10 Best Record Stores in Mississippi

Vinyl is experiencing somewhat of a resurgence in Mississippi, and music fans know where to find the best deals on the best records. Even in the era of digital shopping and downloadable tunes, hometown record stores are still thriving because fans know that shopping for their favorite albums is part of the whole experience. Whether you’re on the hunt for new-to-you artists or that elusive album you haven’t found anywhere else, these 10 record stores know how to please your inner music aficionado. 

T Bones Records & Cafe, Hattiesburg, MS

Good food and music go together like the words, “rock’ and “roll”—you just can’t have one without the other. With an on-site DJ dishing out top-notch tunes, you can enjoy discovering new music while digging into awesome eats and their should-be-world-famous cold brew coffee. If you’re feeling adventurous, head there on a Saturday and pick up one of their mystery vinyl grab bags!

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Offbeat, Jackson, MS

Chock full of records, movies, books, and all things alternative culture, every trip here is like a treasure hunt. Their fans love coming to their lounge-style atmosphere and listening to new and old music alike. You can rest assured that their eclectic collection just can’t be found in typical stores.

Cat Head, Clarksdale, MS

Dedicated to all things art and music, this long-standing music store has one of the most unique varieties of music and memorabilia in the state. Blues is their specialty, and you can tell they take pride in their local culture. You’ll want to keep an eye on their concert calendar, too—they’ve got tons of acts lined up throughout the year so you’re never stuck listening to the same boring bands.

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Little Big Store, Raymond, MS

Tucked inside the old train depot, it’s no surprise they take history and culture seriously here. You’ll want to spend time combing through their collection of new and used vinyl, some of which are rare, hard to find, or otherwise in high demand. They also have a unique selection of other memorabilia and music-related items, including tapes, CDs, magazines, posters, and more.

Meridian Underground Music, Meridian, MS

This place gives you the best of both new and used vinyl to add to your collection. But that’s just the beginning of what makes this place so amazing. Here you can catch live shows throughout the year, as well as scoop up instruments and accessories, CDs, DVDs, and other merch, making it a true one-stop shop for any music maker or aficionado.

Rock Star Records, Tupelo, MS

Reminiscent of a traditional music store in terms of look and feel, this place has a massive vinyl collection begging to be explored. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, chances are they can get it for you. They’re also the best shop in the area for band t-shirts, DVDs, CDs, posters, and other music merch.

End of All Music, Oxford, MS

This independent record store has a lot to offer, and not just because it’s Oxford’s one and only. For starters, it’s the best place in the area to sell your old vinyl for cash or put toward a new addition to your collection. They also have a selection of turntables, accessories, and other media to ensure you never have to go a day without your favorite tunes.

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Scooter’s Records, Starkville, MS

The store itself hasn’t been around long, but you can rest assured the team here has been collecting and using their knowledge of vinyl and music for decades. The prices are some of the best you’ll find anywhere, plus the staff is responsive and helpful to get you the genre or artist you’re looking for. It’s the perfect blend of vintage and modern, and it’ll be tough not to leave empty-handed.

Greatest Hits Music and Books, Tupelo, MS

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend or for something for yourself, there’s no shortage of variety here. There’s something for every taste and preference in their expansive collection of vinyl, books, vintage clothing, and more. They also offer layaway, so you never have to pass up a chance to add to your collection.

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Discotech Music, Movies & Games, Southaven, MS

Known for carrying hard to find items, you’ll want to start your search here. Fans love coming here to buy, sell, and trade items from their collections, especially because they know they’ll get a fair price. They also offer in-store disc repair while you shop so you can keep your vinyl looking and working like new.

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