Fans of vinyl records can celebrate that music medium and all that surrounds the culture of LPs during the fourth annual “Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day”.
Montgomery County Public Libraries and Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. are presenting the free virtual event, which will run from 12 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 17.
The Music Montgomery contest, featuring performances from previously selected submissions of musical acts by residents, with judging and commentary by a distinguished panel of experts, will kick off the event at noon.
At 1 p.m., a workshop on vinyl record pricing will be held, hosted by Lance Salins, Director of Business Operations, Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc., and Ray Brennan, antique collector.
At 2 p.m., a panel discussion will be moderated by Garrett McQueen, musician, performer, and equity consultant. Panel members include Olivia Ellis Randolph and Dianne Be of Takoma Radio (WOWD-FM), and Daryl Davis, international recording artist, actor, author, and leader of The Daryl Davis Band.
“Music is such a powerful language connecting people from all walks of life,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo in a press release. “We are so pleased to once again offer this program focusing on music on vinyl and showcasing the talents of our residents.”
“This unique program is one of many programs that FOLMC proudly partners with MCPL,” said Ari Z. Brooks, FOLMC Executive Director. “I hope these events draw a diverse audience and showcase the many resources and programs that Libraries provide to county residents.”
No registration is required, and the program will be streamed live on MCPL’s Facebook page.