Celebrate Record Store Day in Reno

Record Store Day (April 16, 2016) not only celebrates the unique culture of the independently owned record store, but participating record stores also put on their own special events for the community. The Reno area is no exception. The Biggest Little City is home to several long-time independent record stores — all with their own fun vibe.

Recycled Records

Recycled Records and their lively staff have been playing and selling LPs and even 8 tracks and reels since 1978 and will be celebrating Record Store Day with several events. Over 1,000 fresh items will be added to the racks and tickets will be handed out for those in line to get first pick. Live music from local bands will be playing all day and refreshments will be served. Bring a can of food for the Food Bank and get a pick from the $1 section.


Located in Downtown Reno (right next to the Century Riverside theater), Discology carries new, used and rare CDs, DVDs and LPs and has an online store where you can request any title you are looking for. For Record Store Day, Discology will be holding a drawing for a Marantz 6300 turntable that also includes a Marantz Amplifier and other extras. Tickets are $10.00 each or three for $25. The drawing will be held at 5pm.

Spectre Records

The tiny Spectre Records on Wells Avenue offers new and used vinyl, tapes, and CDs. They also feature live events from local bands and launch parties The store will be celebrating Record Store Day with brand new offerings from various artists like Xiu Xiu, Deerhoof and Radiation City.

Christina Nellemann is a writer living in the Reno-Tahoe area and loves that Reno embraces independent record stores.