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Music lovers take Record Bonanza for a spin

by: CANBY HERALD - The 30th annual Record Bonanza is planned April 21 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby.Step through the doors of the Main Pavilion at the Clackamas County Event Center Sunday, April 21, and the passion for classic music — and classic devices to play them on — can be felt from wall to ceiling.

This year’s 30th Record Bonanza will bring records from every era and genre to Canby, along with plenty of record players and cassette decks as music enthusiasts, both passionate and merely inquisitive, walk through rows of music and other vinyl offerings.

Organizer Don Rogers couldn’t be more excited.

This year’s edition runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 and will feature some interesting guests, particularly for those who remember classic Portland radio.

Record Bonanza is a rockin’ time that offers 70 tables featuring music from the 1920s to the present, with plenty of 45s, 33s and 78s for those who simply miss the feel and smell of a good vinyl record.

“We’re sold out of tables, so this is probably the biggest show we’ve ever done,” Rogers said.

The fair features items like sheet music, photographs, memorabilia, posters, books, CDs and more for sale and trade.

Rogers has been behind the event since its inception.

“I think of myself now as not so much selling music, but selling memories,” said Rogers, a longtime Canby resident. “It’s kind of a chance to get together with people who have the same interests. I just love the idea of someone coming in looking for something they liked when they were growing up — then finding it.”

Admission to the bonanza is $3 and parking is free. For more information, call Rogers at 503-651-2780.