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Record Store Crawl 2017: Dates Set for NYC, Seattle and More U.S. Cities

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Sunrise Records

Here's you change to hop on a bus and revel in the bonhomie of fellow vinyl enthusiasts.

While most of us have heard of -- and perhaps inadvertently partaken in -- pub crawls, here is something perhaps a little more socially redemptive: the second annual Record Store Crawl.

The event will enable music fans to hit a number of music retail outlets in select cities by bus while taking in  live performances, imbibing food and drink, receiving a gift bag, limited edition items and discounts while enjoying the bonhomie of fellow vinyl enthusiasts.

The first crawl kicks off in New York City on April 22 (Record Store Day) with subsequent dates to follow between June and August in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Chicago, Rochester, Seattle, Los Angeles, Birmingham, Washington DC, Austin, Portland and Nashville (dates below).

Tickets for Record Store Crawl range from $34.95 to $59.95, and can be purchased here.

Bands confirmed to perform at select Record Store Crawl dates include: Savoir Adore (Nettwerk Records); Craig Brown Band (Third Man Records); Four By Fate (The End Records); The Sweeplings (Nettwerk Records), Angelica Garcia (Warner Bros. Records), Ryan Kinder (Warner Music Nashville), and Steff and the Articles (independent), and more to be announced.

The full Record Store Crawl itinerary will be revealed the week of each journey

The Record Store Crawl 2017 schedule is as follows:

4/22 – New York, NY
6/10 – Minneapolis, MN
6/17 – Phoenix, AZ
6/24 – Chicago, IL
6/24 – Rochester, NY
7/8 – Seattle, WA
7/22 – Los Angeles, CA
7/29 – Birmingham, AL
7/29 – Washington, DC
8/6 – Austin, TX
8/12 – Portland, OR
8/26 – Nashville, TN

Record Store Crawl is presented in partnership with Pabst Blue Ribbon.