This year’s celebration and offerings appears to be one of the best yet!

Starting with Kiss the Sky in Batavia (my local record store )  As in the past, they’ve ordered a boat load of titles.  The store will open “officially” at 7:30am and they can start ringing things up at 8:00am. Steve may get to the store much earlier than 7:30 and let waiting folks come into the store and hang out if they so chose.   Edward David Anderson will be performing Saturday night in a rare Fox Valley area performance. The show is free and starts at 7:00pm. If you are a fan of “roots” music, then you’ll love Ed’s music and performing style.

Also this is one not to be missed as you can join our own Mitch Michaels who is doing a book signing at Blue Village Vinyl in Westmont, IL from 2.00-4.00.  They also have live music by Michael McInerney and The Vaughn Building starting at 1.00

Here is some news from Peter at Cheap Kiss Records in Villa Park …Hey gang! Record Store Day is fast approaching. It is this Saturday, April 13th. We will be open in Villa Park at 9AM. We tried to get as many RSD titles as we could. We did pretty good (we’ll post a list Friday night), but we might only have 1 or 2 copies available per title. So first come, first served is the rule of the day as usual. Also, there will be some giveaways (posters, pins, bags) while supplies last. And all used vinyl will be 10% off as well. Hope to see you there!

Of course legendary Val’s halla Records in Oak Park is doing record store day right … As per usual they will be opening 2 hours early at 9AM (the line tends to start much earlier than that so plan accordingly.) They’ll of course have an allotment of the various limited edition releases.All limited edition releases are first come first served, no holds of any kind and when they’re gone they’re gone! They’ll also have coffee & donuts for early birds and sales throughout the store!— Featuring performances by: – Frankie B., The Country Doctors, Steve Z., John Connors, Casey McDonough, Laughing Boys, Gerald McClendon, Big Hair Big Trouble’