What can I find at the record show?
There are more than 85 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, vintage stereo gear, and music supplies, such as inner and outer sleeves.
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. Our next show is Oct. 1.
Where is the show located?
We are located in The Gillespie Conference Center at Hilton Garden Inn, 53995 State Road 933, South Bend, IN 46637, which is just north of the University of Notre Dame at Indiana Toll Road Exit 77.
What are your hours and do you charge admission?
The official show hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Do you want to come early and shop as dealers set up? Early admission begins at 9 a.m. and is $7 per person. Just please be courteous to vendors who are setting up. General admission is $2 for adults and starts at 11 a.m. Admission for large families is capped at $10; students and children age 12 and younger are admitted free.
Is there an ATM nearby?
Yes. There is an ATM near the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn as well as the lobby of the adjacent Inn of St. Mary’s.
Can I pay with a debit or credit card?
Some dealers do accept credit and debit cards, PayPal, Zelle, and more, but not everyone does so please 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.
DOES KEN STILL RUN THE SHOW?
Ken Price, who ran this show for 16 years, decided to retire from herding record dealers in 2019. 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 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. Ken does still assist with customer questions on the Facebook page, and also sells records at the Midwest Musician’s Co-Op in Elkhart, Ind.
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, but this is also a curated show. Quality merchandise is essential. Please plan to book tables well in advance (because we do sell out) and follow the simple show guidelines (under the Dealers tab above). If interested, email Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, you can also reach Jeremy at 574-261-3650 (text preferred).
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!