The Las Vegas nightlife scene is in constant flux, with clubs constantly opening, closing and undergoing renovations. The latest in this rollercoaster of change is Studio 54 at MGM Grand.
The resort announced that after 14 years, it will be closing the two-story nightclub on January 8, 2012. It had briefly announced an earlier date, but it seems they’ve decided to leave it open until post-New Year’s Eve so the resort doesn’t miss out on what is usually the biggest night of the year for parties in Las Vegas.
The club will undergo a brief transformation in December, however, timed to coincide with the annual 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
From December 1-10, Studio 54 will become Saloon 54 and trade its normal club music playlist for a more country-friendly one, courtesy of DJ Du and DJ Silver. There will also be a live performance on December 10 by the Eli Young Band. And I’m told the club will also have pool tables, foosball, air hockey and beer pong, to round out the country atmosphere.
There has been no word on what the new club will be that replaces Studio 54 or when this as-yet-unnamed club is expected to reopen. In the meantime, MGM Grand will still have several nightlife options, including the popular Tabu Ultra Lounge.
[Photo courtesy MGM Resorts International]