2815 F Street
Bakersfield, CA. 93301

Grateful to our customers for
42 Years as an Independent
Record Store!

Record Store Hours
Wednesday  through
Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm

Hello there Ladies and Gentlemen –
It’s that time again for Bonnie and I to drive around and visit family.
World Records is closed until we return Wednesday August 7.

Saturday June 29th we take part in the 38th Scott Schwebel Classic, held in memory of my and my wife’s childhood buddy, character extraordinaire, who also had the crazy idea that he and I should open a record store. This year’s event will contribute $4,000 to Covenant Community Services and their renovation of two Oildale buildings to create housing and assistance for young adults who have aged out of the foster system.

See you then. Pat
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World Records is ready to help you get CDs, LPs, and tickets for our upcoming concerts.

Speaking of concerts, we have some big artists coming up:
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Mark Hummel – Anson Funderburgh – Bob Welsh, Comedy For A Cause, Blind Boys of Alabama,
Preacher Lawson Comedy, And More…
read more on our Upcoming Shows page…

Everyone wants to be proud of their town. But it takes effort to have a town to be proud of. And when it comes to World Records concerts, it takes a little effort, but the rest is really easy, and FUN, and INVIGORATING! The artists we select to feature at our theater, they are the foundation of the music version of the food pyramid – artists that aspiring artists draw inspiration from, recording artists, world-wide touring artists, artists whose life work is to spread meaning through music.

Next Shows!

Concerts/Shows In September!

Buy your tickets at World Records during business hours:
Wednesday – Friday 11 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM
• In Person: 2815 ‘F’ Street Bakersfield, CA
• By Phone: 661-325-1982

Mark Hummel – Anson Funderburgh – Bob Welsh
Friday September 20, 2024
Part 122 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series

Mark Hummel – Anson Funderburgh – Bob Welsh
Friday September 20, 2024
Part 122 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series
Opened by: T. Bear
Tickets On Sale Now!

Mark Hummel – Anson Funderburgh – Bob Welsh
Live and Onstage
@ World Records Friday September 20, 2024

Comedy for a Cause
Saturday September 21, 2024

Comedy For A Cause
Saturday September 21, 2024
Tickets On Sale Now!

Friends of Kern County Animal Shelters presents Comedy For A Cause.

Comedy For A Cause
Live and Onstage
@ World Records Saturday September 21, 2024

Blind Boys of Alabama
Friday September 27, 2024

Blind Boys of Alabama
Friday September 27, 2024
Tickets On Sale Now!

Blind Boys of Alabama
Live and Onstage
@ World Records Friday September 27, 2024

Sunday September 29, 2024
Part Three of the World Records Comedy Series
Preacher Lawson

Tickets On Sale Now!

Preacher Lawson was born In Portland, OR, but raised most of his adolescence in Memphis, TN. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, but if you asked him what city he’s from he’d say Orlando, FL because that’s where he grew as a comedian.

Preacher is best known for his appearance on season 12 of NBC’s hit series, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (2017) where he made it to the final rounds. Based off his stellar performance in season 12 Preacher was invited to compete on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (2019) and BRITAN’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (2019) where he advanced to the finale after he received the most votes from the fans.

Preacher was the host of the Facebook Watch series WORLD’S MOST AMAZING DOGS (2019) with George Lopez and Lisa Vanderpump and has built a following on YouTube of over 600,000 subscribers. In 2019 Preacher just shot his first stand-up special which premiered on BET + and continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country. Preacher is currently hosting AGT Live in Las Vegas.

Preacher Lawson Live and Onstage
@ World Records Sunday September 29, 2024
read more…

Hello there Ladies and Gentlemen –
Sure has been nice to have folks back in World Records, flipping through CDs and LPs, checking out the Boytone record players and Audio-Technica turntables, picking out seats for upcoming concerts, getting just the right color WR t-shirts, and filling out to-s and from-s on those World Records gift certificates that every music lover longs for.

It’s easy to use the World Records Upcoming Shows Page to get up to speed about the terrific artists we have selected for upcoming concerts.

So, I hope you have a few minutes to “meet” these artists, whether or not you come to the concert.  It’s important that you know why we think a visit by these artists make our town a little better.
Thank you for taking time to read and for being the reason our store and our concerts continue! 

We are a local, independent Record Store

World Records has a great selection of new CDs and LPs.
We LOVE tracking down Special Orders! 
We have a huge selection of Used Vinyl – already cleaned, graded, and sealed.
We also sell turntables, record players, t-shirts, and more.  

The only Record Store with a Theater in the entire USA!

Your Gathering – Book Your Event Now!

World Records Theater is a great venue for receptions, reunions, parties, meetings, school proms, or other social events.

Stimulating Interior  Vaulted ceilings, reclaimed brick walls, multi-level floor, large stage, and modern restrooms. Seats over 500 people for lectures or 290 guests at banquet tables.

• User Friendly Great location near Hwy 99, 178, and Golden State. Huge, well lit parking lot. Full kitchen. Beer and wine bar. Experienced team to help with planning and logistics.

Great Acoustics Our theater was built from the ground up to sound fabulous!

Call us today for details: 661-325-1982

Record Store  

Let our 42 plus years of experience work for you.

Are you thinking about some special music that you have been meaning to add to your collection?

Call us today: 661-325-1982  We can help!

Read more about World Records here.


Music is for ALL ages.

So is World Records,

the store AND its shows.