Here's a list of all the record stores in Tampa Bay

It's evolving.

click to enlarge SHOP ICON: Disc Exchange owner Nick Sorace pictured at his St. Petersburg, Florida shop in February 2017. - Jordan Hicks
Jordan Hicks
SHOP ICON: Disc Exchange owner Nick Sorace pictured at his St. Petersburg, Florida shop in February 2017.

[Last updated in August 2018]

Record stores come and go. Eleven years ago, indie record retailers thought they might be extinct soon, so they invented Record Store Day.

There's a lot more hope than hopelessness out there these days (more on that in our 2017 story about the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day), and the Tampa Bay area has plenty of great places to find vinyl and — more importantly — community-minded people who love music as much as you do (and that's why you should pick up local vinyl during your RSD 2018 shopping).

Click here to use Google to see which one of these stores is closest to you.

RECORD STORE DAY 2018
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RECORD STORE DIRECTORY

Here's an evolving list of the independent stores that sell records in Tampa Bay.

Most of them conform to record store norms (knowledgeable staff, expansive, multi-genre selection), and some waver from those norms. Others have smaller collections and are more or less places to buy used records (love ya, Dustin's Vinyl Shop). Some — like Unique Music & Collectables in Dunedin — might need to be stripped from the list altogether.

We'll naturally cross 'em out if they shut the doors, and add some as they open. Let us know which ones we need to be adding, deleting and updating by connecting on Twitter or Facebook.

ArtPool Records (2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg) INFO

Asylum Sights and Sounds (6566 Central Ave. St. Petersburg) INFO

Asylum Sights and Sounds Outlet (7180 49th St., Pinellas Park) INFO

Audio Visions South (3655 Henderson Blvd. Tampa) INFO (No longer carries records, still a great place to get gear.)

Banana's Records (2887 22nd Ave N., St. Petersburg) INFO

Banana's Records [Warehouse] (2226 16th Ave N., St. Petersburg) INFO

Blue Moon Antiques, Books & Music (1413 Cleveland St., Clearwater) INFO

The Clearwater Record Shop (1610 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater) INFO

Daddy Kool Records (2430 Terminal Dr. S., St. Petersburg) INFO 

Disc Exchange (6712 Central Ave., St. Petersburg) INFO 

Dunedin Records & Audio (757 Main St., Dunedin) INFO

Dustin's Vinyl Shop (180 Race Track Rd, Booth F25 W, Oldsmar) INFO

Feed Your Imagination (7215 Central Ave ., Saint Petersburg) INFO

Full Moon Crazy Record Shop (647 Cleveland St., Clearwater) INFO

Green Shift Music & Comics (5226 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa) INFO

Hello Darlin' Records (Roving VW Camper) INFO

Hot Wax (1524 E. 7th Ave, Ybor City) INFO 

Kingfish Records (Main Store) (26024-B US Highway 19 N., Clearwater) INFO

Kingfish Records "Outlet" (180 Race Track Rd., Tampa) INFO 

Jerk Dog Records (1119 12th St., Bradenton) INFO

Microgroove (906 N. Florida Ave., Tampa) INFO 

Mojo Books & Records (2540 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa) INFO 

Paragon Music Center (2119 W. Hillsborough Ave.) INFO

Patrick's Book and Music Store of Hudson (15215 U.S. 19 N, Suite C, Hudson) INFO

Planet Retro Records (226 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg) INFO 

Sound Exchange Tampa (14246 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa) INFO 

Sound Exchange Brandon (805 W. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon) INFO [Closed]

Sound Exchange Pinellas (688 49th St. N., Pinellas Park) INFO [Closing soon]

Sound Exchange (Pinellas Park Superstore) (66th Street N and 86th Avenue N.) INFO 

St. Pete Records (6648 Central Ave., St. Petersburg) INFO 

Steelworker Records (708 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa) INFO 

Unique Music & Collectables (123 Main St, Dunedin.) INFO [Do you trust Yelp?]

The Vinyl Countdown (1745 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa) INFO

Vintage Vinyl (38874 U.S. 19 N., Tarpon Springs) INFO


PAST RECORD STORE DAY COVERAGE

Record Store Day 2017
Sat., April 22, 8 a.m.
Official Happenings | Backspin: RSD Ambassador History
RSD '71 Playlist | Ten Revolutions: A Reflection

Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day 2013

Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day 2011

Record Store Day 2010

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