Alabama’s Original and Best Record & CD Show

The Alabama Record Collector’s Association’s 37th Annual CD & Record Show will be held on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at the Bessemer Civic Center in Bessemer, AL.

Dealer – Please read this carefully:

Bessemer is a Birmingham suburb located just a few miles southwest of Birmingham, and the Civic Center is adjacent to the I-20/I-59 interstate highway with easy access and plenty of FREE parking. The address for the Civic Center is: 1130 9th Ave. SW, Bessemer, AL. The show is in the East Meeting Room which is located on the 2nd floor, BUT the unloading/loading is still at ground level through the rear door. This is a non-smoking facility.


All tables are 8-foot in length and are $75 each. All table fees MUST be paid in advance of the show. All tables MUST be reserved through the Dealer Coordinator before payment is accepted.

Table covers are not provided, but dealers are welcome to bring covers.


An ARCA representative will collect any applicable sales taxes required. Envelopes will be provided and ARCA will turn these over to the taxing authority promptly. Further information about sales taxes will be provided upon arrival.

Call first to reserve tables before sending payment!!

Dealer Coordinator : Joe Reddick.
To reserve tables or if you have questions, call Joe at (205) 655-3108, weekday evenings between 5 pm and 10 pm CST, and all day until 10 pm on weekends. Leave a message if he’s not available with your name, phone number and the number of tables wanted and he’ll get back to you. You can also email Joe at YOU WILL NOT HAVE TABLES RESERVED UNLESS YOU CALL JOE!!

After you’ve made your reservation with Joe, you MUST complete the ‘Dealer Agreement’ and sign it (you can download a copy of the dealer agreement below). Mail it along with your payment to:

P.O. Box 361443
Birmingham, Al 35236

Make check or money order payable to ARCA.

You may also pay thru Paypal. See Paypal button below.

Bootleg Material: Please DO NOT bring bootleg material of any type into this show!!!

Show Schedule

Friday, March 2nd Saturday, March 3rd
Setup: 11 am – 1 pm Show hours 9 am – 5 pm
Early-Birds 1 pm – 4 pm
Show Hours 4 pm – 9 pm

Nearby Hotels & Motels

Best Western Plus
5041 Academy Lane
Bessemer, AL 35022
Hampton Inn
4910 Civic Lane
Bessemer, AL 35022

Sleep Inn
1259 Greenmor Drive
Bessemer, AL 35022


Comfort Inn
5051 Academy Drive
Bessemer, AL 35022


Motel 6
1000 Shiloh Lane
Bessemer, AL 35022


Days Inn
1121 9th Avenue SW
Bessemer, AL 35022


Jameson Inn
5021 Academy Lane
Bessemer, AL 35022


Country Inn Suites
4985 Academy Court
Bessemer, AL 35022


Fairfield Inn & Suites
4980 Academy Court
Bessemer, AL 35022


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
5001 Academy Lane
Bessemer, AL 35022

Notes: Call for rates and reservations. Some hotels offer Civic Center Discounts (you must ask for it) or other discounts, such as government rates or AARP. Some may have coupons in various Travel Books at Alabama interstate Rest Stops. There are also other hotels in the area, too many to list here.

Restaurants: There are many restaurants near the Civic Center, including Cracker Barrel, Bright Star, Applebees, Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q, and all the usual Fast Food places (McDonald’s Burger King, etc.)

Important Documents and Links

Dealer Letter

Dealer Agreement


Please use the button below to pay your dealer fees through Paypal.

Dealer Tables