Own what you love!

MON-SAT: 10AM – 7PM / SUN: 12PM – 5PM

Record Archive has been a music & entertainment destination in Rochester since 1975. Specializing in vintage vinyl our 13,000 sq ft store includes all of the latest music releases on CD & vinyl, as well as unique gifts & toys, vintage clothing & furniture, t-shirts, souvenirs, 1000’s of movies, audio equipment, and much more!

We are the first record store in the North East to have a full time beer and wine license which enables our visitors to sip and shop, throw a party or simply enjoy our many free live events that we host each and every week.


Two RSD Drops will take place this year. These are street dates for special titles coming to participating indie record stores. As with the successful RSD Drops dates in 2020, the focus this year is on supporting indie record stores with sales, and saving the big parties, shows, in-stores, crowds and celebrations for (fingers crossed) Record Store Day 2022.

Record Archive Facebook event link HERE

Please call us to shop our current store inventory. We can help you shop over the phone, schedule a curbside pick up or mail it out to you.

If you prefer your order shipped, please visit us at shop.recordarchive.com (our online inventory differs from in-store inventory)

We know music is an integral part of your life as it is ours. Music lifts you up, comforts you when you’re down, inspires & motivates. We are passionate about what we do and will be back.

Thank you for your continued support of Record Archive for 45+ years! -Alayna Alderman & Richard Storms


09.07.21 – DRI @ Photo City
10.16.21 – Nuclear Assault @ Photo City

$2.50 service charge on all tickets.

Enjoy a 3 hour sightseeing cruise on the Historic Erie Canal on the Colonial Belle
leaving from The Port of Palmyra including dinner from Old School House Restaurant and Live Music by Rochester’s Favorite Grateful Dead cover band INTO THE NOW!

Get tickets online HERE

Win Prizes and enjoy a socially acceptable evening on the Water with your Friends at
100.1 / 104.5 The Lake

The Port of Palmyra Marina
100 Division Street
Palmyra, NY 14522

Refund Policy
Contact 100.1 / 104.5 The Lake to request a refund.
Ticket fee is nonrefundable.

View all of the Colonial Belle’s New Safety Precaution Rules HERE

Visit us in person to see our full inventory!

Questions? We have answers

Established in 1975, Record Archive is a proud member of CIMS!
The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) is a collective of 40 independently owned record stores in 25 states throughout the country.
CIMS was the first record store coalition — founded in 1995. We are co-founding members of Record Store Day and long time members of the Music Business Association.
We are also the owners of the independent distribution company, ThinkIndie that we founded in 2002. We are not a chain, but a coalition of locally owned record stores working together for the betterment and support of each other, our industry, the artists we love and the music fans that make this all possible.

CIMS works on behalf of our member stores to broker marketing campaigns. We are the liaison between each individual independent store and the artist’s record label. We pride ourselves on creative marketing strategies that are based on years of proven results combined with new media technologies.

The stores that make up CIMS are all very different, but we share the same desire – to be the heart of our communities, to super-serve our customers and to share our love of music. Our stores are found in major cities, college towns, bustling suburbs and tourist meccas. We range from massive storefronts to hidden neighborhood gems – we can guarantee that no two are alike. You will find deep catalog, rare imports and the broadest music selection available in our stores – we pride ourselves on that. Many of our stores even carry audio equipment (turntables, speakers, headphones, etc.), music and feature film DVDs, and music paraphernalia such as t-shirts, posters, figurines, and the like. The stores that make up our coalition are consistently honored in “Best Of” record store lists by national publications such as Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, Pitchfork.com, USA Today, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

What our customers say

For lovers of vinyl and eclectic stuff, go to the Record Archive. They have pretty much any kind of music you want, tons of it and I have yet to meet anybody there who wasn’t great to deal with. – Donovan Williams

I love this store… just make sure you allow yourself plenty of space to lose track of time, as you inevitably will here. Great selection, and they have a lot of things you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. -Holly Sykes

It’s the best place to find rare singles and albums for your favorite artists, and movies that you can’t find in Walmart’s $5 bin since 2013 – Jordan Smeatin

Record archive was great! They have a large collection of CDs,DVDs,vinyl, and other stuff! The cashiers were supper nice to me and my group of friends. I highly recommend going there. – Julia Barrett

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