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Indy Record Bash 2023- January 20th & 21st

Hello out there in Vintage Jazz Record Collector Land!                      1/9/2023 update

We are now at 10 days until the fun begins at the 2023 Indy Record Bash. I hope you all can come January 20 & 21, 2023! The reservation deadline for the special room rate was on the 6th . If you have not made your hotel reservation yet I was informed that our block of rooms is sold out. So there are rooms at the hotel but they are at a regular rate now.    


The 11 Record Venders that have confirmed for this year are:

Phil Mellick (records)

Ken Brooks (records)

Mark McDaniel (records)

Sonny McGown (records)

 Jim Prohaska (records & sheet music)

Russ Shore (records)

Joe Lauro (records)

Phil Hawkins  (records)

Dustin Whittmann (records & collectibles)

Sally Fee (sheet music banjos & tiple)

Shelly Finke (vintage Down Beats, LPs, some art pieces and other miscellany)

More information below and in the attached PDF.

 I am very much looking forward to seeing all of you!    

 Best regards,

Carlton Smith

(317) 697-0318 iPhone




The Record Show You Like…Continues!


Since 1986, the hottest music has shattered the coldest temperatures in Indiana every January, and once again the tradition continues! There will be merriment, music, dancing and more records than you can shake a stick at!


Special note: This year the Bash will be advertised locally to surrounding area phonograph collectors.

So please, make your plans right now to happily emerge from your wintertime solitude.




This year we are still in the LaQuinta hotel with plenty of room for social distancing to any level you would be comfortable with, and we will have sanitizer available at the door as well as restrooms are located immediately outside the banquet room for washing your hands as often as you like.


When: Held at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites Indianapolis South, the next Bash will occur on January 20th and 21st, 2023. Our contract starts on the 19th  for those wishing to arrive early to set up and/or say warm hellos to good friends. Check-in on Thursday the 19th starts at 3PM and checkout on Sunday is 11AM.


Where: The LaQuinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Indianapolis South (317) 783-7751. 5120 Victory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203. See driving directions! Rooms are $84 each (double or single) plus 17% tax per night. Our block of rooms will be reserved until January 6th, 2023. Be sure to mention our “Indy Record Bash 2023” group rate to get your discount!


What: In its customary grand style, the 2023 Indy Record Bash will feature the sale of everything money can buy including records, CD’s, books, posters, sheet music, instruments, photographs, phonographs and audio equipment! The agenda will be loose and free-flowing. There will be hot jam sessions to keep us warm in the wintertime chill. To top off everyone’s fun, there will be late-night record spinning sessions held until the last person is awake! Have no fear there will be plenty of room for safe social distancing in the new hotel and ballroom.


            This will be my fourth time hosting the Indy Bash and I am hoping that even in this continued era of Covid-19 there will be some new faces during the event. Once again, this year the Bash will be advertised locally where possible, on Facebook record and phonograph related pages and surrounding antique phonograph societies.


Directions: The La Quinta Inn is just off I-465 at the South Emerson Avenue Exit. First light south of the interstate turn left onto Victory Drive and the hotel is immediately on your left. You can’t miss it! We certainly hope you can’t, anyway! Be sure to check out a map as needed!


This year there will be a $20 fee for up to 2 vender tables and an admission fee of $15 for everyone attending the sale and event.   


Venders: Please email me at electrolaman@comcast.net reserve your tables.


-Thank you-


Your Hosts:

Carlton B. Smith  & The Hoosier Antique Phonograph Society (HAPS)                                                        





6PM-ish           Set-up commences in the Banquet Room (don’t party too hard!)

 FRIDAY 1/20

10AM-12PM   Doors officially open; record sales, browsing, FUN, etc.

12-1:30PM      Lunch (no official closing, but sellers will be in and out)

1:30-3:30PM  Open jam session (bring your instrument or dancing feet)

4-5:30PM       “House Bands Field Guide & Pop Quiz”

(Presented by Phil Melick)

5:30-7:30PM  Dinner break. (Try to return for the start of the films!)

7:30-9PM        Jazz and Hot Dance Films:(Presented by Steven M. Salaba in 16 mm projection format)

9PM-?AM       Late night record listening – hop till we drop!!!



10AM-12PM   Ballroom doors open; record sales, browsing, FUN, etc.

12-1:30PM      Lunch (no official closing, but sellers will be in and out)                                                      

1:30-3:30PM  Open jam session (bring your instrument or dancing feet)

4-5PM             Record Quiz: “What's in a Name...Madame?”

(Presenter Mark McDaniel)

5-7PM             Dinner hour. (Try to return for the start of the films!)

7-9PM             Jazz and Hot Dance Films: (Presented by Steven M. Salaba in 16 mm projection format)

9PM-??AM    Late night record listening – save the BEST for LAST!


As usual the above agenda is subject to change at the whim of the majority

of the attendees.




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