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Black Friday 2020 with Dusty Groove!


Friday, November 27, 2020 – 7am

Folks, we're running Black Friday a bit differently this year — handling it like the RSD Drops days this autumn — with items made available on a first-come, first-serve basis to customers at our Chicago store. Obviously, we all have concerns about Covid-19, so we're trying to make this as much of a hands-off, curbside-styled event as we can. Also, all remaining titles will be for sale online at noon, Chicago time the same day — so you can take your chance, stay at home, and order what we've got left by lunchtime.

We would love to see you on Friday, November 27 — and we'll be operating with the following guidelines:

  1. This is a mask-on situation. No mask, no service — and no noses sticking out over the top.

  2. We will maintain social distancing, and will disperse any large, close crowding. If you do not respect the space of others, you will not be allowed to purchase items that day. There will be a line before 7am, but the line will be spaced appropriately, and masks are required.

  3. The event starts at 7am Chicago time. The Dusty Groove store will open at the usual hours — at 10am — but for limited in-person shopping, as we have been doing. Yet Black Friday title orders will still only be handled by the staff inside — we will pull items on your behalf, in the usual first-come, first-served, one copy per customer standard of Record Store Day.

  4. To purchase Black Friday titles, we will provide you with an order form, which you can fill out in person, or in advance, hand in to our staff, and we will pull each order, as received.

  5. Order Form for Black Friday, November 27. Print the list in advance, fill it out at home, which will really speed things up. The form still must be presented in person, the morning of Friday, November 27, starting at 7am.

  6. Once you hand the form in to a staff member at the door, your order will be pulled as quickly as possible, and we will then service you through our side pickup window. In other words, hand in your form, step away, and move around the corner to our side window.

  7. Remember that by noon Chicago time, everything left will be online, so you can order online by that point in the day, and pick up your order in the usual manner for our local pickup orders.

These are tricky times for all of us, and we're still trying to respect the wishes of the in-person selling of the Black Friday titles, as directed by the people at Record Store Day. But we are also trying to keep everyone as safe as possible, both customers and staff, and are asking for your patience during this very different version of the event.

This year we'll have plenty of amazing titles from:

Comet Is Coming

Karen Dalton

Bill Evans

Vince Guaraldi Trio

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Bob James

Rolling Stones

Sonny Rollins

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood

Uncle Tupelo

Grover Washington

Beastie Boys

Jarvis Cocker

Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks

Public Enemy

Barney Wilen

Monty Alexander

Pete Rock

Jon Batiste

Lou Reed

Little Richard

Herbie Hancock


Fred Neil


Best Coast

Snoop Doggy Dogg

George Coleman

...and many others!

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