Independent Venue Week Announces Big Freedia as 2022 Artist Ambassador

Independent Venue Week marks its fifth year stateside with shows taking place across the country July 11 – 17 Independent Venue Week will return for its fifth year July 11 – 17, 2022. Today, the event announces Big Freedia as 2022 Artist Ambassador and shares the first round of venues set to participate in the…

Stanton Moore sits down with Brian “Tank” Greenberg, to discuss Tipitina’s impact in the new Independent Venue Speak Episode

Tune into hear GRAMMY award-winning percussionist Stanton Moore sit down with Brian “Tank” Greenberg, General Manager of Tipitina’s to discuss the venue’s legacy. A staple of New Orleans music and culture since 1977, Tipitina’s has long stood as a touchstone of the city’s vibrant, world-renowned music scene. The venue has played  host to generations of NOLA musical royalty…

Mike Monford and Shahida Mausi discuss The Aretha’s legacy in the new Independent Venue Speak Episode

Join guest host, jazz saxophonist Mike Monford, as he chats with Shahida about The Aretha and what the stage means to the city of Detroit. In its 37 years, the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit has hosted iconic artists such as Abbey Lincoln, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Maxwell, Kendrick Lamar, and the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha…

We’re celebrating halfway through our inaugural season of Independent Venue Speak, and #IVW22 wrapping up in the UK!

The first season of Independent Venue Speak is at thehalfway point – listen today! We’re halfway through our inaugural season of Independent Venue Speak in partnership with See Tickets. Over the past six episodes, we’ve had the pleasure of sharing stories from iconic venues such as Arlene’s Grocery (New York, NY), 9:30 Club (Washington, DC), The Fire (Philadelphia, PA),Wave (Witchita, KS), The Camel (Richmond, VA), and The Crocodile (Seattle, WA). Featuring guest hosts such as Bartees…

THANK YOU

The dust is still settling for us, but we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for getting out and supporting independent venues last week for #IVW22. You really made it happen. A huge thanks to our supporters Arts Council England, BBC Radio 6 Music, Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru | Arts Council of Wales,…

#IVW22 DAY 6

SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY Last night tonight…We have loved every second, and we hope you have too. Yesterday, Audiobooks closed up Future Yard in Birkenhead in serious fashion, producing a set that lit up the crowd as a perfect way to end the venue’s first IVW. Nu Garçon brought an amazing show to Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom…

#IVW22 DAY 5

FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY #IVW22 so far has already been more than we ever could have hoped for, and we are feeling pretty grateful that we still have a whole weekend to go… Jane Weaver produced an amazing set at Elsewhere in Margate, adding to the already stellar line up they have had on this week….

#IVW22 DAY 4

THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY We are already missing day 4 of #IVW22, but it’s ok because we still have the whole weekend to go. Idles produced a set worthy of their historic sold out three-night residency at Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow last night. The energy and love in the room was something else, and it was…

#IVW22 DAY 3

WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY Day 3 of #IVW22 was another crazy one all around the UK and as expected, we loved every second… Nova Twins rocked The Moon in Cardiff as they gather more praise in the independent music scene, picking up an impressive 5-star review in The Guardian for good measure. Meanwhile, the BBC 6…

#IVW22 DAY 2

TUESDAY 1 FEBRUARY Still reeling from another huge day for #IVW22. Gigs from #1 and #2 UK album artists to bands and venues involved in their first IVW gigs, it was another day that had everything… The day was full of excitement from the off as BBC 6 Music‘s Steve Lamacq ventured to Belgrave Music…

#IVW22 DAY 1

MONDAY 31 JANUARY What a first night to officially open #IVW22. So many venues were looking packed full of communities enjoying independent live music again, and that’s what we love to see. False Advertising opened up proceedings at The Parish, Huddersfield, bringing an infectious energy that will no doubt keep the crowd going all week….