Mill Valley Music owner Gary Scheuenstuhl.

Saturday will mark the 15th anniversary of Record Store Day, celebrating locally owned record stores across the country with a smorgasbord of special vinyl releases, reissues and other exclusive goodies only available in person at select stores.

Gary Scheuenstuhl’s Mill Valley Music shop continues to be the go-to hub for vinyl music lovers throughout Mill Valley and beyond, and he’s ridden the pandemic-fueled wave over the past two years of more people stuck at home, ready to dig into their music collections and, most importantly, ready to buy some records and expand on those collections.

Record Store has been one of the great drivers of that expansion in recent years. Initially a grassroots campaign launched in 2007 to support independent record stores facing extinction in an increasingly digital-driven streaming music business, RSD is now a series of events that have played a huge role in the seeming neverending uptick of vinyl record sales growth. 

“We work year-round to shine a light on the independent businesses in your local community that sell you records and other things that make you happy, make you smile, make you sing, bring you comfort, bring people together,” RSD officials say on their website.

You can view the list of the all of the 2022 RSD records on sale here

“As in the previous recent months for RSD, we’ll open early and will practice social distancing by moving RSD product to different parts of the store and will limit the number of people allowed in the store to 4 or 5 with a time limit if there are people waiting,” Scheuenstuhl says.


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