Your Guide to Record Store Day in Nashville

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You can’t go to a city like Nashville and not check out the music scene. A quintessential part of the city is its love for music, especially country crooners, but there are really artists from all genres that have come from the city and influenced it in some way.

Music is so deeply entwined in Nashville culture that there’s a whole day dedicated to celebrating the epic record stores that grace its streets.Get ready to get swept up in Music City’s most melodic affair, filled with live music, after parties, and fantastic deals on must-have records to add to your collection.

Record Store Day Nashville 2023

On April 22, 2023, some of the most popular record stores in Nashville will host events open to the public. Come in, enjoy live music, and find your new favorite artist. In addition to free concerts, there are also major discounts on vinyl.

Here are a few of the top record stores in Nashville to check out:

The Groove

Where to Find It: 1103 Calvin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

For over 10 years, The Groove has been supplying East Nashville with all sorts of records and CDs, ranging from old-school classics to up-and-coming local artists.

The Groove is a place where “music is for everyone,” and you’ll undoubtedly feel welcomed when you step foot into the cozy shop lined with rows of stacks of records to sort through and colorful walls adorned with posters and album covers.

On Record Store Day 2023, they’ll host a variety of live performances you can enjoy while you sample fare from local food trucks and engage with interactive booths. Doors open at 11:00 am, and the fun will run until 8:00 pm.


Where to Find It: 1060 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, TN 37216

A vintage lover’s dream, Grimey’s record shop is an oasis of “preloved” records, but you can grab some new prints here, too. Grimey’s frequently hosts in-store concerts, and their previous Record Store Day events have been large-scale, casual get-togethers with a DJ, live bands, a food truck, and special sales throughout the store.

For Record Store Day 2023, they’ll open doors early at 10:00 am. They’ll have some local artists joining them for the day, as well as exclusive Record Store Day album releases throughout the store.

The Vinyl Tap

Where to Find It:  2038 Greenwood Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

What’s in a name? All you could ever want, if all you want is music and craft beer, which flow abundantly at The Vinyl Tap.

They frequently host in-store events like Ladies’ Spin Class, featuring mini DJ sets for beginners, along with concerts and, of course, a great selection of craft beer to sample as you listen to some of the featured records.

This Record Store Day, they’ll be hosting a block party from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, featuring live music, food, local artists and makers. It’s a great event to visit if you’re interested in getting some fresh air and mingling with the local music community.

When should I line up for Record Store Day Nashville?

Events at popular stores like the ones listed above tend to attract crowds, so plan to arrive ahead of time. If a shop opens at 10:00 am, it’s not uncommon for people to get in line as early as 7 or even 5 in some cases.

Luckily, the events go on all day, so even if you aren’t an early riser, you can still enjoy the music, food, and fun throughout Nashville on one of the funnest days of the year.

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