See which venues are taking part in Independent Venue Week 2019 across the US here. Show details to come.
123 Pleasant St – Morgantown, WV
123 Pleasant St, Morgantown, WV 26505 Website
Morgantown, West Virginia’s original live music and performance venue. Hosting national, regional, and local talent of ALL genres since 1998. The venue houses 2 full-service bars and a welcoming atmosphere. Visitors can expect live music five nights a week in the venue. 123 works to promote inclusiveness and community awareness.
191 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 Website
Built in 1923, the warehouse at 191 East Toole Avenue served as a refrigerated transfer station for the Union Pacific Railroad, the initial location for the Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and as Skrappy’s, a community youth center. Three years ago the non-profit Rialto Theatre Foundation acquired the space in order to create a top-notch smaller live music venue in Tucson.
9:30 Club – Washington, DC
815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001 Website
Located at 9th and V Streets, NW in Washington, D.C., the 9:30 Club is the inimitable place bands aspire to play and music fans love to attend. It’s a destination for locals and people across the country and is the most attended club if its size in the world. Gracing the stage have been legends Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Al Green, Willie Nelson, and James Brown; recently discovered acts like the XX, Greta Van Fleet, Tank and the Bangas and Shakey Graves, and arena acts looking for an intimate club play such as Justin Timberlake, the Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Foo Fighters, Green Day and Fall Out Boy. The 9:30 Club has won multiple Top Club awards from Billboard, Rolling Stone, and Pollstar.
95 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002 Website
Formerly a bodega, Arlene’s Grocery opened its doors in 1995 as one of the first live music clubs in the Lower East Side. Up-and-coming bands flocked to the then-seedy neighborhood for the sonic beauty and intimacy of the powerful sounding 100+ capacity room. After expanding into the next-door butcher shop in the late ’90s, Arlene’s now offers two fully stocked bars and a gallery space for artists in addition to its large helping of live music. As a handful of live music clubs pop up (and down) in the neighborhood, Arlene’s still holds true to its intention of nurturing unsigned talent, providing a great experience for fans, and remaining an institution in the New York City.
Asbury Park Music Foundation – Asbury Park, NJ
621 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 Website
Asbury Park Music Foundation is an all ages performance space supporting diverse music styles and emerging artists while raising funds for music education for under-serving youth in our community.
15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44110 Website
Since its inception in March 2000, the Beachland Ballroom has hosted national and international musical acts from around the globe and fast became a venue of choice for independent acts touring through Cleveland. The Beachland is located in an old Croatian social hall that was built in the late ’40s/early ’50s so it has the retro authentic Cleveland feel. The ballroom holds 500 standing and the tavern is 148 capacity. The Black Keys played their very first concert in the tavern in 2002. And the White Stripes made the Beachland their home from the first month it opened until they graduated to bigger rooms a few years later. Along the way, Beachland has also hosted many more up and coming indie, alt-country, and other original bands.
Blue Moon Saloon – Lafayette, LA
215 E Convent St, Lafayette, LA 70501 Website
In 1803, the French sold 828,000 square miles of land to the United States, which is now known as the Louisiana Purchase. After Thomas Jefferson purchased all the land he made a very secret and historical address to his people “Today the United States has grown to the scale of a giant! Great things are in store for the America people! But frankly, all this work has made me a little tired and parched…surely there must be a real honky tonk place where people can congregate to hear killer tunes and have a nice cold beverage and accommodate international travelers.” For 210 years an operation more secret than the contents of Fort Knox and Area 51 combined began to take shape. In 2001 Jefferson’s dream became a reality when the planets aligned and a beam of psychedelic light crashed down to earth in the most stellar location Louisiana has to offer, the one and only Lafayette.
2729 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 Website
The Broadberry’s location has historically been a place for music. From Much More and The Cellar Door in the 11980s who hosted acts such as The Ramones, John Prine, and Pat Benatar to Nations and Nu and now The Broadberry, 2729 W Broad Street is the place for entertainment. With a gigantic bar, a kitchen that is open during all hours of operation, and a spacious stage with a state-of-the-art sound system, The Broadberry is well situated to host a variety of events.
Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
49 Illinois St, Buffalo, NY 14203 Website
A live music venue in Buffalo’s Historic Cobblestone District, next door to the KeyBank Center, featuring a full bar, wings and hand-cut fries.
2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114 Website
Located in the subterranean level of the Swedish American Hall, which was built in 1907 and officially designated a San Francisco Historic Landmark in 2015, Café du Nord has been serving San Francisco (almost) continuously since 1907. Noise Pop is working to restore that heritage and light up the room with cheering patrons once again. Du Nord will complement the musical programming already happening upstairs at the Swedish American Hall, where Noise Pop has been consistently booking shows since 2015.
