Large Grove Vinyl Market returns to Iowa Metropolis, launching in Des Moines subsequent month

Large Grove Vinyl Market

Sunday, September 25 at 12 midday, Large Grove Brewery Iowa Metropolis

Large Grove Vinyl Market

Sunday October 2 at 12 midday, Large Grove Brewery Des Moines

Brian Brandsgaard in his component out there previous Large Grove. – Courtesy of Brian Brandsgaard

“It is a enjoyable atmosphere to promote data,” mentioned Brian Brandsgaard. small village Aesthetics and Power Large Grove Brewery in Iowa Metropolis. “It is the proper place to place it.”

Brandsgaard is the organizer of the Large Grove Vinyl Market, which it has held on the brewery periodically because it opened 5 years in the past. Now, within the wake of the brewery’s latest enlargement in Des Moines, Brandsgaard is testing the waters there as properly.

The Large Grove Vinyl Market is coming to Large Grove Brewery Iowa Metropolis on Sunday, September 25, and Large Grove Brewery Des Moines on Sunday, October 2, which can embrace distributors from Iowa and Minnesota. The record of sellers consists of Brandsgaard himself, whose vinyl gross sales started at a time of tragedy in Iowa historical past.

A lifelong music fan, Brandsgaard started gathering data as a toddler rising up in central Iowa.

“We had been actually massive followers of the Beatles,” he mentioned. “And there was this little stitching store in Humboldt that, for no matter cause, bought 45 data. We went there twice per week to see in the event that they discovered any Beatles at 45. After which we went to the Rolling Stones. And huh, Led Zeppelin, began shopping for all that stuff.”

As his appreciation for music grew, so did his love for the gathering.

“In faculty I had a fairly good sized assortment of all the things,” Brandsgaard continued. “Numerous jazz, numerous blues, traditional rock, stuff like that.”

Then, just a few years later, catastrophe struck. In 1993 amid widespread flooding throughout the state, Brandsgaard’s house was flooded. His total file assortment was within the broken property.

It took just a few years for Brandsgaard to rekindle his curiosity. By the late Nineteen Nineties, he mentioned, he started shopping for once more.

“I began discovering increasingly more stuff and replenishing my assortment,” he mentioned. “Then I discovered from those that they stored these file reveals.”

He started shopping for different folks’s collections, and the present’s distributors inspired him to arrange his personal sales space. 9 years in the past he attended his first present as a salesman, and he continues to purchase and promote, partly, to fulfill his interest.

“Numerous that stuff, once I run into a set, I hold it for my private use,” he mentioned.

Since then he has been a daily at occasions within the Midwest, promoting as Bathroom’s Vinyl at reveals and pop-up occasions, and his personal assortment has grown to almost 3,000 items.

“I am a vinyl fanatic, as my daughter would say, however I am within the enterprise of shopping for and reselling,” Brandsgaard mentioned.

Bathroom’s Vinyl will probably be certainly one of six distributors at Large Grove Vinyl Market in Iowa Metropolis on September 25. Additionally on show are Nate’s file resale (Davenport), No Skip Data (Des Moines), Rochester Data (Rochester, MN), Candy Livin’ Antiques Artwork & Data (Iowa Metropolis) and vinyl Underground Storage (Cedar Rapids).

Brandsgaard has been operating the present two or thrice a yr since they began internet hosting Vinyl Market occasions in Large Grove. Every occasion attracts a number of hundred attendees, who Brandsgaard mentioned take pleasure in “music and beer and good meals and good drink”.

Subsequent month, he’ll host the inaugural Vinyl Market at Large Grove Brewery’s new Des Moines location. That October 2 occasion will function many acquainted faces – together with Boggs Vinyl, No Skip Data, Rochester Data – along with just a few native Des Moines distributors together with Zzz Data, Vinyl Cup Data and ME Data.

Whereas vinyl is the spotlight of those occasions, distributors will even promote different music-related objects and supplies, together with CDs and live performance T-shirts, which Brandsgaard believes helps give a singular high quality to their vinyl markets.

“We simply wish to encourage folks to come back out and provides it a shot and see what they suppose,” he mentioned.

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