THE VERY BEST OF SUMMER: LIVE MUSIC + VINYL
For us, summertime means concert and festival time! One of our favorite things to do [outside of talking vinyl] is to see live music and meet the masterminds behind the music. The majestic feeling of summer and live music in the park, at your local amphitheater or a neighbor’s backyard, is gratifying. If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to be soaking in the delightful sounds.
Music is a really good bonding point for vinyl enthusiasts. Whether in our boutique vinyl record store or at a music festival, you can have a group experience with a record or live music that you can’t have with earbuds [air pods or headphones]. We don’t want to be connected to machines all the time so let’s check out a few awesome summer concerts and festivals.
Numerous spring concerts and festivals such as Coachella, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, “Jazz Fest”, and SweetWater 420 Fest, have already entertained thousands of music lovers like us and yourself. If you were unable to attend, you still have time to catch one of the many forthcoming summer events.
· Firefly Music Festival: Dover, DE
· Lollapalooza: Chicago, IL
· Bonnaroo: Manchester, TN
· Woodstock 50: Watkins Glen, NY
· Outside Lands: San Francisco, CA
In anticipation of the season, we will be spinning some of our favorite acts that are touring the festival scene this year, and the records you should be listening to in preparation for their upcoming sets (suggested list below)!
If you’re in or around Carrollton, GA, swing by our boutique vinyl record store and listen with us or join us for live mic night each Friday.
· Childish Gambino
· The Black Keys
· Twenty-One Pilots
· Paul Simon
· Death Cab for Cutie
· Dashboard Confessional
Similarly to lively festivals, many towns offer a summer concert series or open mic events at their local amphitheater or green space. Our vinyl record store is a prime location for music lovers – our downtown’s amphitheater is directly across the street – this means our store will be filled with even more sensational sounds during the summer months! We’ve recently added over 30,000 new records to our already exceptional inventory; come by and see for yourself before or after one of the summer concerts.
Given that summer is full of sounds, we think music festivals or live music events are the ultimate soundtracks for the season. To indulge in your full sensory experience as a vinyl [and music] enthusiasts, don’t forget, you can find more favorite summer music event or festival tickets and schedules on Atlanta Summer Festivals, Ticketmaster, or StubHub.
We hope you are able to pack in as much entertainment into this summer as you possibly can!
We would love to hear from you! Send us a line and tell us about your favorite music concert or festival.
And in the meantime, happy crate digging!
-Eric & Sara