55 Indian Peaks Dr., Nederland, 80466, CO Website
The Caribou Room is a new, premier concert venue and events center located in Nederland, CO. Only 25 minutes west of Boulder and overlooking the Rocky Mountains, The Caribou Room continues the rich musical history of the area by offering high-end service with a relaxed mountain style. From its beginning as a warehouse, the building has been completely transformed into a state-of-the-art 500+ capacity facility with 4200 square feet of dance floor and balcony, a premier sound system, professional kitchen, and two well-stocked bars. The Caribou Room is zero-waste and solar powered, with a focus on being low impact and eco-friendly, as well as continuously supporting the local community.
New York (NY), Atlanta (GA), Boston (MA), Chicago (IL), Nashville (TN), Washington (DC), Philadelphia (PA) Website
City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. They are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. They have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of large cities.
56 S 12th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Website
Club Cafe is a renowned live music venue and an iconic staple of Pittsburgh’s historic South Side district. The intimate space is host to a nightly lineup of touring acts from all over the world as well as local artists from Pittsburgh’s thriving music and comedy scenes.
2720 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226 Website
Founded in 1986, Club Dada was one of the first above-ground nightlife clubs on Deep Ellum. Throughout its 30-years+ history, Club Dada has been a beloved landmark of the Deep Ellum district and earned itself the reputation of showcasing up-and-coming artists across all genres.
944 Blackstock Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921 Website
The International is Knoxville’s premiere multi-genre concert & event space, now open in the Warehouse District. Occupying the same space as the former Valarium/Blackstock.
2200 2nd Ave, Seattle WA Website
Since 1991, music fans far and wide have recognized the Crocodile as Seattle’s best live music venue. There is no other spot in the North West with such a storied and beloved past, and no other rock and roll venue that has earned its right to occupy the hearts of so many. Countless incredible bands played within the walls of Belltown’s much-loved living room including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Cheap Trick, R.E.M., Mudhoney, and Yoko Ono.
Deep Ellum Art Co. – Dallas, TX
4401 Hyer St. Dallas 75205 Website
“Dedicated to the Creative & Native;” Deep Ellum Art Co. is a place where you can experience live music, local art, huge drink selections, and delicious street food. The multi-use creative facility is combining an art gallery with a bar that has 27 taps and seven craft cocktails on draft, food trucks, indoor and outdoor event/performance spaces, and an ambitious outdoor street art gallery to complement the more than 20 artists featured all over the building.
The Delancey, New York, NY
168 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002 Website
In May of 2004, The Delancey opened its doors to a warm welcome from the lower east side. The three level club is home to a downstairs music venue, main level bar, and the only all weather rooftop garden of its kind peering out onto the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge. The 3 floors of The Delancey can either accommodate their own individual events, or join together to become one big party.
The Dip – Redding, CA
1730 California St. Redding CA 96001 Website
Opened in late 2015 and located in downtown Redding, CA, The Dip is a small (150 cap) venue that features national, regional and local talent multiple times a week, ranging from punk, indie, blues, funk, post-rock, metal, DJ’s, hip-hop, drag shows and everything else in between. Notable acts that have played its stage are Cursive, CJ Ramone, This Will Destroy You, Chuck Ragan, The Brothers Comatose, Unwriten Law, Mister Heavenly, Alex Skolnick Trio, Uli John Roth, Strung Out and The Living End. The Dip features a well-stocked full bar, 21 beer taps (mostly of the craft variety), sound and lighting systems, and an in-house sound engineer. It truly is a hidden gem nestled just off the I-5 and positioned between two great music cities in San Francisco and Portland, just waiting for the next great show!
830 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 Website
Since the Grand Opening in 2004, Doug Fir has been raising the bar for live music in Portland. Musicians are treated like stars with a fully stocked green room and the kind of production and hospitality you’d only expect from much bigger clubs. Guests are treated to amazing shows every night with high-end sound and lights, in an intimate room designed so that no matter where you stand, you can see and hear everything clearly.
311 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 Website
Located in the historic Jack London district in Oakland, Elbo Room Jack London caters to a wide range of musical and cultural tastes. On any given night, live bands and DJs play punk, rock, hip-hop, soul, cumbia, metal, death rock, funk, darkwave, and a helluva lot more.
