TEMPE, AZ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – One of America’s most progressive music venues, Club Freedom, pulled the plug after six years.
Co-owners Steve Kushnir and Jas Tynan say on their Web site at www.freedomnightclub.com that they want to "go out with a bang," and they've definitely got the right plan. They wrote:
“On behalf of Steve Kushnir – DOC Productions, Jas Tynan – Groovetribe and the Club Freedom staff we want to thank everyone who has helped create and support Kind and Freedom nightclub. Each and every one of you has kept us thriving these past six years and have provided such great memories to take with us. This marks the end of chapter for us, but also the beginning of a new one, and we hope you join us in creating a new future.
We are dedicating this last month to all the smiling faces, sore feet, laughter and tears and to the loved ones we have lost along the way – Amy Kushnir, Mike McGarey and Christopher Harvey – you will always be loved, never be forgotten.
We are sad to announce that on Friday, May 28th, Kind will produce it's last show and on Monday, May 31st, Club Freedom will close it's doors permanently.”
On Sunday night, England's Paul Oakenfold, one of the world's top deejays, brought his multilayered sounds to the Tempe, AZ club for its final marathon dance set. Oakenfold christened Freedom on its opening night in 1998. The club earned a global reputation by bringing in hot deejays on a regular basis, especially for its popular "Kind Fridays."
The club's exit leaves a large hole in the Valley's electronic scene. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers