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Getting In the Groove With Record Store Day

Bob Roets
Last year's full-store Record Day Experience at Wooden Nickel Music on North Anthony.
Credit Cindy Roets
Wooden Nickel's Bob Roets has been on board with Record Store Day since its initial planning stages in 2007.

Since its launch in 2008, National Record Store Day has grown nearly tenfold, and this year's celebration on Saturday promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Held annually on the third Saturday in April, it affords music lovers, artists and fans a chance to connect with the culture of the independently-owned record store.

For a look at the event's progress, and a sneak peek at the festivities planned  in Fort Wayne, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Wooden Nickel owner, Bob Roets earlier this week to discuss what he calls his "favorite day of the year."

  April 16th, 2016 National Record Store Day Live Music Events

@Wooden Nickel Music, Fort Wayne

8:15 a.m.:      Robert Harrison
9:00 a.m.:    Sunny Taylor
9:30 a.m.:    David Todoran
10:00 a.m.:  Jon Durnell
11:00 a.m.:   The Neon Lounge
12:00 p.m.:  The Kickbacks
1:00 p.m.:     Alicia Pyle Quartet
2:oo p.m.:     Black Cat Mambo
3:00 p.m.:    elle/The Remnant
4:00 p.m.:    Possum Trot Orchestra
5:00 p.m.:    The Union Project
6:00 p.m.:    Sum Morz
7:00 p.m.:    Three Cities
7:45 p.m.:     Adam Baker & The Heartache

@Neat!Neat!Neat! Records and Music, Fort Wayne

12:00 p.m.:  Addison Agen
1:00 p.m.:    The Legendary Trainhoppers
2:00 p.m.:   Jafunkae
3:00 p.m.:   Shades
4:00 p.m.:   Void Reunion
5:00 p.m.:   March On Comrade
6:00 p.m.: Belle And The Strange

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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