Tim Sellard has been collecting records for the past 50 years.
“It’s been a big part of my life,” he said. “It’s a great hobby and I love it.”
Over the last few years, the Kenmore resident has been able to turn his longtime hobby into a small business — selling records through his garage and online. One of his favorite things is introducing new collectors to the hobby.
Sellard reflected on the time he helped introduce two young boys to records at a pop-up buy/trade show.
“The boys were like 8-10 years old and each one had a $10 bill. I turned to one of them and asked, ‘what kind of music do you like?’ and he kinda shrugged and said, ‘I like classical I think,’ and then I said, ‘Well, probably one of the best classical composers has got to be Mozart’ and I handed him a box set of Mozart’s most known songs,” he said. “I turned to the second boy and asked him the same question. ‘I like rock!’ he said. ‘Well, why don’t you start with the king?’ and I handed him an Elvis Presley greatest hits album. The look on both their faces was amazing and I’ve been seeing them at other shows since.”
Sellard enjoys introducing people to new music and “helping them get started” in record collecting.
Because of his love of music, people and record collecting, Sellard will be hosting a Vinyl & Brew event in Kenmore.
“It’s a huge record sale at the popular family friendly, dog-friendly Lake Trail Taproom,” he said.
There will be approximately eight vendors, 11 tables and over 7,000 records for sale. Beer, wine specialty sodas and food served.
Most of the vendors are local fellow record collecting friends of Sellard, including Kirkland’s Greg McClellan who completed his 48-hour concept album in 2018.
“We’ll have a turntable set up for folks to test out a record and I’ll even have my record-cleaning setup available,” Sellard said.
Unlike many record-selling stores, the records sold at Vinyl & Brew will go for somewhere between $3-8.
“I think this is just a great way to get out there and have a good time with my friends while helping the newbies out,” Sellard said. “I hope this becomes a regular event.”
Vinyl & Brew will be from 1-5 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Lake Trail Taproom at 7324 NE 175th St., Ste. F in Kenmore. To learn more about the event, see the Facebook event at tinyurl.com/wssz6n7.