US Dates: October 24 – 30, 2020

“Independent venues are incredibly important to our musical history as a country, and
they are incredibly important to our future” – Alison Mosshart, #IVW20 Artist Ambassador

#IVW20 Auction

Grab a piece of music history, with net proceeds going to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund. The auction is now live. See all listings HERE

Venue Programming

All week there will be programming from over 100 independent venues around the United States.


Times are in EST / PST

Purple Fiddle WV, Thomas WV | Megan Bee – 1:00 / 10:00AM
The Fire, Philadelphia PA | Percussion for peace – 2:00 / 11:00am
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA | Outdoor Dining with Special guest Live at The Fillmore – 3:00 / 12:00
Granada Theater, Dallas TX | Chris Watson – 4:00 / 1:00
Reggies, Chicago IL | Ricky Rat – 4:00 / 1:00
Deep Ellum Art Co., Dallas TX | Astro James – 6:00 / 3:00
HI-FI Annex, Indianapolis IN | Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press at HI-FI Annex – 6:00 / 3:00
Boch Center, Boston Boston | Ghost Light Series – Lori McKenna – 6:00 / 3:00
Public Records, Brooklyn NY | PRTV Swing State Spotlight: FLORIDA ft. Danny Daze, Diplo, and Friends – 6:00 / 3:00
City Winery, Chicago IL | JC Brooks – 6:00 / 3:00
Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia PA | Warren Wolf – 6:45 / 3:45
Avalon Foundation, Easton MD | Hot Club of Baltimore at the Avalon Theatre – 7:00 / 4:00
The Concourse, Knoxville TN | “Temple” – goth/industrial/EBM – 7:00 / 4:00
Jilly’s Music Room, Akron OH | The Scenic Route – 7:30 / 4:30
Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore PA | Living Colour – 8:00 / 5:00
ONCE , Somerville MA | The Town & The City Festival Webcast x OVV – 8:00 / 5:00
The Bugle Boy, La Grange TX | Grace Pettis & David Ramirez – 8:00 / 5:00
The Stone Church, Brattleboro VT | If Not I Than Who Then – 8:00 / 5:00
Warehouse Live, Houston TX | Blackhorse Limo & Jetspeed Music Presents: Weezhur – Tribute to Weezer – 8:00 / 5:00
Motorco, Durham NC | Lydia Loveless – 8:00 / 5:00
Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA | Danny Burns – 8:00 / 5:00
Rudy’s Jazz Room, Nashville TN | Geoff Pfeifer Quartet Live Stream – 8:00 / 5:00
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA | Outdoor Screening: Get Out – 8:00/ 5:00
Charleston Pour House, Charleston SC | Little Stranger w/ Pip The Pansy – 8:15 / 5:15
Tower Theatre OKC, Oklahoma City OK | Possessor (film, new release) – 9:00 / 6:00
Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL | Audiotree Presents Sen Morimoto Album Release – 9:00 / 6:00
Club Fox, Redwood City CA | ZOLA – 9:00 / 6:00
City Winery, Chicago IL | JC Brooks – 9:00 / 6:00
Wooly’s, Des Moines IA | PetRock: A Tribute To The Smooth Rock Of The 70’s – 9:30 / 6:30
Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke VA | Mad Iguanas – 10:00 / 7:00
Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA | Best ’80s Prom Ever featuring Nite Wave – 11:00 / 8:00
T-Bar Social Club, June Lake CA | The Novelists. – 11:59 / 9:00

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Granada Theater, Dallas TX | Paul Renna 3-6 PM – 4:00 / 1:00
Boch Center, Boston Boston | Ghost Light Series – Lori McKenna – 6:00 / 3:00
Public Records, Brooklyn NY | PRTV GARDEN: Clips Co-op + Film Girl Social Club – 6:00 / 3:00
Trans Pecos, Brooklyn NY | Sultan Room – Wiki, M!NT + Friends – 7:00 / 4:00
The Concourse, Knoxville TN | “Tranquility Base” – midweek chill music, lo-fi, jazz, blues, downtempo, mellow vibes 7pm to 10pm – 7:00 / 4:00
The Stone Church, Brattleboro VT | Moxie – 7:00 / 4:00
The Spot on Kirk, Roanoke VA | Catherine the Great Livestream – 7:00 / 4:00
Happy Dog, Cleveland OH | Jenna Fournier / LaToya Kent – 7:00 / 4:00
Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte NC | Bakalao Stars at Neighborhood Theatre – 8:00 / 5:00
The Paramount, Los Angeles CA | History Day – 8:00 / 5:00
Babeville, Buffalo NY | Miller and the Other Sinners livestream from Asbury Hall – 8:00 / 5:00
The Listening Room Cafe, Nashville TN | Carly Pearce, Lindsay Ell, Emily Shackelton at The Listening Room Cafe – 8:00 / 5:00
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA | Home Bat Battle The Batman Movie Debate Show – 8:00/ 5:00
Hideout, Chicago IL | Josh Caterer (of the Smoking Popes) live album recording from the Hideout – 9:00 / 6:00
Club Fox, Redwood City CA | Jinx Jones – 9:00 / 6:00
Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA | The Black Tones – 11:00 / 8:00 100th live stream!
HI-FI Annex, Indianapolis | Battle of the Fans –

