Nashville’s Best Record Stores

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Music lovers around the world wait all year for Record Store Day in April—but in Nashville, every day is a record store day. Here are Nashville Guru’s top recommendations on where to get your vinyl fix across town.

Where to Buy Vinyl in Nashville


Grimey’s New & Preloved Music & Books

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • What to expect: Big-name appearances, an overwhelming selection, and good vibes as you enter. This is the granddaddy of Nashville’s indie record stores.

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The Great Escape

  • Neighborhood: West Nashville
  • What to expect: A true superstore filled with bargain and collector’s item records as well as comics and games.

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Third Man Records

  • Neighborhood: SoBro 
  • What to expect: Offerings from Jack White’s Americana-leaning Third Man roster, plus a listening booth and the Blue Room bar where you can grab a drink!

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Swaggie Records

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • What to expect: This record shop is situated in the middle of Downtown Nashville. Stop in for new and used vinyl, licensed apparel, and more music-related products.

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The Groove

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • What to expect: A cozy music haven with an excellent representation of local music and fun events.

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Vinyl Tap

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • What to expect: New and used vinyl in a living room situation. The idea here is to sip local craft brews while listening to tunes.

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Alison’s Record Shop

  • Neighborhood: West Nashville
  • What to expect: A vast collection of vintage vinyl curated by owner Alison Warford. Head over for a truly unique musical experience.

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McKAY’s

  • Neighborhood: West Nashville 
  • What to expect: Not only is McKAY’s known for used books but also records! If you’re looking for music, musical instruments, movies, games, electronics, or collectibles, this spot is a must-visit.

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Luna Record Shop

  • Neighborhood: Franklin
  • What to expect: Situated at the Factory of Franklin, this record shop sells a curated collection of new and used vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and more.

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Phonoluxe

  • Neighborhood: South Nashville
  • What to expect: An ever-growing selection of rock, R&B, blues, jazz, country, and folk. Make sure to note the store’s limited hours—open Friday through Sunday.

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