Our Events

Upcoming Events:

First Year Anniversary Celebration!

October 25th - October 31st

This Halloween marks Nail City Record's first year anniversary! To celebrate our first year, we are planning a week of discounts and free giveaways. Sales and events run from October 25th-31st with more details coming soon!

Grand Opening Oct 25th:
Join Nail City Record and The Wheeling Chamber of Commerce for our Grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and the kick off of our week of sales and events. More info on sales and promos coming soon so stay tuned!

Thursday Oct 25th,10:3am:

 Official Grand Opening Ceremony + Ribbon Cutting.
Musician look-alike contest starts. (see below for contest details)

Thursday Oct 25th,6pm- 7:30pm:

The Elephant Awakens: A promo for Quiet the horses. Featuring local singer/songwriters Matt Heusel, Michael Iafrate, Adrian Niles, and Joe Zelek.

Friday Oct. 26th:

Sales From the Crypt: Spooky Good Sales, with a trick or a treat with your purchase. 

October 27th, 12pm- 1:30pm:

Record Swap Saturday: Anniversary Special !!

(more details below)

October 29th, 8PM-10PM:

Pocket Vinyl + Weird Lightening play the Landwehr Listening Lounge. (BYOB)

(more details below)

October 30th, 6PM-7PM:

THE HORROR BUSINESS, with Special Guest Chad Rugola.

Come get spooked out with our friends from Lunaris as Chad R. shares anecdotes about horror movies and their sound tracks. 

(more details below)

October 31st:

Last day of sales and contest
7PM- TBD: Horror movie marathon


***Annual musician look-alike contest (Oct 25th-31st):
Stop in between Oct 25th-31st and get your picture dressed as your favorite musician. On Halloween night we will make a Facebook album and upload the pictures of the contestants. The person with the most likes wins. (Unique shares from an individual contestant's picture -from the original NCR post- count as two likes!) Deadline to vote is Saturday, November 3rd @ 11:59 est.

1st Prize $100 gift Card and 1 year bragging rights!
2nd and 3rd Prizes TBD.

October 31st Contest entry ends
November 3rd contest voting ends
November 4th Winner will be announced..***

Click Here For More Details! 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, October 25th, 10:30AM

The Elephant Awakens: A promo event for Quiet the Horses

Thursday, October 25th, 6pm-7:30pm

Nail City Record Presents: The Elephant Awakens.
Featuring local singer/songwriters Matt Heusel, Michael Iafrate, Adrian Niles, and Joe Zelek.

(A promo for the upcoming show Quiet the Horses: An Evening of Story and Song)

Join us on the third floor of the McLain Building for our first performance event in our new downtown location. 

The Elephant Awakens will be a Q&A series and acoustic set with local musicians. Here we will be exploring the musical inspirations and style origins behind some of the most talented, local, singer/song writers and their songs. Hear the songs that influenced Huesel, Iafrate, Niles and Zelek and the stories behind them.

Record Swap Saturday!


You asked for it, and now they are back! This fall join Nail City Record at our new downtown Wheeling location for the return of Record Swap Saturdays and featured artist Mimi Albon!

The concept is easy: Gather up a stack of the records that you are willing to trade (Please no junk, we want to see quality). Bring them down to the shop, and you will find a group of like minded individuals who also have records to trade!

No records to trade and/or new to the scene? No worries! Come say hello and tell us what kind of music you like. 
All music styles, types, and genres are welcomed!
**Mimi Albon is a local artist and designer. You can find more of her work here: --> https://www.instagram.com/illustrationsbymimi/

This event will take place on the last Saturday of every month this fall. Save the date so this can become part of your monthly routine!
Click Here For More Details! 

Pocket Vinyl return to Wheeling, WV!

Monday, October 29 at 8 PM

Start your Halloween a little bit early this year! Beginning at 8pm on October 29th, Nail City Record will be hosting Pocket Vinyl and Weird Lightning in the listening lounge at our new down town Wheeling location. Entry is free but we do suggest a $5 donation or purchase of the bands' merchandise!

Don't forget to dress up! Top 3 best musician look-a-like win prizes. 

About the Bands:

Weird Lighting is possibly best described as two people (BD & JB) from Wheeling, WV who make blorpy-teenage angst music for adults.

Pocket Vinyl is a duo from New London, CT consisting of a one man piano slammer and an on stage painter, who creates a beautiful and unique work of art at every show. The painting is then auctioned off to the highest bidder at the end of the night. Every painting and show is one of a kind.

Their new album "Uncomfortably Unsure" is a very good record filled with non-sexy songs about sex. You can see a great painting video of their first single right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn5gc1WkoPE

If you'd like to see Pocket Vinyl as puppets, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0VTkNWXzoM

If you'd like to see choreographed dancing, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQL1A8dcKKI

Or you can see a whole bunch more stuff at www.pocketvinyl.com

You will not want to miss this. Please come, bring friends, and have a great evening of musical questions and existentialism.
Click here for more details!  

The Horror Business with Chad R.

Tuesday, October 30th, at 6pm!

You're invited to an evening with Chad R. of Lunaris Records, an independent record label out of Pittsburgh specializing in horror and cult film soundtracks. 

Chad will be offering anecdotes about the business of horror soundtracks as well as spinning some of his favorite soundtracks and other weirdness from around the world.

Attendees will have a chance to win soundtracks courtesy of Lunaris Records.

Halloween Horror Movie Marathon

Wednesday, October 31st, 7pm-?

Movies and chill @ the record store (Halloween edition).

Bring a blanket or a bean bag chair, a snack and/or a beverage and be ready to get spooked. Hundreds of classic horror titles to choose from and two rooms showing different films! Come dressed in a costume, pajamas, or regular attire— what ever helps you unwind on a Wednesday.

Popcorn will be served compliments of Mmm Popcorn

Past Events:

06/19/2018:          Jim James - Uniform Distortion Advance Listening Party

04/21/2018:          Record Store Day 2018!

04/08/2018:          Timber Rattle // Drekka // Miss Monday

                               Line up: Timber Rattle


                                             Miss Monday

01/30/2018:          Pocket Vinyl and Michael Iafrate come to Nail City!

                               Line up: Michael Iafrate

                                             Pocket Vinyl

11/04/2017:          False Accusations/Younger dual EP release show. 

                               Line up : False Accusations


                                              Natural Selection



10/30/2017:       Nail City Record Presents : A Halloween Music Extravaganza

                               Line up : Chris Kuskey

                                              Concrete Teepee

                                              Adrian Niles