Funding Confirmed from Arts Council England for #IVW22 & launch of Yes We Can

CAN YOU CIC IT? is incredibly excited and humbled to have been successful with our Arts Council England grant for Independent Venue Week 22 #IVW22 as well as our new development, education and community program, Yes We Can. Our community has experienced the toughest 18 months of their existence and the people who thrive in these spaces, on and off…
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Wrapping World’s Largest Celebration of Live Entertainment, Independent Venue Week announces 2022 dates

Independent Venue Week announces its 2022 dates after an outstanding week, hosting the world’s largest celebration of live music, comedy, and entertainment. Next year’s event is set to take place July 11 to 17, 2022, and Independent Venue Week is now accepting sign-ups from independent venues and promoters interested in being part of the celebration. “This past week, hundreds of…
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19th July 2021

We are over the moon today to see the lifting of restrictions in England, allowing many independent venues to once more open their doors and welcome gig-goers. For many of our venues this will be the first gig they will have put together in over 16 months, and we’re really excited by all of the shows we’ve seen announced and taking…
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Independent Venue Week Unveils Full 2021 US Program with over 450 Shows!

Independent Venue Week, running from July 12-18, 2021, has announced the full program and list of participating venues. With 367 venues from all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, this year’s event will be the largest to date. “Independent Venue Week exists to highlight the importance of independent stages all over the country, from the busiest of cities to the smallest…
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The Big Jeff Chat – Now Available as a Podcast

We’re over the moon that you can now take The Big Jeff Chat anywhere with you as a podcast. Over the last year legendary gig-goer Former Independent Venue Week ambassador, avid gig-goer and all round legend Big Jeff has been over on our YouTube channel having a friendly chat with someone he admires from the…
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The Sherlocks announce tour in support of independent venues

We’re absolutely delighted that The Sherlocks have partnered with us to play 15 shows at UK grassroots venues this autumn, as part of their “Keep Our Independent Venues Alive” tour. The tour kicks off in Blackburn’s Electric Church Club on October 1, followed by shows in Manchester, Cambridge, Tunbridge Wells, Reading, Northampton, Peterborough, Wrexham, Bedford, York,…
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Independent Venue Week is unique
in that it is a nationwide initiative with a completely local feel.

By championing these venues, we are able to highlight why they are so much more than just places for live music – they are cultural hubs for learning, creativity, arts and culture more widely connecting people in their local community of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, genders, skills and walks of life.

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Independent Venue Week Unveils Full 2021 US Program with over 450 Shows!

Independent Venue Week, running from July 12-18, 2021, has announced the full program and list of participating venues. With 367 venues from all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, this year’s event will be the largest to date. “Independent Venue Week exists to highlight the importance of independent stages all over the country, from the busiest of cities to the smallest…

The Big Jeff Chat – Now Available as a Podcast

We’re over the moon that you can now take The Big Jeff Chat anywhere with you as a podcast. Over the last year legendary gig-goer Former Independent Venue Week ambassador, avid gig-goer and all round legend Big Jeff has been over on our YouTube channel having a friendly chat with someone he admires from the…

The Sherlocks announce tour in support of independent venues

We’re absolutely delighted that The Sherlocks have partnered with us to play 15 shows at UK grassroots venues this autumn, as part of their “Keep Our Independent Venues Alive” tour. The tour kicks off in Blackburn’s Electric Church Club on October 1, followed by shows in Manchester, Cambridge, Tunbridge Wells, Reading, Northampton, Peterborough, Wrexham, Bedford, York,…