DC Record Fair at the Howard Theatre Sunday

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm 5 Comments

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From an email:

“The DC Record Fair returns to the historic The Howard Theatre on Sunday, September 25, 2016!

Thirty eight record dealers from up and down the East Coast will bring their finest LPs and 45s to Washington, DC’s only record fair. All genres—from dollar bin miracles to much sought after holy grail items—and everything in between. DJ’s and drinks too! Presented by Som Records, The Vinyl District, and DC Soul Recordings.

11AM-Noon $10 Early Bird Admission, $5 from Noon-5PM.

Cash only. Tickets for this event will be sold only at the doors on the day of show.”

  • OP Anon

    Has anyone gone to this? How are the prices? I love diggin’ through bargain bins, but there’s no way in hell I’m paying $30 for a used Miles Davis or Prince album.

    • MT

      I usually go, and it’s a fun, crowded time. Prices vary a lot, but I’d say are fair (there’s rare stuff for $$$$, less rare stuff for $). There are tons of bargains, depending on the dealer and genre you’re after. Show up around 3:30 and pay cash for better deals.

  • meddle

    usually way crowded. arbutus is a million times better. i have a few records to trade, might swing by.

  • Harrison

    All genres?

  • Neal – Som Records

    Yes all genres although not too much classical or show tunes. Prices are all over the place depending on the dealer and the time of day. I usually tell people to get there early or get there late. Early you can find the rare stuff and late because that’s when you can really haggle with the dealers (who have to lug out what they don’t sell).
    Not sure how crowded this one will be as its our first time at the Howard.
    I love Arbutus (a monthly record show just south of Baltimore) and go a few times a year as well but as a collector I think the DC show is better. I’m biased of course.
    See you Sunday,


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