Community Attraction

Just a block away from The Modern Hotel, The Record Exchange is Idaho’s largest independent record store, celebrating 40 years in 2017.

The Record Exchange has been hosting live in-store performances for decades. Hundreds of artists have played our stage, including established superstars, see-them-before-they-get-big emerging artists and local musicians celebrating new album releases. For more info about upcoming events click here.

The Rec-X also sells concert tickets for a variety of music venues and promoters. Visit The Record Exchange in person to purchase cheaper tickets in advance of events, avoiding online fees and getting shut out from a sold-out show!


the record exchange downtown boise

Step into The Record Exchange gift shop and espresso bar and you’ll see that we’re much more than a music store. Known to longtime customers as The Edge, our coffee shop gave Downtown Boise its first espresso bar when it opened in the early 1980s. In addition to drip coffee, espresso drinks, sodas and teas, you’ll find burritos, sandwiches, bagels, muffins, pastries, cookies, chips and other snacks.

The gift shop features Boise/Idaho-themed tees and gifts, greeting cards, jewelry, books, incense, rock tees, toys, stickers and patches, baby gifts, apparel, kidrobot and other collectibles, homewares and personal care items, novelties, Treefort merch and much more. Come hang with us!

1105 West Idaho Street – On the corner of Idaho and Main.