Hundreds of people will be lining up at area Target stores in the wee hours of Thursday morning to snatch a copy or two of this year's Cities 97 Sampler CD.
Richfield Target is one of a handful of metro area Target stores that will carry the CD, which will likely sell out across the metro area within a few hours of store openings. It's unknown how many copies each store will have in stock.
For 24 years, local radio station Cities 97 has created the CD and all the proceeds go to various Minnesota charities. The Sampler is a compilation of special Cities 97 studio performances that have never been released. This year's collection features artists and groups such as Mayer Hawthorne, Jason Mraz, The Fray, Ed Sheeran, Foster the People and Missy Higgins.
Metro area Target stores are the exclusive distributors of the CD. Each customer is allowed to purchase up to two copies; doors will open at 8 a.m. For more information or for other locations carrying the CD, go to cities97.com/pages/Sampler24.html.