Independent Venue Week
  • #IVW20 Ambassador Revealed

    Independent Venue Week Announces Year 7 Plans and unveils Anna Calvi as Ambassador Monday 27th January – Sunday 2nd February 20   Independent Venue Week

  • IVW Launch – A Week Away

    We’re thrilled that the launch for #IVW20 is only a week away. Have a look at how it went last year – again, massive love

  • IVW Launch Shows – 14th November

    Our official launch for #IVW20 will be taking place on the 14th of November. Around the UK we have a number of venues who want

  • The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions – Singapore

    Independent Venue Week is thrilled to be supporting 24OWLS, an independent music promoter in Singapore, and their first ever music festival undertaking, The Alex Blake

  • 150 venues have joined our family #IVW20

    Queen Elizabeth I is said to have had 150 wigs.   We’re very happy to have 150 venues along with us for #IVW20 (so far).

Go East – A Venue and Touring Development Project for East England

We’re calling for our East of England venues and promoters to fill out this Arts Council England funded Cambridge Junction survey which is aiming to make the area a more financially viable touring circuit. Have your say here. #GoEast. [...]

June 11, 2019 Uncategorized

US Venue Spotlight – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Once a plumbing school and old social club, Saint Vitus in Greenpoint, Brooklyn became known as its now legendary self in 2011. Designed by bartenders, this venue perfectly balances both sleek and industrial elements to create the perfect modern NYC [...]

June 7, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Akron, OH – Jilly’s Music Room

Jilly’s Music Room in Akron, Ohio features live music from local, national, and international touring acts, hosting four shows a week. The venue’s redbrick exterior and funky interior makes for a comfortable neighborhood vibe, and the small stage allows music [...]

June 4, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

Located in Salt Lake City, Kilby Court was opened in 1999 and is the city’s longest-running all ages music venue that hosts up to six shows a week. The venue has a strong, all ages, all-inclusive ethos, refraining from serving [...]

May 29, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

Venue Sign-Up for IVW 2020 UK Is Now OPEN

We’re really excited to announce that venue and promoter sign up for Independent Venue Week 2020 is now OPEN. Dates for IVW 2020 are Monday 27th Jan – Sun 2nd Feb – just 8 months away. Our IVW family is [...]

May 23, 2019 Uncategorized

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 [...]

May 22, 2019 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 [...]

May 21, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Boasting the best patio in Deep Ellum, Club Dada, one of Dallas’ premier venues, hosts up to five shows a week. The venue is decked out with beautiful exposed brick, an excellent sound system, and an enticing rock n roll [...]

May 20, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord

Located underneath Swedish American Hall, Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco has been a local staple since 1907, offering great live music and drinks for over 110 years. When visiting Cafe Du Nord, you will notice the built-in seating and [...]

May 16, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Durham, NC – Motorco

We are very excited to have another outstanding venue return this year; Motorco that hosted River Whyless as part of Independent Venue Week in 2018. When Motorco Music Hall opened its doors in 2010, the city of Durham gained more [...]

May 15, 2019 2019, USA, Venue