"This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. "
Go here to find stores in your area that are participating! You can also go here to check out the YouTube clips artists have made in support of Record Store Day. Kick ass!
Here is Steve Gorman talking about Record Store Day in one of my local record stores: