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

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Thanks and a look ahead


Thanks for a great show this past weekend!   Show attendance continues to increase each year fueled by an influx of young music lovers.  It was extremely satisfying seeing the excitement of customers who were attending their first record show.  Our show is not just for the older Rock and Roll generation, but for all ages and musical tastes. Once again we attracted multiple international buyers who came from England, Austria and Japan.  Most customers found the special records of their search.

Looking ahead, next year's show will be March 3rd and 4th, 2017 at the Bessemer Civic Center. Unfortunately this year we were not able to accommodate the large number of new dealers who wished to participate.  We believe we have a solution for that problem and expect to make 2017 our biggest show in decades.  So 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.

Friday, March 4, 2016


It’s finally here!  Our annual CD & Record Show starts today at 1 PM and ends tomorrow at 5 PM.  Don’t miss your chance to fill in some of your missing music. 

A Few Tips

Here's a few tips for those of you attending our CD and Record Show TODAY and Saturday out 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.
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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, March 2, 2016

Update on Dealers

Here's a few of our great record dealers that will be joining us at the ARCA show at the BESSEMER Civic Center Friday and Saturday: The CD Wolf returns with his gigantic stock of Ace, Repertoire and other labels. OZ Music will be there with the latest releases on vinyl and vintage items too. CVC Collectibles will be in from Tennessee with import vinyl and CDs, specializing in those hard to find prog bands. Mike of Yesterdaze in SC will have a wide variety of vinyl including those obscure 70s bands. Jay of Raven Records and Rarities in Knoxville will return after a few years off. Keith will travel up from Mobile Records to join us. And that's just a sample--60+ tables, 2 days, Friday Saturday--come on out and join us!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Almost Show Time!


It’s almost show time!  Due to heavy demand and a long waiting list, we’ve managed to add a few additional tables into our space.  Customers should have the largest selection we’ve had in decades!  Please allow yourself plenty of time to search for that special music you’ve wished you could find, it’s probably here.   Doors open at 1 P.M. Friday (March 4th) for the Early Bird session, which costs $10. General admission starts at  4 P.M. and continues Saturday (March 5th) from 9 A.M. until  5 P.M. when the Show ends.  General admission is $3.

We suggest that you bring cash with you.  Not all dealers are able to handle credit transactions at the show. 


Parking in front of the Civic Center is free.  Enter through the front doors and come upstairs.   Please do not try to park in the rear of the civic center.  That parking is reserved for dealers.

If you need help or information, drop us a message at alarecordca@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

2016 SHOW


Our CD and Record Show will be held at the Bessemer Civic Center on March 4 & 5, 2016.  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.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Plan A Full Weekend!

Good news!   The 2016 Chattanooga  Record Show is Sunday, March 6, following ARCA’s show on March 4-5, 2015. This is a great opportunity to check out two great shows on the same weekend.   The Chattanooga Record Show is at the East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave., in East Ridge TN.

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