The annual Record Store Day usually happens in April, but the pandemic has been messing with the schedule.  There will be two drops this summer and two Boise stores are participating.

Record Store Day celebrates Mom-and-Pop shops and musical independence every year, and artists usually release records that are a tad outside of the norm as a special treat for fans.  Because of the pandemic, the 2020 Record Store Day was rescheduled twice, and there are more schedule changes this year.

load of limited edition vinyl, cassettes, and box sets will be available on two Record Store Days, June 12th and July 17th.  And you'll have a chance to snag vinyl in almost all of the colors of the rainbow.

I bought Meghan Trainor's Christmas album on vinyl last December, and I loved that it was solid red.  We also have a white Aerosmith record, a red Queen album, and a clear Michael Jackson vinyl album.  Colors are fun, and they don't happen on streams!  There are more collector's edition colors coming on vinyl this summer.

Lady Gaga's Chromatica will be released on translucent yellow vinyl on June 12, and it will include a 28-page book with never-before-seen Gaga images and artwork.

Ariana Grande is also releasing a live triple-vinyl LP collection on June 12 from the 2019 Sweetener Tour.  It's been out digitally for over a year, but this will be the first time the album will be released in physical form.

Two Boise record stores are signed up to be part of this, according to

The Record Exchange participated last year and this year Modern Sounds Vinyl and Music will join them.

The Record Exchange

1105 W Idaho Street, Boise

(208) 344-8010

Modern Sounds Vinyl and Music

556 S Vista Ave., Boise

(208) 866-7822

Other new exclusive releases coming on this summer's Record Store Days are posted HERE.  And regardless of what's for sale, it will be another great opportunity to support Boise businesses.  And add some cool colors to your vinyl collection.

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