Vinyl Record Day - August 12
Sat, Aug 12, 2023

Vinyl Record Day

Who does not love listening to music? National Vinyl Record Day was created for music lovers who not only appreciate high-quality sound, but also have a collection of vinyl records. Records are a special love for true fans, which is why right now is the time to dust off the record player and enjoy the timeless classics!

The History

National Day was founded by Gary Freiberg of Los Osos, California. He chose the date of the invention of the phonograph – the first device for recording and reproducing sound, created by Thomas Edison in 1877.

Gary encourages not only passionate music fans, but also ordinary people to remember the things that forever changed the music world. A vinyl record is a real gift from bygone years!

Interesting facts

Many modern artists still record singles on records.

What else is interesting:

  • Black and colored vinyl do not give the same sound; the colored ones have seriously losses;
  • The most expensive record is the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, sold in 2015 for $ 2 million;
  • One of the most iconic album covers of all time is The Beatles’ Abbey Road;
  • A similar holiday, Music Store Day, is celebrated on August 29th.

How to take part

Celebrate the day with a trip to your local record store, a great excuse to buy a record from your favorite band! If you are not a collector, now is the time to become one. Also, you will not go wrong wiping your records with special vinyl cleaners to preserve their integrity for many years. Find out more from various sources.

When is Vinyl Record Day celebrated in 2023?

Vinyl Record Day is observed on August 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday August 12 2023
Monday August 12 2024
Tuesday August 12 2025
Wednesday August 12 2026