This is the month of the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s passing and his influence and music is as strong ever! Many of our vendors have tons of great Elvis music!
It has been another long, hot summer and we you hope you have been enjoying vacations, swimming, crabs, goin’ downy oshun and “dem Os!”
Arbutus Record Show is ready to rock with the return of our wonderful vendors with fabulous new items! Cool off and join us this Sunday, August 20for some great deals on all your favorite music items. The show is open from 9 am – 3 pm and always FREE! Bring your family, neighbors and friends! And it is air-conditioned!!! We have great breakfast and lunch options as well.
Below is variety of very cool stuff from our June show! See you Sunday!
This Sunday, June 18, come celebrate part of Father’s Day with us at Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options. Search for some special music gifts for your favorite dad! One of our favorite dads is Frank Ruehl who runs this great show with his better half, Janet. Also one or the other of Frank’s daughters and his son-in-law also help out with the shows. Show your dad some music love with some great gifts!
This is a rare treasure found at the show last month by one of our buyers – a lithograph, titled “Frank Zappa (1940-1993) Only In It For The Music” (possibly a reference and homage to Zappa and one of his first albums We’re Only in It for the Money). It was created and hand signed by Cal Schenkel – only one of 1000 printed! This artist specializes in album cover design and became the main visual artist for Baltimore native Frank Zappa when they met in 1967. The albums included We’re Only in it for the Money, The Grand Wazoo, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Just another Band from L.A and One Size Fits All to name to name a few. Some say he was the precursor to the era of punk and new wave art. He appeared in two of Zappa’s films and even did a few vocals on Lumpy Gravy. Schenkel also designed album covers for such artists as comic Lenny Bruce and Tom Waits.
A few other treasures found last month – a Beatles banner, a Mick Jagger poster (front and back) and a collection of rare Elvis records.
The show featured in The Washington Post and the return of beloved vendor
This month we have another special fourth Sunday show over Memorial Weekend on May 28th. Take a break from your holiday festivities – and remembrance of our brave fighting men and women – and join us at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options. Come by and search for some special music items.
We have two pieces of great news! John Kelly wrote a great feature this week in The Washington Post,“At this Maryland vinyl fest, the wax will never wane” and you can view it here or on ourFacebook page. It features two of our vendors Greg Greenstein and Tim Harris (he will be there!) Here are a couple of screen shots.
Our second piece of news…after a long absence, a very much missed vendor and all around nice guy will be returning to the show. We were so delighted to see him at last month’s show and thrilled that he will be here this Sunday. Stop by and visit Al Ercolani at his booth to welcome him back.
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!
Special anniversary edition of Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven” with pop-up art.
Very cool picture disc of “Johnny Johnny” by Prefab Sprout.
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!
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!
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.
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:”