How To Save The Fillmore

In case you haven’t heard, here’s the situation: two companies have proposals on the table to completely renovate the Miami Beach Convention Center site.

South Beach ACE wants to preserve the Fillmore Miami Beach and make it better.  Portman CMC wants to bulldoze the Fillmore and build a new, smaller venue that primarily houses a Cirque du Soleil show.

It should be clear to any music lover in South Florida, but WE CANNOT LET THIS VENUE BE TAKEN AWAY FROM US.  The Miami Herald published a letter to the editor I wrote outlining the reasons why.  Please read and share!

Now here’s what YOU can do:

1) Write to the Mayor of Miami Beach and the Commissioners and (politely and cordially) tell them you support preserving the Fillmore as a live music venue.  Here are their email addresses: mayorbower@miamibeachfl.gov, mgongora@miamibeachfl.gov, jerry@miamibeachfl.gov, jorgeexposito@miamibeachfl.gov, jonah@miamibeachfl.gov, ed@miamibeachfl.gov, deede@miamibeachfl.gov.  Definitely mention if you are a Miami Beach residents and/or if you are involved in the music industry and/or you just have great memories of attending shows there.

2) Go like these two Facebook pages: Save The Fillmore and South Beach ACE

3) Mark your calendars and come out on Monday, May 13th.  This is the next community meeting about the project and it’d be great to have a strong showing of support from the local music community.  We’re planning more for that and will keep you posted here and via FB.

Thank you in advance for your efforts!

Civic and Cultural Band

South Beach ACE’s plan for the area via Curbed Miami

2 thoughts on “How To Save The Fillmore

  1. Great article! Thank you for posting there’s absolutely no way we can allow this to happen

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