Independent Venue Week

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

Today, we look to Pittsburgh and the historic Mr. Smalls Theatre. This beautifully repurposed 18th century Catholic church is a truly unique space for live music. With local and national artists performing all year round, it is no wonder that [...]

May 23, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballrom, and The High Watt

As the entire Independent Venue team waits for July to roll around, we will tell you a little more about the venues in our inaugural American lineup–and what better place to start than in Music City? Mercy Lounge is a [...]

May 22, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

Support Our Music Venue Documentary

Independent Venue Week and Blue Hippo Media are excited to announce plans for a new feature documentary celebrating the vital role of independent music venues in breaking, establishing and supporting live music. As well as interviewing venue owners and operators, [...]

May 16, 2018 Uncategorized

Independent Venue Week announces initial US venues, shows

Debut American edition of highly successful UK event runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018 Read the story on Billboard.com We are excited to announce the first confirmed venues and shows across the US partaking in the upcoming American edition of Independent [...]

May 8, 2018 2018, Announcement, Artists, Launch, Lineup, New Venue, News, Partner, Partners, Sponsors, Uncategorized, USA, Venue

IVW Live 2018 Exclusive Vinyl Album for Record Store Day

     We’re ridiculously excited to announce the release of our first ever Independent Venue Week live album as part of Record Store Day, with recordings taken from shows across the week. Limited to 500 hand-numbered heavy-weight vinyl and only [...]

March 6, 2018 News, Uncategorized

Sunday’s Gig Gallery

As IVW18 draws to a close, we remember Sunday, our final day, and take a look at performances from Anteros, Horsey, The Magic Gang and more. [...]

February 5, 2018 Uncategorized

We’ve Spent The Week Meeting Our Heros

We’re done – what an incredible 7 days. The most enormous thank you ALL for your help and support in making Independent Venue Week’s 5th birthday such an ENORMOUS success. They say don’t meet your heroes. We’ve spent all week [...]

February 5, 2018 Uncategorized

Saturday’s Gig Gallery

As the weekend kicked in during IVW18, we had some amazing shows lined up for a great Saturday night, including shows from Frank Turner, Richard Hawley, Katrina (of Katrina and the Waves), Inheaven and many more. [...]

February 4, 2018 Uncategorized

When Sam Met Ade: Portishead’s Adrian Utley opens his home studio to Sam Barnett

When Sam Barnett, a young jazz saxophonist, was invited to play a show in Bristol for Independent Venue Week, even he couldn’t have imagined what would happen. Here, he tells the story of how he ended up in Portishead’s Adrian [...]

February 3, 2018 Ambassador

Friday’s Gig Gallery

As the weekend looms, IVW18 ramped up a gear on Friday with a host of incredible shows, including sets from Life, HMLTD, Cabbage and many more. [...]

February 3, 2018 Uncategorized