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Grand Rapids Record & CD show welcomes statewide dealers to local event

Bruce Parrott, local record show organizer, to orchestrate second gathering of LP and CD dealers of the year.

Grand Rapids Record & CD Show

Saturday, June 15th

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

G.R. Riverfront Hotel
270 Ann St. NE Grand Rapids 49504

$2 entrance fee

This Saturday, June 15, the Grand Rapids Record/CD Show will be selling records, CD's, cassettes, 8-track tapes, t-shirts, books and music memorabilia at the Riverfront Hotel (270 Ann Street).

The show is the largest in the area outside of the Ann Arbor show, says Bruce Parrott, who organized the event.

“I would say it's a little bigger than the Kalamazoo and Lansing shows. Dealers come from all over,” says Parrott. “Most don't travel too far but there will be dealers from Indiana, the Detroit area, Kalamazoo, South Haven, Lansing area, Marshall and several from the Grand Rapids area.”

Ken Price, a dealer of Indiana, will be the largest dealer Parrott notes.

“He'll have six to eight foot tables full of records. He is the organizer of the South Bend and Fort Wayne shows,” says Parrott.

The Grand Rapids Record & CD Show is usually held five times a year at the Grand Rapids Riverfront Hotel, but this year the event is down to four “due to scheduling conflicts,” says Parrott.

The next two shows will be held on September 29 and November 17.

"We generally have between 15 and 20 different dealers and we get about 150 people through the door on an average show,” says Parrott. 

Record lovers are encouraged to get there early for rare LPs or 45s they’ve been tirelessly scouring local record shops for. 

Along with the record and CD show, the hotel is hosting a music performance June 15 and 16 with live bands playing on the patio about 50 yards from the record show. The Quests, Ronnie Fray, Randy Marsh and many others will be playing from noon until 7 p.m. both days.

Entry to the record show is $2. Entry for the music show is $10.

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