Edmonton, AB — After two successful spring events in 2011 and 2012, organizers of the Edmonton Music Collectors Show have expanded, and are now staging this one-of-a-kind trade show twice a year. On Sunday, September 30, 2012, organizers will launch the first fall installment of the show at the Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 113 St.). Doors open at 10am for the First Choice Collectors Hour, when eager vinyl enthusiasts and music collectors get first crack at the available vendor offerings. Admission for the first hour is $10. The show will run until 4pm, with a general admission of $5 between 11am and 4pm. This is a family-friendly event, and children 10 and under get free admission.
The Edmonton Music Collectors Show is Northern Alberta’s premiere event for buying, selling, and trading: rare, vintage, and collectible vinyl; music-related memorabilia, CDs, DVDs, books, and apparel; sheet music and guitar tab; audio equipment; and all things music-inspired! This event brings together passionate music appreciators of all ages and tastes interested in the city’s best selection of collectible items across every imaginable genre of music. It will feature 41 of the region’s highest calibre vendors, including vinyl and specialty retailers from Edmonton and Calgary, and some of Western Canada’s most prolific private collectors, all together in one place. Previous shows have seen upwards of 500 attendees.
Confirmed local retail vendors include Listen Records, Freecloud Records, and Permanent Records. Too North Records (who also organizes the sister Calgary Music Collectors Show) and Grant Fidelity audio equipment, both out of Calgary, are also confirmed as vendors. This fall’s show will see 13 first-time vendors who have never exhibited at the show before, as well as many familiar faces from the previous two shows. In addition to the recognizable retailers, many private collectors looking to thin our their own collections will also be vending their wares. Although the primary focus of the show continues to be vinyl, attendees will see a nice variety of memorabilia, collectibles, turntables, audio equipment, and other music-related merchandise.
The fall Edmonton Music Collectors Show will also see a change in venue. Organizers have moved from the Sherbrooke Community Hall to the Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre in an effort to provide a larger, more spacious exhibit hall with more parking in an accessible central location for a more comfortable experience.
Local filmmaker Derek Owen will be on site at the show as part of his latest project, a short documentary on the vinyl collecting community. He will be interviewing both vendors and collectors about their experiences and passion for vinyl. As well, sponsor CJSR 88.5 FM will be including the Edmonton Music Collectors Show as an official 2012 Fundrive event.
The Edmonton Music Collectors Show is the brainchild of George Gawlak and Dave Chorley, two of Edmonton’s leading independent record collectors and two of the most knowledgable minds in buying, selling, and trading music in the city. They have exhibited in the past at the Edmonton Pop Culture Fair, the Calgary Music Collectors Show, and Love & Records in Lethbridge. The Edmonton Music Collectors Show is a community-based and community-building event. It is organized and run by a team of local music enthusiasts with a passion for building a community of Edmontonians and Albertans interested in all aspects of music collecting and appreciation to buy, sell, trade, network, and build relationships. The show has a positive, high-energy atmosphere.
All members of the news and entertainment media are welcome to a free admission press pass for this event. Please submit press pass and interview/coverage inquiries to the contact details provided below. For further information about the Edmonton Music Collectors Show, check out the website at http://www.edmontonmusiccollectorsshow.com.
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