Best Stops in Ohio for Record Store Day 2022
Let's get real: You love record shopping and the fact that there is an entire day devoted to buying limited edition pressings at your favorite shop excites you to an unfamiliar degree.
But Saturday, April 23, is a special RSD. In fact, it's the 15th anniversary of what we think should be a national holiday. Here's a list of the best stops to visit in case you plan on making your rounds across the Buckeye State with your scenester friends on RSD this year.
DISCLAIMER: (Now, look, we are a Northeast Ohio music outlet. Most of these shops reside within our little pocket of the midwest's first front. However, we sprinkled some of our favorite stores in other cities and towns so you can share them with your record collecting pals who live somewhere else. Alright, let's get on with it...)
1. Quonset Hut - Canton, Ohio
No one out Quonset's the Hut. Uh, yeah. Anyways, pick up your records, a water pipe and skate supplies all in one go at one of Canton's hottest spots. And, they've added some extra perks just for RSD 2022. Here's what's happening down at the Quonset Hut for cool folks this Saturday:
Opening early at 9 a.m.
All used vinyl 20% off
Akron’s 97.5 WONE staff will be there 10-12 with a prize wheel and collecting money for the Northern Ohio Chapter of the ALS Association in memory of Mark Kratzer
Cast votes for “Best Stoner Album” for a chance at $25 Quonset Hut gift card
2. Square Records - Akron, Ohio
This is one of Kentcore's favorite record stores anywhere. It would feel wrong not to mention this sweet spot tucked comfortably in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood. There are always some special treats, but on RSD, Square Records will go the extra mile. Plus you can always message them on Facebook to see if they have what you are looking for.
200 RSD 2022 limited edition releases
Open at 9 a.m.
3. The Vinyl Groove Records - Downtown Bedford, Ohio
What's not to love about The Vinyl Groove? This store says they have "better used records" along with brand new collections all year round'. Plus, they'll help you out with all of your record equipment. Stereo receiver, amplifier, preamplifier, turntable and speaker repair and parts. They've got it all.
Open at 9am
$2 off all used records
$1 off all new non-RSD records
Grand prize drawings – free vinyl groove tote bag and mercy as well as a pair of tickets to either a Grog Shop or Beachland show
Drawing for turntable? Gift certificate?
First 80 ppl get cookie treat from Sweet Bertie’s
4. Used Kids Records - Columbus, Ohio
Anytime the kentcore crew visits Columbus, this is our go-to stop. You can find just about anything at Used Kids Records and RSD 2022 is no different. The shop will be giving away concert tickets courtesy of PromoWest Live throughout the morning and afternoon. The only way to win tickets is to show up in person. Here are the shows you could attend for free if you visit Used Kids on Saturday:
Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry - May 18
Wallows - June 3
Lord Huron - June 14
Rex Orange County - June 20
Mt. Joy, Madison Cunningham - June 26
My Morning Jacket, Indigo De Souza - June 29
5. Finders Records - Bowling Green, Ohio
Here's another store that fits as a hotspot whenever traveling around Ohio. Finders Records always has great selections, and they are making sure to take care of their customers this week. What better way to enjoy the spring weather than eagerly waiting to check out some of the hottest selections to fit in your collection? Here's what Finders has to offer:
Doors open at noon
Early entry of 5-10 people at a time to keep crowds controlled and safe
Deals continue on Monday, April 25, during the store's regular hours of 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
So, there you have it. Five of the best stops to Celebrate RSD 2022 in Ohio. Not sure what you'd like to get? Check out the full selection of RSD exclusive records here. Make sure you catch up with your shop and confirm they have what you are looking for.
Happy spinning and happy RSD from kentcore!