Let’s get this party started! We’ve been thinking about doing a Vinyl night at Downey for a little while now and have picked out a date to spin those records!
On Saturday, October 27th we will be hosting our first ever vinyl listening party.
The idea is pretty straight forward, we’re planning on sharing some great music, great beer, and having some great fun! In doing so, we’re super excited to announce we will be partnering and co-hosting with another local East Dearborn business, Stormy Records!!
Here’s the plan:
We’ll be setting up a record player and some speakers, assembling the coolest people we know, and playing vinyl records for one another.
It’s not a requirement but you’d definitely be a lot cooler if you brought your own record or few to spin your own track.
We’re thinking of laying down some very basic ground rules regarding the DJ’ing. We’ll have a sign up sheet where you can put your name down to have your shot at sharing your favorite music. No more than two songs played during your session. You’ll have a chance to put your name back on the list once everyone gets a chance spin. You’ll be in charge or putting on your own record and picking the track/s you want to play.
Don’t know what to play? Don’t worry about it, play a personal favorite, a classic, something danceable, something mellow, it doesn’t matter! Variety is the spice of life and any and all music is acceptable. The decision is up to you! It just has to be on vinyl, that rich, layered, grooviness is what we are looking for!!
We’re planning on providing some light appetizers along with your favorite craft beer!
Last, but not least being this is the last Saturday before Halloween we’re adding one final twist to this funky party! Costumes!! Feel free to dress up in your best Halloween costumes!! We will be awarding some kick ass prizes for best custom. Also, Stormy Records will be bringing some fun Halloween songs to play in between what other people are playing.
In addition to playing some fun Halloween songs, Stormy Records will have a table with some records from the shop and information about them and their business. Mostly, classic rock albums will be featured such as Led Zeppelin, Peter Frampton, The Doors, etc. Stormy Records plans on bringing some light apps as well!!
Can’t wait to see you there!!