Record Store Day is kind of a holiday for music fans who are super into buying and collecting vinyl records. Record Store Day 2019 is going down tomorrow and the annual event, which started in 2007, is the day to snag rare releases, re-releases, exclusive recordings, remix albums, and so much more.
The annual event is also extremely valuable for Miami’s record stores because foot traffic and word of mouth brings a lot of shoppers to their stores. RSD is also when stores get to show off the various events they host and to spread the word about talented local musicians (who often work at these shops).
So with all of that in mind we decided to break down what some shops across the 305 are doing to celebrate this year’s Record Store Day:
Doors open at 8 a.m. for RSD releases, and anyone in line before 7 a.m. gets first dibs to buy the record of their choice (one record per person though). There will also be giveaways and special tote bags.
As you browse, several DJs will be spinning tunes, including DJ Hottpants, Oly, and Laura of Miami.
From noon to 6 p.m. the shop will set up a live stage featuring performances from acts like Suzi Analogue, Richie Hell, Palomino Blond, and many more.
If that’s not enough, there will also be eats and treats from Mz. Cheezious, Pop Up Paesan, and Yeti’s Snow Stand, and drink sampling courtesy of Tito’s Vodka.
If you stop by this shop in the Upper East Side you’ll have your choice of all the RSD releases and be treated to drinks served by the bartenders of Gramps.
Technique will also have a free Peroni beer hour from 5 to 6 p.m. and, don’t worry, they’re also giving out free water all day.
There will also be giveaways, a prize wheel, and the first 100 customers get free Technique Records tote bags.
And as far as live music goes, the shop is hosting performances and DJ sets all day, including: the DJs of Klangbox.FM, Vinyl Social Club, DZA, Sgt. Pepperspray, and other special unannounced guests.
This small shop is settling into a new home in Allapattah and re-opening just in time for Record Store Day. It will have plenty of the RSD-exclusive releases, along with deals on “pre-loved” used vinyl records — and loads of Pabst Blue Ribbon for you to sip on as you shop.
The record store just next door to food hall 1-800 Lucky will have RSD exclusives and a dollar bin for dedicated divers. On the patio just outside the shop, DJs like Ynot, A-Train, and Klassik will be spinning all day.
This Bird Road shop won’t have DJs and bands, but it will serve free drinks, offer deals on records, and give away some prizes throughout the day.
Museo Del Disco is also participating in this year’s Record Store Day, and while the West Miami shop won’t have the flash of some other stores, it will have a mix of RSD releases, and its usual large selection of Latin music, telenovelas, and more.
If you’re still down to party after browsing all day, check out the collaboration between the DJs of the Vinyl Social Club and the new Life House Little Havana hotel. The “El Vinyl” party will feature vinyl DJs playing Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, and tropical music.
The party will also include food and a free drink when you RSVP.