Independent Venue Week Endorses Audience Access Alliance Accessible Re-Opening Checklist

Independent Venue Week urges industry to check reopening plans against 10-point checklist to ensure Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent audiences/fans/consumers are not left behind.  Independent Venue Week is today calling on the UK’s insert relevant industry or ‘venues and events’ etc to check their reopening plans against a 10-point checklist published by the cross-sector Audience Access Alliance. The Audience Access Alliance, founded…
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Independent Venue Week Launches Independent Venue Speak Podcast Series

The series’ inaugural episode sees Brooklyn-based artist and songwriter J. Hoard tell the story of the iconic Arlene’s Grocery and The Lesson Independent Venue Speak is produced by Marauder, the team behind Independent Venue Week, and in partnership with See Tickets (New York, NY) – The team behind Independent Venue Week is proud to announce and release the first episode of its new podcast series, Independent Venue Speak….
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Independent Venue Week Announces First Round of Participating Venues, Will Bring Together Over 200 Venues in 41 States and Territories This Year

The weeklong celebration of the spirit of independence returns this July  Independent Venue Week proudly announces the National Independent Venue Association, the organization behind the #saveourstages movement and whose very formation was sparked by Independent Venue Week’s early organizing efforts, as a partner for #IVW21 Venues are still able to apply for participation in this year’s event…
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#IVW22 Venue Sign-Up is Now Open

We’re really excited to say that as of noon today venue sign-up for #IVW22 is OPEN! We can’t wait to see packed rooms of people enjoying live music for Independent Venue Week once more. We’re using @_loadin.com_ again this year for venues & promoters, so if you want to get involved please drop Charlie a line at and…
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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.