Mornings with Kristen Herrmann

Mornings with Kristen Herrmann

Mornings with Kristen Herrmann

If you were wondering if you were in the right place, this sign settled it. Tents with vendors and signs with Empire Records quotes and lots and lots to check out.

Rex Manning Day 2024!

Any fan of the movie Empire Records knows to commemorate April 8th each year as Rex Manning Day. Based on the day the fictional Rex Manning character visits Empire Records in the film for an autograph signing. The movie is a classic and it’s filled with fun music, actors who went on to become big stars, and most of all LOTS of quotable quotes. So damn the man. Save the Empire. Happy Rex Manning Day 2024!

Take off early today to celebrate Rex Manning day at your local record store and if your boss doesn’t get it, you might as well be working for Music Town. Heck, use the Total Solar Eclipse as an excuse. Head to your local record store, or better yet, get to South Street Art Mart in Philly.

Rex Manning Day 2024 Block Party with South Street Art Mart was this past Saturday, April 6th

South Street Art Mart is located right off 4th and South Street (near Jim’s Steaks) and they’re the unofficial Philly spot for everything Empire Records and Rex Manning Day. They’ve adopted the holiday as their own and they hold a block party each year to celebrate the fictional, although now very real holiday.

This year’s 2nd Annual Rex Manning Day Block Party was held on Saturday, April 6th outside South Street Art Mart and it offered fun for everyone 12-7pm. Art, music, food, fun, and very cool people filled the block all day long. The McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton was there too, advertising their upcoming World Premiere of Empire Records the Musical coming up September 6th-October 6th, 2024.

Check out some photos from this year’s festival below, then keep an eye on South Street Art Mart’s Instagram for info on next year’s event. They’re a good follow anyway. You’ll see LOTS of fun posts between now and then, and get some great locally made gift ideas too.

The store is a must see in Philadelphia and a perfect spot to find a gift for any occasion. It’s filled with art and products from local artists, and curated to include a little bit of everything. A hop from Philly AIDS Thrift, and located next to the legendary Crash Bang Boom store too. Another great reason to meet down on South Street, and yet another shop helping to keep South Street weird.

Stop by next time you’re in Philly, and don’t miss Rex Manning Day with South Street Art Mart in 2025. It’s sure to be the best yet.

Happy Rex Manning Day 2024!

We mustn’t dwell… no, not today. We CAN’T. Not on Rex Manning day.

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