By Patrick Dietrich
Kutztown University Radio will team up with Young Ones on Saturday, April 19 for Record Store Day festivities. KUR will be DJing the event in between live bands brought in by Young Ones. Games will also be available to play for a chance to win prizes from KUR and Young Ones, including water bottles and shirts.
“To me, Record Store Day is about reaching out to the community and supporting local music,” KUR president Dillon Snyder said. “It’s such a great event and Young Ones is a great record store. We’re really looking forward to it because we get to participate within the community.”
Record Store Day began in 2008 and has been held on the third Sunday of April every year since. The day is dedicated to bringing awareness and support to local record stores around the world.
Record labels release limited edition vinyl, CDs and cassettes to bring the masses in to record stores. Artists releasing limited edition vinyl this year include CAKE, MGMT, The Allman Brothers Band, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Dave Matthews Band.
Young Ones will open at 8 a.m. Saturday morning and KUR will be there from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.