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Granada Theater, Dallas TX | Colin Boyd 3-6 PM – 4:00 / 1:00
Deep Ellum Art Co., Dallas TX | Thaddeus Ford – 6:00 / 3:00
HI-FI Annex, Indianapolis IN | Motherfolk at HI-FI Annex Ticket Link – 6:00 / 3:00
Public Records, Brooklyn NY | PRTV In your Dirty Ears 022 Fake Rolex – 6:00 / 3:00
Jilly’s Music Room, Akron OH | I Protest: Singer/Songwriter Showcase – 7PM EST – 7:00 / 4:00
BOP STOP, Cleveland OH | Pulse Quartet – 7:00 / 4:00
Trans Pecos, Brooklyn NY | Babys All Right – Shamir, Stella Donnelly, Tony and Tony, and more – 7:00 / 4:00
recordBar, Kansas City MO | The Get Up Kids – 7:30 / 4:30
Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights OH | Glamgore: Night of the Living Drag – 7:30 / 4:30
World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA | Lady Alma w/ Vertical Current – 8:00 / 5:00
The Stone Church, Brattleboro VT | The Fantastic Partnerz – 8:00 / 5:00
The Paramount, Los Angeles CA | Andrea Franz (Mexico City) – 8:00 / 5:00
City Winery, Nashville TN | Jeff Bradshaw – 8:00 / 5:00
Charleston Pour House, Charleston SC | The Exorcist w/ Live Original Score by White/Bogan Duo – 8:30 / 5:30
City Winery, Chicago IL | The North 41 – 8:30 / 5:30
Groundworks Tucson, Tucson AZ | Video James – 9:00 / 6:00
White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ | Mike Krol Deadstream – 9:00 / 6:00
Hideout, Chicago IL | Mooner (Record Release) with Dogs at Large – 9:00 / 6:00
Club Fox, Redwood City CA | The Terry Hiatt Band – 9:00 / 6:00
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA | Toddler Storytime –
Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA | Marmalade 11pc funk group (Halloween show – 11:00 / 8:00

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Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA | SteelStacks Lunch Break (Livestream) – 12:00 / 9:00am
Granada Theater, Dallas TX | Remy Reilly 3-6 PM – 4:00 / 1:00
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethlehem PA | Outdoor Dining with special guest Light My Fire – The Ultimate Doors Tribute – 5:30 / 2:30
Deep Ellum Art Co., Dallas TX | Smoking With Strangers – 6:00 / 3:00
HI-FI Annex, Indianapolis IN | War On TV Album Release Show – 6:00 / 3:00
Public Records, Brooklyn NY | PRTV Swing State Spotlight: NORTH CAROLINA ft. Nadia Khan, Liquid Asset, Chainletter – 6:00 / 3:00
Trans Pecos, Brooklyn NY | Purgatory – Gustaf + P.E. – 7:00 / 4:00
Avalon Foundation, Easton MD | Susan Werner at the Avalon Theatre Stoltz Pavilion – 7:00 / 4:00
High Dive, Gainesville FL | Comedy Night Friday – 7:00 / 4:00
Purple Fiddle WV, Thomas WV | Jack Dunlap FREE Concert on the Patio – 7:00 / 4:00
Promontory , Chicago IL | Afrofusion Halloween – 7:30 / 4:30
Beachland, Cleveland OH | Mossom, Floco Torres – 8:00 / 5:00
Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA | Groove Merchants – 8:00 / 5:00
The Orpheum Theater , Flagstaff AZ | A Very Grateful Halloween With Legions Of Fools – 8:00 / 5:00
The Concourse, Knoxville TN | “Rewind” – 60s to the 90s dance 8pm to 1am EST – 8:00 / 5:00
Hotel Vegas, Austin TX | Levitation Sessions – Boogarins – 8:00 / 5:00
The Stone Church, Brattleboro VT | Stresselbee & Friends Hip Hop Night – 8:00 / 5:00
Motorco, Durham NC | Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – 8:00 / 5:00
Warehouse Live, Houston TX | Blackhorse Limo & Jetspeed Music Presents: Idol X (Tribute to Billy Idol) – 8:00 / 5:00
The Paramount, Los Angeles CA | VNDRZ DJ Set – 8:00 / 5:00
The Narrows, Fall River MA | The Garcia Project – 8:00 / 5:00
City Winery, Chicago IL | The North 41 – 8:30 / 5:30
Charleston Pour House, Charleston SC | The Delta Circus presents: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones – 9:00 / 6:00
Hideout, Chicago IL | Cosmic Country Showcase feat. Evil, Nico, Nick Shoulders, Ana Fabrega, and Sarah Squirm – 9:00 / 6:00
Club Fox, Redwood City CA | The Terry Hiatt Band – 9:00 / 6:00
Wooly’s, Des Moines IA | Come Together Band Beatles Tribute – 9:30 / 6:30
Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke VA | War Chile – 10:00 / 7:00
Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA | The Warren G. Hardings – 11:00 / 8:00
Aurora Borealis , Shoreline WA | False Sense of Security – 11:00 / 8:00
HI-FI Annex, Indianapolis | Battle of the Fans

#IVW20 Talks

#IVW20 is hosting a series of discussion panels featuring professionals from all aspects of the live music industry to discuss their experiences, expertise, and the future of live events.

