Record Store Day 2021

Our Record Store Day 2021 events will take place at our Golden Valley and Maple Grove locations as we did last year.  We run our events in an organized and safe manner with controlled capacity to ensure everyone feels comfortable.  We will have tons of RSD titles again this year and we are known for having one of the best RSD experiences.

Doors will open at our GV and MG locations early at 9am on both June 12th and July 17th.  Our Crystal location will be servicing those folks that don’t want to deal with the crowds for items other than RSD titles.  If you haven’t visited us on RSD in the past, know that customers do get in line very early to ensure they get the titles they are seeking. We’ve run our RSD event in this manner for over a decade and continue to get rave reviews because customers like that it’s fair and organized.  Our events are not free-for-all situations and our customers prefer it this way.  

Record Store Day titles are limited in quantity and exclusive to RSD stores like ourselves.  For that reason, it’s not uncommon to have customers line up very early in the morning to get their spot in line. We cannot pre-order, hold, or save RSD titles, you must show up in person to buy these that weekend.  *We will be selling the remainder of the RSD stock on Monday in our online store on Discogs.  

8am:  We use Waitwhile, an app that saves your spot in line, to organize customers in the order in which they lined up that morning.  We will communicate with you via text message when it’s your turn to come up at the front door.  The communication will also give you an estimated wait time.  We used this app 3 times last year and had tons of great feedback. We will explain this in detail or answer any questions during this time.

9am: Doors open for RSD Shopping: Customers are let into the store in the order in which they were lined up at the door using the app. We will limit the capacity of customers in the store at one time to ensure distance can be obtained.

The first time thru the RSD line we allow each customer a limited number of RSD titles.  (we do not allow multiples of the same RSD title during the RSD weekend)

Down In The Valley V.I.P. Members can choose up to 8 different RSD titles the first time through the line.

Non-VIP Members will get to choose up to 6 different RSD titles.

Any further questions please email: and we can answer any of your questions.


We are partnering with Broken Clock Brewing of Minneapolis to create a Down In The Valley beer for RSD called, “Liquid Fidelity”. You can sample this beer, buy crowlers at Liquor Barrel Golden Valley, or get on tap at Broken Clock Brewery in NE Minneapolis.  In July, for the 2nd Drop, we unleash “Liquid Fidelity-The Remix” which is the lager with lime. 

We will have a stamp card that will give you discounts for visiting all 3 participating partners along with a DITV store and a chance to win the “Ultimate Swag Bag” if you punch out all 6 visits.  Drawings will be held August 10th so you have lots of time to visit us and our partners before we pick a winner.