Independent Venue Week

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

First Avenue has been the epicenter of live music and entertainment in Minneapolis since 1970 when a music venue was opened in an old Greyhound Bus Depot. Yes, that is over 45 years ago! This makes First Avenue one of [...]

June 5, 2018 2018, 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 [...]

June 4, 2018 2018, History, USA, Venue

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co.

Opened a little under one year ago, Deep Ellum Art Co. is a creative space in the lively Deep Ellum entertainment district of Dallas, TX. The venue’s offerings count not just live music in both in- and outdoor spaces, but [...]

May 29, 2018 2018, New Venue, USA

New US shows and venues announced

Independent Venue Week will make its American debut in just six weeks! We have even more amazing shows to announce that will take place throughout the country July 9-15. On top of adding more shows to the lineup, we also [...]

May 29, 2018 2018, Artists, Lineup, Uncategorized, USA

US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

In today’s venue spotlight you’ll find the downright legendary 9:30 Club! This D.C. venue has topped best nightclub lists in major music publications including Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Pollstar more times than any other club in the country. It is [...]

May 24, 2018 2018, USA, Venue

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