Record Store Day 2022 in Miami: Sweat Records, Technique, Radio-Active, and more
Whether you’re one of those who bought a record player at Target two years ago because nostalgia went mainstream, or you’re an avid vinyl collector with a shelf full of rare records, the deals (and parties) planned in Miami for Record Store The day of Saturday, April 23 is sure to strike a chord.
In all these stores you will find not only official products RSD Exclusivesbut free drinks, DJs and sidewalk sales.
Lucky Records, the record store within the Wynwood Food Hall and 1-800 Lucky Club, will carry a great selection of exclusive RSD releases and more. You’ll find a $1 bin—a few thousand records, according to one employee—to rummage through, as well as a collection of 200 sealed ’70s jazz and rock records. DJs, including Rich Medina, will spin vinyl on the terrace for you to enjoy a post-record drink. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 143 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-768-9826; luckyrecordsmiami.com.
If you’re the kind of Miamian that follows the Broward-Dade line, consider heading to Radio-Active in Fort Lauderdale, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Here, you’ll find a sidewalk sale where you can mix and match four CDs, 45s, records, and tapes for $1. Plus, there will be craft beers, a row of food trucks, and a lineup of DJs to dance to while you cruise. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 845 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-762-9488; radio-active-records.com.
You may recall that before the pandemic, Sweat Records held an RSD event with then-next-door Churchill’s Pub. Although the latter is still closed, Sweat is still celebrating. You’ll find RSD exclusives as well as additional new and used stock on the floor. Anyone queuing before 7 a.m. will be able to “call” a title that will be reserved for them. (Sweat recommends calling or messaging the store ahead of time for information on the availability of a specific title.) If you’re there more for the good time than the vinyl, better to wait until at noon, when there will be free beer from Dogfish Head for the first 50 customers, plus free cocktails and frozen treats. The DJ lineup includes Le Spam and House of Pris, but if you want to stay even longer, there’s an 8 p.m. after-party at Dogfish Head Miami (325 NW 24th St) with Richie Hell, whose Gumbo Limbo Remix in a limited edition pink vinyl LP is included in the sale. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com.
Technique will have all RSD releases, $1 and $3 sale sections, and a huge second-hand collection drop. From opening until 10 a.m., access is via appointment only, but there is no need to book a slot after that. As for the party, it will bring an outdoor open bar (yes, you read that right), a DJ lineup, and free giveaways including tote bags, CDs, t-shirts, posters, and flyers. stickers. Although the festivities begin at 8 a.m., the outdoor events begin at 10 a.m. Don’t worry if you can’t make it in person, WVUM will be streaming the festivities live from 1-5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 853 NE 79th St., Miami; 786-717-6622; techniquerecords.com.
Owner Evan Chern says his store is still resting due to the pandemic, mom-pop joint Yesterday & Today will feature sales of all RSD exclusives, plus deals on his 50s rock ‘n’ roll collection, 60s and 70s. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 9274 Bird Rd., Miami; 305-554-1020; vintagerecords.com.