What can I find at the record show?
There are more than 60 tables filled with an ever-changing mix of tens of thousands of used and new music – LPs, 45s, CDs, cassettes – as well as DVDs, memorabilia, and even vintage stereo gear. Dealers/collectors come from six states to be here. You can find everything from 50 cent bargains to high-end collectibles. All kinds of musical genres are represented, but the show is heaviest on classic rock, pop, metal, punk, prog rock, oldies rock, blues, jazz, R&B, soul, country, and hip-hop.
How often do you have record shows?
The South Bend Record Show is held six times a year, every other month, usually on the first Sunday of the month. Our remaining 2020 show dates are Oct. 4 and Dec. 6, 2020. We also have scheduled our 2021 dates. Those are Feb. 14, April 4, June 6, Aug. 1, Oct. 3 and Dec. 5, 2021.
Where is the show located?
We are in the ballroom of Ramada by Wyndham (formerly Waterford Estates Lodge), 52890 State Road 933 N, South Bend, IN 46637, which is just north of the University of Notre Dame and Indiana Toll Road Exit 77 at the corner of Cleveland Road.
What are your hours and do you charge admission?
The show opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Admission is free starting at 11 a.m. We do open the show to early birds at 9 a.m. Early bird admission is $5 per person. Just please be courteous to dealers who are still setting up.
Is there an ATM nearby?
While there isn’t an ATM in the hotel itself, there is one a short walk, just two doors down, at 1st Source Bank at Cleveland Road and IN 933.
Can I pay with a debit or credit card?
Some dealers do accept credit and debit cards or PayPal, but not everyone does so bring plenty of cash.
Do you buy records, tapes, CDs, etc.?
Yes. We are always looking for well-cared-for vinyl, CDs, cassettes and more. If you have one record or an entire collection, contact Jeremy D. Bonfiglio at 574-261-3650 (call or text), email him at email@example.com, or meet him at the show. Since individual dealers sell different items, he can direct you to who may be interested in your items.
What happened to Ken?
Ken Price, who has run this show for 16 years, decided to retire from herding record dealers. He still sells records and will continue to be a fixture at the South Bend show for many years to come, but he passed over the duties of running the show to Jeremy D. Bonfiglio at the end of 2019. Jeremy has lived in South Bend since 2004. He has been a dealer at the South Bend Record Show since 2015 and a customer long before that.
Can anyone sell stuff at this show?
Yes! The show is open to all types of sellers – stores, collectors, folks selling off an inherited collection. We try to make the show as accessible as possible for music fans of all kinds. If interested, just contact Jeremy to find out more at 574-261-3650 (call or text) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get on or off the mailing or email list?
Just email Jeremy at email@example.com. or sign up at the next show!