Topic 100 of 100: record shows
Sun, Oct 3, 2004 (17:04) |
Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
The Austin Record Convention is the largest sale of recorded music in the USA. There is more music and related emorabilia availible here, at one time, than anywhere else. Ranging from the 78's of the 1930s to the latest compact discs of today, over one million 78s, 45s, LPs, CDs, cassettes, posters and collectibles (probably even a few 8-track tapes!) are in the auditorium. Over 300 different dealers from all over the USA and Europe are spread out over 30,000 square feet of floor space. The show is so big that to see everything takes most of the weekend, so if you're in a hurry we have search announcements at 12, 2, and 4 o'clock from the concession area to help in locating specific items.
The show brings together collectors and dealers from all over the world for a weekend of activity in Austin. The event started in 1981 and has been held twice a year, in the spring and fall, ever since. It has grown steadily over the years and now uses all available floor space in the auditorium. The location in Austin, "Live Music Capital of the World", is a beautiful city that is great fun to visit has aided in the popularity of the event. If you attend the show be sure to save some energy for an evening visit to any of the many clubs around town and check out the live music scene for which Austin is world famous.
A Show Directory is printed and given away at the event. It lists each dealer attending the show, where they are from, a map with their location in the building and a brief description of their speciality. Larger ad space is availible in the Directory, anyone interested in ads please contact Discoveries magazine for space and rate information. The show directory is also inserted in each issue of Discoveries magazine that comes out the month of the show.
If you have records to sell and you can't come to the show, please contact us. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Customer Hours: 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday
Admission is $4 and is good for both days.
Early shopper admission is $25
(good for all three days-Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and starts at 10:00 AM Friday, 7:00 AM Saturday and 8:30 AM Sunday.