** NEXT SHOW March 3 & 4, 2017 **

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.

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Peach 97.7 to be at Record Show

The Peach 97.7, the area's premiere Oldies station (60s, 70s and 80s) will have a table at this year's Record and CD Show.  They will have representatives on hand to talk about the station and its music.

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! 


Thursday, January 1, 2015

General Show Information

The ARCA CD & Record Show is held on two consecutive days (Friday & Saturday) the first weekend of March at a location in the Birmingham, Alabama area. In recent years the show has been at the Bessemer Civic Center. Admission is $3.00, except for Friday’s special early bird period which is $10.00. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. The show features hundreds of thousands of records, CDs and musical memorabilia from dealers from all over the United States.