Independent Venue Week

Venue Sign-Up for IVW 2020 UK Is Now OPEN

We’re really excited to announce that venue and promoter sign up for Independent Venue Week 2020 is now OPEN. Dates for IVW 2020 are Monday 27th Jan – Sun 2nd Feb – just 8 months away. Our IVW family is [...]

May 23, 2019 Uncategorized

US Venue Spotlight – Boston, MA – The Middle East

The Middle East in Cambridge opened in 1970. Back then, it existed as a Lebanese restaurant that occasionally hosted Lebanese bands. It wasn’t until 1987 that The Middle East saw its first rock concert. Ever since it was turned into [...]

May 22, 2019 USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – New York, NY – Pianos

Since opening in 2002, Pianos in Manhattan has built a reputation as one of New York City’s most prominent independent venues. This two-story venue on the Lower East Side’s Ludlow Street has hosted some of the first concerts by artists [...]

May 21, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Boasting the best patio in Deep Ellum, Club Dada, one of Dallas’ premier venues, hosts up to five shows a week. The venue is decked out with beautiful exposed brick, an excellent sound system, and an enticing rock n roll [...]

May 20, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord

Located underneath Swedish American Hall, Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco has been a local staple since 1907, offering great live music and drinks for over 110 years. When visiting Cafe Du Nord, you will notice the built-in seating and [...]

May 16, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Durham, NC – Motorco

We are very excited to have another outstanding venue return this year; Motorco that hosted River Whyless as part of Independent Venue Week in 2018. When Motorco Music Hall opened its doors in 2010, the city of Durham gained more [...]

May 15, 2019 2019, USA, Venue
Independent Venue Week 2018 Pianos

Independent Venue Week Announces More 2019 US Venues and Shows

75 venues – 47 cities – 27 states – #IVW19 Returning for its second US edition July 8-14, 2019, Independent Venue Week, with Eventbrite and Songtrust returning as sponsors, is pleased to announce more participating venues and shows. Growing from 20 venues in 20 cities last [...]

May 13, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

Arts Council England announces £1.5million budget to support grassroots live music

We are incredibly excited about this fantastic announcement by Arts Council England. We will release more details over the coming weeks and months about how we will be supporting this brilliant new fund for venues. Arts Council England announces £1.5million [...]

May 10, 2019 Uncategorized

US Venue Spotlight – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

Today, we look to Pittsburgh and another returning venue; Mr. Smalls Theatre. This beautifully repurposed 18th-century Catholic church is a truly unique space for live music. With local and national artists performing all year round, it is no wonder that [...]

May 8, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – New York, NY – SOBs

Sounds of Brazil, known as SOBs, is a legendary venue in SoHo on Manhattan that opened in 1982. The original premise of the venue was to expose the music and culture of the Afro-Latino Diaspora to New York audiences. Owner [...]

May 6, 2019 2019, USA, Venue