Empire Control Room & Garage
606 E. 7the Street Austin, TX 78701 Website
Empire Control Room & Garage is that place you went to, that perfectly crazy time, at the sweet spot of the night, when anything was possible. Brought to you by the creators of Sidebar and the eventsmiths at Heard, Empire is a modern music space and watering hole. A place to chill or rage, to build community or just absorb the constantly shifting visuals and surreal soundscapes. But above all else, Empire is dedicated to creating dynamic music events with the feel and ingenuity of warehouse-style parties, all in the name of the fan experience. For good people, by good people, Empire’s not too cool for school. In fact, it’s precisely cool enough for school, and always ripe for a nighttime adventure. So come hang, immerse yourself in some mind-melting visuals, support the independent Austin scene, and enjoy the choicest happenings a gang of music freaks can muster.
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 Website
In 1992 the Empty Bottle started out as a cat-ridden hole-in-the-wall bar in Ukrainian Village (just south of Wicker Park) where you could get any one of nine beers for a buck-fifty or less, play pool for 50 cents, and find everything from Monster Magnet to Bill Monroe on the jukebox. On Halloween of 1993, they moved two blocks up the street and threw open the doors to our new, sound-equipped, slightly larger hole with three nights of great shows. They’ve done a bunch of shows since then; in fact, they’ve been anything but empty these last 25 or so years, thanks to the same low prices, lack of attitude, and dedicated regulars that made the original bar such a success.
Esquire Jazz Club – Amarillo, TX
626 S Polk St, Amarillo, TX 79101 Website
Esquire Jazz Club is a music venue, bar and event space in Amarillo, Texas. As musicians ourselves, we pride ourselves on being devotees of great music. We offer our customers happy hour events, prime time concerts, and late-night events Wednesdays through Saturdays, as well as private events on Sundays-Tuesdays. We offer a great selection of top end ingredients and products for those looking to live lavishly, as well as drinks for all music lovers, and those on a budget.
2208 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203 Website
Opened in 1971, EXIT/IN has become one of Nashville’s most historic music venues. It’s where Jimmy Buffett got his start; where a young Red Hot Chili Peppers enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal and where Steve Martin took his entire comedy audience down the street to buy them all burgers, then back to Exit/In to finish his show. Instead of another honky tonk club, Exit/In distinguished itself from the beginning as “Nashville’s Music Forum”, providing a place for the best music talent of any kind to perform. Located on historic Elliston Place (also known as the Rock Block), legends such as Chuck Berry, Neil Young & The Police have performed on the Exit/In stage as well as current favorites like Kings of Leon, Maroon 5 & Death Cab For Cutie.
Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
318 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Website
The Fine Line is located in the heart of the Warehouse District in downtown Minneapolis. The club is in the main level of the historic Consortium building, which was built in 1907. Originally opened as a music venue in 1987, the Fine Line has hosted thousands of influential acts over their 30-plus year history, including the Pixies, Buddy Guy, and Lady Gaga. The 650-capacity room is a uniquely-sized venue, offering a platform for up-and-coming artists, and intimate underplays for major acts.
First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
701 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Website
First Avenue and 7th St Entry is a live music lover’s dream. With two separate performance spaces in one building, the historic venue offers something for everyone. The Mainroom, a 1550-person capacity live music venue hosts over 200 concerts a year, while 7th St Entry, a 250-capacity venue hosts over 350 concerts annually. First Avenue is more than just four walls, a soundboard, and a stage; it is the epicenter of live music and entertainment in Minneapolis. Having celebrated its 45th Anniversary in 2015, First Avenue is one of the longest running independently owned and operated clubs in the United States, as well as one of the most celebrated. First Avenue is a music club committed to fostering arts, music and entertainment excellence; it is, quite simply, what a music club should be.
Fitz’s Spare Keys – Elmhurst, IL
119 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Website
Fitz’s Spare Keys, located in the center of downtown Elmhurst, is a family owned, fun, lively and friendly 24,000 Square foot Live Music Venue, Vintage Bowling Alley and Pool Hall has 14 Bowling lanes, 6 pool tables and a Live Music room that features live performances on weekends. Offering over 30 TV’s, it is a great place to watch any game. There are also two private party rooms with bowling, pool and a full bar available for any special occasion.
