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|Founded: February 1998|
|Location: 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90015|
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.
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. 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 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.
- The Carlos Santana post-Grammy party in 2000.
- The 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards announcement press conference in 2001 due to the show's cancellation on September 11, 2001.
- Johnson, Reed (December 7, 2008). "The Conga Room at L.A. Live is thinking big". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 March 2013.