Happy New Year! We are so excited for our first show of 2023 on Sunday, JANUARY 15!

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Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Year!  We hope you had a great holiday season! It’s time for first show of the new year on Sunday, JANUARY 15! Our great vendors are returning to the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. No admission and plenty of FREE parking. We posted this last month but here is our NEW 2023 schedule below and you can pick up a flyer at the show. Also you can always click on the ABOUT link on our website for all the 2023 upcoming dates and click on our DIRECTIONS link on how to get there.

2023 arbutus record show schedule

We had a great show last month with lots of people coming to shop. Some festive folks from The December show!

Below are many of the great things we spotted, including some very lunch boxes, buttons, vinyl (of course), Beatles items, even a record player and some vintage toys were for sale—and of course Christmas albums. We always remember Elvis in January as well. It’s time to start thinking about LOVE and Valentine’s Day coming up since our next show will be after that holiday. 

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It’s almost here! Our final show of 2022! Shop for wonderful music gifts on Sunday, December 18! Come celebrate the season with us!

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It’s hard to believe it is our final show of 2022 on Sunday, December 18 —just in time for holiday shopping for Christmas and also the first day of Hanukkah! Celebrate the season with us while looking for wonderful music gifts! We are open from 9 am to 3 pm and admission and parking are always FREE!  

Lots of exciting things from last month’s show! First we had a special treat of LIVE music from “Lonesome” Dave Fisher, his very talented son Gus (he’s only 12 and starting playing guitar only two years ago) on guitar, and his bass player Brad, with three mini-sets at 10 am 11 am, and 12 noon. (He also performs at the iconic The Horse You Came In On Saloon in Fell’s Point.) Dave plays “Real 1950s-Styled Rockabilly Music.” He also had some of his music, T-shirts, buttons, and stickers for sale.

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Dave is not only talented but a really nice guy! He came from Colorado during the pandemic and they discovered a wonderful house in Baltimore. They love the weird, fun, and creative vibe of Baltimore and he says that everyone here is really friendly (we like to hear that!) Dave gives lessons at the School of Rock here and also teaches guitar, ukulele, and pre-school music classes at the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Pikesville. He’s working on a recording project in December. We welcome him and his family and wish him all the best and success with his music here in Baltimore!

We also have our 2023 schedule available so pick up a flyer at the show!

2023 arbutus record show schedule

Finally, below are some of the great holiday music across all genres you can find for gifts. See you at the show!

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paul revere xmas album

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3 xmas albums

four seasons ramsey lewis xmas albums

The nip is in the air and the holidays will soon be here! Join us the Sunday before Turkey Day, November 20, and start your music gift shopping early!

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Janet in all her fall glory!

It’s that time again! Only two more shows left in 2022 and time to start shopping for that special someone. Join us the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 20, from 9 am – 3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department. Mark your calendars for DECEMBER 18 (Also Hannukkah begins) for our final show of the year!  FREE admission and plenty of FREE parking! A bonus this show is that we will be having LIVE music! Lonesome Dave Fisher will be singing some “real 1950s Style Rockabilly Music” during three mini-sets at 10 am, 11 am, and 12 noon! He will also have his 7″ vinyl singles and T-shirts for sale.

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We lost a great one recently, the legendary Loretta Lynn. There are always lots of her great albums to be found. 

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Below is a small sampling of the great shots from our spooktacular show in October and other great finds! 

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We love our great shoppers!

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More goodies!

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Mark your calendars! Another “spooktacular” show is coming up on Sunday, OCTOBER 16!

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The air is getting crisp and cool and that means fall, football, and Halloween! Mark your calendars for October 16 and come see us at our next show at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall. The hours are 9 am – 3 pm. There is NEVER an admission fee and plenty of FREE parking!  Search for some fun, Halloween-themed music or start your holiday shopping early.

Our September show was a great success and there were so many cool finds! Now who are these lovely ladies sporting the official Arbutus Record Show T-shirt?

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Another great crowd searching for music treasures in September.

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There was a great variety of great music and music items. Some rare finds too!

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For the Faith Hill fans!

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DVDS, books, CDs and even VHS! We have it all!

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School is back, fall is almost here, and so is our next show on Sunday, September 18!

IMG_7685We are back with our show on Sunday, SEPTEMBER 18! Join us at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. NO admission and plenty of FREE parking! Last month’s show was amazing and the most vendors since the pandemic. (A little secret is that you can come as early as 7:30 am and perhaps snag some super special finds -sshhh).

Sadly we just lost one of greats— jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, 87, who successfully crossed over to pop success with “The In Crowd” which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. A fabulous live recording was done locally in DC at the Bohemian Caverns. He received the 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award. Lewis was also a mentor to Maurice White who was in Lewis’ trio. He would later go out on his own to form another legendary band, Earth, Wind, and Fire, which clearly had a jazz influence in their music and made them one of the most successful bands ever.

