Record Store Day 2022 Date, Anniversary Logo Revealed

Record Store Day will likely move back to a one-day celebration next year according to a recently released 15th anniversary logo for the event.

The annual celebration of independent music stores is set for April 23, which also will mark 15 years since the first Record Store Day in the United States.

At the height of COVID in 2020, Record Store Day was broken into three RSD Drops held across consecutive months. The 2021 edition scaled back to two RSD Drops in June and July.

Record Store Day typically featured limited edition and exclusive releases only carried by independent music stores on that day. Last year, more than 400 exclusive titles were up for grabs during the two RSD Drop.

In addition to the annual Record Store Day, there also is a much smaller RSD Black Friday held the day after Thanksgiving each year.

According to the Record Store Day website, the first official celebration of independent music stores was held April 19, 2008.

“This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store — the staff, the customers, and the artists — to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities,” the site states.

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