CDs, MP3s and satellite radio may have replaced the turntables, vinyl records and radios of decades past, but the stylish vintage appeal and warm sound quality of those old mediums is not forgotten. Today, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can relive the past at the Vintage Voltage Expo.
"We have some great record dealers, and you can buy the turntables to play [records] right there," says organizer and Denver Modernism founder Dana Cain. This year, the Expo has partnered with the Colorado Radio Collectors Club; about half of the vendors will specialize in antique radios. There will also be plenty of vintage guitars, amps and audio gear to choose from. Most of the wares date from the '60s, '70s and '80s, but as Cain notes, "There is always something that is just completely shocking," such as turn-of-the-century gramophones and other rarities.
The Expo takes place at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center, I-25 and 120th Avenue in Northglenn. Admission is $5 at the door beginning at 10 a.m. or, if you want first dibs, you can shell out $10 for 9 a.m. early-bird admission. The AquaSonics, a local '60s surf-guitar band, will perform live from 1 to 3 p.m., and admission is free for children under twelve, so bring the whole family!
For information, visit www.danacain.com or call 303-347-8252.
Sun., March 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2008