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On a lighter note, yours truly had the great opportunity of seeing a legendary band in concert this summer—British new wave rockers Duran Duran. On their 40th Anniversary Tour, they made a stop at Merriweather and put on a fabulous show with the uber-talented Nile Rodgers and Chic opening for them (Rodgers produced their album “Notorious.”) Thanks to the fans, Duran will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in November in Los Angeles.

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Below are some of the great finds to be had at the show!

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Cool off from the summer heat with sizzling deals at our next show, Sunday, July 17!

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Here’s one of our favorite dads – Frank with his daughter, Chrissy on Father’s Day at last month’s show!

Thank you for sharing some of Father’s Day with us last month! Our July show is now a regular event for the second year! So beat the July heat and we will see you on Sunday, July 17th! Look for fun, summer tunes to rock your next barbecue or vacation! The show runs 9 am – 3 pm, and as always no admission and FREE, ample parking at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department.

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Another dad with his son at the show on Father’s Day.

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Revealed from our Facebook post—one of our longtime vendors and music guru, Dave Hoffer, holding a poster from November 1970 for a concert at Painter’s Mill—sadly, long-gone. From 1970-71, Dave was the stage manager. The poster was all drawn by hand by Michael Goldberg. Some great acts, early in their career, came through the Painters Mill Music Fair—including Elton John. Also look at the ticket prices back then! It also lists the stores in the Baltimore/DC area where you could buy the tickets like Record and Tape, Time/Peace Boutique and Bum Steer. Groovy!

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Here’s another vintage poster from Pennsylvania. Again, look at those ticket prices!

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Some very cool, record finds!

A vintage two-side record player!

It’s Father’s Day show again this year – Sunday, June 19th! Celebrate Dad with us!

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Again this year our show falls on Father’s Day on June 19! Come celebrate all dads with us and maybe find a special give for your dad at the show! The show runs 9 am – 3 pm,  with plenty of FREE parking and never an admission fee. Join us in the cool air-conditioned Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall in beautiful Arbutus. If you ever need to know how to find us, click the DIRECTIONS tab on our web homepage.

Sir Paul McCartney returned to Baltimore for a concert. and there is always tons of Beatles items at the show. 

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Also the new ELVIS film is coming out on June 24 and, as you can see at the top of the post, we had a vendor with a great collection of Elvis memorabilia! We are pretty sure they will be back this month. Also spotted were some great posters and books. Below are some more great finds!

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It’s almost summer! Join us for the fourth Sunday show, May 22!

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Time to get some cool tunes and music deals for hot, summer days! It’s a 4th Sunday show, MAY 22! It’s right before the start of summer, Memorial weekend. The hours are 9 am – 3 pm and ADMISSION is always FREE! Plenty of FREE parking! Bring family and tell your friends! The Arbutus Record Show is held at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall located at 5200 Southwestern Boulevard in beautiful Arbutus, MD.

We had a wonderful show in April, very busy all through the day and we also had some fun buyers! Carl is a drummer and teacher in the county and told us a great story about Jim Chapin who was Harry Chapin‘s father but also a great musician in his own right! He was a jazz drummer, the author of books about jazz drumming and was posthumously inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2011. He played with some of the great bands led by Woody Herman and Tommy Dorsey. Carl met Jim who offered to mentor one of his students for two hours at his studio on Long Island—and he himself also learned so much from him! 

 

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Carl, drummer and teacher, with one of his finds!

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Here’s another fun buyer who let us take a photo of his fun T-shirt!

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We had a great crowd! See all the great things below we found last month at the show and there will be more at this month’s show.

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Spring is springing! Join us for our special 4th Sunday Show, April 24!

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Spring is finally here! Deals will be blooming at our special 4th SUNDAY SHOW, April 24, at the Arbutus Volunteer Department Fire Hall in Arbutus from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE! All our great vendors will be there with tons of fun music items. We found some pretty cool local collectibles too from a poster from the local bar Leadbetters Tavern in Fells Point to The WBAL Radio 11 Album.

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The record was produced in 1977 with photos of the great team at WBAL Radio 11 including Elaine Stein, Alan Christian, and Bob Jones, among others. All the proceeds from the sale of the album went to the WBAL Radio Kid Campaign to help underprivileged kids in Baltimore City. What a great cause!

Below are tons of other goodies that can be found at the show! See you there!

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Mr. Groundhog was mistaken! Looks like Spring is already here. It’s a good time to visit our next show, Sunday, March 20!

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Janet with Anderson Branch.

Spring is just around the corner and so is our March show! Come by Sunday, March 20 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE! Remember to bring your own food and drink and don’t forget the green. St. Patty’s Day comes before the show but there is still plenty of “gold-en” music to uncover. We will have lots of great vendors and music treasures.

It was a great show in February! You may have noticed a young man taking photos and filming. His name is Anderson Branch. A young Navy man, he made the Arbutus Record show the subject an an assignment for his Photojournalism class at the Defensive Information School, Ft. Meade. You can see his wonderful little film by clicking here! Thank you Anderson!

More to come…