CDs are great, iPods and MP3 players are convenient and other methods of storing your favorite music may fit your lifestyle, but when it comes to nostalgia and the real sound of vintage music, nothing is better than a record. The pop and sizzle found in a vintage recording and the quality of pure sound emanating from the record is something that collectors everywhere appreciate. The record sleeves and covers with their photographs and artwork bring back a simpler time, when music meant turning on the record player or turntable to hear the sounds of the greats. It was a kind of magic that simply can’t be matched by other forms of music recordings. Whether you visit a coffeehouse to browse among their stacks while taking in some great music, or choose to set foot into a music lover’s paradise, it’s all on display at the best establishments in Las Vegas.
Zia Record Exchange
4225 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 735-4942

4503 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 233-4942
www.ziarecords.com

Established in 1980, this may well be one of Las Vegas’ last true record stores as well as one of the oldest. That does not mean that this business has remained stuck in time. As well as a vast selection of vinyl record, Zia also carries video games, movies, books and CDs, plus novelty items and more. You can find all your vintage favorites as well as new recording artists. The store offers consignment stock, enriching the collection.

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Record City
4555 E Charleston Blvd # 102
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 457-8626

300 E Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 735-1126
www.recordcityonline.com

Record City is the place to go for rare vinyl records, film and collectibles. Open for 20 years, this shop has a Best of Las Vegas award to prove its consistent quality and service. If you are looking to find a rare piece to complete or enhance your music or movie collection, or you simply enjoy the experience of exploring stacks of records, you can find it all at Record City.

The Beat Coffeehouse & Records
520 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-2328
www.thebeatlv.com

The Beat brings to life the nostalgia of coffeehouses in the 60s with a modern twist.  They offer tasty treats in a comfortable setting to browse stacks of records to find just the right album for your collection. It’s the best of all worlds nestled within Fremont Street. If you like funky originality and good music, this may well become your new hangout. It’s just plain cool.

Moondog Records
4440 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 802-3333
www.facebook.com/MoondogRecordsLV

Moondog Records is a shop started by Clint McKean, a rocker and music lover who needed a place to store and display his huge personal collection. He views vinyl records as pieces of living history and treasures to be passed down through generations as an art form. You can browse among the offerings to find a new treasure or you can offer your own personal pieces for sale. Since it’s all about the music, you can also trade, buy or sell CDs, guitars, cassettes, turntables, boom-boxes, tour or band shirts, guitars, amps or collectibles. When passion meets music, you know you have come to the right place to find someone who knows his stuff.

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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.
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