Local record shop participates in national celebration

Alex Kary, front, and Carrie Mahagan, back, both of Bowling Green, sort through boxes of CDs and records during record store day at Mellow Matt’s.

Rebekah Alvey

Entering the shop, the smell of incense wafts throughout the room and a display of band posters, tapestries and records catches the eye.

Mellow Matt’s Music and More has been providing the Bowling Green community with new and used records since October 2013 and today they will join the nation in celebrating record store day.

The store will open at 7 a.m. to serve Home Cafe breakfast. Owner Matt Pfefferkorn said last year 90-100 people were lined up outside the store.

Pfefferkorn explained people wait because they have over 300 special limited releases on national record store day.

There will be music from local bands starting at 11 a.m., and the shop will stay open until 8 p.m.

The featured bands are Kenzie Crowe and the Flaming Hots, Palmer St. Clair, The Cartoons, Capt Deen, Opossum Holler, Heron and Crane, The Creatures and The Josephines.

Print Mafia, a local poster and merchandise making business, will also be at the event.

Mellow Matt’s has been participating in National Record Store Day for four years. Pfefferkorn said they have been building onto their celebration every year.

Pfefferkorn said the goal is to make it a party for everyone.

Reporter Rebekah Alvey can be reached at 270-745-6011 and [email protected].