OUR NEXT SHOW IS APRIL 28!
The next MSP Music Expo will be held on SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2012, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The MSP Music Expo is held at the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis (formerly Four Points by Sheraton Minneapolis). The Ramada Plaza Minneapolis is located at 1330 Industrial Boulevard, just off of I-35W at exit #22. The MSP Music Expo is held in the Itasca Room, which is located at the front of the hotel, just down from the lobby. Early entry is available at 8:30 a.m for $10 per person, and the show takes place 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
As usual, you can also browse through dozens of dealers tables with thousands of CDs, records, tapes, DVDs, posters, collectibles, and other items. Admission is only $3. To show your support for our friends at Second Harvest Heartland and the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf, bring 2 (or more) cans of food for them, and we'll knock a buck off your admission. (If you don't want to do the math, that means you get in for $2!) Be sure to pick up your Frequent Shopper Card, which earns you admission discounts and free admission!
The Ramada Plaza Minneapolis has plenty of convenient, free parking and is easy to find! Click here for directions.
Plan ahead! The 2013 MSP Music Expo dates are 1/13, 3/3, 4/28, 9/15, and 11/3.
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Haven't been to the MSP Music Expo? Then you've missed 48 shows...sold-out dealers' rooms...over 8900 attendees...Def Repplica...the world's worst album covers...pop music critic Jon Bream and his Led Zeppelin book...DJ Freddy Fresh....Aultimate Ozzy...autographed guitars (Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Van Halen)...classic Beatles photos...rare Prince items...thousands of picture-sleeved 45s...Sherwin Linton in concert...over a ton of food (literally!) donated to Minnesota Food Share...and tens of thousands of music collectibles, including tons of music not found on the Internet or in record stores! Whether you're looking for $1 specials or rare memorabilia, six times each year, the MSP Music Expo is the place to be!
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We're in the news.
Newspapers, radio stations, and television stations have all taken an interest in the MSP Music Expo (formerly the MSP Record Show). Look at some of the media coverage:
Our special guest on May 3, 2009 was Pop music critic Jon Bream, author of Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time. He signed of the book, read some passages from it, and gave away some Led Zeppelin memorabilia.
At the July 19, 2008 show, local St. Paul DJ, artist and producer Freddy “Fresh” Schmid made an appearance promoting The Rap Records – 2nd Edition.This is the world’s only guide to rap records from 1979-1994. Freddy’s music has been featured on MTV and many television commercials and has been used in movies such as Austin Powers’ “Goldmember” and Jackie Chan’s “The Tuxedo.” Additional information about Freddy “Fresh” Schmid can be found at www.freddyfresh.com.
Def Repplica Appeared at January 2008 Show
Def Repplica, the Def Leppard tribute band, appeared at the MSP Music Expo in January 2008. Were you there? If not, don't worry...City Pages was there. View a slideshow of their coverage at http://home.citypages.com/index.php?gallery=34893&type=1&page=1¤t=0.
May 20, 2007 Show Featured Sherwin Linton Performance & Book Signing
On May 20, 2007, beloved country music legend Sherwin Linton was at the Expo from 11:30 am-2 pm. He performed an acoustic set, told stories, read his essay from "Growing Up Country" (a new book written by Charlie Daniels...yes, that Charlie Daniels), and signed copies of the book.
January 14, 2007 Show Featured The Worst Album Covers In The World!
Our special guest at the January 2007 show was Nick DiFonzo, author of The Worst Album Covers In The World, The Worst Album Covers In The World 2, and Seriously Bad Album Covers. Nick made his first official U.S. record show appearance and came with plenty of awful covers to gawk at!
We were also visited by WCCO-TV. They did two live broadcasts from the show! Check out video of their coverage by clicking here.
Here are just a few of Nick's Worst Album Covers! (Courtesy of Nick DiFonzo/Bizarre Records.)
Admission to the show is only $3. To show your support for our friends at Minnesota Food Share, bring 2 cans of food for them, and we'll knock a buck off your admission. (If you don't want to do the math, that means you get in for $2!) Be sure to pick up your Frequent Shopper Card, which earns you admission discounts and free admission!
What can you expect from the MSP Music Expo?
of records, tapes, CDs, and collectibles, including music not found
on the Internet or in record stores.
January 8, 2006 show featured exclusive photos and art
Kevin Doyle is a Minnesota artist who specializes in detailed pencil renderings and fine photography. Kevin has the ability to capture the essence of any artist on canvas and also has a collection of concert images spanning over 25 years. The January 8, 2006 MSP Music Expo was be the first time any of Kevin's work had been offered at any type of show in the Twin Cities.
Click on an image to enlarge it.
One of the dealers at the November 13, 2005 show had custom-made handbags that use real records and record art. These cool collectibles are a fusion of music and fashion. Attendees could browse through the selection or order their own custom bag!
The September 18, 2005 show supported American Red Cross!
15% of admissions for our September show were donated to the American Red Cross, earmarked for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Didn't make it to the show? Click on the banner below to donate directly to the Red Cross.
You can help the victims of Hurrican Katrina and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.
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The May 2005 show featured one of the largest collections of U.S. picture-sleeved 45s from 1959-1979.
In addition to items on display, plenty of rare, unusual, valuable, and generally cool picture-sleeved items were on sale in May. Check out these samples! (Click on the image for an enlargement.)
The May 2005 show also featured unique autographed collectibles!
Take a look at some of the amazing autographed memorabilia that was at May's show.
Rolling Stones Autographed Poster
Nirvana CD and Photo w/Autograph
Clapton and BB King Autographed Photo
The March 2005 show included a rare piece of Beatles history!
Attendees said"hey" to Sherwin Linton in May 2005!
Recording artist Sherwin Linton was at the May show. Get the scoop on Sherwin at www.sherwinlinton.com.
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