It's Record Store Day! Each year on the third Saturday of April, fans and artists all over the world come together to support independent record stores on Record Store Day. Chris Brown, an employee at a local record store, came up with the idea in 2007. In April of 2008, Metallica kicked off the first Record Store Day with a performance at Rasputin Music in San Francisco, California.
To support the cause, many artists release exclusive vinyls, CDs, and promotional materials on Record Store Day. There are also a variety of special events, contests, and high profile appearances that take place during the day.
To celebrate, head to your local independent record store and show your support! Visit the official Record Store Day website to find a participating store near you.