GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Local record stores in Grand Rapids celebrated Record Store Day on April 21.

Record Store Day was started in 2008 as a way for the staff, customers and artists to come together and celebrate the unique culture of record stores. On the day, there are also special vinyl and CD releases.

Vertigo Music recognized the holiday with stacks of new and used records for sale. The store brought out over 800 used records for customers to purchase.

Corner Record Shop in Grandville joined in the celebration with live music in the store all day.

Also in Grand Rapids, Third Man Records' Rolling Record Store was parked outside the GRAM in honor of Record Store Day. Third Man Records is a Nashville based record store that has a mobile store.

Dodds Record Shop participated in the annual Record Store Day parade in downtown Grand Rapids. A couple getting married even joined the celebration.

Even HopCat joined in on the Record Store Day celebration. The Grand Rapids location offered free crack fries with any purchase if someone had a same-day receipt from a record store.

Over the past nine years since Record Store Day was instituted, cities across the country have declared it an official holiday.

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