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 a venue, The Middle East has grown to attract gradually larger audiences to its five…

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern was opened in 2000 by owners Cindy Barber and Mark Leddy (at the time, the booker for iconic venue Pat’s in the Flats and member of Cleveland band Satan’s Satellites). The two converted the old Croatian Liberty Hall in Cleveland into an eclectic live music venue and managed to preserve…

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Since The Echo opened in 2001 it has become the go-to destination for major local music events in Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood. The venue hosts dance nights and shows with touring artists all while introducing some of the hottest new bands to the L.A. music scene. The Echo and Echoplex are known for embracing…

Full US lineup announced along with honorary artist ambassador Chuck D

Independent Venue Week releases full lineup of inaugural American edition: runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018 Announces Chuck D as honorary artist ambassador “Supporting independent music venues is a cool thing to do, so it’s very exciting that a whole week [is] dedicated to doing just that…The long and short of it, then, is that you…

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall

Opened as a music venue in May of last year, White Eagle Hall is one of the newest and most unique performance spaces in the Northeast. The venue houses state of the art sound and lighting equipment optimized for live music while still featuring many of the building’s historic details, including a wrought iron wrap-around…

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live

Since its launch in 2004, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia has presented the best of local, national, and international talent and hosted over 500 shows a year.   From presenting one of Adele’s very first US performances to showcasing artists such as Alabama Shakes, Graham Nash, and Edward Sharpe, World Cafe Live is famed for…

#IVW19 Dates and first 70 venues for UK announced

We are really excited to be able to announce the dates for Independent Venue Week 2019, as well as the first 70 venues that are taking part. #IVW19 will take place from Monday, 28th January – Sunday, 3rd February 2019. Here are the venues that have signed up so far: 100 Club,  London 93 Feet…

Meet the US Partner – Songtrust

Independent Venue Week founding partner Songtrust is missioned with using technology to empower artists. They are driven by the beliefs that every songwriter should get paid a fair share for their creativity and that songwriters’ time is best spent writing songs–not worrying about music publishing. Since launching in 2010, Songtrust has grown to be the…

New US venue and show – Deafheaven joins the Independent Venue Week lineup

Under 20 days left till Independent Venue Week makes its American debut! As we announce the final shows, we also have a new venue to introduce you to: Mohawk is a fabled Live Music Venue and Bar in the heart of downtown Austin, it boasts 2 stages, a rooftop, multiple drinking holes, happy hours, and…

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall

When Motorco Music Hall opened its doors in 2010, the city of Durham gained more than just a beautiful music venue—it also saw an invaluable addition to its local music scene while retaining a piece of its 20th century history. The Rigsbee Ave building that houses Motorco was built in 1938 as the production facility…

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern

You will find Schubas Tavern in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. This divey gem of a venue has been a fixture of Chicago’s music scene for almost three decades. With its intimate atmosphere, neighborhood bar vibe, and diverse music programming, Schubas Tavern has become the place in Chicago to experience your next favorite artists up…

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

Few American music venues are as storied and beloved as The Crocodile in Seattle. Since it opened its doors in 1991, music fans far and wide have come to recognize this Belltown neighborhood fixture as Seattle’s ultimate music hotspot. Known to locals as “the Croc,” The Crocodile quickly became a leading venue for both local…