3524 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 Website
The Granada Theater has been entertaining Dallas audiences of all ages since 1946. Located in the historic Lower Greenville neighborhood, it was originally built as a movie theater house. After years of alternating between a concert venue/movie house, it re-opened in 2004 under new ownership as a concert hall and has since amassed several awards including “Best Live Music Venue” (Dallas Observer 2007-11, 2015) along the way. Musical acts that have played the theater include Willie Nelson, Adele, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Tame Impala, M83, David Crosby, The Avett Brothers, ZZ Top, Graham Nash, TV On The Radio, The Kills, Sylvan Esso, Leon Russell, Dave Mason, CHVRCHES, Wolfmother, Tame Impala, Miike Snow, Father John Misty, Spoon, Old 97’s, Wilco, Blood Orange, and many more. Now in the building’s 73rd year at 3524 Greenville Avenue, the Granada Theater is doing what it has done effortlessly over the last twelve years – ushering in a new generation of music fans one concert at a time.
2708 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816 Website
Founded in 1982, Harlow’s is Sacramento’s favorite entertainment venue, featuring prominent, nationally renowned musicians as well as acclaimed local acts performing in a casual art deco setting. From blues to soul to rock ‘n’ roll, live music venues don’t get better than this, with an excellent view of the stage from anywhere in the room and a spacious dance floor. The state of the art sound and lighting system in an acoustically mastered room guarantees a concert experience you won’t soon forget. For those that are early to bed and early to rise, Harlow’s offers an extensive lineup of “dinner shows” tailored just for you. Harlow’s professional dining and kitchen staff offer a delicious menu while concert goers take in a world class show.
1043 Virginia Ave #4, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Website
HI-FI Indy was born out of the passion of its owners, who started out as independent concert promoters–MOKB Presents. Their business outgrew their venue resources, serving a diverse range of audiences from rock to folk to country, from national acts to local up-and-comers, and MOKB needed a permanent home of its own. That evolution began as the Do317 Lounge, undergoing two major renovations before transforming into its current iteration as the HI-FI, a 400-person live venue. HI-FI Indy is housed in the Murphy Arts building, historically home to musicians, artists, and nightlife. MOKB Presents and HI-FI were created because artists were touring around Indianapolis, and the founders weren’t satisfied with road tripping to see their favorites. They’re committed to providing an ideal experience for both artists and guests, from comforting amenities backstage to a perfectly-tuned room, as a testament to their simple guiding principle: Music first.
210 SW 2nd Ave, Downtown Gainesville, FL 32601 Website
HIGH DIVE is a live music and event venue unlike any other in Gainesville, providing a professional concert experience in a gritty rock n roll environment. This is the kind of space artists and music fans might typically expect only in a bigger city. High Dive has the largest and highest quality sound system of any venue in Gainesville and a recently updated lighting and video system. Huge, influential bands such as Dave Matthew’s Band, Kenny Chesney, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, 311, Black Keys, Paramore, Avett Brothers, and Against Me! as well comedians such as Patton Oswalt have performed at this site going back to the ’90s.
1214 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403 Website
Higher Ground is a multi-genre live music venue in Burlington, Vermont.
Howlin’ Wolf Music Club – New Orleans, LA
907 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Website
The Howlin’ Wolf has a long history as one of New Orleans’ finest locally owned and operated venues. Named after the legendary bluesman Chester Burnett, New Orleans was introduced to the Howlin’ Wolf in 1988, when it opened up in Fat City. After outgrowing its’ space in a cotton warehouse, the venue relocated to what was previously the New Orleans Music Hall, in the Warehouse District.
Jilly’s Music Room – Akron, OH
111 N Main St, Akron, OH 44308 Website
Jilly’s Music Room is a bar, restaurant, and live music venue featuring original artists, located in the Northside District of downtown Akron, OH.
175 East Main Street, Kent, OH 44240 Website
The Kent Stage was constructed in 1927 as a silent movie and vaudevillian theater and is the sole surviving downtown theater in the county. In 2002, the Western Reserve Folk Arts Association took over management of the venue and the rest is history. The Kent Stage was named the Best Acoustic Venue in Northeast Ohio by The Plain Dealer when Nickel Creek stepped out in front of the mics and sang an encore. Along with the concert venue, The Kent Stage is also the home of All Folked Up – a full-service bar equipped to satisfy your desire for an adult beverage or two. Yes, you can take your drink into the theater. The Kent Stage is the host of approximately 150 concerts a year, the Kent Folk Festival, the Kent Blues Fest, Kent Reggae Fest, the Kent State Around Town Music Festival, film festivals and numerous plays.
