** NEXT SHOW March 2 & 3, 2018 **

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thank You For A Great Show!

Thanks for a great show!   Saturday attendance was the best we've had at our current location.  If you were there Saturday morning you know the show was packed.  We are continuing to experience an influx of young music lovers.  We find it extremely satisfying seeing the excitement of customers who were attending their first record show.  Once again we attracted multiple international buyers who came from England, Germany and Japan.  Most customers found the special records of their search.  We give special thanks to 97.7 The Peach for their live broadcast from the show and to Vulcan termite for their sponsorship.

Looking ahead, next year's show will be March 2nd and 3rd, 2018 at the Bessemer Civic Center. In recent years we have not able to accommodate the large number of new dealers who wish to participate.  We are exploring solutions to our growing problems.  If you missed this show, make plans now to attend the next one. BTW our show is always held on the first weekend of March.

Drop us a message at alarecordca@gmail.com to get on our mailing list and you'll receive a post card before the next show.  Keep checking both here and our facebook page for future announcements.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Show Update

We're Ready To See You

We're expecting our biggest show in years!  The weather is going to be perfect, come check us out.  We'd love to see you either Friday or Saturday (or both days)!

 Dealer Space Sold Out

Space at the show is once again 100% reserved.  We’ll got your favorite dealers returning along with several new dealers so you’ll got a great chance of finding that special music you’ve been wanting. Don’t miss our only show this year! 

Broadcast Information

The Peach 97.7, the area's premiere Oldies station (60s, 70s and 80s), will be broadcasting from ARCA’s Record Show on Saturday, March 4 from noon until 2 P.M.  The broadcast is made possible due to our good friends at Vulcan Termite and Pest Control who are sponsoring the broadcast.   The Peach will have representatives on hand to talk about the station and its music on both days.  Be sure to visit them while attending our Show.

Friday, February 17, 2017

2017 Show

Our Record and CD Show will be held at the Bessemer Civic Center on March 3 & 4, 2017.  On Friday, the Early Bird session starts at 1 pm with an admission charge of $10. The $3 general admission hours on Friday are 4-9 pm and 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday.
Will this be your first visit to out show?  If you have any questions or need advice, sent us an email at alarecordca@gmail.com and we’ll be glad to help.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Few Tips

Here's a few tips for those of you attending our CD and Record Show at the BESSEMER Civic Center:
Each dealer is independent--there's no checkout like a grocery store--pay each dealer separately for your purchase.

Bring cash in a range of denominations--no one likes to break a $100 for a small purchase. Some dealers can take a credit card or Paypal but cash always gets a better deal. There is no ATM at the BESSEMER Civic Center.

 Have a list of what you're looking for. Most dealers know what they have.
Bringing in a small amount of records to try to sell to a dealer is OK and coming in to see if a dealer wants to check out the records you have in your trunk is also OK. But selling records out of your car to the public is NOT OK. Our dealers pay for their space.

Only snacks and soft drinks are available at the BESSEMER Civic Center. Many food choices nearby.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


ARCA has mailed information to last year’s show dealers. Returning dealers in good standing will receive table priority until January 15, 2017. We expect demand for tables to far exceed our capacity and you should respond immediately.

If you are either new to the show or did not participate in our 2016 show, contact Joe Reddick at heyjoe1357@aol.com to be added to our list.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Plan A Full Weekend!

The 2017 Chattanooga  Record Show is Sunday, March 5, following ARCA’s show on March 3-4, 2017. This is a great opportunity to check out two great shows on the same weekend.  

Have a full weekend of fun finding the music for which you’ve been searching!