Vinyl Vibes: MKE's Ultimate Guide to Record Store Day 2024

Apr. 04 / 2024

Local Businesses Gear Up for a Record Store Day Celebration!

Trying to keep this year's Record Store Day activities straight? We've compiled a big ol' list of participating Milwaukee businesses to help you plan your day! In addition, we've partnered with several to give you exclusive and fun goodies while you're out and about on Record Store Day!

Be one of the first 50 people in line at Lilliput Records, Rush Mor Records, Volta Records, Irving Place Records, We Buy Records, and/or Omen Alternative Music & Media and you'll receive an exclusive Vivarium tote bag, Turner Hall blade sign sticker, and Vivarium Lava Lamp sticker! (pictured below)

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#1 - Lilliput Records - 1669 N Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee WI, 53202

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Lilliput Records

Lilliput Records have launched custom Lilliput lighters and rolling papers for Record Store Day. (which also happens to fall on 4/20 this year) The first 50 people at checkout will receive these items and they'll be available for purchase starting on 4/20 with plans to keep them in regular rotation in the future - Lighters will be $3.99 ea and Papers will be $5.99 ea

Additionally, you can expect the following at Lilliput Records on RSD:

  • BOGO used DVDs/Blu-Rays + 55% off, 40% off new DVDs/Blu-Rays, 10% off all new LPs and CDs, 15% off used LPs, 30% off used CDs
    *All sales excluding RSD 2024 titles, holds & discounted items
  • DJ set by Von Munz - 7AM-9:30AM
  • DJ JW - 9:30AM-12PM
  • DJ アップルパイ - 12PM - 2:30PM
  • Complimentary coffee from Nomad Coffee Bar from 7AM-12PM
  • Raffle prizes including Milwaukee Record Starter Park/Goodies, X-Ray Arcade concert tickets, Ben Folds signed poster + test pressing, Ozzy Osbourne poster board, The GREATEST HITS movie promo pack + $50 Lilliput Gift Card, Pabst Theater Group concert tickets
  • Kind Oasis collaborations ft. Custom Lilliput gummy pack (20-count 10mg D9 THC + 10mg CBD jar) - $29.99 per jar, samples of Lemon Fader THC Seltzer from 12PM-2PM (while supplies last), Fader is available to buy for $6.99 per can
  • Performances by Jinksie at 4PM, Friko at 5PM
  • Moody x Lilliput risoprint collab
  • Be one of the first 50 people in line and you'll receive an exclusive Vivarium tote bag, Turner Hall blade sign sticker, and Vivarium Lava Lamp sticker! (pictured above)

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#2 - Rushmor Records - 2635 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee WI, 53207

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Rush Mor Records

Rush Mor will begin the day opening at 8AM with a Bake Sale happening at 815 East Potter Avenue (outside of Rush Mor)

Here's what else you can expect:

  • Mini Market with vendors outside Beth Eaton Pottery from 11AM-3PM (weather permitting)
  • Special LIVE appearance by Milwaukee's NEWEST (and maybe youngest) musical outfit PARANORMAL at 2PM
  • A FREE with $25 purchase commemorative RSD t-shirt designed and created by Carl Steinhagen and local screen printers The Factory (while supplies last)
  • Pabst Theater Group concert ticket giveaways
  • Be one of the first 50 people in line and you'll receive an exclusive Vivarium tote bag, Turner Hall blade sign sticker, and Vivarium Lava Lamp sticker! (above)
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Rush Mor Records - Exterior

 

#3 - Volta Records - 5026 S 74th St, Greenfield WI, 53220

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Volta Records

Volta Records will be open starting at 8AM on April 20th and will be hosting various sales, deals, and giveaways on Record Store Day this year. 

Check out what they're up to:

  • 10% off all new items store wide
  • 25% off preowned music and movies ($29.99 and under)
  • Extended dot sale on sale vinyl
  • Sale Exludes RSD Titles, Grab Bags, and Clearance CDS
  • Giveaways galore including 50 individual, single-day tickets for Summerfest to the first 50 folks in line, 5 pairs of single-day Summerfest tickets later on in the day!
  • 50 grab bags full of promotional swag from local businesses like Platos Closet, Music Go Round, and more!
  • Pabst Theater Group concert ticket giveaways
  • Be one of the first 50 people in line and you'll receive an exclusive Vivarium tote bag, Turner Hall blade sign sticker, and Vivarium Lava Lamp sticker! (pictured above)
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Don't forget to check out MetalHaus located in the back of Volta Records!

 

#4 - Irving Place Records (Formerly Bullseye Records) - 1627 Irving Place, Milwaukee WI, 53202

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Record Store Day will be Irving Place Records OFFICIAL grand opening! In the location of the former Bullseye Records (and owned by former employees), this is an East Side staple you won't want to miss. They'll be open starting at 9AM, so make sure to set your alarms!

In addition to having RSD releases they'll have the following:

  • 10% off new and used vinyl (excluding RSD titles), 30% off used CDs and 80% off all 7" singles
  • Chef David Flores grilling up hot dogs
  • Stop by Comet Cafe before shopping - bring your receipt from Comet to Irving and get $1 off your purchase! (same day only)
  • Free Irving Place Records stickers with all purchases (while supplies last)
  • A large selection of new stock - both used and new
  • New T-Shirts for sale, and free stickers up for grabs
  • Pabst Theater Group concert ticket giveaways
  • Be one of the first 50 people in line and you'll receive an exclusive Vivarium tote bag, Turner Hall blade sign sticker, and Vivarium Lava Lamp sticker! (pictured above)

Check out their Milwaukee Compilation here ft. local artists below! Available on vinyl and CD via Label 51 Recordings at the end of 2024.

 

#5 - We Buy Records - 904 E Center St, Milwaukee WI, 53212

We Buy Records is located in the heart of Riverwest and they're worth the stop! They'll be open from 12PM-4PM (nope, you don't have to wake up early for this one!) 

Check them out for:

  • A huge amount of RSD releases at their Riverwest Shop AND at their new satellite shop inside Fermentorium in Cedarburg
  • Pabst Theater Group concert ticket giveaways
  • Be one of the first 50 people in line and you'll receive an exclusive Vivarium tote bag, Turner Hall blade sign sticker, and Vivarium Lava Lamp sticker! (pictured above)
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We Buy Records

#6 - Omen Alternative Music & Media - 1310 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee WI, 53172

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Omen Clothing & Accessories and Omen Alternative Music & Media

Connected to Omen Clothing & Accessories - this is your one-stop shop for all things subculture! Stop by their store in South Milwaukee and visit them for their FIRST Record Store Day - and their one year anniversary! 

Here's what they've got going on:

  • DJ performances from Dance Commandr and Subspace
  • Be one of the first 50 people in line and you'll receive an exclusive Vivarium tote bag, Turner Hall blade sign sticker, and Vivarium Lava Lamp sticker! (pictured above)
  • Pabst Theater Group concert ticket giveaways
  • Additional giveaways and sales - keep an eye out!

Check out the list of stores participating in Record Store Day below!

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Did we miss anyone? Let us know at talkback@ptglive.com

Author

By: Hillary Gunn

Hillary is the Creative Marketing Manager for the Pabst Theater Group. You'll find her behind the scenes curating content right here on our Green Room blog, dreaming up captivating social media campaigns, overseeing the PTG Street Team, and coordinating our dedicated team of house photographers. 

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