Independent Venue Week

US Venue Spotlight – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

Today, we look to Pittsburgh and another returning venue; 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 8, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – New York, NY – SOBs

Sounds of Brazil, known as SOBs, is a legendary venue in SoHo on Manhattan that opened in 1982. The original premise of the venue was to expose the music and culture of the Afro-Latino Diaspora to New York audiences. Owner [...]

May 6, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge

Nectar Lounge features a lush patio full of balmy plants and log cabin interior and has facilitated a tropical escape in the Seattle since opening in 2004. The venue brings talent from around the world to their stage with room for [...]

May 3, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co.

Deep Ellum Art Co. returns to Independent Venue Week. It is a creative space that opened a little under two years ago in the lively Deep Ellum entertainment district of Dallas, TX. The venue’s offerings count not just live music [...]

May 1, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint

Located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, The Saint has been bringing original live music to the Jersey Shore for 25 years. The Saint presents over 300 shows annually. The venue is extremely committed to local talent, often offering two or [...]

April 29, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

Home to an extensive range of live music, a nightclub, a restaurant, an outdoor patio and a bar, Harlow’s in Sacramento is the area’s favorite entertainment venue. It was founded in 1982 and features both nationally renowned musicians and local acts. [...]

April 26, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

The legendary Minneapolis Danceteria First Avenue returns to Independent Venue Week for a second year in a row. First Avenue has been the epicenter of live music and entertainment in Minneapolis since 1970 when a music venue was opened in [...]

April 24, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St.

Morgantown in West Virginia is rich in history and 123 Pleasant St. has played a huge part in that history over the last century. Although the venue as it is now known was opened in 1998, its location was built in [...]

April 23, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Gainesville, FL – High Dive

Previously the legendary rock venue Common Grounds, High Dive in Gainesville opened in 2011 in the same location and has been bringing the best talent to Florida ever since. Once listed as one of the 100 Greatest American Venues by [...]

April 19, 2019 2019, USA, Venue

US Venue Spotlight – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

Established twenty-one years ago, Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont has hosted an array of the best artists across two stellar rooms since 1998. The home of both The Ballroom and the Showcase Lounge, the venue hosts shows every night of [...]

April 17, 2019 2019, USA, Venue