The Pearl concert hall, located inside the Palms Casino Resort, was designed by Pfeiffer Partners with KGA Architects. This project features a 2,500-person capacity venue, consisting of a three-tier, crescent-shaped cast-in-place concrete theater, with the main stage 4 ft. from the floor, flanked by two 14ft.-by-16ft. video screens. The farthest seats are less than 120 ft. from center stage for an up-close and personal experience. The Pearl boasts 18 private and semi-private skyboxes with bars, lounges and restrooms, along with state-of-the-art lighting. It also features nine public bars, two VIP lounges, dressing rooms and backstage areas. The Pearl is wired with 60 powerful JBL Vertec loudspeakers, and is connected to an adjacent recording studio that allows artists to create live albums without additional set-up. The 58 ft. tall venue, located right off the Palms’ main floor, was created by incorporating space from the casino’s movie theaters. M.J. Dean was the general contractor and also self performed all concrete work, metal stud framing, drywall, and painting.