It’s hard to believe that there are only two more shows left in 2021! Join us the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 21, from 9 am – 3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department. Start your holiday shopping early for all your special music fans—and get a little present for yourself! Mark your calendars for DECEMBER 19, 2021 for our final show of the year! As always, NO admission and plenty of FREE parking!
Below is a small sampling of the great finds (and one snappy dresser) to be had, provided by our wonderful vendors! We have it all—from classical to jazz, country to soul, rockabilly to heavy metal, posters, T-shirts, magazines, DVDs, CDs, tapes, 45s, books, figurines, and VINYL which is making a huge comeback and outselling all other formats.
Beat the heat and get HOT music deals at the special 4th Sunday show, MAY 23! Hours are 9 am – 3 pm and ADMISSION is always FREE! Plenty of FREE parking at the COOL Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall. Masks are still required. Bring your family and friends to pick up rockin’ tunes for your Memorial Day celebration! 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 and Janet took some great photos of our visitors and vendors in their fun T-shirts. Do you have a favorite T-shirt from a concert back in the day that you still wear? We would love to see you in them on May 23!
Spring is finally here! Deals will be blooming at our next show, Sunday, April 18, at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE! This is our normal third weekend of the month since the spring holidays were early this year. We still have to wear our masks in compliance with the state law and safety for everyone. Please continue to MASK UP, socially distance, and bring your own food and drink.
Last month’s show was AMAZING with such a great crowd all day long. It was also a wonderful opportunity to get some great photos as well of lots of the great finds at the show! Yes that fuzzy creature holds 45s!
We had the opportunity to meet Lou Vlangas, who partners with our wonderful announcer, Derek Shaw at the Keystone Record Collectors show, the Pennsylvania Music Expo, every month (usually the weekend before the Arbutus show). Lou is the show coordinator, announcer and does the table reservations. At our show in March he showed up with a gem! The first 45 record every pressed, recorded by Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup – and it’s even color vinyl!
Lou, top left and his prize 45 record. A steal at $400!
Lou’s partner in crime, Derek, at his usual spot at the entrance of the Arbutus Record show. Both are great guys!
Spring is just around the corner and so is our March show! This month it is the fourth Sunday! Come by Sunday, March 28 at the Arbutus Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE! We had a great show in February but, alas, all the great photos taken were lost when the old phone just couldn’t go on. I have a new one and ready to shoot lots of great photos at the March show. Below are a couple of Janet’s great shots.
Even though we hope many of of you have or will be getting vaccines, we still have to wear our masks in compliance with the state law. Continue to MASK UP, socially distance, and bring your own food and drink. We will have lots of great vendors and music treasures.
Remember the days when you sat listening to your favorite song on the radio so you could tape it on your cassette player? Remember all those favorite mix tapes? We can thank Dutch inventor, Lou Ottens, who passed on March 6, 2021 at the age of 94. Not only did he invent the audio cassette, he also invented the CD player! The chart below, credit to Forbes India, illustrates his contributions. Where would music lovers be without him? We have lots of dealers who sell both cassettes and CDs.
We are keeping in touch with our host, the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, and at this point, we are having our November show! Come visit us from 9 am – 3 pm. NO admission and plenty of FREE parking! Please continue to adhere to COVID safety precautions and wear your mask at all times (which means covering the mouth AND nose) and socially-distance. This is particularly important at this time.
Please put DECEMBER 20 on your calendar as we hope to finish the year with our last show before Christmas!
After celebrating Mr. Jack‘s 90th birthday in September, we had quite a scare with him at last month’s show. This post from our “sister” show Pennsylvania Music Expo sums up the day and how the Arbutus Record Show family showed what a wonderful village we are.
“Long time Pennsylvania Music Expo vendor and good friend, Jack Supplee, wasn’t feeling well. He was set up next to Lou Vlangas. Lou turned to see Jack on the floor (relax he’s okay.) A number of us rushed to his side, got the paramedics, and off to the hospital he went. Lou and Sarah Malloy kept his tables going for him through the day. To our surprise, Jack was discharged and returned late afternoon. At 90 years old, we have to consider, maybe he really is Superman. The best part is the end of the day. When it was time to load out, we told Jack we would help him. In one of the best acts of kindness we’ve ever seen, lined up at his table to help him load was: Billy Martin with his cart, Lou Vlangas with his cart, Derek Shaw with his cart, Will Williams with his cart and John Hertzog with his cart. It was an act of kindness that brought tears to Jack’s eyes as well as others. Jack words, while in tears, were ‘It’s wonderful to have such good friends.’….IT WAS PRICLESS. As they say, it takes a village.”
Seems like fall has come early and we are back with our record show on Sunday, September 20! Join us at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Hall from 9am – 3 pm.NO admission and plenty of FREE parking!
Our our great vendors are returning and we are following COVID safety precautions. Please wear your mask at all times, remember to socially-distance. The tables will continued to be spaced out in the hall as well. July and August have worked successfully and we look forward to continuing that success through the end of the year – and beyond!
There is still no food available yet at the hall, so please remember to bring your own food and drinks. Last month’s show was a great success and there were many wonderful finds and a great variety of items. We found the muppet, Animal, on his drums, 8-tracks (!), lots of Beatles (including a Yellow Submarine lunchbox), a Jerry Garcia doll, and even some cool guitars! Join us for more fabulous finds this month!