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By Deann Armes - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Apr 20, 2022
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Lavender Vinyl owners Kye Hallows and Blake Lundell model 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 plays in Ogden on Friday night, April 22, 2022, at Ogden Union Station.
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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 participants at a previous Earth Day celebration at Ogden Nature Center.

Record Store Day at Lavender Vinyl 2022

Record Store Day, held annually across the globe, was started in 2008 to celebrate the culture of independent record stores and the impact they make in their communities. Exclusive vinyl releases and promotional products drive the excitement on RSD each year, always the third Saturday in April; but it’s also a big party at many record shops, 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 products this year than ever before, and the outdoor party will also include a zine launch and vinyl record spinning. They will also have their own RSD T-shirts and posters designed by local artists Ruby Relics, totes and swag, and other giveaways. Hallows is excited about the jazz releases and first-time vinyl release of Kittie’s 2000 debut album “Spit,” and Lundell’s eyes are on the 40th anniversary edition of The Cure’s 1982 album “Pornography.” They’re looking forward to the “community vibe” and celebrating with friends and community supporters of their “queer lil shop.”

RSD AT LAVENDER VINYL 2022 LINEUP:

  • 8 a.m. Tickets handed out. Free totes with RSD swag to the first 20 customers in line; posters and other giveaways to the first 50.
  • 10 a.m. Tent sale begins. All RSD items will be outside in the tent. People are called by their ticket number to shop, 10-12 at a time.
  • 12 p.m. Zine Launch Party — The second edition of the The LQ, a queer art zine, will be available to RSD patrons for the first time.
  • 12-5 p.m. Record Store Day Party at Lighthouse Lounge — take 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 getting a surprise music festival this weekend with a huge lineup of touring artists: the party blues-rock of Andy Frasco & The U.N., Fruition’s bluegrass-rock and elevating harmonies, Grammy award-nominated blues-rock jam 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 rhythm and Chicago blues. Local opening acts include The Proper Way, Compass Rose and Imag!nary Friendz.

HillFest 2022 was relocated from Powder Mountain to Ogden Amphitheater and Ogden Union Station after cancellation of Triple Crown and RMSHA’s snowmobile portion of the event due to low snowfall and rapid snowmelt. This would have been the first RMSHA competition at Powder Mountain, but Triple Crown will bring it back to the Eden ski resort again next year — earlier, they said, in hopes for more snow. But this year, the music will go on. See the three-day concert lineup at tchillfest.com.

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

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

Earth Day at Ogden Nature Center 

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

  • Puppet making workshop
  • Storytelling and music
  • “The Voice of Conservation: Ogden’s Bernard DeVoto”
  • Nature Poetry Out Loud
  • Composting tips and tricks
  • Celtic Beat Irish Dancers
  • Animal presentations: owls, reptiles, raptors
  • Children’s Hour on the Patio
  • Birdhouse exhibit
  • Hourly bird walks
  • Make & Take bird feeders
  • Bird migration game
  • Face painting
  • Nature crafts
  • “Green Gurus” earth-friendly vendors
  • 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 ages two and under), ogdennaturecenter.org

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