Is it spring or winter? We started 2023 in January with a great show with lots of vendors and buyers. Our next show is coming up on Sunday, February 19 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Hall from 9 am – 3 pm. Plenty of free parking and never an admission fee!.You can still get a gift for your special Valentine. Celebrate celebrate Black History month with the great legacy of Black musicians. Come spend those “presidents” ahead of Presidents Day!
We recently lost one of the great legends of pop music at age 94, Burt Bacharach. His influence and all the great musicians who have covered his extensive catalog is incalculable! You can find tons of albums everywhere at the show.
We also had a lovely, new vendor last month, Adam Marsh from Leesburg, and hope we will be seeing him at more shows in the future.
Below are some of the great finds we had last month!
It’s that time again! Only two more shows left in 2022 and time to start shopping for that special someone. Join us the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 20, from 9 am – 3 pm at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department. Mark your calendars for DECEMBER 18 (Also Hannukkah begins) for our final show of the year! FREE admission and plenty of FREE parking! A bonus this show is that we will be having LIVE music! Lonesome Dave Fisher will be singing some “real 1950s Style Rockabilly Music” during three mini-sets at 10 am, 11 am, and 12 noon! He will also have his 7″ vinyl singles and T-shirts for sale.
We lost a great one recently, the legendary Loretta Lynn. There are always lots of her great albums to be found.
Below is a small sampling of the great shots from our spooktacular show in October and other great finds!
Here’s one of our favorite dads – Frank with his daughter, Chrissy on Father’s Day at last month’s show!
Thank you for sharing some of Father’s Day with us last month! Our July show is now a regular event for the second year! So beat the July heat and we will see you on Sunday, July 17th! Look for fun, summer tunes to rock your next barbecue or vacation! The show runs 9 am – 3 pm, and as always no admission and FREE, ample parking at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department.
Another dad with his son at the show on Father’s Day.
Revealed from our Facebook post—one of our longtime vendors and music guru, Dave Hoffer, holding a poster from November 1970 for a concert at Painter’s Mill—sadly, long-gone. From 1970-71, Dave was the stage manager. The poster was all drawn by hand by Michael Goldberg. Some great acts, early in their career, came through the Painters Mill Music Fair—including Elton John. Also look at the ticket prices back then! It also lists the stores in the Baltimore/DC area where you could buy the tickets like Record and Tape, Time/Peace Boutique and Bum Steer. Groovy!
Here’s another vintage poster from Pennsylvania. Again, look at those ticket prices!
Time to get some cool tunes and music deals for hot, summer days! It’s a 4th Sunday show, MAY 22! It’s right before the start of summer, Memorial weekend. The hours are 9 am – 3 pm and ADMISSION is always FREE! Plenty of FREE parking! Bring family and tell your friends! 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, very busy all through the day and we also had some fun buyers! Carl is a drummer and teacher in the county and told us a great story about Jim Chapin who was Harry Chapin‘s father but also a great musician in his own right! He was a jazz drummer, the author of books about jazz drumming and was posthumously inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2011. He played with some of the great bands led by Woody Herman and Tommy Dorsey. Carl met Jim who offered to mentor one of his students for two hours at his studio on Long Island—and he himself also learned so much from him!
Carl, drummer and teacher, with one of his finds!
Here’s another fun buyer who let us take a photo of his fun T-shirt!
We had a great crowd! See all the great things below we found last month at the show and there will be more at this month’s show.
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!