphasize the importance of music in all of our lives."
Euclid Records in Webster Groves, MO, is also taking part with a three-day celebration this weekend, including numerous live performances.