RECORD STORE DAY/WEEKEND AT WILLIMANTIC RECORDS - SATURDAY APRIL 20th & SUNDAY, APRIL 21st


Special Hours: Saturday 9am to 10pm and Sunday 12pm to 9pm

Many, many Record Store Day exclusive releases (for sale only in true old-fashioned brick & mortar record shops like Willimantic Records). Goodie bags to the first 50 customers. A raffle, with cool prizes, to be drawn Sunday evening at 8pm (no purchase necessary). Live music right in the shop Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening and Sunday evening; including a Saturday night showcase of Broken World Media bands headlined by THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE. Delicious chocolate treats and other refreshments will be available on Saturday at a table Lady Chatelaine's is setting up here in the record store. Scroll down for a full list of weekend performers.

If you visit Willimantic Records on Saturday afternoon, do yourself a favor and take a walk through downtown Willimantic. There are many locally owned businesses worth checking out, as well as several excellent dining options.  Willimanticdowntown.org has a full listing of downtown establishments and willimanticshops.com provides the opportunity to do some window shopping online beforehand. Saturday night and on Sunday there are fewer shops open, but still plenty of fine choices available for food and drink. 

Thanks to these generous local merchants for their contributions to the Record Store Day/Weekend goodie bags and/or raffle:



Bagel One - gotta be the best bagels in the state

Willimantic Food Co-op - awesome since 1980

Vulturetown Press - silkscreen the Willi Rec shirts & a bunch of other cool designs

Cafemantic - perfect/strong coffee, wine, beer, food, & soon a beautiful outdoor dining area

Burns BMX - friendly new neighbors up on North Street

The Bench Shop - West African drums, handmade jewelry, costumes, smoking acc., since 1967

The Skate Shop - Willi has a great skatepark and a great skateboard shop

Local Music - destroys the mega guitar chainstores on price

A Cupcake For Later - I regularly see folks lining up for their gourmet cupcakes

Rajean's Gifts & Antiques - right upstairs, and they have records too

Raffle Prizes:

$50 Willimantic Records Gift Certificate

Huge Food Basket Packed With Delicious Treats Courtesy of the Willimantic Food Co-op

Way cool coffee basket with Willimantic Frog Bridge mug courtesy of Rajean’s Antiques & Gifts

Gift Certificates for a dozen bagels from Bagel One

Gift Certificates for the Harp on Church

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Saturday Afternoon Performers:
GEORGE HAKKILA http://www.myspace.com/georgehakkila

TZ - solo project from former BASEBALL CAMP NURSE

SLEEK FOR THE LONG FLIGHT- Solo project of Matthew Davidge-Paolillo of OSIER BED/AMY LACE

CONNOR DOTAY
https://www.facebook.com/ConnorDotay?fref=ts

DAN KATZ - from HEATS OF FORMATION

DAWN COOK - from the SHRiNNiRS

DAVID F. BELLOhttp://davidfbello.bandcamp.com/

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Saturday Evening Performers (starting at 7pm):
POSTURE & THE GRIZZLY 
("Willimantic pop-punk/emo/shred")
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Posture-And-The-Grizzly/149805331795891

ONE HUNDRED YEAR OCEAN
("Willimantic indie/pop/emo")
http://onehundredyearocean.tumblr.com/

THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE
("Willimantic atmospheric indie/emo")
http://theworldisa.tumblr.com/

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Sunday Evening Performers (starting at 7pm):
SECRET PARTS
("local poppy punkers armed with new songs and a new tape")
http://secretparts.bandcamp.com/

TINY TEETH
("NJ folk-y indie/punk, on tour!")
http://tinyteethnj.bandcamp.com/

JACKET THOR
("New Haven gloomy pop, ex-Subverso")
http://jacketthor.bandcamp.com/

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All shows are free with donations to the musicians gratefully accepted.