Saturday marks the fourth annual celebration of independent record stores worldwide.
Record Store Day is a day for music junkies to pick up the latest vinyl and CD releases while checking out special appearances and live performances from various artists across the globe.
Manayunk’s own independent music shop, Main Street Music, is opening its doors early on Saturday for a day packed with CD signings, live performances and music release galore.
“It gives a shot in the arm to record stores,” Owner Pat Feeney said. “Obviously, we are a dying breed.”
Feeney adds that the increasing number of contributing artists has helped the event to grow each year.
He says customers can expect to find lots of obscure indie artist titles on display on Saturday with afternoon performances from Cabin Dogs, Creepoid and Brown Recluse. Versa Emerge and D.R.U.G.S. will also be at the store signing copies of their new CDs at noon.
“It lives up to the hype,” Feeney said. “If you are a real record or music nut, it’s pretty worth it and it’s getting more fine tuned each year.”
Main Street Music will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 4444 Main Street. For more information, call 215-487-7732.
Andrew Zahn of the University of the Arts contributed to this report.