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!
The first-ever July show was a success and we are back with our regularly scheduled show on Sunday, August 16! Join us at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9am – 3 pm. As always, there is NO admission and plenty of FREE parking!
Our our great vendors are returning! We will still be following COVID safety precautions, so please bring and wear your mask at all times. The vendors will be socially-distanced around the hall. Hand sanitizer will be available, as well as face masks (if you forgot yours).
Still no food available yet at the hall, so please remember to bring your own food and drinks.
There was a celebrity in our midst at the last month. Desmond Moulton is an award-winning conductor, vocal music educator, and a Neilsen SoundScan-charting singer/songwriter from New York City. His new album, “Happiness is Priceless,” recently debuted at Number 4 on the Nielsen SoundScan Reggae Chart. Desmond helps colleges and choirs recruit and keep great singers and musicians while also empowering singers and musicians to succeed in the business. We wish Desmond all the best!
In other exciting news, the legendary New York DJ, Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow is returning to radio on WABC 77 AM Radio in NYC on September 5th to spin those classics of rock and roll! For more about this icon, check out this story here! We know all the good things come back again. Congrats, Cousin Brucie!
Please check out upcoming shows for the rest of the year posted under our “About” tab on our homepage and our flyer which is available at the show.
Check out the variety of finds awaiting you at the show!
Fall has finally arrived! This means football, brisk days, turning leaves – and soon it will be Halloween! Come by the show at the Arbutus Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and the ladies serve great food options for breakfast and lunch.
One of our fearless leaders, Janet, looked so colorful at our September show. She and Frank always do such a great job to make this show THE BEST!
I am sure our country music fans watched Ken Burn’s new series, Country Music. We found some albums by some of country music’s greatest that were featured in the documentary. There will be tons more country music treasures at our October show.
Don’t forget Halloween is coming up and we spotted this gem to fill your house with spooky sounds of the season.
It was SO great to see everyone at our show In August after our summer break! The place was packed! Don’t forget to join us September 15th from 9am-3pm at the air-conditioned Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall. You can come earlier while the dealers are setting up and perhaps score a big deal before the crowd pours in. Admission is always FREE and the lovely ladies in the kitchen serve up tasty and very reasonably priced food for breakfast and lunch.
As we posted on our Facebook page, a recent article in Rolling Stone told us what we have known for some time – vinyl is making a BIG resurgence! It’s so incredible that “Vinyl Is Poised to Outsell CDs For the First Time Since 1986.” We love all of our music, no matter the format, but there is nothing like that rich, deep sound of vinyl – imperfections and all. You can go to our Facebook page for the link to the full article.
It was so good to see familiar faces and we are also noticing that more ladies and families are coming to our shows which is amazing. And let’s not forget, August marked the 50th Anniversary of WOODSTOCK. Our own Merriweather Post Pavilion ALMOST became the site of the celebration. Some things you just can’t recreate. And we never forget the anniversary of the passing in August of a giant, Elvis Presley.
We found lots of goodies along with some favorite regular vendors and buyers.
Vendor Bill Cox and his “Crabby” hat!
Mega collector John was so excited about the new bag he got from Derek, our wonderful announcer! And John loves our website!
Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season! It was a great December show and we are so excited about 2019! The show returns Sunday, January 20 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.
Our new schedule is here for all of 2019 thanks to Patty. Please note there are two fourth Sundays in April and May because of holidays. So mark your calendars!
A media & communications and cinematic arts major at UMBC, Michelle Sanders, visited one of our shows. For her senior project, Michell produced this lovely short film called “Record Resurgence.” Vinyl has been coming back strong as we all know, even with younger generations – and we are just minutes away from campus.
The film features the Arbutus Record Show along with comments from some of our great vendors including, Dave Hoffer, Todd Simpson, Frank Ruehl, Chris Armbruster, and Juany Santos, and even 2003 UMBC alum, Carl, a collector who has been coming to the show since 2005. Yay Carl! You can copy and past the link below into our browser or watch the video by clicking here.
Over the holidays, we hope you had a chance to see Bohemian Rhapsody about the British super group, Queen and its charismatic singer, Freddy Mercury. Although there are a few alterations to the true story for dramatic effect, you can’t argue that Rami Malek becomes Freddy – it is uncanny. And the rest of the cast was fabulous as well. Congrats to him and the movie for the Golden Globe wins. In fact, someone did a side by side comparison at the Live Aid concert. Pretty spot on!
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.”