Thursday 02nd April 2020,
Independent Venue Week

2020 Venues

Alabama

  • Zydeco - Birmingham

    Zydeco - Birmingham

    Zydeco Concert Hall is one of Birmingham’s oldest music venues accommodating up to 600 general admission guests with a full service bar and spacious dance floor. The Concert Hall features full production and a large stage making it a staple venue for any touring band or concert promoter.

Arizona

  • Club Congress - Tucson

    Club Congress - Tucson

    Located in the Historic Hotel Congress, the legendary Club Congress is the longest continually operating nightclub of its kind in the southwest. Named the “best nightclub in Tucson” by the Tucson Weekly for 28 consecutive years, the Congress has recently expanded to two performances spaces, the 325 capacity Club Congress and the new outdoor 750 capacity Club Congress Plaza. The Congress annually hosts over 900 events a year, and is considered the cultural hub of the region. Whether hosting political rallies or punk rock shows, major festivals or poetry readings, Congress is a committed to providing Southern Arizona with a breadth of cultural experiences unrivaled in the region.
  • Rialto Theater - Tucson

    Rialto Theater - Tucson

    The Rialto Theater in Tucson will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year and with an accomplishment of Tucson Weekly’s best indoor venue 11 years in a row, it looks like there’s no stopping this venue. Despite living through several eras and different owners the venue has kept its original name meaning ‘entertainment plaza’ a place where the common man could go for fun during the roaring 20s. In fact, the ethos of the theater has been to provide music for the common man since the beginning with it initially being the home to ‘talkie’ movies and vaudeville acts. The venue hosts over 200 shows per year and draws over 100,000 patrons from far and wide with its historic setting being a certain attraction. Acts that have played there include Foster the People, The Psychedelic Furs, Fantastic Negrito, Swans, Ziggy Marley, The Darkness, Foals, Run the Jewels, Interpol, Tom Jones & many more.
  • The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix

    The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix

    2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 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.
  • The Nile Theater – Mesa

    The Nile Theater – Mesa

    The Nile Theater is a multi-room venue in Downtown Mesa, Arizona. Established in 1924, the venue has changed several times throughout the years. It returned to a theatre in 2010 and is now one of the state's largest all ages independent venues. The venue has many elements from its basement to coffee shop and main room it acts as a multipurpose space where everything from concerts to record fairs take place. The venue also has a dedicated space to wrestling where games regularly take place. The Nile strives to be an all-inclusive community space this is evident from the array of events they facilitate such as yoga, seminars, workshops, comedy, movie nights brunch events and more. Artists that have played there include Jampanese Breakfast, Real Friends, Street Dogs, Young Dubliners, Moose Blood, Shame, Norma Jean, Knocked Loose and many more.
  • 191 Toole, Tucson

    191 Toole, Tucson

    191 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 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.

California

  • Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco

    Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco

    Chosen by Rolling Stone magazine (RS 813) as "the best place to hear live music in San Francisco," the Bottom of the Hill presents some of the finest original artists, seven nights a week. Featuring up and coming acts from around the globe as well as in our own backyard, the music spans the spectrum from alternative, rock-a-billy, punk, and hard rock, to folk and funk and pop. The Bottom comes fully-equipped. It offers a full bar, a kitchen that stays open late and a patio area where guests can escape the crowd and have a smoke. The club is also available for private parties, showcases and other events. Due to our busy schedule, it's advised to call well in advance to make arrangements. Call for reservations. Hope to see you at the Bottom
  • The Dip - Redding

    The Dip - Redding

    The Dip is a rebirth, of sorts. From the start of 2004 until May 2006, The Dip was the alter ego of Serendipity Coffee Shop, where by day we were a coffee shop and cafe and by night we turned into a small music venue that went by The Dip moniker. It has been many years in the making but we are once again going to be bringing a consistent mix of independent music to Redding. But it isn’t just great live music that will be a mainstay of The Dip. We plan on bringing to downtown the type of craft beer bar and craft cocktail bar one normally finds in cities such as San Francisco, Portland or Seattle. Our mission is to create a unique and engaging environment centered around craft beer, specialty spirits, live music and events so as to provide a consistent mix of exciting experiences for those individuals who are looking for a destination and lifestyle one commonly finds in larger, more culturally diverse cities. We want to do our part in adding to the great local businesses Redding has to offer and help continue to improve the City we call home
  • Lodge Room - Los Angeles

    Lodge Room - Los Angeles

    Packed with history, The Lodge Room in Los Angeles California dates back as far as 1922. The venue was originally the Highland Park Masonic Temple and this stunning historical significance remains intact. Re-opened in 2017 as the music venue it’s known as today, the venue brings the best music to a most unique space. The design of the venue ties together the age-old architecture with modern decadence to create a spectacular atmosphere. The venue hosts everything from comedy to the best national and international bands in its beautiful surroundings. A community orientated venue, in February 2019 the venue collaborated with promoters Art Don’t Sleep to host a month-long event Jazz is Dead. Hosted in conjunction with Black History Month, the event brought some of worlds best jazz performers to the stage. Acts that performed over the course of the month included Roy Ayers, Brian Jackson, and Miles Davis. Other acts that have performed at the Lodge Room include Deerhunter, Tennyson, Angelo De Augustine, Crumb, Khruanghbin, Rhye, Novo Amor, Julia Holter and many more.
  • Elbo Room Jack London - Oakland

    Elbo Room Jack London - Oakland

    Elbo Room Jack London is located in the historic Jack London district in Oakland on Broadway between 3rd Street and 4th Street. We are open seven days a week from 5:30pm–2am. Elbo Room Jack London is a 21-and-over club. The building is a two-story structure with the main bar downstairs; a secondary bar adjoins the dance floor and stage upstairs. The club 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. See our Events Listing for a complete list of upcoming shows. Come join us every day from 5:30–9pm, for Happy Hour featuring $5 well & $5 draft. Most nights, special guest DJs add to the welcoming and low-key atmosphere.
  • The Glass House - Pomona

    The Glass House - Pomona

    We are approximately 25 miles East of Los Angeles and 20 miles West of Riverside. The Glass House is an all ages venue. The Glass House Record Store is located at 248 W. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766. Presale tickets for Glass House shows can be purchased at the record store during its normal hours of operation. For ticket prices and availability, please call our information line. Tickets cannot be purchased over the phone; all sales are in person. Ticket sales are cash only.
  • Harlow's - Sacramento

    Harlow's - Sacramento

    Home to an extensive range of live music, a nightclub, restaurant, outdoor patio and bar, Harlow’s in Sacramento is the areas favorite entertainment venue. The venue was founded in 1982 and features both nationally renowned musicians and local acts. Harlow’s strives to be much more than a regular venue. Its art deco setting and offering of tailor-made ‘Dinner shows’ allow concert goers to take in exceptional shows whilst enjoying a delicious meal appropriate to the show. All food is created by Harlow’s professional dining staff. The venues nightclub section located upstairs in the venue is home to electronic dance music events and gives the venue a multi-functional feel. If you attend a live show here, you’ll always be guaranteed a good time as every seat in the house provides a great view and there is also a spacious dance floor. Past artists that have played Harlow’s include Cass McCombs, Jonathon Wilson, Y La Bamba, Mick Jenkins, Milo, The Purple Ones, The Lagoons and many more.
  • Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco

    Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco

    Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, California celebrates fifteen years in business this year. It is an eclectic music venue that opened in 2004 on Van Ness Avenue. The space was once a TV Studio and so has always had a showbusiness feel about it. However, when the studio became a venue in 2002, the space officially came into its own as a local rock n’ roll institution. Rickshaw Stop’s beautiful interior is quirky and atmospheric with red curtains, a balcony, and vintage rickshaws. The venue’s community spirit is at the forefront of the space. Staple events such as Non-Stop Bhangra – an event that celebrates Punjabi folk music bring a dedicated following to the venue on a weekly basis. The venue is not simply just for music however, it is also home to innovative events such as Nerd Nite SF, an event that brings the community together to learn about various scientific topics. Past Artists that have played the Rickshaw Stop include Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc, Clairy Brown, tUnE-yArDs, Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, Yacht, Grimes, Veronica Falls, The Bats, Wallpaper., Geographer, Freelance Whales, School of Seven Bells, Neon Indian, Junip, Bleached, Glass Candy, Dengue Fever, White Fence, Coathangers, Speedy Ortiz, Slow Club, Alvvays, Dan Deacon, Chromatics, Courtney Barnett, EMA, MO, How to Dress Well, Jens Lekman, The Jezabels, K.Flay, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, The Growlers, and Painted Palms.
  • The Satellite - Los Angeles

    The Satellite - Los Angeles

    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 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
  • Soda Bar - San Diego

    Soda Bar - San Diego

    Soda Bar is a live music venue/bar located in the neighborhood of City Heights/North Park of San Diego, California. The club first opened in November 2008 by Bluefoot Bar owners Adam Cook, Cuong Nguyen & partner Nina Babcock at the location formerly known as Chaser’s (3615 El Cajon Blvd). It didn’t take long for Soda Bar become a pillar in the San Diego music scene for both local & on the rise national touring acts such as Foster The People, Shakey Graves, Tune-Yards, Cults, Japandroids, Sylvan Esso, The War On Drugs, Purity Ring, Benjamin Booker + many more. The club also acts as an outside promoter regularly presenting concerts at venues across San Diego county (Irenic, Casbah, Belly Up, Quartyard, Music Box, Ché Café, House of Blues & others). In 2018 the business was sold to a new ownership group, Big Soda LLC, which is comprised of longtime Soda Bar talent buyer Cory Stier & original general manager Angie Ollman as well as Tim Mays (owner of the Casbah) and Andrew Montoya (musician, The Sess/Beaters/Ale Mania).
  • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club - Santa Barbara

    SOhO Restaurant & Music Club - Santa Barbara

    If you are a lover of fine food and live music, then consider this a formal invitation from SOhO owners Gail and Bob Hansen to come experience their diverse gourmet menu and exceptional music line up. The mood is comfortable and inviting, with a lofty New York ambiance and a warm, friendly, professional staff. The menu features California faire with unique pasta dishes, steaks, fresh seafood, gourmet pizzas, vegetarian entrees and mouthwatering desserts. SOhO has been proudly providing Santa Barbara with the best live music seven nights a week, combined with delicious food, for the past twenty two years. SOhO has live music 7 nights a week, so if you’re feeling energetic, come in and dance to blues, funk, rock or reggae. If it’s relaxation you’re looking for come in on our jazz, acoustic, or world music nights. SOhO offers something for everyone, with a passion and love for music of every style. Enjoy summer evenings on the patio, with wine and music flowing.
  • The Starlet Room - Sacramento

    The Starlet Room - Sacramento

    What started as a block of apartments became a cigar bar, which then became a dance club. The upstairs room above the beloved Sacramento music venue Harlow’s has gone through many iterations in its time. It will be going through one more as a live music and entertainment venue called The Starlet Room. We intend to keep the same art deco theme, timeless ambience and high quality of events we host that are associated with Harlow’s, named for ‘30s Hollywood icon Jean Harlow, for this new venture with The Starlet Room. The process of turning the space into a music and entertainment venue has already begun. The amount of live shows we have hosted upstairs has risen steadily in the past few years with acts such as Blu & Exile, Y La Bamba, Adrian Bellue and many more having performed in the space. We will keep this trend going by supporting the many local artists in town and hosting incredible touring talent as they stop by Sacramento. We have worked hard to make this space of former homes into a home of a different kind, The Starlet Room.
  • The UC Theater - Berkeley

    The UC Theater - Berkeley

    The UC Theatre in Berkeley, California houses a multitude of live music from an array of genres. First opened in 1917, the theatre originally ran as a cinema showing domestic and foreign films. In 2001, the UC Theatre was closed by the then owners, Landmark. Fifteen years later it re-opened and is now thriving more than ever as a live concert venue. Now operated by the non-for-profit Berkley Music Group, the UC Theatre has a strong focus on community-based events and initiatives. The venue is part of the Concert Career Pathways initiative which helps people from a diverse range of backgrounds aged 17 – 25 progress in the live sector. The venue is multi-tiered and has a capacity of 1,400. With its own event planners and in-house catering, there is also the option to host private events in the space. Some artists who have performed live at the UC Theatre range are Yaeji, Ty Segall, Kamakazee, Johnny Marr, Ghostface Killah, Tinariwen, Frankie Cosmos, Jake Bugg, Lotus, Lupe Fiasco, Angus and Julia Stone, Death from Above, Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Weller and many more.

Colorado

  • The Caribou Room

    The Caribou Room

    Created and run by pro-audio professionals, engineers, musicians, and music geeks, The Caribou Room is designed to create the best possible live sound experience to audiences and bands alike. From intimate sit down to dance floor filler, The Caribou Room has the facility and team to make sure every event sounds its best.

D.C.

  • City Winery - DC

    City Winery - DC

    Helping us celebrate Independent Venue Week across seven cities is City Winery – a group of Independent Venues with a special concept that was born in 2006. City Winery has venues in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C and Philadelphia. Founded by Michael Dorf the concept was created with the idea of marrying wine and music. The target of these venues is wine enthusiasts living in large cities like New York and Chicago. Dorf worked on a concept that strived to combine exceptional wine made on the premises, music and food to match and an overall unique and enjoyable experience for visitors. The first venue was opened in 2011 – a 30-seater Barrell Room in New York and eight years later the venue with the same idea exists in seven huge cities in the US. After the opening of The Barrell Room, the reputation of City Winery went from strength to strength with a 32,000 square foot winery opening in Chicago a year later. To this day, City Winery exists as one of the most unique and enriching venue experiences across the US. The mantra of the spaces is all about community, food, music, art and life. Artists that have played across the City Winery venues include Andrew Bird, David Byrne, Josh Ritter, Martha Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Patti Smith, Paul Brady, Rufus Wainwright and many more.
  • 9:30 Club - DC

    9:30 Club - DC

    The 9:30 Club first opened its doors May 31, 1980 in a section of Washington, D.C. that was still scarred with boarded up buildings from the ’68 riots. The block was rife with drugs and peppered with peep shows. But Jon Bowers, a real estate guy who dreamt of being a music promoter, acquired The Atlantic Building at 930 F Street. Together with his wife Dodi Disanto, a woman with a penchant for art and the alternative, who knew how to build teams and put on a show, they took an ill-suited room and built what would become the most beloved music nightclub. It had a capacity of just 200, with large poles that obstructed the stage. It was as notorious for its rats and distinctive stench as it was for breaking acts like Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Public Enemy, Fugazi, Bad Brains, R.E.M. and Black Flag — and hosting legends like Tony Bennett.

Florida

  • High Dive - Gainesville

    High Dive - Gainesville

    Previously the legendary rock venue Common Grounds, High Dive, in Gainesville Florida opened in 2011 in the same location. Once listed as one of the 100 Greatest American Venues by Consequence of Sound, the venue has played host to many legendary bands and performers since it’s opening. As much about community and gathering as it is about music, the venue hosts ORIGINAL GAINESVILLE FOOD TRUCK RALLY every six weeks in the front yard. In the past, it has also been the home and sponsor of local initiative, Art Attack that displayed the work of 20 local artists across the venue. Vintage markets and local showcases are also regularly held at High Dive. Management at High Dive are highly committed to excellent design having recently undergone a 2-year renovation helping the space reach its highest potential. Originally a feed store, the venue’s tin roof remains intact and the inside of the venue is lined with 800 Square feet of restored pine. High Dive is also home to the best quality Soundsystem in Gainesville and offer the unique option of live audio and video recordings of shows to artists. Past artists that have played High Dive include Dave Matthew’s Band, Kenny Chesney, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, 311, Black Keys, Paramore, Avett Brothers, Against Me as well comedians such as Patton Oswalt.