748 S W Kilby Ct, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Website
Currently Salt Lake City’s longest running all ages venue, Kilby Court is loved as a springboard stage for beginning local & touring artists alike. Its DIY, garage rock atmosphere encourages close artist/crowd interaction, with the same intimacy as having a show in one’s own backyard. For music lovers especially, Kilby Court is the venue fans like to remember visiting when their favorite artists were just beginning– artists like The Head & The Heart, Rilo Kiley, Macklemore, The War on Drugs, Diplo, Foster The People, Car Seat Headrest, Phantogram, Russian Circles, Sylvan Esso, Kishi Bashi, Youth Lagoon, Mac Miller, Grouplove, Avi Buffalo, and many, many more have played our stage. For twenty years, we’ve been committed to fostering a safe space for live music in Salt Lake City. We look forward to sharing this experience with you!
Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
2424 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 Website
Located at 2424 N Lincoln Avenue, the building which houses Lincoln Hall first opened in 1912 as the Fullerton Theatre, a nickelodeon. Since then, the building has housed a garage and machine shop, the Crest Theatre and, most recently, the 3 Penny Cinema. In 1934, FBI sharpshooters were stationed atop what is now Lincoln Hall to prevent John Dillinger’s escape from the Biograph Theatre across the street on the night he was killed. After 20 years as owner/operators of Schubas Tavern at 3159 N. Southport in Chicago, Mike and Chris Schuba opened Lincoln Hall in this historic building. “We’ve been looking three years for a building that would create a human-scale, intimate experience where we can put the music first,” said Chris Schuba in 2009 as he walked the dust-covered mezzanine while construction workers welded, sawed and hammered around him.
104 N. Ave 56, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90042 Website
Built in 1922 as the Highland Park Masonic Temple, Lodge Room has been preserved and updated for a new chapter. As music fans ascend the stairs to the 2nd story, they escape normalcy and are enveloped with timeless architecture and modern décor allowing an old world feel to usher in new world performances.
1402 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203 Website
Since November 2011, Marathon Music Works has become a staple among live music venues in Nashville, TN while also producing a myriad of stunning private events. With a standing room capacity of 1,700 in a turn-of-the-century, warehouse style building, the venue is fashioned inside a former automobile factory known as Marathon Motor Works. Today, the area is known as historic Marathon Village, a creative community located just minutes from downtown Nashville. Marathon Music Works is attempting to master the concert-going experience with multiple bars, lounges and food options plus the highest quality audio for every genre including rock, hip-hop, indie and country.
One Cannery Row Nashville, TN 37203 Website
Since the doors to the Mercy Lounge first opened back in January of 2003, the cozy little club on Cannery Row has been both locally-favored and nationally-renowned. Building a reputation for showcasing the best in burgeoning buzz-bands and renowned national talents, the club has maintained its relevance by consistently offering reliable atmosphere and entertainment. The second story music venue is tucked neatly away in a low-key location half a mile from downtown, and its central location and metropolitan demeanor enable it to draw a diverse crowd of downtown tourists, hip-young socialites, and fans of live music alike. Mercy Lounge has a standing room capacity of 500, a state of the art sound system, and a back bar area that features pool tables, booth seating, and a more-relaxed environment from which to take in the show. Performing artists are offered dedicated monitor and front of house sound engineers, an array of lighting and production options, and a loft-style hospitality suite complete with kitchen, bathroom and comfort area.
472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website
The Middle East is a live music and dining complex consisting of five adjacent venues in the Central Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its three dedicated concert spaces, Upstairs, Downstairs, and Sonia, sit alongside ZuZu and The Corner, two restaurant–bars which also host live music. Having featured a huge variety of musicians since 1987, the establishment, with its separate concert venues, “is the nexus of metro Boston’s rock-club scene for local and touring bands,” according to Boston Phoenix newspaper.
1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Website
MilkBoy Philly is a restaurant, bar, cafe and live-music venue all in one, located in Center City Philadelphia at 11th and Chestnut Sts. — the brainchild of music industry’s Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff of MilkBoy Recording Studio.
MilkBoy Philly offers an upstairs music venue that hosts an impressive lineup of local and nationally recognized musicians, two full bars and a stepped up food and beverage program. MilkBoy Philly does triple time with early AM crowds opening weekdays at 7 a.m. offering the full drink and food menu thanks to neighboring hospitals, as well as a happy hour following and the late night scene.
MilkBoy Philly’s food menu reflects a dedication to quality product and a devotion to the Philadelphia dining and bar scene with options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every snack in between. The drink menu offers one of the city’s best canned beer selection, a variety of rotating craft beers on draft, and a variety of chilled and hot craft cocktails.
