The Columbia Museum of Art hosts the 10th Annual Greater Columbia Record Fair on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from noon to 5:00 p.m. This free event is the largest local market of the year to find vinyl, from favorite classics to highly collectible items, by vendors from across the Southeast. In addition to thousands of records, the fair includes live music from Kid Trails, NUMBTONGUE, and Say Brother, live DJ sets from the Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul, a pop-up beer garden from the Whig featuring local brews as well as mimosas, and food from KC Hotdogs and the Belgian Waffle Truck.
“The Greater Columbia Record Fair has been a cool way to bring together music fans from all over the region for years now, and is an anticipated gathering I hope continues for many more,” says fair founder and organizer Matt Bradley. “There is such an eclectic mix of music brought by so many vendors that there is no doubt something for everyone, from folks just beginning a vinyl collection to the seasoned collector looking for that rare gem. It’s like 30 good record stores in one place for one day.”
Beyond the dozens of vinyl vendors with tables upon tables of music, the CMA’s current exhibitions Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter and Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales are open to the public with a specially reduced admission price of $5 (free for members). In addition to the regularly scheduled 2:00 p.m. tour of Enduring Spirit, there will be music-themed tours of both exhibitions at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Admission to the record fair is free.
For more information, visit columbiamuseum.org and columbiarecordfair.com.