Georgia

  • City Winery - Atlanta

    City Winery - Atlanta

    Helping us celebrate Independent Venue Week across seven cities is City Winery – a group of Independent Venues with a special concept that was born in 2006. City Winery has venues in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C and Philadelphia. Founded by Michael Dorf the concept was created with the idea of marrying wine and music. The target of these venues is wine enthusiasts living in large cities like New York and Chicago. Dorf worked on a concept that strived to combine exceptional wine made on the premises, music and food to match and an overall unique and enjoyable experience for visitors. The first venue was opened in 2011 – a 30-seater Barrell Room in New York and eight years later the venue with the same idea exists in seven huge cities in the US. After the opening of The Barrell Room, the reputation of City Winery went from strength to strength with a 32,000 square foot winery opening in Chicago a year later. To this day, City Winery exists as one of the most unique and enriching venue experiences across the US. The mantra of the spaces is all about community, food, music, art and life. Artists that have played across the City Winery venues include Andrew Bird, David Byrne, Josh Ritter, Martha Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Patti Smith, Paul Brady, Rufus Wainwright and many more.
  • The Foundry - Athens

    The Foundry - Athens

    Southern flair and fare amp up with live music in The Foundry, the reclaimed iron mill turned music venue at Graduate Athens. Boasting a crowd-pleasing lineup, concerts are on tap nightly (along with local craft beers). Enjoy your tunes complimentary during your stay at Graduate Athens with a 706 burger or one of The Foundry’s signature cocktails. Our menu features reimagined Southern comfort food made with locally sourced ingredients and small plates of feel-good favorites that are sure to satisfy.

Illinois

  • SPACE - Evanston

    SPACE - Evanston

    SPACE is a live music hall and recording studio in Evanston, Ill., established in 2008. Over the past decade, SPACE has welcomed thousands of local and national touring acts to our stage, including The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, Graham Parker, Nick Lowe, David Lindley, The Weepies, Dr. John, Lucinda Williams and many more. The recording studio has served as a creative space for bands like The Strumbellas and The Lone Bellow to record, and offers musicians passing through a unique opportunity to rehearse and collaborate pre-show.
  • Fitz's Spare Keys - Elmhurst

    Fitz's Spare Keys - Elmhurst

    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.
  • RocHaus - West Dundee

    RocHaus - West Dundee

    West Dundee, IL – The first settlers arrived around 1835 to find a small village of Potawatomi Indians living alongside the river. As the community changed and grew, the downtown corridor grew and blossomed into a commercial hub for the surrounding area. Horse-drawn buggies along with cattle drives were a common sight in the village around the turn of the century. In 1910, Lyman Andrews built The Crystal Theater, a live performance venue featuring popular vaudeville acts of the time. The original building included a small stage, seating for approximately 400 patrons on the main floor and a balcony that held 48 people. Rumor has it that during their vaudeville careers, the theater hosted the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope and The Three Stooges. Movies replaced vaudeville and The Crystal Theater followed suit. Ownership changed over the years as did the name of the venue. Sometime around 1940, the current marquee was added, and the theater was known as The Dundee Theater, The New Dundee Theater and Dundee’s Main Street Theater. In the early 2000’s, the theatre was renovated once again into a live music venue called The Clearwater Theater. Hosting performers from a multitude of genres, The Clearwater operated successfully until 2011. On March 1, 2003, a local businessman saw the rock band, Local H at the Clearwater and fell in love with the venue, its history and its potential. When the property became available in 2012, he purchased the vacant buildings which were in dire need of restoration and RocHaus was born. After an extensive two year interior and exterior renovation, the venue opened its doors to a sold out opening night featuring rock band Living Colour. RocHaus. An oasis for artists, their craft and the patrons who love live performance. Here’s to another 100 years!
  • Hideout - Chicago

    Hideout - Chicago

    The Hideout is a regular guy bar for irregular folks who just don’t fit in, or just don’t want to fit in. We didn’t choose the name; it has been called the Hideout since it opened (legally) in 1934. The Hideout is a 100 year old balloon-frame house, built in two days, still here a century later. Hammers pounding in nails faster than the city could tear it down. Built by undocumented workers at the end of the 19th Century, run by undocumented bootleggers and gin runners, running numbers, racing horses, making deals, and moving in the make. The Hideout is the place where the hard working man and the hard working hustler met for beer and eggs. Where the “26 girls” rolled the dice for dances and 10 cent drinks. Born as a 19th Century Shanty, straight from the mud by ditch-digging Irishmen with dirty boots and hats, always hats, pushed aside by the nickel and dime Prohibition Era Sicilian button men. Cold War steel working Polish made way for the alternative, indie, free jazz, country, punk, post-rock of the 21st Century. Haunted, holy, hallowed ground. Born of risk and haste, from a shack to a house, then a Public House. Hearty drinking, where everyone buys a round for everyone else. Family and friends, friends of friends, word of mouth, hand to mouth.
  • Lincoln Hall - Chicago

    Lincoln Hall - Chicago

    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.
  • Reggies - Chicago

    Reggies - Chicago

    One of the most appropriately named venues on the Independent Venue Week Roster is Nectar Lounge. Located in Seattle, it features a lush patio, full of balmy plants and log cabin interior, Nectar Lounge facilitates a tropical escape in the city. Opened in 2004, Nectar Lounge bring a roster of global talent from around the world to their stage. There is room for every genre from world music, folk, bluegrass, Americana, funk, jam, hip-hop, electronic, DJ/dance and more.
  • Schubas - Chicago

    Schubas - Chicago

    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.
  • Sleeping Village - Chicago

    Sleeping Village - Chicago

    Spacious, bi-level bar with ample draft beer & cider plus coffee in the AM, live music in the PM.
  • Beauty Bar - Chicago

    Beauty Bar - Chicago

    Beauty Bar joined forces with Bruce Finkleman and Pete Toalson from the legendary Empty Bottle to bring our hair “saloon” to the Windy City in March 2010. The interior of BBCHI came from an immaculate late sixties shop, Paris Salon of Beauty, in Springfield, New Jersey. With the help of local partners Mode Carpentry the space was transformed into a luxurious, swanky time capsule of big hair, pink nails and dry martinis.
  • Beat Kitchen - Chicago

    Beat Kitchen - Chicago

  • City Winery - Chicago

    City Winery - Chicago

    Helping us celebrate Independent Venue Week across seven cities is City Winery – a group of Independent Venues with a special concept that was born in 2006. City Winery has venues in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C and Philadelphia. Founded by Michael Dorf the concept was created with the idea of marrying wine and music. The target of these venues is wine enthusiasts living in large cities like New York and Chicago. Dorf worked on a concept that strived to combine exceptional wine made on the premises, music and food to match and an overall unique and enjoyable experience for visitors. The first venue was opened in 2011 – a 30-seater Barrell Room in New York and eight years later the venue with the same idea exists in seven huge cities in the US. After the opening of The Barrell Room, the reputation of City Winery went from strength to strength with a 32,000 square foot winery opening in Chicago a year later. To this day, City Winery exists as one of the most unique and enriching venue experiences across the US. The mantra of the spaces is all about community, food, music, art and life. Artists that have played across the City Winery venues include Andrew Bird, David Byrne, Josh Ritter, Martha Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Patti Smith, Paul Brady, Rufus Wainwright and many more.
  • Empty Bottle -  Chicago

    Empty Bottle - Chicago

    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.
  • Subterranean - Chicago