912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 Website
Mohawk is a well-traveled and beloved live music venue and bar, located on the corner of 10th and Red River in Austin, Texas. Handmade in downtown Austin, Mohawk was built in 2006 as a one of a kind venue showcasing national and local talent over 300 nights a year, complete with amphitheater-style seating, two stages, and a full bar. Its mission is to host friends, musicians, and staff that represent all music tastes and all walks of life. All Are Welcome at Mohawk.
723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701 Website
Beautiful Venue, Bar, Patio, and Restaurant in Downtown Durham.
400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA 15209 Website
Within the beautifully repurposed former 18th century Catholic church lives Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh’s premier music venue and the anchor of the Millvale entertainment hub. The ambiance and spacious interior make it the ideal place for local and national acts to perform year-round. Local and national artists alike have played to sold-out crowds in the theatre– Muse, Snoop Dogg, Metric, Interpol, Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, All That Remains and Ziggy Marley are just a few. Sold out shows by Pittsburgh artists include Wiz Khalifa, Rusted Root, The Commonheart and more. USA Today/Esquire magazine named Pittsburgh the best place to rock, saying, “Mr. Small’s reputation is growing as quickly as its fans are.” Mr. Smalls Theatre has not only carved a deep niche as the best music venue of its size in Pittsburgh, but as one of the finest in the country.
Narrows Center for the Arts – Fall River, MA
16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA 02721 Website
The Narrows Center for the Arts was founded in 1995 for the promotion and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts. The Narrows, a fully accessible venue, is comprised of two visual art galleries, a performance theater and visual artist studios.
412 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 Website
Handmade in 2004, Nectar Lounge is Seattle’s largest indoor/outdoor music venue. Located in Fremont, the Center of the Universe, the venue is surrounded by some of Seattle’s most iconic attractions. Their goal is to bring all genres to their stage and all sorts of people together in one space. Nectar Lounge is a home-away-from-home and all are welcome.
105 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85210 Website
501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702 Website
The North Door is a live music, performance and event venue, located on Austin’s East Side, just one block east of IH-35. Built into the former soundstage of 501 Studios, The North Door has a rich history of art and performance, and now houses one of Austin’s finest stages and sound systems, two bars, balcony seating, and a 25-foot HD video projection wall. Adjacent to the main room is East Austin’s best kept secret; a cozy cocktail lounge, perfect for intimate performances, events, and special screenings. Our newly renovated patio will allow guests to dine and drink while enjoying the amazing Austin weather.
156 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143 Website
ONCE Somerville is a 9,000 foot event space located at the corner of Central St and Highland Ave, in Somerville MA., owned and operated by locavore catering company, Cuisine en Locale. From rock shows to benefit fundraisers, they are proud to host One Night Creative Events of all kinds.
2410 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212 Website
158 Ludlow Street, New York, 10002-2377, NY Website
Pianos is Manhattan’s preeminent indie rock venue where bands such as Passion Pit, Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Imagine Dragons, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, St. Lucia, Empress Of, A Hundred Waters and many many more have played their first NYC shows. It features two venues: upstairs where its more folk and jazz and a showroom downstairs that features indie rock. Pianos is also a restaurant with three bars, three DJ’s in its three rooms and a nightly dance party 7 days a week from 10pm to 4am. Its also renowned for a daily happy hour from 2-8pm 7 days a week and its famous frozen margarita.
224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Website
We love great music, great people, and great drinks at The Pour House Music Hall. We have been Raleigh’s home for live music since 1997 and are focused on bringing you an eclectic mixture of the best local and nationally touring bands nightly. Our 30 drafts rotate monthly and feature an extensive selection of the best beer North Carolina has to offer. Our drinks are reasonably priced, our staff is friendly and attentive, and we make delicious cocktails like the ever-popular Spicy Paloma.
68 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Website
Laid-back bar with a kitschy vibe features pinball machines & a live music venue.
2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 Website
Before it was the Rebel Lounge, it was the Mason Jar. Founded in 1979, the Mason Jar quickly established itself as one of the premier clubs in central Phoenix, hosting some of alternative rock’s best on their way to stardom: Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Jane’s Addiction, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, and Nirvana. In the early 2000s, the club was revamped and began booking diverse modern rock, indie, and metal bands, hosting The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, & Avenge Sevenfold, and more. In 2015, Stephen Chilton of Psyko Steve Presents took over the building to turn it into The Rebel Lounge. The club’s musical heritage will continue to inspire the musical tone of the club, hosting tomorrow’s best musical acts before anyone else.
