The Venice West’s Sneak Preview Party

It was a spectacular evening, full of smiling faces, live music, and a sense of joy.  It was three years in the making, and a big win for the neighborhood.  It was the sneak preview party for The Venice West.
The summer like Sunday, October 3rd evening saw a local Venice crowd stoked to be out catching a show together with a room full of friends.  The Smash-Up Squad played a ripping set, drinks flowed, food was served, and the dance floor oozed with happiness.
The newly remodeled space is epic.  A spacious raised stage, pro sound and lights, marble bar, and decor nodding to the Beatnik era of Venice all make for a brand new A game live music venue for Venice.
The owners are a team of local guys, who have lived in Venice for decades, with passion for and experience in putting on live shows, including running Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, as well as producing the Beach Life Festival in Redondo.
They are aiming in having a variety of genres of music, from dinner and jazz show to a punk rock, reggae, and jam bands concerts.
Their staff is comprised of local folks, and the club will also be working with local non profits such as Venice Arts, and the Boys and Girls Club of Venice.
A big fist bump to Rob Lissner, Allen Sanford, and the team at The Venice West for bringing this vision to life.
View photos from their sneak preview party by Venice Paparazzi below!


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Lead singer Moi Juarez

Justin (J Bird) Iannelli

Rico Estrada

Caree and Mike “Sully” Sullivan

Lucas Gutierrez Gtr

Trim’s Silvia

Nathan Taitano

The Venice West’s Carl

Krista Lissner and friends

Laura Hertz, The Venice West’s Rob Lissner, and David Hertz

Left:  @jeredgheto of Crazy Town.   Right:  The Venice West’s Director of Marketing and Community Engagement’s Kaycee Smith

Gotcha Venice Beach Wines, Clutch, and the Penmar’s Oscar!


Venice Open Mic’s Issac Irvin and wife

Venice Arts’ founder Lynn Warshafky

Alex, Simon (right) and friend

Center: Venice Neighborhood Council’s Daffodil

The friendly staff at The Venice West

The Venice West’s Rob, Juice Magazine’s Dan Levy, The Venice West’s Kaycee, and Clutch Venice, Venice Beach Wines, and the Penmar’s Oscar

Westside Current’s Jaime Paige and friends

SJ, Kiyo, Jay Okeefe, John Steward, and friend

The Smash-Up, Caree, Yanna, Dakota and Erik of Charloterra

Moi (lead singer of the Smashup and Tomorrow’s Bad Seed) and Adriano

Andrea Stern, Mike Bravo, Suzy Williams, Gerry Fialka and friend

Venice Heritage Museum’s Kristina and Theo von hoffmann

The Venice Band – Lennon family

House of Jupiter’s Amee Jana and  Spin PR’s Kim Koury

Venice Paparazzi’s Alex, Carl and Lexx

Last photo of the night! Of course we had to get The Venice West’s Rob with the band!  Good times!

View full event coverage by Venice Paparazzi here.

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