What can I find at the record show?
There are close to 80 tables filled with an ever-changing mix of tens of thousands of used and new music – LPs, 45s, CDs, cassettes – as well as music memorabilia, posters, T-shirts, and vintage stereo gear. Dealers/collectors travel here from all across the Midwest and have even come from states as far as Tennessee, Virginia, and New Jersey. You can find everything from $2 bargains to high-end collectibles. All kinds of musical genres are represented, but the show is heaviest in 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 2021 dates are Oct. 3, and Dec. 5.
Where is the show located?
We are in the ballroom of Ramada by Wyndham South Bend, 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?
Ramada is currently working on getting an ATM on the property. In the meantime, there is an ATM 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, first 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 have their own specialties, he can best direct you to who would be most interested in your items.
What happened to Ken?
Ken Price, who ran this show for 16 years, decided to retire from herding record dealers. He still sells records and continues to be a fixture at the South Bend show but has passed the baton to Jeremy D. Bonfiglio, who now organizes the event. Jeremy has lived in South Bend since 2004, has been a regular 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. Please be aware that the show does tend to sell out and plan accordingly. 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!