Plan 9 to host Beatles collectibles show/sale this weekend

by | Jun 10, 2016 | MUSIC

Get ready to scream, it’s Beatles mania this weekend in Carytown.

Get ready to scream, it’s Beatles mania this weekend in Carytown.

Plan 9 Records
is putting on a one of a kind event this weekend for music lovers, collectors, and Beatles fans alike.

The Beatles Collectible Show and Sale brings together a bevy of Beatles memorabilia, books, toys, rare Beatles LPs and 45s, 8-tracks, reels and other items. The event will also have live music from local bands The Taters, Buzzy Nater, The Neatles, Hullabaloos and Samson Trinh’s Uke ‘n’ Roll covering The Beatles’ songs.

Jim Bland, owner of Plan 9 Records in Carytown, said they acquired a large collection from a local family of an avid collector of all things Beatles-related.

“It was so huge and there was so much stuff we decided we should just make an event of it and try to get it all together at one time,” said Bland.

Bland said the store wanted to give justice to the collectibles before items were auctioned off.

The event is also an attempt to bridge a gap between music lovers and collectors and casual fans, a fairly easier task with a band as big as The Beatles that even casual fans are aware of.

“It’s a little both,” Bland said. “We know there a lot of old collectors that would love to see some of this stuff whether they want to buy it or not, we don’t expect everyone here to be a collector. You can just see the vast amount of stuff the Beatles put out.”

Like many music listeners around the world, the English rock band that rocketed to superstardom during the ‘60s, had a profound influence on Bland.

“That was probably my number one band when I was a kid,” he said “I was listening to music some before, but that just really captured me.”

The sale itself will commence as soon as doors open, which will include all the Beatles catalog of new LPs, CDs, and DVDs.

“When the door opens we’ll start to sell some of it, some of the things will be for show and not for sale. They will .eventually be for sale.”

Plan 9 Records will also auction off other pieces to which the proceeds will go to charities.

These types of events speak to a mini resurgence in fans interest in owning records.

“Its great to see a lot of the other generation come around after the economic downturn, to see people coming back and actually buying physical product again, especially the younger people,” said Bland.

Plan 9 will also be working with Garden Grove Brewing in Carytown, who will be selling a Beatles-themed beer from 2 pm until closing.

The Beatles Collectible Show and Sale will take place Saturday June 11th from 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday June 12th from 11 am to 7 pm. The first band is scheduled to go on around 2 pm.

Amy David

Amy David

Amy David was the Web Editor for from May 2015 until September 2018. She covered craft beer, food, music, art and more. She's been a journalist since 2010 and attended Radford University. She enjoys dogs, beer, tacos, and Bob's Burgers references.

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