Independent Venue Week

US Venue Spotlight – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Returning to Independent Venue Week this year after a triumphant show with Liily in 2018 is The Echo in Los Angeles. Since The Echo opened in 2001, it has become the go-to destination for major local music events in Los [...]

March 29, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe

Club Cafe is a renowned live music venue and an iconic staple of Pittsburgh’s historic South Side district. Hosting live music every single night, Club Cafe is host to a lineup of touring acts from all over the world as [...]

March 27, 2019 2019, New Venue, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – New York, NY – Arlene’s Grocery

Arlene’s Grocery located in New York’s Lower East Side is one of this year’s most unique venues. The space started as a bodega and a butcher shop which, remains evident from its eye-catching vintage grocery store exterior. It was opened [...]

March 25, 2019 2019, New Venue, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

Beachland Ballroom returns to Independent Venue Week this year after hosting fantastic sets with Falling Stars and Maura Rogers and The Bellows in 2018.  The venue was opened in 2000 by owners Cindy Barber and Mark Leddy (at the time, [...]

March 20, 2019 2019, New Venue, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall

Swedish American Hall first opened in 1907 in San Francisco, California. From the moment you visit the venue, you will notice the stunning art deco feel. This space is all about music, food, drink, and community. Café du Nord—another member [...]

March 18, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

191 Toole is an all ages venue in Downtown Tucson. With a slogan of ‘standing room, unless otherwise noted,’ this venue is all about live music. Built in 1923, the warehouse at 191 East Toole Avenue served as a refrigerated [...]

March 15, 2019 2019, New Venue, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre

The Nile Theater is a multi-room venue in Downtown Mesa, Arizona. Established in 1924 it is one of the state’s largest all-ages independent venues. From its basement to the coffee shop to its main room, The Nile Theater has a [...]

March 14, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR is returning to Independent Venue Week for the second year in a row after an excellent show with Jeremy Enigk in 2018. The venue was opened in 2004 in Portland’s Lower Burnside neighborhood and [...]

March 11, 2019 2019, New Venue, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

Turf Club—St. Paul’s most authentic rock bar—resides in a site that is almost 100 years old. First opened in the 1940s, the venue has witnessed every type of music era from 1940s country, 60s folk, 70s dance to 80s grunge. [...]

March 6, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre

The UC Theatre in Berkeley, California is a multi-tiered venue with a capacity of 1,400 that houses live music from an array of genres. First opened in 1917, the theatre originally ran as a cinema showing domestic and foreign films. [...]

March 4, 2019 2019, New Venue, USA, Venue