By MAYRA FRANCO / ABC 57 NEWS
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The South Bend Record Show is back in town this summer and is one of the largest one-day sales of music in Michiana bringing people from all over.
The show comes around six times a year with today’s show marking the fourth visit.
There will be a little bit of everything from new vinyl releases, CDs, cassettes, music videos, posters and more.
Even with records being a rare find, they expect over 300,000 pieces of music at this event alone.
So, if you can’t find the record you’ve been looking for, you might find it at the event located at the Ramada by Wyndham in South Bend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will also be a concession stand to grab a bite to eat while shopping.
The event is free but early-birds can start lining up at 9 a.m. for $5 dollars.
The event organizer Jeremy Bonfigilo tells me he expects quite the crowd today rushing in early to find those unique treasures.
“We usually have a line that comes in fast and furious. Comes around the room, looks in the room, goes to their favorite dealer, starts digging in the crates to see what they can find. It’s kind of a fun environment. We have records spinning throughout the day. We have music going all day,” Bonfigilo said.
The show bringing in people from all over Michiana and even from other states for more than three decades now.
It’s the unique record that keeps people coming in from all over the place.
More than thirty dealers from seven different states will fill in 85 tables with thousands of music pieces.
Bonfigilo says the events have great turnouts and they are ready for another hungry crowd on Sunday.
Bonfiglio says what makes the event unique besides the small number of record stores in your hometown is the experience of music taking you to another time.
“Time capsules, records are like time capsules, they bring you back to a place in time, you can listen to a certain song and you know exactly where you were whether it was high school, college, and it just takes you back. And seeing that in people’s faces and talking to customers about music,” Bonfiglio said.