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National Vinyl Record Day is on August 12. The perfect way for you to celebrate it would be to spend the afternoon hitting up the local record shop, Speakertree. It’s not your typical record store and you’ll love everything it has to offer!
Speakertree Record Shop
Speakertree is a local treasure in Downtown Lynchburg. This shop offers you an experience rather than just a simple exchange for a record. You can take your time to browse through their highly eclectic collection of new and used vinyl, CDs and even cassettes—whatever your musical medium preference is. And, if you are new to this vintage style of listening, the staff at Speakertree is ready to help pave a path for you to have the best experience. If they do not have what you are looking for, they are more than willing to order it for you. On the flip side, you can drop off your used records to see if you have anything they want to purchase from you to add to their collection. You can also peruse through their thrifted clothing section and find some fashion gems!
Backline Coffee Bar
Speakertree also offers refreshments through their in-house coffee shop, Backline Coffee Bar. They offer such a variety that everyone should be able to find something they love. On the menu they have espresso drinks, mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktail inspired drinks), iced tea, fresh lemonade made with real fruit and kombucha by The Best Kombucha. They have such a fresh take on the coffee scene and desire to keep the music-lover in mind when creating their beverages. You can also grab yourself a popsicle by Chill City Pops. Whatever you decide to get, enjoy it while you relax at the bar, on the couch or while you are looking for that next record to add to your collection.
Definitely take advantage of this day to support this local business and explore the store. You might finally find that vintage record you never thought you’d lay eyes on or find your new favorite espresso beverage. Grab your family or take some friends over and celebrate Vinyl Record Day properly at Speakertree Records!