“Beginning with the 60’s and for the next three decades, Bill Gazzari, “The Godfather of Rock n Roll”, created a premiere venue, Gazzari’s, at this site for artists like The Doors, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Tom Petty, Tina Turner, Mötley Crüe, and Guns N’ Roses. The legacy continues to rock the world.”
So reads the plaque that today sits at the entrance to the world famous Key Club (known as Billboard Live from 1996-1998), the venue which, since 1998, has occupied the historic space where Gazzari’s once stood. Since its inception, Key Club has hosted a diverse group of talent, the highlights of which include Bon Jovi, ‘N Sync, Kanye West, Incubus, Tony Bennett, Prince, The Roots, Heart and Def Leppard. Most recently the venue has hosted performances by Mike Posner, Pharcyde, Theophilus London and Slash, among others.
Now branded Sunset Live presents Key Club, the famed venue promises to not only continue the tradition set forth by Gazzari’s and the Key Club of the ’90s and early 2000s , but to elevate it and set a new standard for the live music experience.