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 for our last show of 2017 this Sunday, December 17! Then mark your calendars for January 21, 2018!

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Early snows mean Christmas is coming up fast! Find those last minute gifts by joining us this Sunday, December 17 for our last show of 2017!  You can find great bargains and treasures from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission is always FREE and breakfast and lunch are available for purchase.

A great big THANK YOU from our family to all of our vendors and buyers this holiday season. You made it a great 2017! See our schedule for 2018 below, designed Patty Ruehl. 

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We look forward to seeing you in the new year! We will also be selling T-shirts this Sunday using her wonderful design as well. They will be sold for $15 each. A great gift for your favorite music collector.

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We found some amazing Christmas-themed music items along with all kinds of gift ideas – books, buttons, magazines, cds and vinyl – for the music lover in your life. Just a taste of what will be available this Sunday!

Don’t forget to visit the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Old Fashioned Christmas Train Garden while you are shopping with us!

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We would like to send condolences and prayers the family of Marty Stuber. We lost our dear friend Marty this past Thursday, December 14. She will be missed by all her friends, especially those who chatted with her and hung out at Jack’s tables at both the Lancaster Record Show as well as at the Arbutus Record & CD Show. Marty was our dealer Jack Supplee’s sweetheart.

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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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Come visit us Memorial Weekend for a special 4th Sunday show on May 28!

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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 our Facebook 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.

Spring has sprung! Come to our special 4th Sunday show on April 23!

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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!

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Special anniversary edition of Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven” with pop-up art.

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Very cool picture disc of “Johnny Johnny” by Prefab Sprout.

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Rock n roll buttons galore!

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A diverse group of CDs spanning all genres!

Come on down this Sunday for our March 19th show!

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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!

Spring in February! Join us this Sunday, February 19 for a great show and a special anniversary!

 

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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!

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