    Subterranean - Chicago

  • Thalia Hall - Chicago

    Thalia Hall - Chicago

    Thalia Hall is a historic landmark located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. It was founded by John Dusek at the turn of the century as a neighborhood establishment. Dusek was a family man, a tavern owner, and a facilitator of the arts. He was a visionary, and the founding father of Thalia Hall. His hope for the corner of 18th & Allport was to build a public hall for the community. In 1892 his dream became reality: a multi-purpose property that would offer commercial storefronts, residential housing, and a hall for the community. In September 2013, owners Bruce Finkelman [Beauty Bar, Bite, Empty Bottle, EBP, Longman & Eagle] and Craig Golden [Longman & Eagle, Space, Union] launched three new concepts within this storied property: a re-established beer inspired restaurant, a Punch focused cocktail bar, and a public hall fit for all types of events.
  • The Promontory - Chicago

    The Promontory - Chicago

    Inspired by the fire pit council rings at Promontory Point, this neighborhood destination’s restaurant & bar are designed around a brick hearth. The menu reflects the simple tradition hearths represent in a modern context. Drawing inspiration from the open hearth at the center of The Promontory concept, the cocktail program focuses on modern twists on classic cocktails; and the wine program highlights historically significant wine regions and forgotten grape varieties, giving the list a uniquely curated character. Just as the restaurant pays tribute to the neighborhood’s beloved Promontory Point, the upstairs venue honors Hyde Park’s musical legacy. With its modern design, crisp acoustics, and exciting music programming, The Promontory is dedicated to celebrating the eras when spacious ballrooms and jumping jazz clubs made Chicago’s South Side the capital of American music.
  • Tonic - Chicago

    Tonic - Chicago

    Ever since the Roaring ‘20s, the building now home to the Tonic Room has had a colorful history that lends itself to tales of the paranormal. A brothel was once located in the upstairs apartments, and the tavern was a popular hangout for a North Side Irish gang. When they first opened their establishment, the owners of the Tonic Room discovered Egyptian iconography painted on the basement ceiling and a pentagram painted on the basement floor, leading to speculation that it had been a meeting place for an American chapter of the Golden Dawn. One elderly woman claimed to have witnessed a ritual murder there in the 1930s when she accompanied her father to a secret meeting. According to author Ursula Bielski, patrons and staff have reported seeing apparitions in both the basement and the main bar.

Indiana

  • 8 Seconds Saloon - Indianapolis

    8 Seconds Saloon - Indianapolis

    8 Seconds Saloon opened its doors in June of 1999 and has been bringing the best in entertainment to the Midwest ever since. We boast patrons from a five state area and have heard from happy customers from as far away as California and even Europe.
  • Be Here Now DIY Music Venue & Craft Brew Bar - Muncie

    Be Here Now DIY Music Venue & Craft Brew Bar - Muncie

    njoy a Midwestern pint in our impressive outdoor beer garden or front patio. Be Here Now is trying hard to help turn around America’s Hometown of Muncie through responsible business practices and boasts a recycling program, a local business advertising wall, and serves as a stop on the “underground railroad” for both local and touring musicians! Be Here Now strives to be the change we wish to see in the world!
  • Hi-Fi Indy - Indianapolis

    Hi-Fi Indy - Indianapolis

    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.
  • The Vogue Theater - Indianapolis

    The Vogue Theater - Indianapolis

    The Vogue Theater in Indianapolis is one of the most popular and storied venues in the Midwest. The Vogue opened as a movie theater on June 18, 1938. Through the next 3 decades, The Vogue was one of the premier movie houses in the Midwest. In the ’70s The Vogue’s image shifted a bit when it became an X rated movie theater for several months, and even featured cult classic “Deep Throat”. On December 31, 1977, The Vogue opened as a nightclub. Since our opening in the late 70’s, The Vogue has continuously been considered the top nightspot in Indianapolis. Many great bands and artists have performed here over the past 25 years including Warren Zevon, Bo Diddley, Willie Nelson, The Ramones, John Hiatt, Blondie, Johnny Cash, and Bonnie Raitt.Our goal is to provide our guests with an incredible entertainment experience.

Iowa

  • Wooly's - Des Moines

    Wooly's - Des Moines

    A popular and genre-diverse concert venue boasting modern lighting and sound alongside a full bar located in Des Moines’ historic East Village.

Kansas

  • Wave/Hartke Presents - Wichita

    Wave/Hartke Presents - Wichita

    WAVE offers backyard vibes at the heart of downtown Wichita. The indoor-outdoor space is 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 delicious menu offerings from ADIÓS, the in-house nachoria . Come for a show, stay for the vibe.

Louisiana

  • Blue Moon Saloon - Lafayette

    Blue Moon Saloon - Lafayette

    n 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.
  • Howlin' Wolf Music Club - New Orleans

    Howlin' Wolf Music Club - New Orleans

    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.

Massachusetts

  • Gateway City Arts - Holyoke

    Gateway City Arts - Holyoke

    Gateway City Arts is a venue for events, entertainment, dining, art-making, teaching and learning in Holyoke’s growing Arts and Innovation District. Our primary mission is to build and strengthen community, culture and the arts by providing the space and infrastructure to do so
  • City Winery - Boston

    City Winery - Boston

    Helping us celebrate Independent Venue Week across seven cities is City Winery – a group of Independent Venues with a special concept that was born in 2006. City Winery has venues in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C and Philadelphia. Founded by Michael Dorf the concept was created with the idea of marrying wine and music. The target of these venues is wine enthusiasts living in large cities like New York and Chicago. Dorf worked on a concept that strived to combine exceptional wine made on the premises, music and food to match and an overall unique and enjoyable experience for visitors. The first venue was opened in 2011 – a 30-seater Barrell Room in New York and eight years later the venue with the same idea exists in seven huge cities in the US. After the opening of The Barrell Room, the reputation of City Winery went from strength to strength with a 32,000 square foot winery opening in Chicago a year later. To this day, City Winery exists as one of the most unique and enriching venue experiences across the US. The mantra of the spaces is all about community, food, music, art and life. Artists that have played across the City Winery venues include Andrew Bird, David Byrne, Josh Ritter, Martha Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Patti Smith, Paul Brady, Rufus Wainwright and many more.
  • The Middle East - Boston

    The Middle East - Boston

    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 a venue, The Middle East has grown to attract gradually larger audiences to its five (yes, five!) different concert spaces. These spaces count Upstairs, Downstairs, and Sonia, which are all larger rooms dedicated exclusively to music, and the venue’s two smaller rooms, which are restaurant–bars that also host live music.
  • Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River

    Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River

    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.
  • Once Somerville  - Somerville

    Once Somerville - Somerville

    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.

Michigan

  • Marble Bar - Detroit

    Marble Bar - Detroit

    The Marble Bar is a live music venue in Detroit with indoor and outdoor stages and bars.
  • The Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids

    The Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids

    Laid-back bar with a kitschy vibe features pinball machines & a live music venue.

Minnesota

  • First Avenue - Minneapolis

    First Avenue - Minneapolis

    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. San Francisco has the Fillmore. New York has the Bowery Ballroom. D.C. has the 9:30 Club, and Minneapolis has First Avenue and the 7th St Entry. First Avenue is a music club committed to fostering arts, music and entertainment excellence; it is, quite simply, what a music club should be.
  • Fine Line - Minneapolis

    Fine Line - Minneapolis

    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.
  • The Turf Club - St. Paul

    The Turf Club - St. Paul

    The Turf Club, St Paul’s most authentic rock bar resides in a site that’s almost 100 years old. Having first opened in the 1940s the venue has witnessed every type of music lover’s era from 1940s country, 60s folk, 70s dance to 80s grunge. The Turf Club is a historic landmark and a leader in the game. The Turf Club has an undying dedication to local musicians. This is something that the venue is known for by natives of St. Paul. A no-frills approach, visitors are told to expect flannels, beer, two-stepping and good music - exactly what you should expect from a mid-west bar. The venue is off the beaten track, away from the rest of the downtown bars which adds to its local charm. As much a hangout spot as it is a live music venue, The Turf Club carries a pinball machine, a photo booth and an array of delicious burgers and appetizers. The venue also hosts comedy nights and poetry shows. In the basement of the venue, you can find the Clown Lounge, a cozy hideaway to chill out, watch more live music or play your own from the Jukebox. Acts that have played the venue are Alice Glass, Sloan, Khruanghbin, Phoebe Bridgers, Hot Snakes, Pussy Riot, Nightmares on Wax, Best Coast, The War on Drugs, Pond, Beth Ditto, Biffy Clyro and many more.

