Originally built in the 1950's as the Huntridge
Post Office then occupied by the Unity Church of The Desert, SANCTUARY was
located around the corner from the historic Huntridge Theatre.
From its April 1999 sold-out opening night "Evening with Jello Biafra", SANCTUARY featured diverse artists from blues guitarist Chris Whitely, reggae artist Pato Banton and heavy alternative rockers Weezer, to local favourites Connie Emmerson & Shindog, God Among Men and comic Jo Coy. The venue has also hosted Japanese jazz-rock guitarist Char, and LDS favourites Colors and talent recitals for Bishop Gorman High School.
3 months after opening, SANCTUARY
was named in Rolling Stone magazine as
"Best Place in Las Vegas to See Live Music".
Due to a changing climate in the music business, and competition from newer venues such as the House of Blues, in April of 2001, Sanctuary closed its doors and Las Vegas lost yet another Under 21 venue...but the memories will last.
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