Look what's happening in Philly on Record Store Day 2024 - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

You know it: this Saturday is Record Store Day. The annual holiday celebrates independently owned record stores and brings together fans, artists, and local businesses around the world. Many Philly establishments are joining the fun and continuing the yearly event with exclusive sales, live music, and more. 

To add to the excitement, WXPN’s Homegrown Originals is back with its second volume with support from Dogfish Head. Featuring a slew of Philly artists, the limited vinyl will be available as a free gift with purchases at select independent record stores in and around Philly, all of which are listed below.

Don’t miss out on your chance to score Homegrown Originals Volume 2, and check out all the events going on – this Record Store Day is shaping out to be one to remember, and not just because it falls on 4/20. 


Main Street Music

Manayunk’s Main Street Music is starting Record Store Day strong – and early! Although the store itself will be opening at 9am, the store’s staff will be handing out numbered cards to queuers until 8:50am. The purpose of these numbered cards? To write down your top 5 Record Store Day titles! Once ordered, they will assemble the titles on lists as long as supplies last. To help with the festivities of the day, the store has live music planned starting at 1:30. With Tim Hause, Jon Langford, Ivan Julian, and Hurry playing, the lineup’s not one you want to miss!

4444 Main St.

Repo Records

South Street staple Repo Records will have their annual Record Store Day event run all day, letting in only a few people at a time from 9am – 8pm. They will also have Soft Belly Cookies and The Chilly Banana food truck set up throughout the day to satisfy any appetites worked up during all the vinyl shopping!

506 South St.

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Hideaway Music 

Starting at 9am sharp, Hideaway Music expects this Record Store Day to be one of their biggest yet, with over 75 titles! All the usual rules apply.

8232 Germantown Ave.


Siren Records

Located in Doylestown, Siren Records are ready for Record Store Day with their sold-out time-slot entries starting at 10am. If you missed out on their timed entries, don’t worry – general admission runs from 12:30pm – 10pm, and you’re allowed to hang around the store in case of cancellations as long as you’re respectful. They’ve been posting their Record Store Day specials on Instagram – take a look to see if your awaited vinyl is stocked.

25 E. State St.

Newtown Book & Record Exchange

Newton PA’s beloved store will open its doors an hour early this Record Store Day at 9am. Those queueing will be able to get numbers starting at around 8:15, allowing them to leave the line for a bit before the big rush begins. And by big rush, I mean an orderly, respectful flow while your insides swell at seeing your favorite album in all of its special-edition vinyl glory.

102 S. State St.

Forever Changes

In addition to special edition vinyls, Forever Changes will be giving out free t-shirts to the first 29 people in line – as if you needed more incentive to get there early!

28 S. Main St.

Iko’s Music Trade

Are you near York, PA, and looking for a Record Day Event? Look no further. This low-key music and record store will have Homegrown Originals Volume 2 in addition to other cool finds.

2300 E. Market St.

A Day in the Life

Located in downtown Lancaster, A Day in the Life will be opening earlier than usual at 9am for Record Store Day to give fans plenty of time to peruse.

24-A Walnut St.

Compact Disc Center

Compact Disc Center is bringing Record Store Day to Bethlehem, PA. Opening early at 8am, they will have special releases, loads of free stuff (including Homegrown Originals Volume 2…), and live music! Catatonic Suns will play at 1pm and Dina Hall will continue the live music at 2:30.

1365 Easton Ave.

New Jersey

For those located in New Jersey, fear not, Tunes (910 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd.) and Sound Effects (229 Main St.) will also be holding Record Store Day special vinyls, including, you guessed it, Homegrown Originals Volume 2.

And there will be many other local stores holding events for Record Store Day! Find lists of participating stores and special releases at Record Store Day’s website.

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