Missouri

  • Mammoth - Kansas City

    Mammoth - Kansas City

    Mammoth is an event production company based out of Lawrenceville, KS
  • recordBar - Kansas City

    recordBar - Kansas City

    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

New Jersey

  • White Eagle Hall - Jersey City

    White Eagle Hall - Jersey City

    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.
  • Asbury Park Music Foundation - Asbury Park

    Asbury Park Music Foundation - Asbury Park

    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.
  • The Saint - Asbury Park

    The Saint - Asbury Park

    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.

New York

  • (Le) Poisson Rouge - New York

    (Le) Poisson Rouge - New York

    LPR was founded by musicians in 2008 in the heart of New York City’s historic Greenwich Village to reflect the rich musical culture of the city it calls home. Indie rock, contemporary classical, electronica, metal, jazz, world music, and everything in-between are equally at-home at this underground live music sanctuary. Late shows transform the cutting-edge music venue into a premier nightlife destination. All that plus a Gallery Bar that hosts art exhibitions, stand-up comedy, and drag queen bingo make LPR the most eclectically independent venue in NYC. Launched in 2015, LPR Presents has transformed the venue into a full-fledged events production company expanding into rooms such as Town Hall, Brooklyn Bazaar, Warsaw, Baby’s All Right, Murmrr Theatre, and more. With a footprint that spans three boroughs, LPR has moved beyond its storied locale and is now synonymous with quality live music across NYC.
  • Lola - New York

    Lola - New York

    A new bar and club located in the heart of the historic East Village of NYC. Featuring an amazing happy hour steps from Tompkin’s Square Park, live music, and dancing. Private room available. Plus, sudsy craft drafts and specialty cocktails.
  • S.O.B.'s - New York

    S.O.B.'s - New York

    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 premiere 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.
  • United Palace - New York

    United Palace - New York

    The United Palace is a transformational organization and venue that fuses spirituality, the arts, culture and entertainment. The fourth largest theater in Manhattan is more than just a unique venue — it is a hub of creative expression and personal growth designed with and for the community.
  • Purgatory - Brooklyn

    Purgatory - Brooklyn

    Trendy and popular, Purgatory boasts a sleek, modern look and feel. The theme is freedom and boundlessness and everything from the cool blues and chrome finishing to the airy open spaces speaks echoes it. Purgatory is a fair sized club built out of gutted old office building. Blue and white tubing lights and runners high in the ceiling provide a light airy space in the center of the club which houses the dance floor and near the bar. Lights spark and flash and run beneath the floor, winding their way beneath and between the booths and tables. As one nears the back of the club and outer walls, the lights grow dimmer, the shadows more and the booths, tables and couches there are shrouded in a shadowy sort of privacy.
  • Saint Vitus - Brooklyn

    Saint Vitus - Brooklyn

    Once a plumbing school and old social club, St. Vitus in Greenpoint Brooklyn became known as its now legendary self in 2011. Designed by bartenders, this venue perfectly balances both sleek and industrial to create the perfect modern NYC rock club. St. Vitus is renowned for its commitment to New York’s heavy music community. They have hosted the best in the genre including The Descendants, Neurosis, Megadeth, Anthrax, Carcass, Refused, Babes in Toyland and Sick of it All. In 2014 the venue hosted an epic surprise Nirvana reunion which is still talked about today. The night featured all-star performances from guest singers Joan Jett, St Vincent, Kim Gordon, J Mascis, John McCauley and more. They’re also home to many local parties such as Nevermind – a 90s alternative and pop party and the funky Saturday night party ‘Music for the Masses’ - a Dark 80s New Wave Night with no cover and various DJs. Keeping the local spirit alive and keen on diversity, St. Vitus also hosts film screenings, exhibitions, photoshoot, weddings and all sorts of private parties.
  • The Kingsland - Brooklyn

    The Kingsland - Brooklyn

    "The Kingsland is a live music venue/event space/restaurant located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Opened in 2017 The Kingsland has hosted artists such as The Cro Mags, Sheer Terror, Electric Frankenstein, The FUs, The Dickies, The Queers, The Zero Boys, Bury Your Dead, Slaves, Unleash The Archers, Jinjer, UADA, Anthony Fantano, and many more. The Kingsland aims to curate memorial NYC events in the metal, hardcore, and punk scenes." Shows can be held any night of the week. Performances take place in the back room.
  • Buffalo Iron Works - Buffalo

    Buffalo Iron Works - Buffalo

    "Best Music Venue in Buffalo" - Best of WNY Awards 2017 “Best Place To Dance in Buffalo” - Best of WNY Awards 2019 "Funk, Soul, Rock & Jam Spread Daily" -Live Music Venue featuring national & regionally touring artists -A great choice of beer, wine and cocktails -Outdoor patio -Parties and music before and after KBC and Canalside events
  • City Winery - New York

    City Winery - New York

    Helping us celebrate Independent Venue Week across seven cities is City Winery – a group of Independent Venues with a special concept that was born in 2006. City Winery has venues in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C and Philadelphia. Founded by Michael Dorf the concept was created with the idea of marrying wine and music. The target of these venues is wine enthusiasts living in large cities like New York and Chicago. Dorf worked on a concept that strived to combine exceptional wine made on the premises, music and food to match and an overall unique and enjoyable experience for visitors. The first venue was opened in 2011 – a 30-seater Barrell Room in New York and eight years later the venue with the same idea exists in seven huge cities in the US. After the opening of The Barrell Room, the reputation of City Winery went from strength to strength with a 32,000 square foot winery opening in Chicago a year later. To this day, City Winery exists as one of the most unique and enriching venue experiences across the US. The mantra of the spaces is all about community, food, music, art and life. Artists that have played across the City Winery venues include Andrew Bird, David Byrne, Josh Ritter, Martha Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Patti Smith, Paul Brady, Rufus Wainwright and many more.
  • The Delancey - New York

    The Delancey - New York

    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 Park Theater - Glen Falls

    The Park Theater - Glen Falls

    About The Park The Historic Park Theater in Downtown Glens Falls NY The Park Theater is a premier theater, concert, and private event destination in the heart of downtown Glens Falls. The newly renovated century-old theater holds a long and storied history within the historic town of Glens Falls: 1911 THE PARK THEATER OPENED ITS DOORS The Park Theater first opened its doors on December 23, 1911 as the first movie theater in Glens Falls. The town gathered to watch silent films and vaudeville shows until the movie theater’s closure in 1935. 1937 THE GLENS FALLS POST CO ERA The Glens Falls Post Co., publishers of The Post-Star, purchased the building and converted it into a printing plant. 1984 DR. HAROLD KIRKPATRICK Dr. Harold Kirkpatrick, a local plastic surgeon, bought the building and worked on improving it with hopes of using it as a performing arts center. He rented the space out for occasional concerts and Jerry Aratare operated a movie theater there for a short period of time in 2010. 2014 PURCHASED BY ELIZABETH MILLER In July 2014, local developer Elizabeth Miller (president of Miller Mechanical) purchased the property from the Kirkpatrick family and began a several years long renovation project with the help of AJA Architecture and Planning and Cifone Construction Co. 2018 THE PARK THEATER REOPENS The Park Theater reopens into a state of the art performing space with Doc’s Restaurant downstairs.
  • Arlene's Grocery - New York

