LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Music fans are setting their alarms to get up early Saturday, because it’s National Record Store Day.
Record stores in Greater Lafayette will be opening early and closing later to celebrate the act of actually going to a store to buy music. The biggest draw of the holiday is purchasing vinyl records.
Richard Crossland owns Don’t Think Twice Records in Lafayette. He said the day will bring higher sales, but best part of Record Store Day uniting music lovers.
“We love vinyl. We really love records here,” Crossland said. “A lot of people always ask us ‘why that is.’ For us, it’s just tunes. It’s just rock n’ roll. It’s just jazz, R&B and all those things. Things we like to dance to and things we like to listen to.”
JL Records owner Jim Pasdach said vinyl has made a huge comeback over the last decade. He said he sells just as many vinyl records as he did in the ’70s and ’80s.
“It surprises me, some of the things they are looking for,” Pasdach said. “It surprises me to see these kids head over to the jazz section or head over to the oldies rock n’ roll section. They say ‘My grandpa or my dad used to have that on record and I wanted to re-get it.’”
Von’s Records, JL Records and Don’t Think Twice Records will all be celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday. The West Lafayette Public Library will also have a vinyl record sale Saturday and Sunday.