Minkin's Music: Get in on The Dig

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By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music

To an audiophile junkie, there is nothing like panning for vinyl gold in record bins. On Sunday, May 19, at The Winchester Music Tavern (12112 Madison Ave) in Lakewood, you can enter the time tunnel by attending The Dig, from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Hosted by the dynamic duo of Jason and Jeanette Burchaski, this vinyl flea market features multiple tables of vendors with orange crates full of LPs, 45s, and other music-related collectables. The concept began over five years ago as a social event for the Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club, a Facebook group page founded by Grand Poobah Jason that now spouts over 2,000 members.

The Dig has been taking place every other month, with the last event attracting more than 300 collectors. It was amazing to see how the event has grown from roughly three crates to 30 tables of vendors with thousands of vinyl records.

The Dig is a great place to buy, sell and network with collectors and vendors who offer clean, fair, affordable vinyl. Admission to attend The Dig is free, but there is a nominal fee if you want a table space to sell your records. Scheduled entertainment for May will be DJ Bill Carmarata, aka Bill’s Box of Sound.

Attendees can score some cool stuff by trying their luck purchasing raffle tickets. Proceeds from the raffle benefit The Waterloo Alley Cat Project, a non-profit volunteer organization that practices the trap-neuter/spay-return method for felines.

With The Dig happening in the ballroom, The Winchester will be offering delicious brunch options for purchase along with their signature build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar and other libations.

For more information on upcoming events or to RSVP for a table, contact The Dig via Facebook or Jburchaski@live.com.

Contact Jay at Blues4Bird@aol.com or post on his Minkin’s Music Facebook page.

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