1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 Website
Independently owned since Aug. 2005, recordBar started in a strip mall in the Westport area of Kansas City hosting bands from all over the world. In 2016, recordBar moved downtown to the Crossroads area and upped its capacity to nearly double. It continues to host the best up and coming and seminal acts from the underground. A full service made to order menu during shows and brunch on weekends rounds out this service oriented venue.
208 E 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802 Website
The Red Herring Lounge is Duluth’s premier music venue. Having opened in 2014 for the sole purpose of providing Duluth with a dedicated music venue, the Red Herring is now a well-oiled machine, putting on 150-200 shows per year. Hosting local artists to internationally-touring acts, as well as The Super Big Block Party, The Red Herring continues to be the spot to see live shows.
Red Rooster Coffee House – Aberdeen, SD
218 S Main St, Aberdeen, SD 57401 Website
2105 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616 Website
REGGIES brings a music fan’s ultimate dream to reality with a terrific bar and grill, kickin’ rock club, and a music lover’s record store — all under one roof! On September 8, 2007, REGGIES opened its doors, transformed from a once run-down auto bumper repair shop. Now home to one of Chicago’s hottest music scenes, REGGIES has hosted the Tragically Hip, Alkaline Trio, Gaslight Anthem, Carl Palmer, Supersuckers, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Screeching Weasel, and many other top acts.
PO Box 1728 Tucson AZ 85702 Website
As the Theatre approaches its 100th anniversary in 2020, it hosts 200 events and draws over 100,000 patrons annually from far and wide who enjoy a wide array of live entertainment in the Rialto’s historic setting.
155 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102 Website
Rickshaw Stop is a 4000 square-foot (including 1000 sq ft mezzanine) former TV studio, with full bar and food service. High ceilings, giant red curtains, and vintage rickshaws afford a quirky coziness to the space, which includes a balcony, and for certain events, a coat check and upstairs bar. We typically book 6 weeks to 4 months in advance.
204 Varick St, New York, NY 10014 Website
S.O.B.’s, also known as Sounds of Brazil, is a legendary live music venue in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo. It was opened by owner and director Larry Gold in June 1982. Gold opened the venue with the purpose of exposing the musical wealth and heritage of the Afro-Latino Diaspora to as many people as possible. True to its mission, it has become renowned as the premier venue in New York City and beyond, not only for World Music but all genres. Latin legends like Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz, and Eddie Palmieri were some of the first to hit the stage, but contemporary superstars like Drake, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake and more have all graced the SOBs stage. Outside of Latin, Hip-Hop, Haitian, Caribbean, and world music, SOBs has also consistently booked alternative acts like Boy Pablo, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Icon for Hire. Today, SOBs is well known in the Urban music sector but remains a breeding ground for artists to grow.
1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Website
Saint Vitus is a world renown venue/event space located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Established in 2011, Saint Vitus has hosted some of the most prestigious bands in the world including Nirvana, The Descendants, Neurosis, Megadeth, Anthrax, Carcass, Refused, Babes in Toyland, Sick of it All and many more for one of a kind intimate shows. The bar has also served as ground zero for NYC’s heavy music community and has garnered praise from The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, Metalsucks, Gothamist, etc.
601 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 Website
Since The Saint opened its doors on November 18, 1994, the venue has presented the finest regional, national, and international touring acts. Their local scene is one of the best in the country and they often present 2-3 local acts each night in support of the touring road shows. This intimate venue has hosted over 300 shows a year since its inception and continues to welcome both local music fans as well as tourists from around the world.
6922 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011 Website
Once of Houston’s favorite lil’ music venues featuring local and national acts, with a full bar and large backyard with communal tables and rotating food vendors.
1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Website
A legendary tastemaker for the eastside indie rock set, the Satellite embraces (and makes stars of) rising bands from across the world and down the block. Musicians, writers, artists and those who love them meet to mingle and take in everything from experimental noise ensembles to alt-rock stars to arena headliners playing covert sets. It’s also a staple of Silver Lake nightlife, with frequent drink specials, and a wide selection of Craft beer. Dancing every Saturday night with “Dance Yourself Clean”. It’s still the place where young bands perfect their act. Everyone from the Foo Fighters to Beck to Silversun Pickups to Foster the People to Local Natives have spent long hard hours on this stage making the well-heeled, hard-to-impress crowd love them. The true test of a band is whether or not they can get the audience to leave the safety of the bar for the dance floor. No easy task.” – LA Weekly
3159 N Southport Ave, 60657, Chicago, IL Website
Schubas Tavern — the divey Lake View music venue that hosts indie rock, comedy, and more — has been a fixture of the Chicago music scene for almost 3 decades. The building that houses Schubas Tavern is a brick and masonry neo-Gothic treasure that’s been a Lake View neighborhood landmark for 100 years. Built in 1903 as part of a project undertaken by the Schlitz Brewery, the building was one of hundreds erected at the turn of the century. Schubas remains one of a handful of these elegant buildings still operating as a saloon. With its intimate atmosphere, neighborhood bar vibe, and booking that spans the best of all genres, Schubas is the place to see your next favorite artists in Chicago.
