Record Store Day takes place on Friday, November 26. Marley’s Music in Biloxi participates in the national event.
Southern Mississippi is sure to be shopping for Black Friday this year, but Record Store Day will also take place on the same day. Marley’s Music in Biloxi is preparing to host its fourth event.
Owner Marley Roberts says Record Store Day is a national event that began in 2008, in which independent record stores like hers participate by selling exclusive vinyl records limited in number by artist. The albums for sale on this special day are old and new. While doors don’t open until 8:00 a.m. on Fridays, Roberts encourages queuing early, as each disc has only a limited number of copies available.
“We had people show up at 1:00 am to be on the front line. There were times when Marley didn’t sleep because he was just checking the cameras to make sure everything was ok outside the store, ”says Sonja Miller, Marley’s music worker.
“About the time we open the line will be across the street, all the way to Howard, sometimes turning around this corner. It’s always been a lot of fun and we have deals on items that aren’t available in record stores like used vinyls, CDs and stuff like that, ”says Roberts.
Marley’s Music has selected a selection of vinyl records for distribution on Record Store Day. You can view the full list at recordstoreday.com.