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On Saturday, April 21, New Orleans will be one of many cities around the world celebrating the independent culture of record stores. Record Store Day will mark the 11th annual celebration.

Started in April of 2008, a ground of independently-owned record stores got together to celebrate the culture behind independent brick-and-mortar music stores. Beyond a variety of music format, you’ll find exclusive deals, live music, and other festivities celebrating this unique culture during this Saturday event.

From Uptown to the Bywater, here is a list of nine record stores you can visit in New Orleans. These stores are ordered from West to East.

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1. The Mushroom

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1037 Broadway St
New Orleans, LA 70118

At 40 years old, this music and smoke shop is one of the longest operating record stores in New Orleans. And if you want to give a vinyl a test-run, check out its new listening stations.

It will celebrate Record Store Day alongside 4/20 with 42 percent off most things in the store (excluding CDs and LPs, which have their own sale). You can catch these deals from Friday, April 20, to Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

2. The White Roach

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5704 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(985) 373-1751
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Start your day off by browsing through a collection of nostalgic records at this independently-owned shop.

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., this record store will serve free drink and snacks. And, of course, it will have a couple of exclusive record sales.

3. Sisters in Christ Records

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5206 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 510-4379
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This record store recently moved from Freret Street to the corner of Magazine and Dufossat streets. While there aren’t any events on the books for Record Store Day at this shop, it does have a variety of vinyls and cassettes. It’s open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

4. Peaches Records

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4318 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 282-3322
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This record store made its 14,000-square-foot home on Magazine Street in 2016, vacating its French Quarter location. Founded in 1975, this family-owned shop near Napoleon Avenue has a wide selection of music in vinyl, cassette, and CD formats.

For Record Store Day, it’s opening at 9 a.m. (an hour earlier than their usual time), and it will sell limited Vinyl pressings. Starting at 1 p.m., the store will host live performances. And it will also have free drinks and ice cream.

5. Domino Sound Record Shack

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2557 Bayou Rd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 309-0871
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This hip record shop is located along Bayou Road near North Broad Street. Here you’ll find a large collection of reggae and international music—along with several other genres. This Shack also buys records, too. While it doesn’t have any listed events in relation to Record Store Day, it is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

6. NOLA Mix Records

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1522 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 345-2138
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This Lower Garden District record store has new and used vinyl records for sale. Though, its specialty is in soul, rock, jazz, Latin, gospel, and local music genres. But if you’re getting into Vinyl to spin, this store offers DJ lessons.

To celebrate Record Store Day, the independent store will have exclusive releases, live performance, and free beverages—along with some discounted records. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

7. Skully'z Recordz

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907 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 592-4666
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With Peaches Records gone, this is one of the few shops to buy records in the French Quarter. This store has a vast collection of cassette and Vinyl releases. And on Record Store Day it has an undisclosed selection of exclusive releases. It will open at 9 a.m on Record Store Day.

8. Louisiana Music Factory

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421 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 586-1094
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In the Marigny, you’ll find this record store that specializes in New Orleans- and Louisiana-based artists. Starting at 1 p.m. on Record Store Day, the store will host live performances and have several limited edition titles for sales.

9. Euclid Records New Orleans

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3301 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 947-4348
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This independent record store in the Bywater has a large selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, and (occasionally) cassettes.

The store will celebrate with free food (donuts), drinks, and exclusive vinyl releases. You’ll also be able to catch some live performances between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Euclid Records will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Record Store Day.

1. The Mushroom

1037 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA 70118

At 40 years old, this music and smoke shop is one of the longest operating record stores in New Orleans. And if you want to give a vinyl a test-run, check out its new listening stations.

It will celebrate Record Store Day alongside 4/20 with 42 percent off most things in the store (excluding CDs and LPs, which have their own sale). You can catch these deals from Friday, April 20, to Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

1037 Broadway St
New Orleans, LA 70118

2. The White Roach

5704 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Start your day off by browsing through a collection of nostalgic records at this independently-owned shop.

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., this record store will serve free drink and snacks. And, of course, it will have a couple of exclusive record sales.

5704 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Sisters in Christ Records

5206 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

This record store recently moved from Freret Street to the corner of Magazine and Dufossat streets. While there aren’t any events on the books for Record Store Day at this shop, it does have a variety of vinyls and cassettes. It’s open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

5206 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. Peaches Records

4318 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

This record store made its 14,000-square-foot home on Magazine Street in 2016, vacating its French Quarter location. Founded in 1975, this family-owned shop near Napoleon Avenue has a wide selection of music in vinyl, cassette, and CD formats.

For Record Store Day, it’s opening at 9 a.m. (an hour earlier than their usual time), and it will sell limited Vinyl pressings. Starting at 1 p.m., the store will host live performances. And it will also have free drinks and ice cream.

4318 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Domino Sound Record Shack

2557 Bayou Rd, New Orleans, LA 70119

This hip record shop is located along Bayou Road near North Broad Street. Here you’ll find a large collection of reggae and international music—along with several other genres. This Shack also buys records, too. While it doesn’t have any listed events in relation to Record Store Day, it is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

2557 Bayou Rd
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. NOLA Mix Records

1522 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This Lower Garden District record store has new and used vinyl records for sale. Though, its specialty is in soul, rock, jazz, Latin, gospel, and local music genres. But if you’re getting into Vinyl to spin, this store offers DJ lessons.

To celebrate Record Store Day, the independent store will have exclusive releases, live performance, and free beverages—along with some discounted records. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1522 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Skully'z Recordz

907 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

With Peaches Records gone, this is one of the few shops to buy records in the French Quarter. This store has a vast collection of cassette and Vinyl releases. And on Record Store Day it has an undisclosed selection of exclusive releases. It will open at 9 a.m on Record Store Day.

907 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70116

8. Louisiana Music Factory

421 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

In the Marigny, you’ll find this record store that specializes in New Orleans- and Louisiana-based artists. Starting at 1 p.m. on Record Store Day, the store will host live performances and have several limited edition titles for sales.

421 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

9. Euclid Records New Orleans

3301 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

This independent record store in the Bywater has a large selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, and (occasionally) cassettes.

The store will celebrate with free food (donuts), drinks, and exclusive vinyl releases. You’ll also be able to catch some live performances between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Euclid Records will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Record Store Day.

3301 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117