Expo Talking Points
Talking Points on the Pennsylvania Music Expo Hosted by the Keystone Record Collectors
♪ The show has always been and will continue to be a FREE ADMISSION EVENTbycollectors, for collectors.
♪ The show is hosted by the Keystone Record Collectors, “a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the hobby of music collecting”.
♪ The expo celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009. It started in 1979 with six vendors. Show hours are 9AM - 3PM the second Sunday of EVERY month.
♪ 40+ vendors, primarily from the Mid-Atlantic region set up each time.
♪ The Continental Inn is the venue for the show, since February 2010. (The Ramada Inn, German Trading Post, PA Jaycees Bingo Hall, Lancaster Catholic HS, Blue Ball and Columbia Market Houses were previous locations).
♪ On average, 600-750 people from Pennsylvania and adjoining states attend every month, ready to buy, sell or trade music and music-related memorabilia.
♪ The expo is the largest show of its kind in the United States, on a monthly basis.
♪ Attendees have traveled from England, Japan, Spain, Germany, Canada and Australia.
♪ A Public Address system is used to make announcements throughout the day to locate items on people’s want lists.
♪ From time to time group/artist autograph sessions and mini concerts are held at the show.
♪ Attendees with a small quantity of music they no longer have want are encouraged to bring it to the music expo, and show to vendors and others.
♪ People/organizations with a large quantity of music may want to contact the club about renting a table, at: 717-898-1246 (24-hour info line).
♪ The club periodically provides special offers (price guides, music, books, record sleeves, etc.) to members at reduced rates through KEY-NOTES newsletter.
♪ Club members reside in Pennsylvania and 12 other states. Our youngest member is 21; our oldest member is 80. Average age of club members: 51.1
♪ A 100% volunteer staff runs the show/club. (4 elected and 7 appointed officers)
♪ Regional collectors founded the Keystone Record Collectors after participating in the Society of Record Collectors in Baltimore during the mid 1970's.
♪ For more info call: 717-898-1246 or visit: www.recordcollectors.org