The vinyl-only event will be curated by Mill Valley Music owner Gary Scheuenstuhl and anyone who wants to bring their favorite song from 1967.
At the Human Be-In in front of 30,000 hippies in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Timothy Leary uttered the famous words, “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Music lovers of all ages will have the chance to follow the first two-thirds of Leary’s advice at the Mill Valley Library’s Summer of Love Record Listening Night.

Set for Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 7pm, the vinyl-centric event looks to transform the “Squaresville” vibe of the Library’s Creekside Room with a gather-’round-the-turntable musical trip down memory lane. Mill Valley Music owner Gary Scheuenstuhl will be on hand with his formidable vinyl record collection, and attendees who want to bring a favorite song on vinyl are invited to play them for the crowd – and talk about why they love the song. Refreshments and lava lamps will be provided. 

Need a hand brainstorming your way back the sounds of 1967? Here’s a little cheat sheet.

The 411: The Mill Valley Library’s Summer of Love Record Listening Night is on Tuesday, August 15 at 7pm in the Library’s Creekside Room. Registration is highly recommended.