Record Store Day 2018: Vinyl lovers flock to indie record shops across Tampa Bay

Shoppers check out the Record Store Day selection at Daddy Kool Records in St. Petersburg on April 21, 2018. (Chris Urso | Times)
Shoppers check out the Record Store Day selection at Daddy Kool Records in St. Petersburg on April 21, 2018. (Chris Urso | Times)
Published April 21 2018
Updated April 21 2018

Record Store Day returned Saturday, and with it hundreds of early-rising vinyl lovers hoping to score exclusive records by Prince, Neil Young, Arcade Fire, Run the Jewels, the National and many others.

At spots like Bananas and Daddy Kool in St. Petersburg, and Mojo Books and Records in Tampa, lines snaked out the door early in the morning. And at shops across Tampa Bay, musicians popped in to play sets. At Bananas, John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played a solo set, and Passafire singer Ted Bowne hopped up on stage with locals the Ries Brothers.

Check out some of the scenes our team captured from stores around Tampa Bay.

The Ries Brothers performed at Bananas Music in St. Petersburg for Record Store Day on April 21, 2018. (Jay Cridlin | Times)
Audra Murrell of Tampa, who goes by the name DJ Reality, DJs outside Daddy Kool Records during Record Store Day on A?pril 21, 2018. (Chris Urso | Times)
Ed Graves, 53, of Bradenton, looks through a shelf of records on April 21, 2018, for Record Store Day at Daddy Kool Records. (Chris Urso | Times)
Ted Bowne, left, the singer of Passafire, shops for Record Store Day vinyl at Bananas Music in St. Petersburg, as the Ries Brothers perform behind him on April 21, 2018. (Jay Cridlin | Times)
John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chats with fans and signs autographs after his solo performance at Bananas Music in St. Petersburg on Record Store Day, April 21, 2018. (Jay Cridlin | Times)
Shoppers check out exclusive vinyl releases for Record Store Day at Planet Retro Records in St. Petersburg on April 21, 2018. (Jay Cridlin | Times)
Crowds elbowed in for prime vinyl releases at Mojo Books and Records in Tampa on Record Store Day, April 21, 2018. (Zack Sampson | Times)
Arielle Stevenson brought her Hello Darlin’ mobile record shop to Green Bench Brewing in St. Petersburg for a Record Store Day pop-up on April 21, 2018. (Jay Cridlin | Times)

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