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Black-owned record stores have always represented something more than just a place to buy music in their communities. Vans and Record Store Day have partnered to tell and uplift the story of five stores in a series of short documentaries. 

Watch now: Ep. 01 RETROFIT RECORDS from Tallahassee, FL; Ep. 02 OFFBEAT from Jackson, MS; and Ep. 03 DBS SOUNDS from Atlanta, GA. 

Coming soon: Brittany’s Record Shop, Cleveland, OH (May 19); 606 Records, Chicago, IL (June 10).

Vans x Record Store Day presents: OPEN DOORS | Ep. 01 – Retrofit Records | VANS

Vans is teaming up with Record Store Day to release two albums, Songs for You, Vols. 1 & 2, to spotlight and support Black-owned record stores. The limited-edition vinyl releases will be available to purchase at independent record stores on Record Store Day 2021 (June 12th). As a salute to the community power of Black-owned businesses, Vans and Record Store Day will reinvest proceeds from the albums into Black-owned record stores across the United States. Additionally, as Black-owned record stores have always represented something more than just a place to buy music in their communities, Vans and Record Store Day have partnered to uplift five stores via a video docuseries launching on April 7th through to June 12th. The docuseries titled ‘Open Doors’ will shine a light on what music does for local communities and what it means to be a black shop owner for the music community in their respective cities. The featured Black-owned record stores include DBS Sounds - Atlanta GA, Retrofit Records - Tallahassee FL, Brittany’s Record Shop - Cleveland OH, Offbeat Music – Jackson MS, 606 Records – Chicago IL. Through efforts like “Record Store Day ,” Vans is committed to championing inclusivity by supporting small businesses that are owned and operated by diverse communities. Music Credits: “Why Aren’t I Home” by Athletics SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY​ Connect with Vans: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu​ Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4​ Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz​ Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5​ Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs​ Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7​ About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. Vans x Record Store Day presents: OPEN DOORS | Ep. 01 – Retrofit Records | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66

  

Vans x Record Store Day presents: OPEN DOORS | Ep. 02 – OffBeat | VANS

Vans is teaming up with Record Store Day to release two albums, Songs for You, Vols. 1 & 2, to spotlight and support Black-owned record stores. The limited-edition vinyl releases will be available to purchase at independent record stores on Record Store Day 2021 (June 12th). As a salute to the community power of Black-owned businesses, Vans and Record Store Day will reinvest proceeds from the albums into Black-owned record stores across the United States. Additionally, as Black-owned record stores have always represented something more than just a place to buy music in their communities, Vans and Record Store Day have partnered to uplift five stores via a video docuseries launching on April 7th through to June 12th. The docuseries titled ‘Open Doors’ will shine a light on what music does for local communities and what it means to be a black shop owner for the music community in their respective cities. The featured Black-owned record stores include DBS Sounds - Atlanta GA, Retrofit Records - Tallahassee FL, Brittany’s Record Shop - Cleveland OH, Offbeat Music – Jackson MS, 606 Records – Chicago IL. Through efforts like “Record Store Day ,” Vans is committed to championing inclusivity by supporting small businesses that are owned and operated by diverse communities. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY​ Connect with Vans: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu​ Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4​ Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz​ Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5​ Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs​ Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7​ About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. Vans x Record Store Day presents: OPEN DOORS | Ep. 02 – OffBeat | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66

  

Vans x Record Store Day presents: OPEN DOORS | Ep. 03 – DBS Sounds | VANS

Vans is teaming up with Record Store Day to release two albums, Songs for You, Vols. 1 & 2, to spotlight and support Black-owned record stores. The limited-edition vinyl releases will be available to purchase at independent record stores on Record Store Day 2021 (June 12th). As a salute to the community power of Black-owned businesses, Vans and Record Store Day will reinvest proceeds from the albums into Black-owned record stores across the United States. Additionally, as Black-owned record stores have always represented something more than just a place to buy music in their communities, Vans and Record Store Day have partnered to uplift five stores via a video docuseries launching on April 7th through to June 12th. The docuseries titled ‘Open Doors’ will shine a light on what music does for local communities and what it means to be a black shop owner for the music community in their respective cities. The featured Black-owned record stores include DBS Sounds - Atlanta GA, Retrofit Records - Tallahassee FL, Brittany’s Record Shop - Cleveland OH, Offbeat Music – Jackson MS, 606 Records – Chicago IL. Through efforts like “Record Store Day ,” Vans is committed to championing inclusivity by supporting small businesses that are owned and operated by diverse communities. Music Credits: “Outro” by Ebony Rhythm Band “10 – Long Road Ahead (Instrumental)” by Eamon SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY​ Connect with Vans: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu​ Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4​ Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz​ Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5​ Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs​ Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7​ About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. Vans x Record Store Day presents: OPEN DOORS | Ep. 03 – DBS Sounds | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66



Vans and Record Store Day are also releasing two albums: Songs for You, Vols. 1 & 2. The limited-edition vinyl releases will be available to purchase at independent record stores on Record Store Day 2021 (June 12th). As a salute to the community power of Black-owned businesses, Vans and Record Store Day will reinvest proceeds from the albums into Black-owned record stores across the United States.  


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