9 shops in Vancouver celebrating Record Store Day 2016

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Every spring, vinyl lovers around the world look forward to Record Store Day.

Founded in 2007, the special event celebrates independent record stores, their owners, their staff, and the unique community surrounding them. Limited edition vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists, both locally and worldwide, make special appearances in its honour.

So as April 16 approaches, here are 9 shops in Vancouver that are set to participate in Record Store Day 2016.

Audiophile

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Address: 2016 Commercial Dr.

Phone: 604-253-7453

RSD Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Selection of limited edition RSD releases
  • 10% off new vinyl (excluding RSD releases)
  • 20% off used vinyl

Beat Street Records

Address: 439 West Hastings St.

Phone: 604-683-3344

RSD Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • 200+ limited edition RSD releases
  • 20+ different DJs spinning all day

Dandelion Records

Address: 2442 Main St.

Phone: 778-737-7367

RSD Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Selection of limited edition RSD releases
  • 30% off used vinyl

Highlife Records

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Image: Highlife Records

Address: 1317 Commercial Dr.

Phone: 604-251-6964

RSD Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Selection of limited edition RSD releases
  • 10% off new vinyl (excluding RSD releases)
  • 20% off used vinyl
  • Raffle prizes including concert tickets
  • Cold beverages and party vibes all day

Horses Records

Address: 2447 E Hastings St.

Phone: 604-336-6776

RSD Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Selection of limited edition RSD releases
  • 10% off new vinyl (excluding RSD releases)
  • 20% off used vinyl
  • Live band performances all day

Neptoon Records

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Image: Neptoon Records

Address: 3561 Main St.

Phone: 604-324-1229

RSD Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Hundreds of limited edition RSD releases
  • 10% off new vinyl (excluding RSD releases)
  • 20% off used vinyl, posters, and autographs
  • 50% off used CDs
  • 75% off used DVDs, Blu-rays, and books
  • $5 Neptoon t-shirts
  • 9 live band performances throughout the day

Vinyl Records

Address: 321 West Hastings St.

Phone: 604-488-1234

RSD Hours: noon – 7 p.m.

  • Selection of limited edition RSD releases
  • 20% off regular price items (excluding RSD releases)
  • 10% off sale items
  • 4 live performances throughout the day by bands like JPNS Girls, Spruce Trap, Star Captains and more

Zulu Records

Address: 1972 W 4th Ave.

Phone: 604-738-3232

RSD Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • Selection of limited edition RSD releases
  • In store sale

Studio Records

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Address: 919 Granville St.

Phone: 604-563-5030

RSD Hours: 4 p.m. – 3 a.m.

  • Anyone who spends a minimum of $50 at the bar gets a free record

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