Over the last 15 years, few things have changed as much as the way we buy music. It has gone from a social experience in a store with tangible items to a private experience that leaves us with nothing but a digital trail of clicks.
Gone too is the album experience of settling in with an artist’s most recent collection and finding the songs that didn’t have the legs for radio play success, but none the less ended up as personal favorites.
But that’s just for the majority of us. For many music fans, the record store was and still is as valuable as the music itself. It’s a place to browse, chat, and discover new music. And for those who’ve lost a feel for what it’s like to hold music, this Saturday is the perfect chance to recapture a lost experience or introduce it to the next generation.
Budget Music & Video will be participating in what’s become National Record Store Day. Here’s what you can expect:
- Live Music! Several local bands will be offering a street performance from 12:00 to 3:00. Bands include: Vanity Plate, Joker, Huge Hefner, Jas Marie, and Crooked Gospel of Western Civilization
- Actual Records! Lots of Limited Edition Vinyl Releases will be on hand
- Good Drinks! A Beer & Wine Garden next door at Off The Vine
- Coconut Telegraph – a special release toasted coconut brown ale available at Souris River Brewing. Take your Budget receipt and get 50% off your beer and 10% off food.
- Sales $2 off new and used CDs $7.99 or higher as well as many specials throughout Artmain
- Coffee by Classic Rock Coffee
Budget Music & Video is located on South Main Street. Head downtown and let your ears lead you.