Spring has sprung! Come to our special 4th Sunday show on April 23!

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We hope you all had a great Easter/Passover season! Spring has arrived and is in full bloom. With a late Easter this year, we have a special show on the fourth Sunday of this month – April 23!

We are back at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We also have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options. Come by and search for some unusual music items – like these we spotted last month. Say hello to Janet and Frank, who do a wonderful job running the show!  Frank is a music expert extraordinaire and Janet keeps the ship running smoothly. See you there!

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Special anniversary edition of Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven” with pop-up art.

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Very cool picture disc of “Johnny Johnny” by Prefab Sprout.

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Rock n roll buttons galore!

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A diverse group of CDs spanning all genres!

Come on down this Sunday for our March 19th show!

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It was a great show last month as we celebrated the very special 25th anniversary of one of our beloved vendors, Jack Supplee. Along with some other longtime vendors, Janet brought out all the stops with cake and libations to share with everyone. We feared Jack would retire but he is not going anywhere. Though he will have less tables, we are delighted that he will continue to participate in the Arbutus Record Show!

After a late winter blast, we are back this Sunday, March 19 to the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We also have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options. Come by and say hello to Jack and all the other great people at the show!

Spring in February! Join us this Sunday, February 19 for a great show and a special anniversary!

 

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Above: Our beloved Jack with one of our fearless leaders of the record show, Janet!

Can it really be February! Enjoy this warm weather and come out this Sunday, February 19 to the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We also have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options.

We are also celebrating a very special anniversary of one of our beloved vendors. Jack Supplee has been participating in the Arbutus Record Show for 25 years, bringing every kind of music you can think of including the unusual and hard to find – and at reasonable prices. In 25 years he missed only one show. Amazing! Rumor has it he could be retiring – say it isn’t so Jack! So come by to say hello to Jack – and for a big surprise!

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Join us for our first show of the New Year – this Sunday, January 15!

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Start the new year with music! We hope you had a great holiday season! December show was a great success as people found treasures and gifts for their favorite music lovers. Our great vendors return this Sunday, January 15 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm and admission is always FREE! We also have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options.

2017 promises to be another wonderful year for the Arbutus Record and CD show! There are so many fabulous music-related items to be found – books, ephemera, posters, buttons, trading cards, T-shirts, DVDs and more! Here is another reminder of all the  shows coming up in 2017! This year we have TWO shows on the 4th Sunday of the month, April and May, so make note of that on your calendars.

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Since our February show will be after Valentine’s Day, it is not to early to think about something special for your sweetheart. Love songs are the basis of most of our music history. What is your favorite love song? In honor of the great Tony Bennett who just celebrated his 90th birthday and still has the pipes, here is a classic, “The Shadow of Your Smile:” 

Ho! Ho! Ho! Join us for the last show of 2016 and come by this Sunday, December 18 and shop for those last minute gifts!

In honor of a great music legend, David Bowie, who we lost too soon this past year, among so many, we thought this would be fitting for the season. Two great music legends on opposite sides of the music spectrum performed this memorable duet in 1977. Bing Crosby & David Bowie – Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy. 

Hard to believe another holiday season is upon us! Shake the cold and join us this Sunday, December 20 for our last show of 2016!  This is the final chance to get that special gift for your favorite music-lover – or even a special something for yourself.  You can find great bargains and treasures from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission is always free and breakfast and lunch are available for purchase.

Thank you and blessings from our family to all of our vendors and buyers this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

We scoped out some pretty cool Christmas-themed music items last month and we are sure there will be tons more this Sunday! Here is just a sampling:










Join US for pre-Thanksgiving music shopping, Sunday, November 20th!

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We had a great show last month – can you spot one of our fearless leaders, Janet, in the crowd? Get a jump on the Black Friday, pre-holiday rush and join us Sunday, November 20 and get some music, gift-giving shopping done before Turkey Day! It is hard to believe that there are only two more shows left in 2016. Never fear we already have our dates for 2017. See our new flyer below.

Admission is always  FREE and we are here from 9 am – 3 pm. There is wonderful food to purchase for  breakfast and lunch. Whether it a music gift for family and friends or a present for yourself, our vendors have tons of special, hard to find items!

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Below is a sampling of some of the goodies and unique items you can find at the show! Is there a heavy metal fan in your family? How about a KISS jigsaw puzzle? Or a rare oldie by Bill Haley and the Comets, or a selection of record label T shirts, vintage jazz magazines or a Donnie and Marie 45 record carrier! We have it all!

 

 

Celebrate the last show before our summer break (and Father’s Day too!), this Sunday, June 19 (and a peek at Ringo Starr’s recent concert).

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Ringo Starr at The Warner with His All Starr Band, June 18, 2016.

Celebrate our last show before the summer break in July (don’t worry, we will be back in August ) and Father’s Day! You can find a special gift of Dad’s favorite music from back in the day or something for yourself that brings back the best memories of your father. Remember the show is always FREE! Visit us from 9 am – 3 pm at the Arbutus Fire Hall. Enjoy great vendors and their expertise in music and collectibles. We also have great food on the premises for purchase and the atmosphere is always fun and friendly for every kind of music lover!

Yours truly just had a treat last night attending the Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band  at DC’s Warner Theater. Maybe some of you were there as well. There were true legends up on that stage and they made it clear it was a love fest. The guys get along so well and it shows in their incredible blend as a band. There have been approximately 12 iterations since Ringo started touring with this concept 1989 and it is still going strong. It was hit after hit from the original people who wrote and performed huge chart toppers, and all superstars in their own right. The band members included Todd Rundgren on guitar, Mister Mister’s Richard Page on guitar, Santana’s lead singer Gregg Rolie on keyboards, Toto’s Steve Lukather on guitar (he can stand toe to to with any rock guitarist living)the multitalented Warren Ham on percussion and saxophone, and drummer Gregg Bissonette and of course, the original Beatle – Peace & Love, THE Ringo Starr! Ringo still looks great and sounds great! He was delightful and full of fun, often interacting with the audience. One person even brought a”Ringo Starr for President” sign and he held it up on stage.  Each member sang a few songs from their vast repertoire. So many hits, the audience wished they could play them all!

These artists represent three decades of some of the best music ever recorded – from the 60s to the 80s – but the music is timeless and the talent is off the charts! If the band comes around again, it is a must see. In the meantime, we know you can find lots of their music and memorabilia represented at the show this Sunday! In fact, we saw some goodies at our show in May from The Beatles:

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More photos of the concert:

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