WPKN’s MUSIC MASH ’23 – Record Fair
Read’s Artspace, 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT
What is MUSIC MASH ‘23:
MUSIC MASH ’23 is a Record Fair produced by nonprofit, community radio station WPKN 89.5-FM. It has a bit more sizzle than the traditional record fairs–MUSIC MASH ’23 presents 50+ tables from dealers all over New England selling vinyl LP’s, 45’s, CD’s and music collectibles. There will be LIVE music WPKN DJ’s and celebs spinning discs as well as food and drink options. Family friendly!
When is it and where is it?
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Read’s Artspace, located in downtown Bridgeport, at 1042 Broad Street. This former department store, features a well-lit massive gallery site on the entire ground floor. Exit 27 North and South off I-95. The location is a 5-minute walk from Metro North (convenient for New York City, and New Haven), and a 3-minute cab ride from the Port Jefferson Ferry terminal in Bridgeport.
FREE outdoor parking across from Read’s Artspace with access to the lot from Cannon Street. FREE-on-street. Meters are NOT enforced in Bridgeport on Saturdays. Please-no parking at Read’s. It is private and subject to towing.
Music Mash Hours:
8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday
Early Bird hours are from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. These tickets are $15 and allow first viewing of what is for sale. For many that’s a BIG deal. From 9:30am AM to 5:30 PM admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Children under 12 years old are FREE.
Who is Selling:
We are working through Record Riots, a group who own and operate record shows in Philadelphia, Jersey City, New Haven and Brooklyn. We have many of the top dealers in New England specializing is all types and formats (vinyl LP’s, 45’s, CD’s) of music from Jazz, Rock, Blues, World, Motown, New Wave, Reggae, Punk, Ephemera, Soul, Disco, Surf, Country, Rockabilly, R&B and more. Also, there are vendors selling books, posters, artwork and other collectibles. Prices will range from $1 to $1,000. WPKN-FM has several thousand donated LP’s it will offer.
Restaurants: Food truck, loacal specials, beer from Two Roads Brewing Company and Berlinetta. Special discounts to Music Mash-goers.
Sponsors: Park City Music Hall is our marketing partner. Two Roads Brewing Company; Berlinetta Brewing Community Radio WPKN 89.5-FM and the Bridgeport DSSD
About WPKN 89.5 Community Radio
WPKN, rated “the greatest radio station in the world” by The New Yorker, recently completed its long-awaited move to 277 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport—walking distance to Read’s Artspace and other arts venues. Founded in 1963 as a 100-watt campus outlet, WPKN is today a 10,000-watt listener-supported community radio station broadcasting at 89.5 FM and streaming online at WPKN.org. WPKN’s terrestrial signal now reaches to a listenership of 1.5 million people in Connecticut, Long Island, parts of New York and Massachusetts. Operating 24/7 and largely run by volunteers, WPKN offers a unique and eclectic mix of live and recorded music, news, public affairs, spoken word, arts and culture and other free-form programming which defy genre. WPKN is proud to be listener-supported, commercial-free, community-driven radio available to the public at no cost, any time, day or night.