1319, 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114 Website
Built in 1907 and operating as a music venue since 2015, Swedish American Hall holds a historical significance to the city. With Café du Nord below, Swedish American Hall runs a full house of music as shown on the show calendar. Its unique architecture blends well with some of the intimate performances by Joanna Newsom, Rilo Kiley, and Bob Mould. Historically, the building has been used as a meeting place for many generations of Swedish Americans. It has old world charm, a grand ballroom and is flexible to accommodate private events.
The Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
1601 University Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104 Website
The Turf Club is located two blocks North of I-94 and the Snelling Avenue Exit in Saint Paul. From the East or West on I-94 take the Snelling Ave Exit and go North on Snelling. In 2 blocks, at University Avenue, turn Left. The Turf Club is immediately on the right at 1601 University Ave next to the CVS Store. We have parking available in the lot behind the club off Sherburne Avenue. Bands should find the alley behind the venue for loading in the back door.
2036 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 Website
The UC Theatre is a multi-tiered, all-ages 1,400 capacity live music venue with a state-of-the-art Meyer Leopard sound system and a full-service bar and kitchen. The UC Theatre presents a diverse range of local, national and international artists and bands including indie, alternative, jazz, R&B, electronica, hip-hop, EDM, world, pop, comedy and much more (a cross between The Fillmore in San Francisco and The Fox Theatre in Oakland). The UC Theatre is operated by the Berkeley Music Group (BMG), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Concert Career Pathways education program teaches young people the technical, creative and business aspects of concert and event promotion. Through hands-on workshops and paid internships, we train the next generation of music industry professionals.
813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003 Website
Warehouse Live has served the music and entertainment needs in Houston’s East End since 2006. Warehouse Live appeals to all genres and shows big and small. Warehouse Live has hosted shows where artists get their start, cutting their teeth in the live music industry. Warehouse Live will always host local, regional, national and international artists, playing to sell-out crowds. Over the years we have been proud to host such acts as Prince, Drake, Chris Cornell, The Black Keys, Chris Stapleton, ZZ Top, Gary Clark Jr and many, many more. With an eye to the future, Warehouse Live will continue to serve the needs and desires of its loyal fans and new fans to come.
650 E 2nd St N, Wichita, KS 67202 Website
WAVE is a social oasis and multimedia venue in Downtown Wichita. The perfect hybrid of a major event space and your favorite neighborhood bar, WAVE will welcome eclectic crowds of 500-3,300 people for concerts, yard games, and everyday relaxation in our indoor-outdoor space. Surrender to the all-season backyard vibes with live music, rotating food trucks, comfortable lounge areas and a fine selection of craft beers. Whether you’re kicking back under a sunny sky or a full moon, WAVE’s atmosphere is unforgettable. WAVE will offer all-season backyard vibes at the heart of Downtown. The indoor-outdoor space will be a social oasis, welcoming eclectic crowds with colorful musical experiences and relaxing neighborhood vibes. Join us for concerts, yard games and an always-changing line up of flavors from the beer garden and ADIOS NACHORIA, the in-house kitchen serving up a delicious variety of Mexican food. Come for a show, stay for the vibe.
337 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 Website
White Eagle Hall is a newly restored and renovated historic theater located in the thriving nightlife scene of Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. White Eagle Hall presents live music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, family shows as well as other performances while serving food and drinks. In addition, White Eagle Hall is a warm and intimate event space perfect for weddings, receptions, private parties, fundraisers, corporate meetings and other functions.
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Website
World Cafe Live is an independent music venue in the University City District of Philadelphia, PA. Set in a renovated Art Deco factory building, WCL has been offering the best local, national and international artists on two stages to its loyal fans since 2004. From hosting one of Adele’s first US performances to showcasing artists such as Alabama Shakes, Graham Nash, and Edward Sharpe, WCL is known for bringing established artists to an intimate setting that is both artist and audience friendly. In addition to over 500 shows annually, World Cafe Live offers great food and beverages daily, and hosts and caters over two hundred special events a year. Sharing work space and a common philosophy, WXPN and World Cafe Live have entered into a unique partnership between a for-profit and a non-profit organization.