About Us

“172” Backstory

In 1883, the small island of Krakatoa (KRAK•UH•TOH•UH) experienced the loudest volcanic episode in history. The eruption produced a sound so loud it registered at 172 decibels one hundred miles from the source – making it the loudest sound ever recorded in history.

Hence the birth of “172” Live Music. We started this journey opening our doors as a Rock n’ Roll live music venue, Sushi Restaurant & Bar. A Sunset Boulevard Rock n’ Roll club pairing with Madison Avenue Restaurant and Bar. We have since changed our direction to lock in “our spot” in the Entertainment Capitol of The World!

We are the most intimate and up close & personal Live Entertainment & Bar in Vegas! There is no other live entertainment venue that delivers the experience that we do. From our residency shows [Raiding The Rock Vault, Little Miss Nasty, Kyss This and more being added] to our local and national artist, bands and shows…we are a 300 capacity venue that packs an explosive experience.

Venue Capacity – 300
Showroom Capacity – State of the art staging, sound & lighting system. 170 Seated Showroom all seated and tabled [Standing can be added].
Our Showroom has retractable ceiling right in the middle of it. Our showroom also offer and exclusive slightly elevated VIP area. We have vedio screens throughout the entire venue.
Full Bar – Our bar is stocked with the finest cognacs, whiskey, scotch, vodka, tequila, wines and beers. Our bar host one of the best Happy Hours and Social Mixers in Vegas.
Our Live Music – R&B, Rock, Latin, Reggae, Blues, Gospel, Hip Hop & Jazz. You find it all here!
Our Decor – Sexy, Sophisticated, Warm and Vibrant. Our walls are decoded with the legends of live music and entertainment. The venue opens up to you with extended wrapped bar. A corridor takes you to our showroom, separate of our bar area.

Tony Sgro

Joe Richardson
Owner/Executive Chief

Saku Pruitt
General Manager/Artistic Director

Mark Anthony Guzman
Production Manager

Jessica Huynh
Digital Manager

There are not many places around the world where you can experience a 172 Live Music Experience. We boast one the best sound system and lighting experiences that Vegas has to offer.

We also host a Weekly Happy Hour with THE MOST delicious cocktails! 5p-7p. With a reverse Happy Hour 11p-1a.

Some say we are the Entertainment Industries place to hang out and we welcome that 100%. We take care of our artist, musicians and Vegas’ industry folks.

When you visit Las Vegas, come by and have a drink with us and catch some of our cool vibes. “172 Live Music” Located inside the RIO All Suites Hotel & Casino.


Goapele Live In Concert at 172 Live Music
172 Live Music Bar
172 Hall To Showroom
172 Showroom Dome
Rock Vault Stage Set Up @ 172 Live Music
172 View From Showroom To The Bar
RIO Hotel
172 Outside Venue From Casino Floor
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