PARMA, Ohio — Saturday, June 12, it’s Record Store Day – or RSD to those in the know.
And in Parma's Polish Village, it’s reason to party, because RSD – is also Rudy’s Strudel Day.
The popular Polish bakery is partnering with its neighbor The Current Year record shop to host a block party.
While The Current Year provides the limited edition record releases associated with the celebration, Rudy's is providing pierogi, even paczki are making a rare appearance.
"This is like Halley's Comet coming through Cleveland," said co-owner, Lidia Tremp. You won't see paczki again until March. Tremp says they'll have sweet and savory options, along with the music.
"We love to have a good polka beat or any sort of beat to like get us going," she said.
"You know it's just a celebration of all things it's the birthplace of rock and roll. You know, where else are we going to have a big record party but in Cleveland?" Tremp said.
"Records never really went away," said The Current Year owner Michael Stutz. He and his wife, Marie, opened their shop on Ridge Road in October. "But now everybody's getting in on it. Everybody knows it's great sound and it's cool. And you know there's so much music you can't get on any other format."
For Record Store Day, Stutz says to look for special releases on colored vinyl and other collectibles. They specialize in rare albums and genres.
The RSD party runs all day on Ridge Road, starting at 8 a.m. There will be special guests, vintage wares, food and drinks, with FatHeads and Porco’s Tiki Lounge. Find out more at the event page by clicking here.