THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 19! Open at 9 a.m.
What’s in store? First and foremost, we will have hundreds of special limited edition releases for all you vinyl collectors. The official list is at this link, and we will have something like 95% of the items on the list. Some of course will be in very limited quantities, so get here early! More info for record collectors below.
“But I don’t collect vinyl!” No problem. All used CDs, CD box sets, DVDs and Blu-ray discs will be 20% off all day. CD Central has the largest selection of quality used CDs in central Kentucky. That’s why we’re called CD Central! Weather permitting, we will also have thousands of clearance CDs on sale in the parking lot for $1 each.
Live Music all afternoon, free and open to everyone! Here’s the full music schedule for the day:
12:30 pm: Shawnthony Calypso
Out of the garage and straight to your eardrums. Weirder than Jovontaes(?) Show up early and see.
1:30 pm: The Kentucky Headhunters
Grammy Award winners. Three-time CMA award winners. Members of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Yep, the Kentucky Headhunters will be playing right here at CD Central, up close and personal, with their trademark blend of country, blues rock and southern rock. The Headhunters have been around since the late 1980s when they were getting national attention for hit songs like “Dumas Walker” and “Oh Lonesome Me”. So put on your coonskin cap and grab a bottle of Ski and check out the show! (This is their only Lexington appearance, but you can catch the band in a full show later that night at the Frankfort Convention Center.)
2:30 pm: Warren Byrom & the Fabled Canelands
One of Lexington’s finest songwriters will simultaneously make your day and break your heart with country, folk, & blues steeped in southern soul.
3:30 pm: Vegan Death
Lo-fi indie pop from the grunge era. Guided by Voices does Nirvana, or the other way around?
4:30 pm: Summer Smoke
Dudes singing sweet harmonies while totally rock out. Come see your new favorite local band…
DJ sets throughout the day by Leroy, keeping it fresh and groovy on the ones and twos. Deep cuts of classic soul and hillbilly bop from a dedicated crate-digger.
Food! The Gastro Gnomes food truck is making waves in the local food truck scene and they’ll be serving up an amazing menu during the afternoon (12-4). We’ll also have snacks and drinks inside the store. Our friends at Donut Days Bakery will also be paying a visit during the morning!
A few notes for “early bird” record buyers:
Most items are in limited quantities. As usual there will be no pre-orders or “holds” in order to be fair to everyone. Limit of one of each item per customer.
In response to customer requests, for Record Store Day 2014 we are making one big change: Instead of everyone entering the store at once, we will be admitting folks in groups. The biggest source of complaint we’ve had in the past is overcrowding. This will go a long way toward reducing the problem. Most record stores are now using this system and although it can mean that the line will move more slowly, everyone will have a more pleasant shopping experience.
Before we open, we will issue line numbers to everyone waiting. At 9 a.m. we will open and the first (fairly large) group will be admitted. At short intervals, smaller groups will be able to enter. We’ll try to keep the line moving as fast as possible without overcrowding our shop.
Your line number is also an entry form for door prizes! As a thank-you to everyone who braves the line on the morning of RSD, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win some rare and collectible vinyl test pressings. We have three to give away, Johnny Cash’s new album, “Out Among the Stars”, the Green Day “Demolicious” RSD release, and the Jay-Z/Linkin Park “Collision Course”.
It all happens on Saturday, April 19 starting at 9 am. Check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates. See you then!