Conga Room

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Conga Room
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www.congaroom.com
Founded: February 1998
Location: 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90015
Capacity: 1,000

The Conga Room is a Los Angeles nightlife and private events location. Founded in 1998, the Conga Room's first location was on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. The Conga Room is now located in Downtown Los Angeles' L.A. Live across from the Staples Center and continues to be the premier destination for pan-Latino night-life entertainment and beyond.

History[edit]

Inside the Conga Room
Architectural Details of Ceiling

Beginning in 1998 as a venue for salsa music performances, the Conga Room expanded its booking to incorporate artists in other genres: pop/rock, EDM, world beat, jazz, and hip hop. As it outgrew its old location, the club reopened on December 10, 2008 at the L.A. Live district in downtown Los Angeles.[1] The new club, with 15,000 sq ft (1,400 m2) and a capacity of about 1,000, is nearly three times the size of the old club. Designed by Belzberg Architects, The Conga Room has a VIP area with views of the Staples Center and Nokia Plaza.

The club has hosted record launches, movie debuts, award shows and after-parties for various entertainment, social, political and sporting events. It hosted the press conference that announced the 2001 Latin Grammy Award winners.

The Conga Room is co-owned by Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Sheila E., Amaury Nolasco, Baron Davis, Trevor Ariza, and will.i.am among others.

Architecture[edit]

Interior View of Conga Room Los Angeles

The original venue was closed with the intention of reopening a new venue at the LA Live campus with a more space, sophistication and design. The new 15,0000 square foot venue would house a large dance floor, a stage, multiple VIP areas, three bars, and a full-service restaurant.

Interior View of Conga Room Los Angeles

The Belzberg Architects collaborated with Cuban artists Jorge Prado to design the famous Papaya Bar and Mexican muralist Sergio Arau to design the Surface Tattoos in the restaurant, Boca. [2]

Interior View of Conga Room Los Angeles

Notable events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Reed (December 7, 2008). "The Conga Room at L.A. Live is thinking big". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  2. ^ https://www.archdaily.com/160584/the-conga-room-belzberg-architects

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°02′43″N 118°15′56″W / 34.04523°N 118.26550°W / 34.04523; -118.26550