Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with us! Put on (and bring) your “green” this Sunday, March 17th!

Spring is just around the corner and this year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on the same day as our Sunday show! Put on your green (and don’t forget to bring your green) and maybe you will find that elusive pot of music gold! Come by this Sunday, March 17 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE! We hope the lovely ladies might serve some Irish treats like last year but the food is always good with great breakfast and lunch options.

There was a packed show in February. Janet was lovely in red, celebrating Valentine’s Day. We look forward to seeing her decked out in green!

We also had some special guests from upstate New York in February. They both love the show and try to make it at least once a year since it is quite a trip for them. Perhaps that is why the hall was jumping! Jack Skutnik and Tom Konopka hail from Binghamton and Rochester respectively. Like all collectors, they started very young. Jack began collecting at five years old when he bought the “Teddy Bear’s Picnic.” He loves the Arbutus Record Show and has come down for the past 10 years with tons of great music. Jack started doing shows in the 80s and is now up to around 18 a year – including producing five shows of his own.

Jack Skutnik participated in our show in February. He hails from Binghamton, New York.

Jack Skutnik participated in our show in February. He hails from Binghamton, New York.

Tom drove seven hours down from Rochester and had a huge display of great music at his booth. He started collecting when he was a teenager. After a few years of being “Mr. Mom” to his daughter, he started doing shows. About half of his own collection is jazz and the rest crosses all genres. We wish they were closer but love having both of these friendly and knowledgeable vendors visit our show at least once a year!

Tom Konopka from Rochester, NY shows off his booth of extensive music offerings.

Tom Konopka from Rochester, NY shows off his booth of extensive music offerings.

Celebrate a month of holidays this Sunday, February 17th at the Arbutus Record Show!

Join us this Sunday, February 17 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE! We also have great food great breakfast and lunch options. Wonderful deals and a great mix of music-related items are available from our fabulous vendors. It’s alway a good time hunt for romantic finds for your special Valentine! Celebrate Black History Month with the great musical contributions of African American artists and don’t forget to bring your “Presidents!”

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Derek, our great announcer at the helm. If you are looking for something special or anything at all, let him know and he will let our vendors know!

We kicked off our first show of 2019 in grand style with a big show in January. Here are some of the great variety of wonderful musical items that we found including, books, buttons, lunch boxes and of course, great vinyl!

 

Some great vintage lunch boxes, including rare Beatles!

 

Some vintage equipment and ton of books on the Rolling Stones. Wonderful displays by our vendors, showcasing their offers!

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Fun, music-themed buttons!

 

Some romantic Miles and a “Heartbreaker!”

Happy New Year! Join us for the FIRST show of 2019 on Sunday, January 20!

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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!

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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.

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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.

Thank you Michelle!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TCCGp46ZqXnuoQVOfRoH_-H051N964fm/view?usp=sharing

 

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!

 

Join us for our last show of 2018 this Sunday, December 16! Celebrate the season and find tons of great holiday gifts for that special music lover!

 

IMG_0736 charlie brown xmas read alongChristmas is just around the corner! It is hard to believe our last show of 2018 is coming up this Sunday, December 16. Come and find wonderful music gifts for that special person – DVDs, CDs, vinyl, posters, books, T-shirts and more! The show runs from 9 am to 3 pm and admission is always FREE. Breakfast and lunch are also available for purchase.

Bring the kids and stop by the 25th Anniversary AVFD Old Fashioned Christmas (train) Garden!

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A great big THANK YOU from our family to all of our vendors and buyers this holiday season making 2018 another great year!  And a HUGE thanks to our fearless leaders, Janet (pretty in purple) and and Frank (working in the background).

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Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first show of 2019 on January 20th!

Winter has made its mark and Thanksgiving is almost here. Join us this Sunday, November 18th and get a jump on your music gift shopping!

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It is hard to believe we have had our first snow of the season and Turkey day is fast approaching. That means family, friends, football and most important, being thankful. Time flies and there are only two more shows for 2018 which means only two more chances to to shop for music gifts for your family and friends! Join us this Sunday, November 19 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department and get your jingle on!

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

We are thankful for all our wonderful vendors and for Frank and Janet for keeping this fantastic show running so successfully! We are also thankful for our shoppers, the old and the new. The show is always a warm and fun atmosphere and you can’t beat the great music and finds. We look forward to seeing you! Here are some treasures for kids of all ages that we have spotted at the show – T-shirts, posters, magazines. picture disks, and even a stained glass piece of art – recognize the album cover and group?

 

With the success of A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965 and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in 1966, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving was the third holiday special which aired on CBS in 1973. It even won an Emmy Award the following year. What added to the charm of these specials, besides the beloved characters and scripts by Charles M. Schulz, was the brilliance of the soundtrack, composed and performed by Vince Guaraldi and his musicians. The music set the mood and was very sophisticated for a cartoon. Here is just a sampling:

Fall is here! Time for football and “boo-tiful” music! See you Sunday, October 20th for our next show!

There’s a nip in the air. It’s football season and Halloween will soon be upon us. Before the game, stop by the show at the Arbutus Fire Department Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is always FREE and we have our great food service for breakfast and lunch.

Only THREE more shows left in 2018 – time flies! So mark you calendar ahead for November 18th and December 16th! It’s never to early to start your music holiday shopping for family and friends! We found this special album last sale and many  more
that we will share with you in upcoming posts.

 

Here is a Halloween-themed song to enjoy – an 80s classic and groundbreaking video “Thriller” – more of a mini- movie – from the legendary Michael Jackson!

And from Lady Gaga, continuing to make her mark in the current remake of “A Star is Born, ” the classic “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.”

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!”