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Lavender Vinyl owners Kye Hallows and Blake Lundell present their new Record Store Day t-shirts designed by Ruby Relics.

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Neal Francis and the Main Squeeze perform at The State Room in March. Neal Francis performs in Ogden on Friday evening April 22, 2022 at Union Station in Ogden.

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Celebrate Earth Day at the Ogden Nature Center this Saturday, April 23, 2022.

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This undated photo shows attendees at an earlier Earth Day celebration at the Ogden Nature Center.

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Record Store Day at Lavender Vinyl 2022

Record Store Day, held annually around the world, was launched in 2008 to celebrate the culture of independent record stores and the impact they have on their communities. Exclusive vinyl releases and promotional merchandise keep RSD buzzing every year, always on the third Saturday in April; but it’s also a big party at many record stores, like Ogden’s Lavender Vinyl, with special activities and giveaways. RSD 2022 at Lavender Vinyl will be their biggest yet. Owners Kye Hallows and Blake Lundell say they’ve ordered more RSD merchandise this year than ever before, and the outdoor party will also include a zine launch and vinyl record spin. They will also have their own RSD t-shirts and posters designed by local Ruby Relics artists, bags and giveaways, and other giveaways. Hallows is excited about the jazz releases and first vinyl release of Kittie’s 2000 debut album, “Spit,” and Lundell’s eyes are on the 40th anniversary edition of The Cure’s “Pornography” album in 1982. They look forward to the “community vibe” and celebrate with friends and supporters of their “queer lil shop.”

RSD LAVENDER VINYL 2022 RANGE:

  • 8:00 a.m. Delivery of tickets. Free bins with RSD swag to the first 20 customers in line; posters and other gifts to the first 50.
  • 10 a.m. Start of tent sales. All RSD items will be outside in the tent. People are called by their ticket number to do their shopping, 10 to 12 at a time.
  • 12 p.m. Zine Launch Party — The second edition of The LQ, a queer art zine, will be available to RSD customers for the first time.
  • 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Record Store Party at the Lighthouse Lounge – bring your new vinyl to the bar across the street for the listening party and have a brew!

Lavender Vinyl, 123 25th St., Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Facebook and Instagram @lavendervinyl

HillFest

Ogden is hosting a surprise music festival this weekend with a huge lineup of touring artists: the celebratory blues-rock of Andy Frasco & The UN, the bluegrass-rock and uplifting harmonies of Fruition, the blues jam band -Grammy-nominated rock band North Mississippi Allstars, the punk-reggae-ska mix of Bumpin Uglies and Neal Francis on the keys with his signature blend of 70s rock, New Orleans beats and Chicago blues. Early local parties include The Proper Way, Compass Rose and Imag!nary Friendz.

HillFest 2022 has been moved from Powder Mountain to the Ogden Amphitheater and Ogden Union Station after the snowmobile portion of the Triple Crown and RMSHA event was canceled due to light snowfall and melt fast snow. It would have been the first RMSHA competition at Powder Mountain, but Triple Crown will bring it back to Eden Ski Resort next year — sooner, they said, in hopes of more snow. But this year, the music will continue. See the three-day concert lineup at tchillfest.com.

One-day and two-day general admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at tchillfest.com/tickets.html. Previously purchased tickets for HillFest are still valid at the Ogden Amphitheatre.

Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., and Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St., Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, tchillfest.com/tickets.html

Earth Day at the Ogden Nature Center

There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Ogden Nature Center’s big annual Earth Day celebration. With eco-friendly exhibitors, workshops and classes, demonstrations, entertainment, food, crafts and nature games, it’s a fun and memorable day of learning for everyone. family with so much to see and do:

  • Puppet making workshop
  • story and music
  • “The Voice of Conservation: Bernard DeVoto of Ogden”
  • nature poetry aloud
  • Composting tips and tricks
  • Celtic Beat Irish Dancers
  • Presentations of animals: owls, reptiles, birds of prey
  • Children’s time on the terrace
  • Birdhouse Exhibition
  • Bird walks every hour
  • Build and carry bird feeders
  • Bird migration game
  • face painting
  • Nature crafts
  • Eco-Friendly Sellers “Green Gurus”
  • Food trucks: Grounds for Coffee, Lucky Slice Pizza, Wimpy & Fritz, Menchies Frozen Yogurt

Ogden Nature Center, 966 W 12th St., Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., $4 (free for ages two and under), ogdennaturecenter.org



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