As every record enthusiast knows, you can never have too many records. Most collectors will travel in search of elusive vinyl grails, rummaging through decades of dust in hope of making that one big score.
That’s what makes a record show so attractive: the sorting and hunting has been done for you. All you have to do is show up and start plowing through the bins. Thus, I thought you should know about a brand-new record show launching in Anniston, Alabama on July 20th.
The Anniston Record and CD Show is the brainchild of Travis Atkins, longtime Birmingham record dealer and Larry May, owner of the CD Cellar in Anniston. The show will include dealers from AL, TN, GA, and FL with specialists in Jazz and Funk and a Beatles specialist from FL (feel free to look them up and make a gratuitous “Octopus’s Garden” joke.)
Travis and Larry are doing a healthy amount of radio, print, and television advertising in addition to the usual social media push, so it looks like they’ll have a nice turnout.
Anniston is midway between Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL on Interstate 20. If you’re itching for a road trip, make plans to motor to the Anniston City Meeting Center, 1615 Noble Street, on July 20th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, admission $2.00.
If that’s not enough enticement, Anniston will also be staging their second annual Model City Music Festival on that same day from 6:00-10:00 PM in Zinn Park. Admission to the festival is free and features headliners Midnight Star and Jimmy “J.J.” Walker- DY-NO-MITE!