Record Store Day 2020 will be spread out over 3 days
With the ongoing social distancing measures in place and concerns around the coronavirus, it was announced that the 2020 edition of Record Store Day (RSD) will take place in the form of "RSD Drops" over the course of 3 days: August 29, September 26, and October 24.
In a statement made on social media, promoters write, "no one knows what kind of party we'll all be in the mood for, or able to hold safely, at any time this year, in any part of the world. So we're focusing this year not on the party aspect of Record Store Day, but on getting the great releases on the RSD 2020 List into your local record store, and then into your collection."
Organizers originally planned on moving the event from April 28 to June 20 but have since decided it would be in the best interest of store keepers, employees, and music collectors to push the event back yet again with additional dates.
An updated and complete list of special releases and pressings will be made available at RecordStoreDay.com on June 1. A list of participating stores by region can also be found at that site.
Record Store Day was launched in 2007 by a collective of independent record store owners and employees.