In the 70s, 80s, and 90s the Sacramento area had a lot of great independent music and record stores, including Spirit, Record Heaven, Music Exchange, Manic Music, In The Groove, Obsessed With Music (of course), and others. Many of those are closed up now but we still have some great music stores. We’ve listed the ones we know about below. If you know of any others, leave a comment below or send us email here.

CDs, vinyl, DVDs, tapes:

The Beat web site

1700 J Street (store closed, sadly)

Dimple Music web site

2433 Arden Way – second vinyl-only store in back

2500 16th Street at Broadway

7830 Macy Plaza Dr. (Citrus Heights)

1701 Santa Clara Dr. (Roseville)

9692 Elk Grove-Florin Rd. (Elk Grove

313 E Bidwell St (Folsom)

212 F Street (Davis)

Esoteric Records

1139 Fulton Avenue

Records web site

1618 Broadway

Phono Select web site

4370 24th Street, Unit “O” (call for hours)

Musical instruments:

Skips web site

2740 Auburn Blvd

9660 Elk Grove-Florin Road (Elk Grove)

1209 McHenry (Modesto)

Kline Music web site

2200 Sutterville

The Fifth String web site

3184 N Street

Guitar Center web site

2120 Alta Arden

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