    Arlene's Grocery - New York

    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.
  • Knitting Factory - Brooklyn

    Knitting Factory - Brooklyn

    The Knitting Factory was founded in 1987 and over the years has grown into Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE). Though primarily known for their venues—both clubs and concert houses located in Brooklyn, Boise, Spokane and Reno—KFE also promotes national tours, produces the hit Broadway musical Fela!, operates The Federal Bar Gastro Pub in North Hollywood and is a partner with record labels Partisan and Knitting Factory Records. Another venture, High Adventure Management handles the careers of emerging and critically acclaimed recording artists both in the U.S. and overseas. It is the West Coast artist management wing of KFE.
  • littlefield - Brooklyn

    littlefield - Brooklyn

    One of NYC’s premier independent live-event venues, littlefield’s origin began a decade ago when an environmental engineer and a chef embarked on a project unlike anything they’ve done before — they transformed a 1920s textile warehouse into an eco-friendly performance and art space where patrons can enjoy some of the best comedy, live music, art, dance parties, film and theater in Brooklyn, in addition to weddings, private parties, conventions, and festivals. With its friendly staff, signature cocktails, rotating art exhibits, and recycled materials that make up the physical space, littlefield has always been the quirky independent venue that could. In recent years, litttlefield has expanded to include a sister bar/restaurant called Parklife. Located around the corner from littlefield, Parklife is the perfect pre- or post-show hang.
  • Pianos - New York

    Pianos - New York

    Pianos is Manhattan's preeminent indie rock venue where bands such as Passion Pit, Tame Impala, SZA, Courtney Barnett, Imagine Dragons, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, St. Lucia, Empress Of, A Hundred Waters and many many more have played some of 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. It’s also renowned for a daily happy hour from 2-8pm 7 days a week and its famous frozen margarita.

North Carolina

  • Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh

    Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh

    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.
  • The Orange Peel -  Asheville

    The Orange Peel - Asheville

    The Orange Peel is one of the Southeast’s preeminent concert venues. The club features state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment rarely found in a club of its size. The smoke-free facility has a beautiful interior, creating a fabulous setting for enjoying the premier musicians who perform here. The building on the corner of Biltmore and Hilliard Avenue holds many fond memories for the people of Asheville. From 1950 to 1962, Skateland Rollerdome was the place to be on Saturday night and hosted many birthday parties for children of Asheville. The downtown skating rink proved to be the perfect place for kids to have fun while moms and dads shopped in the department stores that once dominated the downtown landscape. Later, the building housed a series of R & B and soul clubs. Coincidentally, most of those clubs had colors in their names: jade, emerald, and orange. The Orange Peel was the best known of these establishments and had a reputation throughout Western North Carolina as the hottest nightclub around. Artists such as The Commodores and The Bar-Kays appeared on the carpeted, three-tiered stage, and when live music was not available, recorded disco and funk blared from the elevated DJ booth, which featured DJs from one of the few black owned radio stations in the country, WBMU-FM. The Orange Peel was the last club to occupy the location before it became vacant for many years. After a stint as an auto parts warehouse, The Orange Peel was reborn, thanks to Julian Price’s downtown redevelopment company, Public Interest Projects. In its first three years as a music club, The Orange Peel was recognized as one of the best live music venues in the nation. Featured and highlighted in USA Today, Travel and Leisure Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Turner South Cable Network, Rolling Stone Magazine, Self Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and most recently, in the May 2011 issue of GQ. The club is known for presenting up and coming new talent as well as showcasing legendary performers.
  • Magnolia Roots Music Lounge - Wake Forest

    Magnolia Roots Music Lounge - Wake Forest

    Magnolia Roots Music Lounge is a small, intimate setting located downstairs from our cafe/restaurant - Sugar Magnolia Cafe, located in the historic district of Wake Forest, NC. We have been bringing live original music to downtown Wake Forest in partnership with the Wake Forest Listening Room Series since August of 2017. From local to national and international artists, Magnolia Roots has quickly been established as a stop for touring bands coming to the area. Most shows are no cover charge with a suggested donation of $10, all donations go directly to the band. We currently have a few shows each month that are ticketed events and those can be purchased exclusively through EventBrite.com. We offer beer and wine in the music lounge and food & beverages upstairs in Sugar Magnolia Cafe. Shows begin at 7:00PM and it is advised that you come early if you would like to eat upstairs before the show. Most shows run from 7:00PM - 9:00PM with bands doing two 45 minute sets with a short break in between.
  • Motorco - Durham

    Motorco - Durham

    Beautiful Music Venue & Bar with a large selection of beer and liquor. Featuring food from Parts & Labor serving until at least 12AM every nite.

Ohio

  • Annabell’s Lounge - Akron

    Annabell’s Lounge - Akron

    Punks, hippies, bikers, blue-collar workers, college kids, neighborhood folks, hipsters & vets all come together under Annabell's roof. It's a home away from home for every Akronite in need of a stiff drink. A go to venue for local & traveling bands. One of the last glimmers of Highland Squares' former self.
  • The Auricle - Canton

    The Auricle - Canton

    A big craft beer selection offered in cool digs with a ping pong table, live music & outdoor seats.
  • Grog Shop -  Cleveland

    Grog Shop - Cleveland

    The Grog Shop opened in September of 1992 in the Coventry Rd. neighborhood of Cleveland Heights. Though expanded in size when moved to it’s current location in 2003, the club maintains the intimacy and raw character it has always been known for. We have a full bar with an extensive list of micro-brews, imports, and domestic beer, and of course plenty of liquor. We strive to showcase live music 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Grog Shop has played host to countless local, national, and international touring acts for over twenty years, booking all ranges of indie rock, hip-hop, hardcore, jam, reggae, metal, electronic, comedy… You get the idea. A few of the acts that have graced our stage are Dead Moon, Swervedriver, Elliot Smith, Rudy Ray Moore, Bright Eyes, The Ex, Supergrass, Turbonegro, GZA, Eek A Mouse, Link Wray, US Maple, Jonathon Richman, Melvins, Hank III, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Boulder, NRBQ, Oasis, The Flaming Lips, Cursive, High On Fire, Le Tigre, Royal Trux, Dick Dale, Mastodon, Guided By Voices, Hold Steady, Meat Puppets, Saul Williams, Sleater Kinney, Antiseen, Whitest Kids U Know, Daniel Johnston, Slint, Crash Worship, Devin The Dude, Failure, Built To Spill, Mike Watt, The New Bomb Turks, Damo Suzuki, Mission Of Burma, Dinosaur Jr., Fu Manchu, El-P, The Church, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, Cloud Nothings, Black Keys, Against Me, Anti-Pop Consortium, Big Freedia, Wiz Khalifa, Stiff Little Fingers, Girl Talk, Converge, Dandy Warhols, Eagles Of Death Metal, Caribou, Animal Collective, Keelhaul, Tinariwen, Lemonheads, Murder By Death, Sebadoh, Dead Meadow, Skatalites, The Locust, The Murder Junkies, W. Kamau Bell, etc., etc. Coventry, once the counter culture ground zero of Cleveland, is now a family friendly mix of eclectic independent shops and restaurants. If you’re coming by for a show, plan ahead and spend some time on the street. Everything is walkable.
  • Jilly's Music Room - Akron

