2nd Annual Burlington Record Fair: Presented by Burlington Records and Nectar’s
Published on Church Street DJs Blog, by Josh Kerman on May 26, 2017
This past Sunday, May 21st 2017 was the 2nd Annual Burlington Record Fair presented by Nectar’s and Burlington Records. This annual event takes place every year and brings together the community of record enthusiasts and about twenty-two vendors from across the Northeast. “We had a more diverse set of vendors this year with even more vinyl to offer” says Ian Doerner, owner of Burlington Records. All of the local shops were included; Pure Pop, Speaking Volumes, Buch Spieler from Montpelier, In The Moment Records from Brattleboro, and many individual private sellers and old record store owners such as Bill Clutier made it out for the record fair. Doerner says that he was very excited to have Bill Clutier back for the second year in a row, and an additional five more sellers than last year.
The event took place from 11am to 4pm at Nectar’s, which is a historical music venue located right off of the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont. Ian chose to host the record fair at Nectar’s because he thought that the traditional venue such as a hotel conference room, or church basement didn’t match the vibe he had envisioned. “So we decided to go with our friends at Nectar’s because they offer a much more interesting and community oriented space with long standing Burlington music scene ties” said Doerner. Doerner and his team of dedicated employees; Evan LeCompte, Matt Kloss and Greg Davis expressed their passion for the record fair and how they hope to see it grow to become as great of an influence as National Record Store Day is amongst the greater Burlington community.
It was a sunny day and Nectar’s garage door windows were wide open, and the sounds of local disc jockeys spinning vinyl generated additional attendance from all of the foot traffic walking by. All throughout the venue, crates of vinyl were stacked and the record lovers and aspiring lovers were having a great time. “The Burlington Record Fair is a place for everyone who is into music and vinyl to come together and hang-out in a beautiful and musically significant venue, Nectar’s” said Doerner. Who wouldn’t enjoy an event with local disc jockeys, great food, beer, and thousands of LPs to comb through, asked Doerner. From 11am to Noon, the record fair is private and one would need an early bird ticket to gain access. After 12pm, the event opens up to the public and people from around the area showed up to dig for their favorite records and have a good time meeting new people with similar interests.