  • 2 PM EST/11 AM PST
    But Wait, There’s More… Alternative Revenue Streams for Venues
    Join IVW for a discussion about other ways a venue can bring in a cash flow beyond the ticket sale. Should every venue have its own merch? What add-ons to customer purchases won’t break the bank? Will customers pay for post-COVID comfort perks such as individual pods or timed entry?

    Mary Kay Huse (Mandolin)
    Joe Ahearn (WithFriends)
    Stacy Schwartz (First Avenue Productions)
    Bruce Houghton (Bandsintown, Skyline Artists Agency)
  • 1 PM EST/10 AM PST
    Insurance Triage: Moves you can make now to save money and prepare for reopening

    Paul Bassman (Ascend Insurance Brokerage)
  • 2 PM EST/11 AM PST
    Hosting Sponsored Shows Without Selling Out
    This panel will discuss how brands and venues can work together in creating meaningful activations that keep the heart of the stage while advertising to a new audience, both in-person and online.

    Lizzy Newton (SXSW)
    Dan Gross (McCann)
  • 3 PM EST/12 PM PST
    Community Servants: How your Venue works with the Neighborhood
    How can venues open their doors and expand their reach to more people in their community, in-person and online?

    JJ Gonson (ONCE Somerville, MA)
    Tom DeGeorge (Crowbar, Tampa FL)
    Hal Real (World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA) (President, NIVA)
    Lauren Goshinski
  • 1:30 PM EST/10:30 AM PST
    Diversifying Your Audience: How to book shows for audiences you don’t currently draw.
    How do you reach an audience that isn’t already on your mailing list? Are agents open to booking artists at new-to-them rooms? What are some ways to message diversity in bookings that can turn your audience on to new artists?

    Shahida Mausi (The Aretha Franklin Amphitheater, Detroit MI)
    Tobi Parks (xBk, Des Moines IA)
    John Pantle (Sound Talent Group)
    Hilary Saunders (No Depression)
  • 3 PM EST/12 PM PST
    Beyond the Stage: The Effect Venues have on the Economy
    Independent venues are an integral part of the local economy. What do cities and towns risk losing if these stages close their doors?

    Kate Becker (Creative Economy and Recovery Director for King County, WA)
    Ariel Palitz (NYC Office of Nightlife)
    Meara McLaughlin (Music Portland)
    Dave Brooks (Billboard)
  • 12 PM EST/9 AM PST
    Getting Your First Job
    What does the future of the live music industry look like for students getting ready to start their careers right now?

    Rob Price (School of Rock)
    Mary Park (NYU Steinhardt)
    David M. Mayeri (Berkeley Music Group)
    Sarah Goldberg (Senior, Bandier Program at Syracuse University)
  • 1:30 PM EST/10:30 AM PST
    Putting on Your First Show
    We’ll discuss the many specific aspects of putting together a successful show for your community.

    Matthew Smith (UC Theater, Berkeley CA)
    Cindy Barber (Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH)
    Eric Sosa (C’mon Everybody, Brooklyn NY)
    Kerri Park (World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA)
  • 1 PM EST/10 AM PST
    The Making of #SOSFEST: Bringing the Festival Experience Online
    Some of the brains behind #SOSFEST will discuss the differences and challenges the team faced while putting together an online-only music festival.

    Sammy Rubin (Big Room)
    Ali Rivera (YouTube)
    Jamie Loeb (Nederlander Concerts)
    John Petrocelli (Bulldog DM)
    Stephen Sternschein (Heard Entertainment, NIVA)
  • 2 PM EST/11 AM PST
    BBC Music Introducing Live Presents: Keeping Live Alive
    A discussion on the live sector and how we can support venues, artists & DJ’s.

    Alexandra Ampofo (Promoter for Live Nation + Metropolis Music)
    Annie Mac (Presenter/DJ, Radio 1)
    Arlo Parks (Musician, Song-writer)
    Lianne La Havas (Musician, Song-writer)
    Sybil Bell (Founder of Independent Venue Week)
  • 3 PM EST/12 PM PST
    NIVA Presents: Life off the Road: 2020 from the Artists’ Perspective

    Hosted by Pete McDevitt (Belly Up- Solana Beach, CA) with panelists Adam Turla (Murder By Death), Alicia Bognanno (Bully), and Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World)

#IVW20 PARTNERS

PARTICIPATING VENUES

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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