Tomorrow, hundreds of independent record stores around the world will celebrate the third-annual Record Store Day. In Sacramento, four stores are listed as official participants: Dimple Records (all six locations), R5 Records, Rare Records and The Beat.

According to the event's official website, there are strict criteria for a store to participate:

A Record Store Day participating store is defined as a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation. (In other words, we’re dealing with real, live, physical, indie record stores—not online retailers or corporate behemoths).

More info after the jump.

Typical Record Store Day events include giveaways, concerts and sales. Last year, several local stores celebrated, the Sacramento Press reported.

Also, Pitchfork has a massive rundown of interesting new releases and events.

Record Store Day official website

[via IndieBlogHeaven]


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