Smart Bets: Music Collectors Show

Despite rumors that cassette tapes are making a comeback, vinyl is still king. OK, maybe the MP3 is really king, but among collectors and serious audiophiles, no iTunes playlist can hold a candle to a record. Enter Gregory Neal of GN Traders and Productions, who turned his own music-collecting obsession into a a business. He holds his Music Collectors Shows around the Southeast, featuring vintage vinyl LPs and 45s, plus CDs, DVDs, memorabilia and more. “This event allows you the chance to find that ‘holy grail’ vinyl title or CD that you have been looking for, and we guarantee there will be music offered at the show that cannot be found in local stores,” says Neal. He’s billing the event’s return to Asheville as “the biggest and best one-day music store in the Carolinas.” It takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Sheraton Four Points (22 Woodfin St.). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

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