Grand Junction businesses honor Record Store Day will all-day fun
WHAT: Record Store Day after party (21+)
WHEN: Saturday, April 19, at 9 p.m.
WHERE: Baron’s, 539 Colorado Ave.
Aside from walls full of incense and disc golf equipment, Triple Play Records lives up to its name — with a field of shelves full of records — new and used, from contemporary artists to vintage classics.
The local shop at 530 Main St., in Grand Junction, will celebrate Record Store Day with record stores across the country on Saturday, April 19. In its seventh year downtown, owner Rock Cesario said it’s getting better each time.
The store will have exclusive vinyl releases from artists, which can’t be disclosed prior to the event, along with free stuff like promotional CDs.
The promos will offer something for every taste, usually contemporary artists. Rap conglomeration Deltron 3030 and The Head and The Heart have been featured on promos in past years. Rock said record labels use Record Store Day as a way to promote new stuff.
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Afterwards a Record Store Day after-party will move down to Baron’s at 539 Colorado Ave. Festivities start at 9 p.m., and admission is $3 a head.
“I’ve known Rock for years,” Baron’s owner Jon Baron said. “We’ve got a big space and a nice stage.”
Local DJ Dusty Thunders will be spinning vinyl exclusively from Triple Play, along with local acts Wavebaby and Willie Deford and Friends.
“We’re really excited about showcasing local talent,” Triple Play Records manager (and Rock’s son) Matt Cesario said.
Aside from the local acts, The Nomads from Durango and Moonlighter from Denver will also play the show.
“We thought it would be fun to make the trip over and party in the hometown,” said Matt O’Connor, the drummer for Moonlighter (and a Grand Junction native).
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