Independent Venue Week is proud to welcome Eventbrite back as its exclusive ticketing partner. One of the founding partners of the event, Eventbrite is an ideal ally in our shared mission of celebrating the independent venues that provide a stage for emerging artists to grow in their craft.


Ascend Insurance Brokerage is the entertainment industry’s premier broker of insurance and risk management services. We’re a team of brokers who are not only coverage experts, but who come to the business with strong prior entertainment industry experience – with extensive artist management, concert promotion, film production, touring and venue management backgrounds. We understand your business through hands-on, real-world experience. Our customer service and integrity are unparalleled in the industry. We provide and thoroughly understand every coverage you might need and how to best protect your assets. And with direct access to the world’s leading insurers, Ascend can provide the best coverage and pricing available. Ascend clients include many of the top concert promoters, entertainers, festivals, film producers and venues in North America.

Big Room is a new concert live streaming platform and technology that makes live streaming shows from your venue easy and affordable, so fans never have to miss a moment. Founded by a team of artists and music industry veterans, Big Room uses a patent-pending AI-powered camera system with an uncomplicated backend to make content capture and streaming simple. We handle all of the mess, so venues can focus on what is most important – the artists and audiences. The Big Room app brings the spontaneous joy and intimacy of a live performance to digital audiences everywhere via high quality, live edited multi-camera streams. Users can drop into a show from anywhere, follow their favorite venues and artists, buy tickets so upcoming shows and more. We’ve streamed thousands of hours of live music and comedy by an average of 350 artists a month and counting. Big Room is currently broadcasting from independent venues in New York, Austin, and Pittsburgh including Saint Vitus, C’mon Everybody, Drom, The Parish, Empire Control Room & Empire Garage, and The Rex Theater. We are dedicated to supporting independent venues and artists and are thrilled to be a partner of Independent Venue Week 2020!