Independent Venue Week
  • After successful US debut dates for year 2 announced

      “I’ve spent a lot of time in independent venues around the world, onstage and as the fan in the crowd. No matter if you’re a superstar or underground act, these places bring music to

  • #IVW19 Dates and first 70 venues for UK announced

    We are really excited to be able to announce the dates for Independent Venue Week 2019, as well as the first 70 venues that are taking part. #IVW19 will take place from Monday, 28th January

  • Support Our Music Venue Documentary

    Independent Venue Week and Blue Hippo Media are excited to announce plans for a new feature documentary celebrating the vital role of independent music venues in breaking, establishing and supporting live music. As well as

  • Independent Venue Week announces initial US venues, shows

    Debut American edition of highly successful UK event runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018 Read the story on Billboard.com We are excited to announce the first confirmed venues and shows across the US partaking in the

  • IVW Live 2018 Exclusive Vinyl Album for Record Store Day

         We’re ridiculously excited to announce the release of our first ever Independent Venue Week live album as part of Record Store Day, with recordings taken from shows across the week. Limited to 500

After successful US debut dates for year 2 announced

  “I’ve spent a lot of time in independent venues around the world, onstage and as the fan in the crowd. No matter if you’re a superstar or underground act, these places bring music to the people outside of the [...]

July 16, 2018 2019, USA

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Doug Fir opened in 2004 in Portland’s lower Burnside neighborhood and has had a big impact on the local music scene ever since. This state of the art venue, which was named one of the top clubs in the country [...]

July 6, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Austin, TX – Mohawk

Mohawk first opened its doors in 2006 and has since become a beloved venue and bar in the heart of downtown Austin. The venue is missioned with hosting audiences, musicians, and staff that represent all music tastes and all backgrounds, [...]

July 6, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

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 [...]

July 5, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern was opened in 2000 by owners Cindy Barber and Mark Leddy (at the time, the booker for iconic venue Pat’s in the Flats and member of Cleveland band Satan’s Satellites). The two converted the old [...]

July 5, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Since The Echo opened in 2001 it has become the go-to destination for major local music events in Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood. The venue hosts dance nights and shows with touring artists all while introducing some of the hottest [...]

July 3, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

Full US lineup announced along with honorary artist ambassador Chuck D

Independent Venue Week releases full lineup of inaugural American edition: runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018 Announces Chuck D as honorary artist ambassador “Supporting independent music venues is a cool thing to do, so it’s very exciting that a whole week [...]

July 2, 2018 2018, Ambassador, Announcement, Artist, Artists, Launch, New Venue, USA

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall

Opened as a music venue in May of last year, White Eagle Hall is one of the newest and most unique performance spaces in the Northeast. The venue houses state of the art sound and lighting equipment optimized for live [...]

June 29, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live

Since its launch in 2004, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia has presented the best of local, national, and international talent and hosted over 500 shows a year.   From presenting one of Adele’s very first US performances to showcasing artists [...]

June 28, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

#IVW19 Dates and first 70 venues for UK announced

We are really excited to be able to announce the dates for Independent Venue Week 2019, as well as the first 70 venues that are taking part. #IVW19 will take place from Monday, 28th January – Sunday, 3rd February 2019. [...]

June 28, 2018 2019, Announcement, News, Venue