Spring Vinyl Records Sale offers movies, music, and more

Photo by Fabien Barral

The Kingston Symphony Volunteers (KSV) are about to open the doors to their Vinyl Records Sale. Starting Thursday, Apr. 18, 2024, the fundraising sale is sure to have albums to satisfy everyone’s musical tastes.

The biannual sale is Kingston tradition, the organization said in a media release, as well as an opportunity for buyers and collectors to “congregate at the Kingston Symphony Warehouse (785 Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard, Unit 7A) to discuss their favourite artists/albums/songs.”

The KSV noted that they have albums across many genres — from Pop/Rock to Jazz/Blues, Classical to Big Band, and Folk to Country. The Vinyl Records Sale is every local music lover’s chance to get great deals on classic LPs. According to the release, there are over 3,000 to choose from, over half being from the Pop/Rock and Jazz/Blues genres. There will also be so some nice audio equipment like receivers, speakers, and turntables. KSV said they have a huge number of CDs (at least 10,000) and DVDs/Blu-ray (over 2,000), with individual titles as well as series and box sets. Their Platinum Lounge, where you can find collectibles and rare items, is reportedly well stocked, too.

“My favourite part of the sale isn’t the money we raise, although that’s extremely important, but the fact that someone’s cherished record collection is going to provide someone else with fantastic music. The collection of everything we have this year is very good, in particular our Jazz/Blues selection,” stated David Notman, Vinyl Records Sale Volunteer.

Andrea Haughton, Kingston Symphony General Manager, is appreciative of the hard work that goes into preparing a sale of this magnitude: “For the volunteers who have been spending hours of their time at the warehouse to get this sale set up, it feels like they are working in a giant jukebox. Not only are they raising funds to support the Kingston Symphony, but they are having a lot of fun doing it! Our concerts and education programs depend on the support of our volunteers. We couldn’t do what we do without them!” 

Sale dates and times:
Thursday, Apr. 18, 2024 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 19, 2023 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 20, 2023 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 21, 2023 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Opening night pricing:
Vinyl Records: $8
CDs: $1
DVDs and Blu-ray: $1 (series and box sets marked differently)
45s/78s: $0.25
Equipment and collectible/rare items will be marked individually
Platinum Lounge (collectibles): individually priced

While face masks are not required, KSV encourage the public to wear them, especially on opening night, as large crowds are expected and space is limited. They will have masks on hand for those who arrive without one.

All funds raised are in support of the Kingston Symphony, helping the organization bring quality musical programming to the Kingston community. To learn more, visit https://www.kingstonsymphony.ca/events/vinyl-records-sale. Follow the Symphony’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for updates about the sale.

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