Independent Venue Week

US Venue Spotlight – Nasville, TN – Mercy Lounge

Mercy Lounge is a true music powerhouse in Nashville with three independent venues under one roof. Situated in the historic Cannery building, Mercy Lounge and its sister venues, Cannery Ballroom and The High Watt, are as loved by locals as [...]

June 11, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

Go East – A Venue and Touring Development Project for East England

We’re calling for our East of England venues and promoters to fill out this Arts Council England funded Cambridge Junction survey which is aiming to make the area a more financially viable touring circuit. Have your say here. #GoEast. [...]

June 11, 2019 Uncategorized

US Venue Spotlight – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Once a plumbing school and old social club, Saint Vitus in Greenpoint, Brooklyn became known as its now legendary self in 2011. Designed by bartenders, this venue perfectly balances both sleek and industrial elements to create the perfect modern NYC [...]

June 7, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Akron, OH – Jilly’s Music Room

Jilly’s Music Room in Akron, Ohio features live music from local, national, and international touring acts, hosting four shows a week. The venue’s redbrick exterior and funky interior makes for a comfortable neighborhood vibe, and the small stage allows music [...]

June 4, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

Located in Salt Lake City, Kilby Court was opened in 1999 and is the city’s longest-running all ages music venue that hosts up to six shows a week. The venue has a strong, all ages, all-inclusive ethos, refraining from serving [...]

May 29, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

Venue Sign-Up for IVW 2020 UK Is Now OPEN

We’re really excited to announce that venue and promoter sign up for Independent Venue Week 2020 is now OPEN. Dates for IVW 2020 are Monday 27th Jan – Sun 2nd Feb – just 8 months away. Our IVW family is [...]

May 23, 2019 Uncategorized

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 [...]

May 22, 2019 USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – New York, NY – Pianos

Since opening in 2002, Pianos in Manhattan has built a reputation as one of New York City’s most prominent independent venues. This two-story venue on the Lower East Side’s Ludlow Street has hosted some of the first concerts by artists [...]

May 21, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Boasting the best patio in Deep Ellum, Club Dada, one of Dallas’ premier venues, hosts up to five shows a week. The venue is decked out with beautiful exposed brick, an excellent sound system, and an enticing rock n roll [...]

May 20, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord

Located underneath Swedish American Hall, Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco has been a local staple since 1907, offering great live music and drinks for over 110 years. When visiting Cafe Du Nord, you will notice the built-in seating and [...]

May 16, 2019 2019, USA, Venue