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

Friday, March 2, 2018

Our 2018 Record and CD Show starts today!  Don’t miss it, this will be our largest show we’ve ever had at this location.  Show hours are 1-9PM Friday (March 2) and 9AM-5PM Saturday (March 3). Don’t forget 97.7, the Peach, will be doing a live remote from our Show on Friday from 3-5.  See you at the Bessemer Civic Center!

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Peach 97.7 to be at Record Show

ARCA is happy to welcome back 97.7, the Peach, who will be doing a live remote from our Record and CD Show on Friday, March 2 from 3-5. As you come into the Record Show, please stop by and say 'Hi." They usually have some free stuff. Remember, the Peach plays all those great oldies from the 60s thru the 80s. Hard to believe that the 80s are actually considered oldies now!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


ARCA has mailed information to last year’s show dealers. Returning dealers in good standing will receive table priority until January 20, 2018. 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 2017 show, contact Joe Reddick at heyjoe1357@aol.com to be added to our list.


The SPRING 2018 Atlanta Record and CD Show is 10 AM-4PM on Sunday, March 4, at The Marriott Century Center Hotel – 2000 Century Blvd NE Atlanta Ga. following ARCA’s show on March 2-3, 2018. 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! 

2018 Show

ARCA's 37th annual Record & CD Show will be held March 2, and March 3, 2018. Dealers from all over the country will be on hand selling tens of thousands of 45s, LPs and CDs of all genres of music and all time periods. Have some records you wish to trade or sell? Some dealers may be in the market for your particular item(s). 

This year's show will again be held at the Bessemer Civic Center, just off of Exit # 108 of I 59 in Bessemer on Hwy 11. The address is 113 9th Ave., Bessemer, AL and their phone number is 205-424-7469. There will also be an on-site concession stand open from 4-6 on Friday and 10:30-1:30 on Saturday, with a full menu, in case you get hungry!

Show hours and admission prices are: Early Birds - Friday, March 2, 1-4pm, $10 Regular admission: Friday, March 2, 4-9, $5 and Saturday, March 3, 9-5, $5. There is also a special two-day admission of $8 which will get you in both days. (YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY SEE EVERYTHING IN ONE DAY!) Kids 12 and under are free. Plenty of free parking and parking lot security provided Friday evening. This show is for everyone. Thousands of records can be had for $1 each, sometimes less.


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.

A full concession stand will be available on the first floor at the BESSEMER Civic Center. Many food choices will be offered.