for the upcoming Record Store Day
on April 21 continues to grow, entertainment plans for the big day from
local record shops are beginning to be announced. First out of the gate
is Hymie's Vintage Records
, which has a full day of great music and
merriment planned for its second annual street festival for RSD.
The event will get underway in a grand fashion at 10:30 a.m.,
with a marching band (organized by Jackie Beckey of Brute Heart) and circus performers (featuring stilt walkers, jugglers, and a handful of clowns from Xelias Aerial Arts Studio) delightfully kicking off the festivities.
Hymie's is blocking off 39th Avenue South for the
day, which will allow space for plenty of local artists (highlighted by poster artist D.Witt, ceramic artist Ben Krikava, as well as Rogue Citizen) and various
community groups to set up on the street. And of course there will be music. Lots of
music. Hymie's has 14 fantastic bands scheduled to appear both inside
the shop and outside, which should keep everyone entertained as they
browse through the limited-edition vinyl releases that are exclusive to
Record Store Day.