The origins of Cactus Records are shrouded in myth — but we were probably founded somewhere around 1970. Or that’s what we’re going to go with because that way we get to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2020. But what’s beyond argument is that ever since we first opened, we’ve been a place for music-lovers, counter-culture, and the offbeat. Just ask any local freakazoid, and they’ll tell you: we’re the best. And not to keep tooting our own horn, but Cactus Records is known as the “Best Place to Buy Music” every year of the Best of Bozeman Reader’s Poll since the very beginning. And in the Bozeman Magazine “Bozeman’s Choice” reader’s poll we’ve also won “Best Place to Buy Music” every year, 2nd place in Best Gifts, and 3rd in Best Montana-made gifts. And we’ve also won the “best boys and girls” award thirty-some years running from our mommies, so there’s that too.
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