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Record Store Day events in Tampa Bay

Local record stores are celebrating the 15th annual holiday.
Daddy Kool Records in St. Petersburg will be among the local shops participating in annual Record Store Day festivities on Saturday.
Daddy Kool Records in St. Petersburg will be among the local shops participating in annual Record Store Day festivities on Saturday. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]
Published Apr. 19

Vinyl record aficionados and independent record stores get their own holiday on Saturday with the 15th annual Record Store Day. Shops around the bay area are celebrating with live music, album releases and other festivities. Here is a roundup.

Daddy Kool Records: Shop vendors including Cryangelthrift and Godmother Vintage and enjoy food by the 5 Buck Truck, Latin Lunchbox and Coven KavaTruck, plant-based products, punk rock staples, live music and a full bar. CDs will be sold to raise money for a Ukraine relief fund, and donations are welcome. Free. 8 a.m. 800 28th St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-822-5665. daddykool.com.

Kingfish Records: Celebrate with the Vinyl Collectors Guild No cover. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 26024 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. 727-351-5177. kingfishrecords.com.

Bananas Records: Special vinyl releases include the Rolling Stones’ double colored vinyl celebrating their 50th anniversary, as well as Joni Mitchell’s Blue 50. There will be a live DJ, eight bands, special releases and prizes. Food and coffee will be available from Big Red BBQ and Sun Bear Specialty Coffee Roasters. No cover. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 2887 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-327-4616. bananasrecords.com.

Mojo Books and Records: The Tampa store is offering buy-three, get-one-free deals on music books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray. Record Store Day releases will be sold from crates in the store’s cafe and are limited to one copy, per title, per person. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 2540 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-971-9717. mojotampa.com.

Planet Retro Records: While there are no special events planned due to the pandemic, the shop will be open and is putting out tons of used vinyl. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 226 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. 727-218-7434.

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