PAX Miami Closes: "Thank You, Miami!"

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Photo by S. Pajot

R.I.P., PAX.

After two and a half years, Crossfade's favorite little club under I-95 (and the Miami New Times' Best Latin Club of 2013) has closed.

Over the weekend, the Performing Arts Exchange held a final show and said goodbye to the 305 scene.

"THANK YOU MIAMI!!!" PAX tweeted just hours before its last party. "FAREWELL WE LOVE YOU!!! SUPPORT YOUR LIVE MUSIC."

See also: PAX Miami Opens After Tough 12-Month Overhaul

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Via facebook.com/HectorMilia
Conjunto Progreso, bidding adios to PAX.

During its 30 months on Calle Ocho, the club and founder Roxanne Scalia welcomed an ambitiously international roster to its cozy, stripped-down stage.

There were true legends, like hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. There were stellar Spanish-speaking acts from all over the globe, including France's Sergent Garcia and Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux. And there were carefully curated recurring live-music nights, such as the Afro-Caribbean-focused Tumbao Fridays and the Colombian-showcasing Sopita Series.

Of course, though, the reason why PAX also earned New Times pick as Best Venue for Local Acts was its unwavering dedication to Miami-bred and -based music of all kinds, from beloved regulars like Conjunto Progreso and Elastic Bond to Grammy-recognized artists like Mr. Pauer and Marlow Rosado.

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Photo by S. Pajot

The local acts were always thankful. The local fans too. And undoubtedly, PAX's closing represents a real loss for Miami's live music scene.

As Conjunto wrote in a Facebook farewell: "Thank you Roxanne for a great place for us to share our music. I know I speak for a lot bands that will miss your dedication to local bands and I know that we all wish that you would give it one more year. Thank you for your support of Conjunto Progreso, Spam Allstars, Suenalo, Locos Por Juana, Elastic Bond, Luis Bofill, PALO!, Los Herederos and all the bands who graced your stage. We will miss u!!!"

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PAX Miami - CLOSED

337 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music


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18 comments
Sandra Epps
Sandra Epps

I'm sad to see this... PAX was my hideaway- Please re-open! Somewhere!!

Jose Sanchez
Jose Sanchez

it's not about the music. Unfortunately, it's only about the $$$

Victor Runciman
Victor Runciman

White Room, Pax, and many other have been casualties of the NEW MORONIC generation! thus another non-pretentious place closes!

Angel Alvarado
Angel Alvarado

Would love to have seen @Dangerflow perform there

Anneliese Morales
Anneliese Morales

The building sold, and there is plenty of demand to support a PAX relocation! #KEEPitInLittleHavana

Danny Diaz
Danny Diaz

Loved that place!! Bring it back in Wynwood!!

Valerie Hower
Valerie Hower

I loved that place. I didn't go as often as other Brickell places because of its location, though. But PAX was so great!

Alex Porro
Alex Porro

Why are all these places closing all of the sudden? Is there too much competition with Wynwood?

Steve Klare
Steve Klare

It closed due to not making $$$or what?

WhyNotNow
WhyNotNow topcommenter

Quick, get to overtown. Find a cheap building. Own your real estate and this won't happen to you again. Build it and they will come.

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