Since opening in May 2010, the Crown Theater and Nightclub inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has become a premier hotspot for some of the biggest concerts in Las Vegas. The 11,000 sq. ft. venue comes from the former operators of the famed Viper Room in Los Angeles. The Crown Theater and Nightclub features a 50-ft. stage and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems in an intimate setting which allows guests to feel like they are right next to all of the action. Bringing in the best and brightest names in music to the luxurious Crown Theater is sure to be the norm in Las Vegas for years to come.
The Crown Theater and Nightclub follows in the footsteps of a notable list of shows, clubs and entertainers that have previously occupied this location.
The space opened as Club Rio in 1995. The club has the distinction of being the first large nightclub to open inside a hotel in Las Vegas, a trend that many other resorts followed over the years. Club Rio gained notoriety throughout Las Vegas as having unparalleled industry nights and Latin music nights. Over the years the club hosted such acts as the Beach Boys, Sammy Hager, Paula Abdul, Montell Jordan, C&C Music Factory and Erocktica as well as popular local acts Boogie Knights and Loveshack.
As the club was garnering a reputation as a hip nightspot, the venue also housed some great local entertainment. It all started with the Conga, followed by the Copa Cabana Dinner Show, The Danny Gans Theater and At the Copa with Sheena Easton and David Cassidy. The next wave of entertaining shows saw the space play home to ventriloquist Ronn Lucas, the Scinta's remarkably popular variety show and even the Chippendales before they moved on to the Chippendale's Theater inside the Rio.
When Club Rio closed in 2006 the space became Club 3121 and featured two weekly shows headlined by Prince. The music icon performed to sell out crowds every Friday and Saturday night. Prince thrilled his legions of fans from all around the world with his long list of hit songs until April 2007. When Prince was not performing, the club featured some of the best DJ acts in Las Vegas and consistently threw some of the biggest parties around.
ND's Fuego took over the space early in 2009 and quickly became the cities' hottest salsa nightspot. ND's Fuego dazzled club goers with astounding lighting and video projection systems. The club regularly featured guest DJs from around the world, giving music lovers a chance to experience the hottest sounds from all over globe.