Sweat Records


5505 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Tel. (786) 693-9309

This year’s Knight Arts Challenge is open!  The Knight Foundation is giving away literally millions of dollars to help the arts continue to blossom in South Florida.  As y’all know, Sweat scored one in 2009 and it helped us…

  • create our Event-O-Matic software, which lets people add events to the community calendar on our Events Page (which has gotten over 3,000 local submissions AND the E-O-M is now a free WordPress plugin that’s been downloaded globally over 4,600 times!)
  • launch SweatShopMiami.com which is the only e-commerce site dedicated to locally-made music and goods (and is also the official online stores for Otto Von Schirach and Panther Coffee). We’ve shipped to over 15 countries!
  • and it helped us put on our Sweatstock Festivals (this year’s is coming April 21st!)

See all the info for this year below, and there’s also a Town Hall meeting next week to help you hone your applications.  Good luck!


The Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding the best ideas for the South Florida arts, is accepting applications.

Anyone can enter – nonprofits, businesses and even individual artists. There are only three rules: the idea must be about the arts; the project must take place in or benefit South Florida and the winners must find funds to match Knight’s commitment.

Ask questions at a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr.

Apply by March 19 at KnightArts.org.

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    Noon to 5pm Sunday

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    Tuesday, 3/20: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Tuesday, 3/27: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Saturday, 3/31 @ Wynwood Yard: Miami Girls Rock Camp’s 2nd Annual CARNIVAL OF SOUNDS FUNdraiser! Come out for live performances by Afrobeta and Emily Sheila, plus DJs, games, activities, a huge raffle, and much more. 12-6pm, all ages welcome, full info here.

    Thursday, 4/12 @ O Cinema Wynwood: Sweat Records + O Cinema’s Music Movie Series presents a special one-night-only official screening of  Distant Sky: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Live In Copenhagen! Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisite compositions alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in 3 years provoked an ecstatic response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing a profound and intimate relationship wherever they played. The band’s acclaimed tour started in Australia in January 2017 before tearing across the USA and ending in Europe, with some of the best reviews of their decorated career. 9:30pm screening, tickets available here.

    Saturday, 4/21: Holy s#*t it’s Record Store Day 2018! Mark your calendars and stay tuned.