A Seasonal Shopping Reminder

It’s that time of year again where you are all out searching for the perfect gift for that perfect someone…but they are right under your nose! We just wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone to shop small, shop local this holiday season!

First off, local band merch always makes a great gift for anyone. Then, between Mill No. 5 and Western Ave Studios, there are literally hundreds of artists and businesses selling various goods as well as locally made art. There are plenty of restaurants offering take-out, and who wouldn’t be happy to receive a gift certificate to their favorite local spot? Don’t forget about Navigation Brewery and all the food trucks that visit there!

And for all the musicians on your list, there are plenty of places to get music gear and accessories without having to order from the big online retailers:

The Tone Loft – Lowell, MA

University Music – Lowell, MA

Tewksbury Music Center – Tewksbury, MA

Dracut Music Centre – Dracut, MA

Performance Music Center – Woburn, MA

The Minor Chord – Littleton, MA

Mojo’s Music – Salem, NH

Manchester Music Mill – Manchester, NH

Earcraft Music – Dover, NH

If someone on your list is hoping for a cool new vinyl record, look not further than:

Vinyl Destination – Lowell, MA

RRRecords – Lowell, MA

The Vinyl Vault – Littleton, MA

We hope you have a safe holiday season and encourage you to support local and small, whenever possible.

-Kevin Conway

For more information and complete list of shops and artists, please visit:

Western Ave Studios Artists: https://westernavenuestudios.com/community/

Mill No. 5 Shops: https://millno5.com/shops/