Dumb Records Downtown Grand Opening Today

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Wow, today is a big day for us over at the brand new Dumb Records downtown (418 E Monroe Street). Sure, we’ve been open in some form or another for two months now but today we are making it official with our “grand opening” for our new store and venue space complete with a ribbon cutting.

The store is open all day today from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. The mayor and The Chili Bowl Mullet Man himself will be here for a ribbon cutting at 11:00 am (don’t miss it). There will also be coffee provided (for free and for sale) by Foamed Up – the new coffee shop now located in White Oaks Mall.

And of course we will have records, CDs, cassettes, shirts, and more for sale in our new store. No, we will not have any live music (that is coming very very soon), but we are pretty much ready to go once we get approval and we are showing off our new venue portion of our new space.

Check out a facebook event for all of this right here. See you today!

Dumb Records Participating in Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16th

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Remember our big green elephant? Well, we almost forgot about it. On Saturday, March 16th we will be taking it out of hiding and participating in the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown Springfield (our first year participating in this particular parade). We will be pulled by Miles T Shirts once again.

The parade happens right at 12:00 pm on that day, and we believe it goes for one hour. The route starts at the Horace Mann parking lot, works it’s way down Jefferson Street, then to 5th street, then loops around at either Capitol or Monroe and goes to 5th.

Our store will be open all day that day as well – from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and during the parade. Come on downtown! Check out a facebook event for this right here.

Show Tonight at Lincoln Library

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Did you know that later this afternoon there is going to be a live music show going on over at The Lincoln Library downtown not too far from us? Incredible!! And it’s a free show!?!? Why would anyone miss out on a one in a lifetime chance of an opportunity to attend this show?? Bands playing include Springfield’s very own pop / punk group Attic Salt at the top of the bill. Check out their music streaming on the player below. Also is everyone’s favorite Champaign rock group “Nectar” which has played in Springfield many times. Opening things up is Mary Jo Curry according to the flier above, who we do not know much about.

That starts at 6:00 pm inside the Lincoln Library downtown on Capitol and 7th streets… we are guessing somewhere on the ground floor of the library. The event is free and all ages. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up in Springfield while we are waiting on our venue space to get approved.

There’s A Show Happening In The Library This Upcoming Saturday

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There were rumors floating around that a secret show at The Lincoln Library was happening… and it looks like these rumors turned out to be true! This upcoming Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm there is a free show happening in the public library featuring three acts. Amazing! Bands playing include Springfield’s very own pop / punk group Attic Salt at the top of the bill. Check out their music streaming on the player below. Also is everyone’s favorite Champaign rock group “Nectar” which has played in Springfield many times. Opening things up is Mary Jo Curry according to the flier above, who we do not know much about.

That starts at 6:00 pm inside the Lincoln Library downtown on Capitol and 7th streets… we are guessing somewhere on the ground floor of the library. The event is free and all ages. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up in Springfield while we are waiting on our venue space to get approved.

March 9th: Dumb Records Downtown Location Grand Opening

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Okay, we can’t wait any longer, we’re going to have a grand opening for our new location. On Saturday, March 9th in a little over just two weeks – The Official Grand Opening™ of the new Dumb Records Downtown Location. Yes, we are open every day from 1:00 to 8:00 pm right now and have been “soft” open for over a month now, but we are ready to make this official. On March 9th we will be open all day from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm and we’ll just go ahead and say our store will be in full swing mode by then. Maybe we’ll keep building stuff after that date (we probably will)! How’s the venue portion coming along? No bands are playing this grand opening, however we are closer than we ever have been now that’s for sure – we still don’t know when exactly we will have final approval for shows. If anything this date will be an opportunity for us to show off our space to any of you who haven’t seen it. Also of course at 11:00 am the mayor Jim Langfelder will be here for an official ribbon cutting. Don’t miss that! Coffee will be provided by new local coffee shop Foamed Up (they are located out at the mall.

We’ll get a facebook event for this going right away, don’t you worry.

Vintage Love Tour (Kicking Off Now) Today At Dumb Records

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Happy Saturday! Today is a big day for us over at the new Dumb Records because it’s our first day being open all throughout the entire day! No, no grand opening yet. Today is the “Vintage Love Tour” organized by Springfield Vintage happening at various locations around town including our own store (or next door to our store at our venue space). Just show up to 418 E Monroe Street today and say “hi”! There are five vendors set up over here selling vintage items, maybe some clothes, some roller skates, some cacti shaped like little hearts. Wow!

The Vintage Love tour is going on from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will still have our record store open until 8:00 pm tonight (so we are open 10:00 am – 8:00 pm). Come on by and say hi! More info on the Vintage Love tour and other locations can be found on the facebook event right here.

Dumb Records Participating In “Vintage Love Tour” February 9th

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No, we are still not cleared to host events in our new space just yet (and it’s killing us), but however we can still have a store and be involved with a neat and fun group of businesses as part of the “Vintage Love Tour” being set up by Springfield Vintage on Saturday, February 9th! Very lovely! What does the Vintage Love Tour entail? Well, for one this will be a big deal for us because it means we are going to have to have our space and store open from 10am-4pm for the tour. This means we will be open from 10am-8pm that whole day (we really hope the weather is warmer by then). For the Vintage Love Tour we will have a few vendors set up inside our space (the 416 space) selling vintage clothing and other items. We will still have our regular record store up and running too of course.

To go check out the full list of businesses participating and map of the event, go to the Vintage Love Tour facebook page right here. We are excited to now be downtown so we can participate in things like this with other businesses! We are also ready for the weather to get warmer!