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RECORD STORE DAY 2016 [EVENTS AND HELPFUL TIPS]

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Music fans,  We are pleased to announce our events for Record Store Day.  We’ll have non-stop entertainment from the moment that we open our doors through the evening hours.  All of our events are free, open to the public and kid/family friendly.

DJ Session On The Cactus Stage

Zahira Gutierrez and Cody Swann (of the Wild Moccasins)
10 am to 12 pm
Zahira and Cody will be spinning their favorite tunes while vinyl fans wait to select and purchase their RSD goodies.  The band’s latest album, 8892 was one of our best-sellers of 2015.
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DJ Session In The Record Ranch
Clint Broussard (of 90.1 KPFT’s Blues in Hi-Fi)
12 pm to 2 pm
Clint keeps the party going with Gulf Coast, swamp classics as heard on his acclaimed, long-running radio program.    Listen to Clint’s show on Mondays at 6PM on 90.1 KPFT.
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In-Store Performances
Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue
2:00 pm
We are excited to present this artist on Record Store Day as their music has a tight connection to Cactus‘ unique heritage which includes D Records, The Record Ranch and the Country Music of the Gulf Coast championed by our original owners, Bud and Don Daily.  Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue were at the vanguard of New Orleans’
now-thriving country scene when they formed over a decade ago, and they’ve remained in a league of their own ever since. Combining evocative songwriting, impeccable musicianship, and a twinge of punk sensibility to boot, their infectious Western swing energy has earned them their place in the upper echelon of local favorites and helped grow an avid fan-base of two-steppers around the world. www.galholiday.com/epk
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The Phantom Royals
4:00 pm
We close out our RSD activities with a Surf party on the with The Phantom Royals.  This band featuring Mikey Drag and other esteemed local musicians is new on the scene and are making waves around town.  Don’t miss their debut on the Cactus Stage.
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Katz Coffee will be providing complimentary coffee for the  early birds on RSD beginning at 8 am. We will be serving our new Black Vinyl Blend which you will soon be able to purchase at Cactus.  Our extensive studies confirm that it is delicious!
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            Delicious Saint Arnold beverages will be served beginning at noon.
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  • As always, we will have many special offers, discounted best-sellers just for RSD, autographed items that customers can win. swag and more.
  • The first 100 fans will receive a custom RSD tote bag.
  • We are especially proud of our commemorative RSD shirt for 2016 which depicts our original 1975 hand painted logo.  As we continue to celebrate our 40th year of business, it only seems appropriate.  This image hasn’t been reproduced on a T-shirt in almost thirty years and will be a conversation starter with vinyl fans.
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Some Important Info. For Our Customers:
questionsRest assured, Cactus has ordered all of the titles on the official Record Store Day list as detailed on recordstoreday.com.  We have even ordered many of the unofficial releases that have a street date of 4/16. We have a remarkable track record of having plentiful stock of these items. That said, there are many circumstances that play out that affect what we actually receive.  Stock allocated to special events or instores, pressing complications, mis-ships, items damaged in transit, items limited to region and other issues all affect our shipments.  With many items, the demand far outweighs the amount of stock pressed.  We do not know what we are going to receive or what circumstances are going to play out until the week of release. With almost 400 releases, something is bound to go wrong. We are prepared to answer your questions about these limited edition items as best we can, but find ourselves overwhelmed with requests for information. In order to best answer your queries we ask the following:
– Do not call the store.  Odds are, the person answering the phone does not know how many were ordered, how many were pressed or how many we may receive.
– Send us an email.  Contact us at cactusrsd[at]yahoo.com with your questions.
– Please save questions until 4/13.  We will not know about our shipments until that time…at the earliest.
– Know that we may still not have an answer for you as many items don’t arrive until the day before RSD.
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First-come-first-serveA Note About Exclusive Record Store Day Releases:
– Sale of these releases are limited to one item per person.
– Items are sold on a first come, first served basis.
– We cannot hold, special order or reserve any RSD releases before or on 4/16.
– You cannot buy RSD titles from us online or over the phone.  
– Depending on availability, we may accept reservations or phone orders beginning 4/17.

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