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CHIRP Record Fair Provides Plenty Of Delights For Music Lovers

By Danette Chavez in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 10, 2015 7:05PM

(Some CHIRP merchandise at one of their Record Fairs./ Photo courtesy of CHIRP)

It's time for one of the vinylphile's favorite treasure hunts (and one of our best bets for April): the CHIRP Record Fair and Other Delights. Get ready to head to Plumbers Hall tomorrow, Saturday April 11, to dig through crates for acetate and other music-related merchandise.

As CHIRP gears up celebrating its fifth anniversary, the indie-music station expects this year's record fair be the biggest ever. This year, the "other delights" addendum was thrown in because the event is nearing outdoor-festival proportions—there will be the usual marketplace of local record stores, labels and printmakers (over 60 tables total). Look for familiar faves like HoZac Records, Be Happy Records and Bob's Sound Advice. CHIRP will also be "hosting" vinyl vendors from Massachusetts, Michigan and Washington.

But there will be plenty of non-purchasing activities, too. DJ Mary Nisi of Toast & Jam will proctor a music quiz for diehards and longtime dance show Chic-A-Go-Go will be leading a dance party. And, of course, CHIRP DJs will be spinning tunes all day.

To help you keep up your strength, there will be food and beverage available for purchase. Dark Matter Coffee is providing liquid fuel and Moxee Restaurant & Mad House Brewery will be selling pulled pork sliders, a chicken and andouille gumbo and a veggie tamal.

The CHIRP Record Fair and Other Delights is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission starts at 10 a.m. and is $7 or $5 with a Record Fair flyer or ad for single entry. But early birds can pay $25 to get in at 8 a.m. and come and go throughout the day. You can purchase entry">here.