Start the fall season hunting for great music treasures at our show this Sunday, September 16!

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“Records Say It Best!”

It was so fantastic seeing our wonderful vendors and customers at the August show after the July summer break! The hall was packed with many old friends and new customers too. Since the Ravens aren’t playing this Sunday, it’s a great day to come see us at our September 16 show at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall. As always, admission is FREE! Our hours are 9 am – 3 pm (but we know some of the best deals can be made a little before then!) The lovely ladies will be serving breakfast and lunch in the kitchen. The food is great and the prices so reasonable!

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We really enjoyed meeting Tim who found this sweet T-shirt in a small record shop during his many travels. VINYL IS FOREVER! So true!

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Our own Janet always loves to “cut a rug” when the opportunity arises, showing her joy for music and dancing!

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Record hunting is a wonderful thing for couples to share together!

And of course there were may Elvis and Aretha and sitings. Long live the King and Queen! And yes, Aretha sure had “Moxie!”

Mark your calendars for our special 4th Sunday show, May 27 – and we have some big news…!

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First, mark your calendars for a special 4th Sunday show this month, May 27 at the Arbutus Fire Hall! It’s 9am – 3pm and always FREE! The gals in the kitchen will be looking up some great food for breakfast and lunch!

Now for the REALLY BIG NEWS! Finally people are discovering what we knew all along. Vinyl never went away and it is coming back strong! You might have seen Janet’s post on Facebook – she was just too excited to keep a secret for too long. Arbutus Record Show is featured in the May issue of Baltimore Magazine all about the Baltimore music scene. First the cover! “Vinyl Mania: The Record Plays On” refers to our article called “For the Record,” written by John Lewis with photography by Matt Roth. It runs on pages 108-111 and concludes on page 159. We thank John and Matt for such a great article!

We are posting each page of the article so you can read it here but you still have time to run out and get a souvenir copy of your own. We are so proud and honored to be recognized in Baltimore Magazine! 

Vendor Chris Armbruster is featured as well as our beloved Miss Freddie and dealers Catherine Bailey and Jack Skutnick. Joe Vaccarino, the expert on Baltimore music, gets a shout out too. Even some of our great customers are interviewed. Patty Reuhl has a mention selling her “snappy T-shirts.”

Our own Frank Reuhl has his quote featured and we think he sums it up pretty well:

“It’s all about the hunt,
discovering the music, and
meeting good people.”

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Our show on April 15 was showered with fabulous people and cool finds!

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With spring on it’s way, we had a wonderful show on April 15! Attendance was in full force! Janet took some great early morning photos  – Gary and his helper Todd and first time vendors Matthew, Jim and Mike.

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Later we came upon some groovy, psychedelic and funky finds! See below.

 

We have a HUGE surprise coming up in MAY! Arbutus Record Show has hit the big time! Stayed tuned! Mark your calendars for a special 4th Sunday show – May 27th!

Happy New Year, music lovers! Join us Sunday, January 21 for our first show of 2018!

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Happy New Year! 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. We return this Sunday, January 21 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm where admission is always FREE! We also have food on site, serving great breakfast and lunch options.

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Last year we had a chance to talk to two of our great vendors who work together as a team  – Bob (left) and Evan (right). They joined forces about two years ago when Evan found a treasure trove of albums – almost 11,000 records! – from one collector and they decided to purchase the whole lot. We discovered that Evan is a contemporary jazz lover (like Paul Hardcastle and Pat Metheny) and Bob is a HUGE Beatles fan. As they said, you never know what you are going to find [at the Arbutus Record Show] or who you are going to meet. These two are great guys – always cheerful and friendly, and they come to the show with wonderful music finds! So stop by their booth this Sunday and say “hi” while looking through their selection of albums and other goodies.

We thank our wonderful vendors, like Bob and Evan, and our patrons. Looks like it’s going to be another great year in 2018! See you this Sunday!

Some of their treasures:
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PS: Don’t forget Valentine’s Day is coming up and our February show is on the 18th, so January is a perfect time to get a jump on a special gift for your special sweetheart!

Join us this Sunday, November 19th for our pre-turkey show!

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Get a jump on the pre-Thanksgiving rush and join us Sunday, November 19. It is never too early to find those special music gifts for friends and family. It is hard to believe this is our second to last show before 2018! Christmas and year-end celebrations are coming up fast!

Admission is always  FREE and we are here from 9 am – 3 pm. There is wonderful food to purchase for  breakfast and lunch while you are shopping. Our vendors have tons of unique and special gifts for the special people in your life this holiday season!

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We want to give a special shoutout to a great friend of the show and longtime vendor. Al Ercolani Jr had come back to the show after a long absence. But that kind heart of his needed some support and in October he had triple bypass surgery. He posts on his FB page that he is doing well. We wish Al a speedy recovery and hope to see him soon!

 

It’s today, October 15! Before the game, stop by the show for some great music deals!

We love our football and we love our music even more! Before the game stop by the show at our home in the Arbutus Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE and we have our 50/50 raffle with a drawing at 12 noon. Remember our great food service for breakfast and lunch. You might even spot some fun Halloween-themed music or unearth some Grateful Dead! Boo!

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Find that rare treasure for your favorite dad on Father’s Day this Sunday, June 18th!

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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!

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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.

 

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