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New gay club Revolt to open at Saxe Theater in Las Vegas

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Dress rehearsal for Vegas! The Show in Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood on June 25, 2010.
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It’s been roughly four years since Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops hosted a gay nightclub, but that changes September 23, the opening date for the new Revolt Nightclub.

The new LGBT dance spot and hangout will occupy the first-floor, 325-capacity lounge/bar at the Saxe Theater, where an upstairs showroom hosts productions such as Vegas! The Show, Recycled Percussion and Nathan Burton Comedy Magic. An invite-only preview party starting at 10 p.m. has been scheduled for September 23; at midnight, the space opens to the public. Those interested in attending the preview party must sign up for an invite here.

The weekly calendar is currently comprised of Fusion Fridays with DJ Mikey Swift, Sanctuary Saturdays with DJ Yung Jon Que and Style Sundays with DJ Scotty Storm, with doors opening at 10 p.m. Locals not only get in free, but score $2-$3 price reductions at the bar with their Nevada ID; Non-locals pay a $20 cover, which includes an Absolut cocktail.

Revolt aims to buck tradition as the first smoke-free LGBT venue in Las Vegas. Also noteworthy: It’s the lone dedicated gay club on or adjacent to the Strip. From 2004 to 2012, Krave operated inside an entertainment venue at Miracle Mile (now occupied by Buffalo Wild Wings) before brief stints at Downtown’s Neonopolis and the Tommy Wind Theater on Las Vegas Boulevard. Drai’s Enterprises’ first gay venture, Liaison Nightclub at Bally’s, entertained LGBT tourists and locals alike from June 2014 to February 2015.

Local nightlife veterans may recall that in 2007, the space set to be occupied by Revolt opened as Triq Ultra Lounge, the short-lived nightlife venture by magician Steve Wyrick that also included a nightclub component inside the second-level theater.

The opening of Revolt continues a momentous year for local gay nightlife, which has seen Share Nightclub shutter, Rendezvous make way for Krush, Golden Nugget jump into the fray with gay-oriented parties including Sugar Sundays at Gold Diggers, and news of a Main Street bar marketed to LGBT African-Americans emerge, among other developments.

For more information, visit Revolt's website.

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