    Jilly's Music Room - Akron

    Featuring live music from local, national and international touring acts Jilly’s Music Room is in Akron, downtown Ohio. Along with being a renowned local music venue, Jilly’s Music Venue is also home to a sophisticated full- service kitchen with fresh delicious gluten-free tapas options and bar with over 100 beers. The venue hosts music four nights a week and shows usually have no cover. The venue’s redbrick exterior and funky interior makes for a comfortable neighborhood vibe. The small stage allows music fans to get up close and personal with their favorite artists. Full of community spirit, the venue is host to karaoke nights, yoga brunch, student showcases, trivia, and charity benefit events. In 2019 they were awarded the Best Mules, Best Use of Bacon, Best Place to Eat & See Live Entertainment at “330 FLAVOR AWARDS" in Akron Life Magazine. Past acts that have played Jilly’s Music room include Acid Cats, The Ryan’s, Splitroot, The Gage Brothers, Boy = Girl, Kathy Johnson, Mike Lenz, Craig Lisik, John Morton, The Twistoff’s, Lucky City and many more.
  • The Kent Stage - Kent

    The Kent Stage - Kent

    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.
  • Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland

    Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland

    The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern was opened in 2000 by owners Cindy Barber and Mark Leddy (at the time, the booker for iconic venue Pat’s in the Flats and member of Cleveland band Satan’s Satellites). The two converted the old Croatian Liberty Hall in Cleveland into an eclectic live music venue and managed to preserve a piece of Cleveland history by maintaining the vintage vibe of the building. Beachland Ballroom has two stages: the intimate Tavern stage (capacity of 148) and the larger Ballroom stage (capacity of 500). This allows the venue to offer two separate concerts most nights. Besides its packed music program, Beachland Ballroom sports a full kitchen, an extensive beer selection, and even its vintage shop, This Way Out, in the basement. Over the years, Beachland Ballroom has hosted the likes of The Black Keys, The Cramps, Guided by Voices, and The White Stripes among many more! On top of hosting local and national artists nightly, Beachland Ballroom serves its community, participating in events such as holiday flea markets, music industry workshops and mixers, and larger annual events, including Waterloo Arts Fest and Beachland’s SummerFest festival. All of this makes Beachland Ballroom a pillar of Ohio’s music scene as well as a nationally renowned venue.

Oklahoma

  • Tower Theater - OKC

    Tower Theater - OKC

    OKC’s Most Iconic Venue… With A Sordid Past. The Tower Theatre opened in 1937 and is one of Oklahoma City’s last original movie houses with an intact auditorium and neon marquee. After many years of movie premieres and historic runs of classic films, the grand dame of Uptown was reduced to showing adult movies before closing in 1989. She reopened briefly in the 1990’s as a live music venue, and was shuttered again in 2000. The building was purchased in 2005 by Marty and Mike Dillon who began renovations. In 2014, Oklahoma City development group Pivot Project, comprised of David Wanzer, Ben Sellers, and Jonathon Dodson, stepped in to complete the project. The Early Days The Tower was initially owned by the Standard Theaters Corporation, the same group that owned the Criterion, Midwest, Liberty, Ritz, Victoria, Warner and Plaza theaters in Oklahoma City. In 1963, Tower was acquired by Farris Shanbour, a 1942 Criterion doorman and upstairs usher, and his partner Charles A. Shadid. After many years of ups and downs, the Shanbour family transferred the title to Uptown Development Group, LLC on November 3, 2005. Construction Begins After 14 years of slow-going renovations and setbacks, Tower was sold to David Wanzer, Ben Sellers, and Jonathon Dodson. Pivot Project invested $6.5 million dollars and two years of hard work to bring Tower back to life. Marquee Renovation After being damaged multiple times by equipment trucks, and after decades of housing thousands of pigeons, the neon on the historic marquee was in need of major repairs. In 2015, halfway through the building’s renovation, the marquee was taken apart and refurbished inside and out. A sign lighting ceremony was held on January 9, 2016 and visitors were treated to a quick sneak peek inside the theatre.

Oregon

  • Doug Fir Lounge - Portland

    Doug Fir Lounge - Portland

    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

Pennsylvania

  • Chameleon Club - Lancaster

    Chameleon Club - Lancaster

    The Chameleon, est. June 1985, is a cultural institution in Lancaster City, Nationally known for it’s commitment to live original music, The Chameleon put Lancaster City on the map in the early nineties as the #2 Music Industry Hot Spot(second only to Seattle, Washington), “as one of the greatest places to see live original music and the most promising up & coming bands” according to MTV. Prism, a pay-per-view television station caught on to this trend by airing a weekly program called, “Live at the Chameleon,” in response to the music scene that was erupting as the Chameleon Club where they aired live concerts that could be viewed nationwide. Fast forward to today…the Chameleon has received industry recognition for its contribution to the overall success of many national touring artists, and for it’s dedicated music fans and ‘happening’ local music scene. The Chameleon is unique because of its ability to host so many large national acts in such a small quaint city. Most of the artists that come through the Chameleon play only major cities, however, because of our convenient location on the touring route between DC and Phila/NY and our history within the industry, many bands stop by to play en route to major market shows. Producing over 200 shows a year, there is no other live music venue in Central PA that even comes close to the amount and caliber of acts seen live on the Chameleon Club stage.
  • The Fire - Philadelphia

    The Fire - Philadelphia

    The Fire began in 1999 when Karen Lauria Saillant, opera singer, director and voice coach- who worked with Quest Love, Mutlu, G. Love & Special Sauce, Amen Dunes, David Cope and other artists, took the pool table out of the room of The Philadelphia Bar & Grille, her husband’s shot and beer bar, and replaced it with a tiny stage where her original music singing students could perform. In 2002, Derek Dorsey joined The Fire family as talent buyer, and within a short time, The Fire became a pioneering rock club in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Today The Fire is the oldest family-owned original Philadelphia live music venue and a part of one of the most thriving music scenes on the East Coast. Our stage has hosted many artists on their rise to stardom: John Legend, My Chemical Romance, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, OK GO, Iron and Wine, Amos Lee, Cold War Kids, Rilo Kiley, Tegan and Sara, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Santigold, Damien Rice, Dr. Dog, Schooly D, Sun Ra and The Archestra and more. The Fire is also one of Philly’s only female-owned venues. We are an artist-friendly establishment with a passion for developing new talent, both local, touring and international- most recently showcasing the best bands/musicians from Scotland, Italy, Brazil, Singapore, Ireland, Chile and other foreign countries, thereby giving local bands on the bill the opportunity to make friends and be hosted in those countries for future performances. The Fire will soon be organizing tours for Philly’s top talent in Italy and Italy’s best musicians in USA. Also, be on the lookout for upcoming professional development and networking events being offered exclusively at The Fire, along with the establishment of Philly’s first virtual reality broadcasting venue.
  • Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia

    Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia

  • SOUTH Jazz Club - Philadelphia

    SOUTH Jazz Club - Philadelphia

    The bar and lounge open Tuesday - Sunday at 4:00PM. Our happy hour menu is available from 4:00-7:00PM Tuesday through Friday. We feature an array of specially priced cocktails, beer, wine and a selection of items from our bar menu. You can also enjoy happy hour in the garden courtyard when the weather is agreeable. The full dinner menu is available at the bar and in the lounge beginning at 5:00PM. The bar menu is served until 11:00PM Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Dinner in the dining hall and at the chef’s counter is served from 5:00PM until 10PM Sunday through Thursday and on Friday and Saturday nights until 11:00PM. A special chef’s counter menu is available in addition to the full dinner menu. Seating begins at 5:30PM in the Jazz Club where the full dinner menu and bar menus are available before and during the show. Many, but not all of our shows require the purchase of tickets. For more information about specific dates and performances, please visit the Jazz Line-Up Page of our website. For ticketed shows, you will be prompted to select a time then guided through the process of purchasing the tickets. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
  • Underground Arts - Philadelphia

    Underground Arts - Philadelphia

    Underground Arts is a two-room, 12,000-square-foot venue for music and performance art designed to bring international and national talent to Philadelphia while cultivating the local music/art scene.
  • 118 North - Wayne

