The 400-seat Harmon Theater’s lounge, located behind Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile shops near the corner of Harmon and the Strip in Las Vegas, is just starting to get noticed big time by Las Vegas entertainers of all kinds. The quaint venue is meant to host live bands- yes, live bands, remember those? The lounge exudes a non-corporate cozy vibe, complete with red-velvet curtains and couches reminiscent of underground clubs in the hippest of the best music cities.
“This is like New York, Chicago, London and Paris,” says J. Hutchings, bass player in the late-‘90s funk-rock band The Watson Family. “This is a badass club. I can imagine a scene forming here.”
Equally significant, the Harmon Theater’s 1,3000-capacity main room- better known as the gay-themed nightclub Krave- has now been offered up for live acts Sunday through Thursday, which has Las Vegas-based promoter Brandy Provenzano dreaming big.
“I’m still booking at Wasted Space and Beauty Bar [in Las Vegas],” says Provenzna. “But I’m gonna start focusing my stuff here. It reminds me of the Troubadour and the Roxy [in Los Angeles]. This could be one of those rooms bands would seek out to play.”
The Harmon venues have hosted live music before, but during the bygone era of live music in Las Vegas. Their resurrection could just mark a new chapter for the stagnant live music scene in Las Vegas.