BRIDGEPORT, CT — Music Mash ’16, a Record Fair where thousands of vinyl LPs and CDs will be for sale, will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 8am-6pm in Read’s Artspace in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut (1042 Broad Street) a former department store that features a well-lit, massive gallery site on the entire ground floor. Early Bird hours are from 8am-10am.
Produced by nonprofit, community radio station WPKN 89.5 FM, Music Mash ‘16 will offer 50-plus recorded music vendors from all over New England selling vinyl LP’s, 45’s, CD’s and music collectibles. There will be live music along with WPKN DJ’s and celebrities spinning discs as well as food and drink options– Family friendly!
WPKN will be working through Record Riots, a group that owns and operates record shows in Philadelphia, Jersey City, New Haven and Brooklyn. There will be 50-plus of the top dealers in New England specializing is all types and formats (vinyl LPs, 45s, CDs) of music from jazz, rock, blues, world, Motown, new wave, reggae, punk, ephemera, soul, disco, surf, country, rockabilly, R&B and more.
Also, there are vendors selling books, posters, artwork and other collectibles. Prices will range from $1 to $1,000. WPKN-FM has several thousand gifted LPs and CDs.
Early Bird hours are from 8-10am. These tickets are $15 and allow first viewing of what is for sale. For many that’s a BIG deal. From 10am-5:30pm admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students. Children under 12 years old are free.
The family-friendly event will be staged in cooperation with Two Roads Brewing Company, which will be on site and offering 15% discounts all day to Music Mash-goers. Participating restaurants include: Two Boots Bridgeport, Martini Bar at The Holiday Inn, Barnum Publick House, Toni’s Tuscan, Tiago’s, ‘A Vucchella, Leishas, Moe’s Burger Joint and Fruta Juice.
There will be free indoor parking available at the Peoples Bank indoor parking garage with access to the lot from Water Street (across from the Metro North train station). There’s free street parking in downtown Bridgeport on Saturdays. There’s also a parking lot across from Read’s Artspace.