Larson Legris

Director of VIP Services, Marquee
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Photo by Jim K. Decker

Photo by Jim K. Decker

A veteran in our city’s dynamic nightlife scene, Larson Legris has been with Tao Group since its namesake club opened at the Venetian. He’s since taken his talents to Marquee, where he works with some of the biggest names in the industry. In 2015, the heavyweight celebrated Tao’s 10-year anniversary and helped open Lavo Casino Club.

Best Base of Operations

If I ever needed a place to sit with my future business partner and discuss our grand scheme to take over the world like Pinky & the Brain, it would be at Inspire Theatre. It’s all in the name! Having a cup of coffee with a blank notepad and laptop just seems right there.

Best Celebrity Guest Host

In a city with what seems like endless entertainment options, live performances, DJs and shows, when you see a true entertainer perform live, it stands out, it speaks to you. You have this epiphany: “Wow, I totally understand why he is so famous.” We’ve done multiple events with Kevin Hart, he is a genuine and true entertainer. From crowd interaction and respect from his peers to his overall joy and genuine happiness to be a part of the event—it sets him head and shoulders above what we have come to know of a celebrity host.

Best Local DJ in the Booth

With the intense market of the DJ world, it’s always nice to see a fresh face. M!ke Attack has been a resident at Marquee for years now and I can honestly say that it’s very exciting to see someone who genuinely loves their job. The excitement on his face as he reads the room is my favorite part about having him as a resident. Oh, he’s also incredibly talented and can hold down our venue as well as, if not better than, some of the big dogs.

Best Place to Be Anonymous

I am a foodie at heart; it’s what I live for. It’s not often that a local spot can steal the thunder from the mega chefs on Las Vegas Boulevard. Chef Dan Krohmer at Other Mama has done that and much more. With a tiny dining room and casual décor, he has created something so special in a shopping center that you will have to check your navigation twice to make sure that you’re in the right place. The caviar French toast is my favorite item.

Best Hangover Meal

I’ve definitely dealt with my fair share of hangovers. John Mull’s Meats and Road Kill Grill is a little off the beaten path, in a old neighborhood with a ranch-style home converted into a brilliant kitchen where you can find the best barbecue in Las Vegas. From the tangy sauce made in house to the array of options, including buffalo, rabbit, frog legs and more—you’ll forget how awful your head is pounding.

2014 Nightlife Awards