2815 F Street
Bakersfield, CA. 93301

Gratefully Celebrating
           39 Years!
        THANK YOU!

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

15th annual National Record Store Day
– Part Two
Saturday June 18, 2022
10 AM to 2 PM

You can look at the list of this
year’s special releases at:

Next Show –
– Live and Onstage @ World Records Friday May 20, 2022

Part 107 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series
Friday, May 20, 2022
Tickets on Sale Now!





Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide, were music video pioneers of the MTV generation and secured their place in the history of rock and roll.

Lee Rocker has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers.

He is known for making his upright double bass appear as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it on stages throughout the world.

His concert show is a time for him to tell stories about his days on the road and in the music business for the last 40 years – Sharing stories about his adventures!
read more…

Not a Baby Step
Hello there Ladies and Gentlemen – Sooo much fun at last Saturday’s concert with Ana Popovic and her amazing band. Standing ovations. Over the top testimonies. Photos will follow soon.
If you attend concerts at our theater and shop at our record store you probably notice little improvements here and there. These happen as time and money allow. Well, thanks to Steve Holloway Painting (again), the World Records interior took a huge leap forward!
Steve’s concrete coating crew has spent the past three days giving our patchwork of concrete, that has sections from the 1930s on up to 2017, the royal treatment! Foreman Gary, who is the same craftsman that did such a beautiful job on our cool F Street theater doors, oversaw the project which included Holloway crew John, Mario, Tristan, Joseph, Justin, Russel, and John. They had their work cut out filling, grinding, filling, grinding, and filling and grinding some more until they got it just right. We picked the chip mix ‘Cabin Fever,’ which seemed like an appropriate choice after two+ years of pandemic. THANK YOU to all the workers!!! It is a wonderful thing to see great work, hard work, team work, pride in work, and enjoyment of job!
And, Sorry if you came by yesterday to find World Records closed. Something I didn’t consider until the job was underway – we want to give this beautiful floor a couple days before we roll our super heavy record cases on it. So, we will also be closed Thursday. We will be open Friday and Saturday to sell concert tickets (Lee Rocker is NEXT Friday), CDs, and for special orders pick ups.
Sorry for any inconvenience. This week’s BIG step will be worth it!
Thank you! Pat

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 39 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.