Throughout the years, records have fallen into obscurity as the digital age of music loomed into prominence. However, to some, vinyl has remained the preferred outlet for music listening. Many prefer the crisp sound that comes with running a record on a turntable, while others prefer the aesthetics and art associated with vinyl. Some are even opposed to digital music and streaming. Whatever it may be, the last half decade has proven that vinyl has earned its place back in our music scene.
Elusive Sounds will be hosting their fifth annual Maplewood Record Fair on November 13 at The Woodland in the heart of Maplewood Village. For nearly a century, the revival-style mansion has been the hub for Maplewood’s robust cultural and civic life. The Township of Maplewood has dedicated The Woodland to serve as a venue for cultural, recreational and educational events. The fair will feature over 30 vendors and 40 tables of vinyl records, cassettes, CDs, toys, comics and much more. Clearly, the passion for vintage collectibles extends beyond just music.
Vendors such as No Idols will carry early punk and hardcore records for just $5. There are bound to be some serious gems for any lovers of music. Who knows, maybe you will find that one deep cut you have always been searching for.
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The Maplewood Record Fair will also feature vegan food vendors, baked goods and more.
Admission is just $3 for all adults, as well as free for anyone under 18 years old. This event is the perfect opportunity for vinyl aficionados and those who are looking to dip their toes into the world of records. The Maplewood Record Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and early access at 9 a.m. is available for $6— come early and don’t miss out.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
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