VinylFest brings attention to traditional recording format

Okanagan Vinyl Fest is an event where the public can interact directly with vendors of new and vintage vinyl

To the Editor:

On Sunday, September 30, the Peach City Community Radio Society is teaming up with the Shatford Centre to host Penticton’s First Annual Okanagan Vinyl Fest.

Ian Mackinder, co-chair of the first annual event, states “the Okanagan Vinyl Fest is an event where the public can interact directly with vendors of new and vintage vinyl”. Local vendors, in addition to vendors from all over the Okanagan and beyond will be there offering their LP records, CD’s and audio equipment for sale to the public. “This event will provide the perfect opportunity to find that rare gem that you have been looking for to round out your vinyl collection, or, for the novice collector, a chance to get your collection started at a very reasonable price,” adds Mackinder.

Maintaining its committment to the promotion of local artists and talent, Peach City Radio will host live bands to entertain the vinyl enthusiasts as they peruse the various genres of music for sale. “We’re excited to welcome Michael Musclow, Oceans & Lights, and Playing for Tips to the stage during the day long event and Peach City Radio would like to thank these local artists for supporting this event, and our society,” notes Dave Del Rizzo, current President of the PCCRS.  Live entertainment for the event will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Okanagan Vinyl Fest will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m in the Shatford Auditorium, 760 Main Street, Penticton. Entry is via the rear of the building near Penticton Secondary School.  Regular admission is $2 per person. Between 9 a.m.-10 a.m., keen collectors will have the opportunity to peruse the selection of items for sale during the “Early Bird Hour” for a special admission rate of $5.  Admission is free for children 10 and under when accompanied by an adult.

In February, Peach City Radio conducted a “Vinyl Drive”, where locals donated over 1,500 vinyl records to the society.  This vinyl will be sold by Peach City Radio during the event. All proceeds from the Okanagan Vinyl Fest will go towards supporting the society’s efforts to establish a voice for the community in the form of a full time, community-based, broadcast radio station in Penticton.

The Peach City Community Radio Society is a not-for-profit organization, registered in British Columbia, and based in Penticton B.C.  For more information about the PCCRS, please visit our website at www.peachcityradio.org.

 

Okanagan Vinyl Fest Committee Co-Chairs: Larry Saidman & Ian Mackinder: (okvinylfest@peachcityradio.org)