Rudy Love Jr. and WAVE on ‘Independent Venue Speak’

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and we’re especially grateful to release a brand new episode of Independent Venue Speak! Hosted by R&B luminary Rudy Love Jr., this episode covers the development of the Wichita music scene, the aspiration to grow beyond the “tertiary market” category, and the formation of Wichita’s iconic venue: WAVE. Rudy Love Jr. is a music artist from Wichita,…
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Independent Venue Week is back in person , and announces 2022 Ambassador – Wet Leg

MONDAY 31 JANUARY – SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2022 OVER 120 INDEPENDENT UK VENUES ARE ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR THE 2022 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH – ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, CREATIVE SCOTLAND, ARTS COUNCIL WALES, SEE TICKETS – #IVW22 Independent Venue Week returns, in person, for its ninth consecutive year – the annual, seven-day celebration of independent music…
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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 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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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…