WORLD RECORDS
2815 F Street
Bakersfield, CA. 93301
661-325-1982

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

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

Upcoming Shows

Live music concerts presented by World Records!

Buy your tickets at World Records:
In Person – 2815 ‘F’ Street Bakersfield, CA
By Phone661-325-1982

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage
Opening set by:
Steppin’ On the Grass
Friday April 12, 2024
Tickets Now On Sale!

 

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage
– Live and Onstage @ World Records
Friday April 12, 2024

Famously crowned as “The New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent’s music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads.
Rhonda Vincent and The Rage are the most decorated band in bluegrass, with over 100 awards to their credit. Among their honors are a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album; Song of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, and an unrivaled seven consecutive (plus an 8th) Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association.
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Jim Messina
Saturday April 13, 2024
Tickets Now On Sale!

 

Jim Messina
– Live and Onstage @ World Records
Saturday April 13, 2024

An undisputed expert in the fine art of making hit music, Jim Messina’s legacy of musical genius spans five decades, three super groups, a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits.

While acting as producer/audio engineer for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Buffalo Springfield, Messina ultimately joined the band as its bass player.  When “the Springfield” disbanded in 1968, Jim and fellow bandmate Richie Furay formed Poco. With Jim on lead guitar, Poco defined a new musical genre, Country Rock. Later, Loggins & Messina was formed and they released eight hit albums, had scores of hit songs and sold over 16 million albums.

After a series of celebrated solo acoustic tours, Jim formed a band made of acclaimed musicians who have played with him at various points in his career. Touring the country and playing sold-out shows, Jim says that he’s enjoying discovering who he is, where he’s been and, most significantly, where he’s going.

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Mike Zito
Part 120 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series!
Friday May 17, 2024
Tickets Now On Sale!

Mike Zito
– Live and Onstage @ World Records
Friday May 17, 2024

Mike Zito is one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today and rightfully so, but for him, the thing that counts the most is maintaining his honesty, authenticity and integrity. Those are the qualities that have steered Zito’s career since the beginning and continue to define every effort he’s offered since.
“I have nothing to hide; it seems my honesty is what people relate to most,” he once told Vintage Guitar magazine. “Anders (Osborne) told me early on, ‘If you don’t believe what you’re singing, you’ll never be a good singer.’ I try not to write fluff; I try to make every word count.”

New Album at World Records by: Mike Zito – “Life Is Hard
“Life Is Hard is a complete work of art for me,” says Mike Zito about the new disc. “I believe this is the best album I’ve ever made in my life. My wife Laura and I planned this idea of pouring my heart out in music after her death from cancer.

Missy Raines + Robbie Fulks
Saturday May 18, 2024
Tickets Now On Sale!


Missy Raines + Robbie Fulks
– Live and Onstage @ World Records
Saturday May 18, 2024

Missy Raines & Allegheny
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Robbie Fulks Bluegrass Band

Missy Raines is a trailblazer in bluegrass. She is the most awarded bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association. On her new release HIGHLANDER, Raines gives a tip of the hat to the region of West Virginia where she grew up and developed her deep passion for bluegrass music Raines’ has a new album coming out, which we’d love to promote at World Records.
New Album at World Records – Missy Raines & Allegheny – “Highlander

 

Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. Robbie Fulks’s adventurous spirit has defined a critically acclaimed 30-year career that has included 15 solo albums and two GRAMMY® nominations.
It’s abundantly clear that BLUEGRASS VACATION is more than just a musical dalliance for Fulks. He owns the music as much as it owns him and the listener is left hoping that this bluegrass vacation will end up becoming a staycation.
New Album at World Records – Robbie Fulks – “Bluegrass Vacation

 

Rescheduled – New Date!  Now On Sale!
> Sunday September 29, 2024 <
Part Three of the World Records Comedy Series
Preacher Lawson

COMEDY!
Sunday September 29, 2024


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
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We will let you know when our June concerts go on sale:

Elvin Bishop
June 15


WORLD RECORDS – 2815 ‘F’ Street  Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-325-1982
Where Music Matters Most since 1982