On Record Store Day, Saturday April 16, 2016, Folk Arts Rare Records is going all out! We will have well over 200 exclusive Record Store Day releases for sale, including multiple copies of many releases. Doors open at 10 a.m. This likely will be an under-the-radar RSD location, so there may not be a very long line.
At 3 p.m. the party starts, with three local bands performing on the sidewalk in front of the shop!
G Burns Jug Band (old-time; Jug Band Blues) from 3:00-4:00pm
Smooth Impressions (Classic Soul) from 4:00-5:00pm
Fanny and the Atta Boys (Country/Rockabilly) from 5:00-6:00pm.
These unique performances out on El Cajon Blvd will be free. The store will be open until 8 p.m. Come on out for great music, good company, and killer records. There will be 100’s more highly impressive New Arrivals besides the RSD titles, but that’s the norm for this store.
Folk Arts Rare Records is a San Diego institution. Opened in 1967 by Lou Curtiss, revered music historian, founder and long-time organizer of the San Diego Folk Festivals & Adams Ave. Roots Festivals, and host of Jazz Roots on Jazz 88.3. Folk Arts has been at the heart of San Diego music culture for almost 50 years.
In 2014, Brendan Boyle took over the store, and his philosophy (extreme eclecticism & open-mindedness) and approach (always buying records, rarely ever selling online, and keeping nothing for himself) have earned the store an enthusiastic following in San Diego and beyond. The store is frequently visited by local musicians, people from all over the world & is being recognized by many serious record collectors for being one of the more interesting record stores on the west coast. The store was recently featured on the high profile Record Collector / DJ t.v. show Crate Diggers. Folk Arts remains a destination for music, history, lore, and performance.