Kiss The Sky
Record Store Day & Black Friday

Record Store Day & Black Friday

As encouraged by you, our customers, we are instituting a Virtual Line Drawing for this year’s Record Store Day event.

Consequently, if you are interested in participating in the drawing, shoot us an email at:
Please include your Name and Phone Number in the email.
Placing RSD DRAWING in your email Subject Line would be helpful as well.
The Participation Cutoff Date is set for Monday, April 15, 2024 at 12:01am … so … the sooner the better.

*************** Dateline Wednesday, April 17 at 8:00pm. *****************
The Virtual Line Drawing took place on Tuesday, April 16 following the conclusion for the participation period which began in February and concluded as stated above.
The results of the Virtual Line Drawing are contained in a PDF File accessible by way of the link directly below this Dateline.
The listings are alphabetical by FIRST NAME.
There are two pages contained in the PDF File containing a listing of the 220 participants listed in alphabetical order by first name.
The line placement for each person is the number that is located immediately to the left of that person’s name. As an example, on page one, the first person listed in the very first column is
April Zamirowski and the number immediately to the left of her name is a 1. That means that she is the first person in Saturdays line. She will be the first customer person to enter the store assuming that she attends Record Store Day at Kiss The Sky.
Page 1 has “A” names thru Landon and Page 2 has Lauren thru Will.

Since we have conducted a drawing for placement in line, there is no need to “line up” early although you can arrive as early as you want. There will be someone at the store around 6am but probably no earlier than that.

*** The store will be open for business at 7am on Saturday morning. ***
If the weather is bad, we’ll let people come in earlier than 7am of course.

10 to 15 to 20 people will be allowed in the store at anyone time. As people leave the store, others will be allowed to enter. We will adjust as necessary and the adjustment will depend upon general comfort and reasonableness. In the past, a line of varying sizes lasted throughout most of the morning and sometimes into the early afternoon. How long a line will be present really depends upon lots of things that are somewhat unpredictable.

Most everything on the list of what is being released this Record Store Day has been ordered. A lot of a lot of things has been ordered while only a few of several things have been ordered as well. Our approach to what we bring in is a reflection of what we typically sell and the general interest of our customers in the pieces themselves. We also like to bring in the obscure and interesting whether we are familiar with it or not. We haven’t conducted a thorough audit at this point in time of what we have received versus what we ordered because there are still some things scheduled to arrive on Thursday and probably Friday as well.

Live Music will be a part of this year’s Record Store Day celebration.
8:30am … Noah Gabriel and Chad Watson will be performing. Noah is releasing a record entitled Peg-Leg Killer Jonez and the Pitchfork Pine specifically on Record Store Day.
Noah’s plan is to have he and Chad perform the album in its entirety.
The record will be available exclusively at Kiss The Sky on Record Store Day but may be available elsewhere thereafter.

6:00pm … The Geneva School of Rock House Band will be making a return performance to Kiss The Sky to close out the Record Store Day celebration in fine fashion.
For more information regarding the Geneva School of Rock, click on this baby here GSOR.

As a side note … Kiss The Sky has participated in Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday events since its inception. And, since the first event took place way back in April of 2008, we have followed a practice of bringing in at least one copy of every title made available with the exception of a few that may not have been appropriate due to the very regional nature of the band. How many pieces of a particular title we received is really dependent upon a simple set of facts … how many units are being produced of any particular title and how many in total are being ordered by those indie record stores that are participating in the event. I believe that it’s as simple as that. Consequently, we never know how many we may be getting until the product arrives at our store, which can be as late as a couple of days before THE DAY. Hopefully, for the most part, it is sooner than that and certainly not later!

In summary …
Record Store Day takes place this year on Saturday, April 20, 2024
Kiss The Sky will be open for business at 7:00am that day
We are conducting a Virtual Line Drawing for line placement assignment.
Kiss The Sky will stay open until 8:00pm … maybe even a little later if necessary.

EMAIL for participation and general information:

Noah Gabriel

Record Store Day is a celebration of the Independent Record Store. It was started some 16 plus years ago by a group of music lovers, record store people and people just like you. This page here is dedicated to talking about how
we (Kiss The Sky) participate in the celebration.

For those of you that are not familiar with what Record Store Day is all about, and it’s wonderful history, please head over to

There is a Virtual Line Lottery this go around to participate in our Record Store Day event. If you have any questions, problems or concerns, feel free to get in touch. Here is an email for you to use if needed, which is also the email to sign up for the Virtual Line Drawing: