The Record Exchange turns 35 this summer, and to celebrate and say thanks to our customers for spinning round with us since 1977, Idaho’s largest independent record store is throwing a party and holding a ridiculous three-day sale.
Ridiculous? Yup. To the tune of 35% off used CDs, vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and cassettes, plus 20% off new items throughout the store July 27-29.
Futhermore, the RX is hosting a 35th anniversary party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 27. The party will feature free Payette Brewing Co. beer (21+ with ID), $35 gift card scavenger hunt and raffle prizes, including a new turntable. We also will be spinning a selection of RX favorites from the past 35 years on the store hi-fi.
The Record Exchange opened its doors on the Boise Bench in 1977 and moved to its current location at the corner of 11th and Idaho a year later. Nationally recognized multiple times throughout its history – most recently, named the sixth best record store in the country by Grammy.com – the RX quickly established its reputation as a passionately curated record store.
These days, the store is home to much more than records, including a full-service coffeehouse, free all-ages music performances and Boise’s most unique gift shop. Through constantly adapting to customer tastes and industry trends, The Record Exchange has evolved into a pop-culture hub where everything from a slice of import-only vinyl to a shot of locally-brewed espresso can be had seven days a week.
“We are extremely grateful for the community’s continued support of independent record store culture,” said Michael Bunnell, Record Exchange Founder and Executive Director of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS). “Some of our first customers are still shopping here 35 years later, and even in this digital age, we’re seeing more and more younger listeners shopping for CDs and vinyl and starting their own collections. We feel very fortunate to get to do what we love every day and look forward to sharing and experiencing new music with the community for many more years to come.”