Nothing endures like a good vinyl record. You can haunt garage sales or visit thrift stores like Goodwill and Savers to find reams of used (and new) vinyl records in Las Vegas, or you may prefer to visit a shop specializing in the more obscure vintage genres you prefer. Whatever your choice, you have a few options. It’s all in the thrill of the hunt.
4225 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
According to insiders, Zia Records is the last true record store in Las Vegas. It sells new and used vinyls, CDs, Blu Rays and DVDs, plus books, as well as other eclectic collectible items. If what you want isn’t in stock, it will order it for you from one of its catalogs. With the great selection and even greater prices, you are pretty sure to find anything your little heart desires.
4555 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
There are two Record City locations, but the East Charleston store has a good selection of 45′s and 78′s as well as laser discs. This store specializes in music and collectibles but you can also find some genuine hard-to-find stuff in stock. It’s a good place to browse the stacks and bins to find hidden musical treasure.
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2909 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
If you are looking for vintage recordings and the obscure, musical memorabilia from bygone years, Wax Trax is the place to visit. Call ahead because you may need to make an appointment, but if you like the thrill of the hunt, you are sure to think yourself in vinyl heaven when you visit this crammed-to-the-gills shop. Doo Wop, vinyl, CDs, tapes and more fill the crowded shelves.
4440 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 112
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Clint McKean, rocker and music lover, started collecting vinyl records and moved on to open his own shop. MoonDog Records gives him the opportunity to personally share his knowledge of music, display his amazing personal collection and offer you the chance to find and sell your own records. He sees vinyl recordings as a piece of living history, something to be shared and passed down through generations – an art form all its own. If you are looking to start your own collection, trade, sell or buy vinyls, CDs, guitars, turntables, cassettes, boom-boxes, band shirts, guitars, amps or collectible items, this is the shop for you. With his wealth of knowledge and passion for music, you can’t find a better place to start.
Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.