Sweatstock 2013

Annual free block party and music festival in Little Haiti!
Sweat Records
Miami, Florida
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Hi!  You know us, we're Miami's Sweat Records.  We've been selling music, throwing events and providing resources for the local cultural community since 2005.

We've put on a free block party/music festival called Sweatstock every year since 2010 to celebrate the store's anniversary and Record Store Day.  We close down the street next to our shop, take over Churchill's Pub next door, and have a full day of live music, DJs, food trucks and VINYL!

THE REAL DEAL: the last three Sweatstocks were put on with funds from our 2009 Knight Arts Challenge grant and support from a beer company.  Our Knight funding period for that is over and the beer company ain't around this year.

Your contributions will help us put on what is one of the only all-ages and free music festivals in South Florida! 


What We Need & What You Get

  • We are pros at throwing events on the cheap and Sweatstock is no different, but there are unavoidable costs and that's where we need your help.
  • Funding is needed to cover all the permitting for the event and the street closure, renting the stagemobile, production (sound, power and lights), security (street closures mandate a minimum amount of police presence), insurance, and sanitation.
  • The main perk is the full day of festival happiness itself, but we still have some extra goodies for those who pitch in!  Limited edition tees, special parties and more. Keep reading.

Even if we don't reach our entire goal, every cent raised will still go toward making Sweatstock 2013 the best one yet! 


The Impact

We can't do this without you!

You contribution is greatly appreciated AND will also be matched dollar-for-dollar by our 2012 Knight Arts Challenge grant.  (You're probably asking "Why can't you use that money?" and the answer is that the 2012 grant is for a different set of projects. As a general rule, Knight doesn't fund the same project over and over again).

Sweatstock 2010, 2011, and 2012 were AWESOME (click for recaps) and we are doing all we can to keep this tradition going, keep it free, and keep it local.  Sweatstock is for everybody.


Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can't help!

  • Tell your friends!  Spread the word about this campaign on FB, Twitter and beyond.  Indiegogo has great sharing tools.
  • Volunteer at the festival! Email info@sweatrecordsmiami.com to pick up a shift.


Thank you so much for your support and for eight amazing years!


Team Sweat

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  • $10USD
    Friend of Sweatstock

    Every bit helps! To thank you for supporting, we'll give you a download code for a special "mix tape" featuring the bands playing at the festival.

    16 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $25USD
    Sweet on Sweatstock

    We'll mail you a voucher for two regular coffee or tea drinks and two delicious Sweetcakes vegan cupcakes. Come in on a night we've got an in-store concert or show and you've got yourself a hot date (and you get the mix tape).

    18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $50USD
    Tea Time + Tee Time!

    We'll mail a limited edition t-shirt featuring rad artwork by Brian Butler of The Upper Hand Art! You'll get the coffee and cupcake voucher and the mix tape too.

    16 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $100USD
    Private Waffle Party!

    We'll save you one seat at an exclusive edition of Sweat's famous vegan Waffle Parties! We'll be serving up unlimited fresh Belgian waffles, all of our premium toppings, and bottomless bloody marys. Tentative date: Sunday, May 5th. You will also get the tee and the tunes.

    1 out of 16 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $300USD

    Enjoy complimentary admission for you and one guest to any show Sweat Records is hosting or promoting (read: our logo is on the flier) from May 2013 through April 2014. This includes concerts, club nights, '80s Prom, '90s Homecoming and more. We will automatically add your name +1 to our list for every event.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500USD

    [This one and the two below are our "Bowie Levels" for businesses and organizations or people with something to promote!] Be a promo partner at Sweatstock! At this level your logo will be on the flier and your company will be linked and thanked on our website. ***All business participation is subject to our approval (i.e. no cigarettes)***

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $1,000USD

    You're coming to our rescue! Your logo will appear on all promotion materials and you can set up a table at the event, give away items, sample food/drink, and more! You'll also get a banner ad on our website for three months. We'll work with each organization individually to make it special for everyone.

    0 out of 5 claimed
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  • $5,000USD

    Our top dog!!! Your logo will appear on the on-stage banners, on all promotional materials, and you can set up a table and give away products on site. We'll also give you a banner ad on our website for six months, and do a blog and FB post about your company. You'll also have our eternal thanks for helping out with this labor of love!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
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