Bandcamp to open Oakland record shop and performance space in February
For more than 10 years, Bandcamp has been used by millions of music fans around the world as an online place to discover music and support their favorite artists directly. Soon, they’ll be able to do that in an even more tangible way.
Bandcamp has announced it’s opening a brick-and-mortar store in Oakland, California that will serve as a record shop and performance space. It will open its doors at 1901 Broadway on Feb. 1. In a post on Bandcamp Daily, the company explained the purpose of the space and what it will entail in the future: “We’ll feature a selection of records that showcase the diversity and design of the more than 5 million albums available on Bandcamp, and we’ll soon host free, all-ages shows as part of an upcoming video series. We’re also partnering with amazing local organizations like Oakland School for the Arts, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and Transgender Law Center (check out last year’s fundraiser) to throw music-focused community events.”
The company is hosting a grand opening celebration at beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 featuring performances by Bells Atlas, Sol Development, Queens D. Light, Jazz on the Sidewalk, and MJ’s Brass Boppers.
H/T: Bandcamp Daily
Photo credit: Richard Morgenstein