Whole Foods Vinyl Record Launch Party in Tempe

By | March 5, 2014 | Entertainment

Whole Foods Vinyl Record Launch Party in Tempe | The Momiverse


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This article has been updated with photos from the event.

I spend a portion of almost every weekend at my local Whole Foods Market. It’s become a place where I not only shop for foods, but learn more about healthy eating and other products that complement my family’s lifestyle.

My family and I even choose Whole Foods Market (WFM) if we’re out and about and want a quick bite to eat. Call me a food geek all you want, but have you seen their fabulous wine and beer selection?

Local and international wine selection at Whole Foods Market | The Momiverse

When I learned about the Whole Foods Vinyl Record Launch party in Tempe, I knew my family and I couldn’t miss it! As a product of the 80s, I had big hair, listened to alternative music before it was cool (it was called new wave back then), and collected a few vinyl records.

I’m fairly new to Arizona – having only lived here less than three years now. Events like this make it easy for me to learn about the local music scene and spend quality time with my family.

Vinyl Records at Whole Foods Market | The Momiverse

Whole Foods Market in Tempe partnered with independent record label River Jones Music. WFM now carries vinyl records and CDs from over twenty local and regional bands.

Find a local band | The Momiverse


To kick off this partnership and celebrate the local music scene, the Tempe store is hosting local Phoenix band Ruca. Haley Grigaitis of Ruca happens to be from the small town of Cave Creek, Arizona – my new stomping ground. Visit her website for a free download of her song Just Begun.

Haley Grigaitis of Ruca

What do you get when you combine gourmet food, beverages, and music? A party, of course!

Location:                     Whole Foods Market Tempe, 5120 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85282

Date and time:         Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 4-7pm

Proceeds from the event benefit the Whole Planet Foundation.

Featured Deals

  • All Arizona Cheese Company Cheese Curds will be 20% off
  • Local Arizona beer growler refills – $4 off of large growlers
  • Local Arizona Mariya Salsa on sale – buy one get one free $3.99 each and sampling taking place at event
  • CD’s from local Arizona bands (13 bands) will be 20% off
  • Select local suppliers will be doing demos throughout the store
    • Empanadas and tamales in prepared foods
    • Create your own custom guacamole
    • Whoopie pies decorated like vinyl records
    • And more!

$4 off large beer growlers? Empanadas, tamales, and guacamole? Oh my!

Beer and tap at Whole Food Market | Growler Filling Station | The Momiverse


My kids will be all over the whoopee pies! (OK, I might be too.)

Whoopie pies at Whole Foods Market | The Momiverse

If you’re a resident of the Phoenix metro area or even visiting the area, join me at the Whole Foods Vinyl Record Launch party in Tempe!

Want to share this event with your friends and neighbors? Cut, paste and tweet or post the following:

Join @theMomiverse @WFMphoenix in Tempe for the @WholeFoodsPR Vinyl Record Launch party! March 8, 4-7pm http://bit.ly/1ds28rV

For additional information, visit WholeFoodsMarket.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Here are some additional photos from the event. As you can see, my kids were very excited about sampling a variety of foods throughout the store.

Sampling at Whole Foods Market  | The Momiverse

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Charmin Calamaris

Charmin is a wife, mom of two boys and creator of the Momiverse. The Momiverse is an online magazine for busy moms (is there any other kind?) dedicated to helping moms make time – and take time – for themselves. She traded in her career in land use planning and environmental policy to become Chief Executive Navigator of the Momiverse. You can connect with Charmin in her "online office" on Twitter or Facebook.

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