    118 North - Wayne

    118 North is a restaurant, bar and live music club in Wayne, PA. Located at 118 N. Wayne Ave on Philadelphia’s Main Line, the venue features innovative Americana cuisine and high quality cocktails and brews, along with world class musical talent taking the stage each week. 118N brings Chef Biff Gottehrer (Ripplewood), Talent Buyer Chris Perella (Ardmore Music Hall), and Producer Kenny Kearns (Wayne Music Festival) together in a concept that offers a uniquely well rounded and intimate experience for guests. The venue features national and local talent several nights each week, while outstanding food & beverage menus are available from 4 PM- 2 AM, Tuesday-Sunday. Features include intimate dinner seating in our bar room and our stage room; a wide variety of specialty cocktails, beers and wines; a state-of-the-art sound system; a professional performance stage; and top-notch talent in a warm and friendly atmosphere. From Rock & Roll to Americana, funk, roots, jam, blues, pop, and singer-songwriters, there’s live music for everyone’s taste to enjoy, against the backdrop of impeccable food & drink.
  • Ardmore Music Hall - Philadelphia

    Ardmore Music Hall - Philadelphia

    The Ardmore Music Hall has established itself as a premiere landing spot for many nationally touring musical acts- the 600 cap rock club (historically known as the 23 East Cabaret) sits just 3 miles outside Philadelphia. Notable artists since 2014 have included George Clinton & P-Funk, The Hooters, Toots & the Maytals, Stanley Clarke, Steve Earle, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Maceo Parker, Buckethead, Robby Krieger (of The Doors), Macy Gray & many more. Features of Ardmore Music Hall include a state-of-the-art sound system, a wide dance space, seating options, and 20+ craft beers on draught. The venue is located at 23 East Lancaster Ave, and is easily accessible by public transportation with the R-5 regional line- the Ardmore train stop drops 100 feet from the back door and runs directly from City Hall & 30th Street Station. Visit the AMH website for the most up-to-date information about the venue and a full listing of upcoming events - www.ardmoremusic.com
  • World Cafe Live - Philadelphia

    World Cafe Live - Philadelphia

    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.
  • Rex Theater - Pittsburgh

    Rex Theater - Pittsburgh

    Originally opened as a vaudeville theater in 1905, the Rex Theater has been a fixture on Pittsburgh's Southside for over a century. Over the last decade, the Rex has become one of Pittsburgh's most respected club-level music venues, with thousands of shows ranging from concerts, to comedy, to spoken word.
  • Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh

    Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh

    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.
  • MilkBoy Philly - Philadelphia

    MilkBoy Philly - Philadelphia

    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’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.
  • Club Cafe - Pittsburgh

    Club Cafe - Pittsburgh

    Club Cafe is a renowned live music venue and iconic staple of Pittsburgh's historic South Side district. Hosting live music every single night, The intimate space is host to a lineup of touring acts from all over the world as well as local artists from Pittsburgh's entertainment scenes. With fifteen beers on tap and a worldwide selection of wines, the venue strives for an all-round customer experience with excellent bartenders who can help you pair your beverage with your show. Their kitchen is also opened during all concerts. Club Café prides itself on being a smaller venue, giving the audience the opportunity to be near their favorite artists. It’s a favourite amongst Pitsburg residents and visitors from further a field as experiencing a show here is comfortable and as if you are watching it from your living room. The venue has been known to place a lot of emphasis on soul and jazz, housing renowned artists such as Norah Jones and John Mayer.

South Carolina

  • The Pour House - Charleston

    The Pour House - Charleston

    The Pour House is a home-grown, independently operated music venue, and we are proud to be an integral part of Charleston’s burgeoning music scene. The city is home to both amazing local musicians and artists and is a welcome stop for touring bands of all levels. The Charleston Pour House is committed to providing our guests, both bands and patrons, with a one of a kind experience. We hope to share our brand of modern, fun-loving hospitality with you soon. Love.Live.Music.

South Dakota

  • Red Rooster - Aberdeen

    Red Rooster - Aberdeen

    Considered for over 23 years as a hub of creativity for the region, Red Rooster Coffee House is home to the Fallout Creative Community, a non-profit that builds community with the arts. Besides being a spot with great coffee and food and a positive and eclectic atmosphere Red Rooster is home to creative events including weekly art and music nights as well as workshops and creative projects ranging from mural painting to film making. The new venue space, completed in April of 2019, has a wood dance floor, the best PA for the room and continues (yet upgrades) the legacy and legend of Red Rooster’s great performance space

Tennessee

  • The Concourse - Knoxville

    The Concourse - Knoxville

    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
  • City Winery - Nashville

    City Winery - Nashville

    Helping us celebrate Independent Venue Week across seven cities is City Winery – a group of Independent Venues with a special concept that was born in 2006. City Winery has venues in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C and Philadelphia. Founded by Michael Dorf the concept was created with the idea of marrying wine and music. The target of these venues is wine enthusiasts living in large cities like New York and Chicago. Dorf worked on a concept that strived to combine exceptional wine made on the premises, music and food to match and an overall unique and enjoyable experience for visitors. The first venue was opened in 2011 – a 30-seater Barrell Room in New York and eight years later the venue with the same idea exists in seven huge cities in the US. After the opening of The Barrell Room, the reputation of City Winery went from strength to strength with a 32,000 square foot winery opening in Chicago a year later. To this day, City Winery exists as one of the most unique and enriching venue experiences across the US. The mantra of the spaces is all about community, food, music, art and life. Artists that have played across the City Winery venues include Andrew Bird, David Byrne, Josh Ritter, Martha Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Patti Smith, Paul Brady, Rufus Wainwright and many more.
  • Exit/In - Nashville

    Exit/In - Nashville

    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.
  • Marathon Music Works - Nashville

    Marathon Music Works - Nashville

    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.
  • The High Watt - Nashville

    The High Watt - Nashville

    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. With the addition of the Cannery Ballroom in 2005, the happening little lounge off 8th avenue adopted a big brother club capable of accommodating much larger national acts with more elaborate stage production, 1000-capacity standing room, and a huge bar stocked with all your favorite libations. In 2013, The High Watt opened up to accommodate emerging artists in a 250 capacity venue. In the years since our arrival on the Nashville music scene, we’ve hosted household names like John Fogerty, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg and The White Stripes and introduced the city to countless breaking artists. From our annual Anniversary celebrations to our unparalleled Road to Bonnaroo concert series to BMI’s 8 off 8th showcases (a staple of the local rock scene that the New York Times described as “ultra cool”), our reputation as one of the premier purveyors of awesome musical happenings in town has been firmly cemented. Perhaps that’s why the Chicago Tribune called us “one of, if not the best, live music bars in Nashville.” History Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom and The High Watt reside in Nashville’s Historic Cannery building. Built in 1883, the Cannery was originally a flour mill and later a place to grind coffee. The building earned it’s name when the Dale Food company bought it in 1957 and began processing food (jams, jellies, mustard, mayonnaise, peanut butter, etc.) eventually opening a restaurant called “The Cannery” in the early 1970s. The building housed a country music theatre in the late 70s and evolved into one of Nashville’s primary music venues in the 80s and early 90s. Jimmy Cliff, Janes Addicition, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, Midnight Oil, Greg Allman, Robin Trower among other touring acts of the time played the Cannery. The Mercy Lounge is on the second story of the massive structure and is typically open six nights a week. The Cannery Ballroom is on the ground floor and has also been renovated with new hardwood floors, large tiled bathrooms and a standing room capacity of 1,000. It is open only for concerts and special events. For information on booking any of our venues, please contact us.
  • Mercy Lounge - Nashville

    Mercy Lounge - Nashville

    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. With the addition of the Cannery Ballroom in 2005, the happening little lounge off 8th avenue adopted a big brother club capable of accommodating much larger national acts with more elaborate stage production, 1000-capacity standing room, and a huge bar stocked with all your favorite libations. In 2013, The High Watt opened up to accommodate emerging artists in a 250 capacity venue. In the years since our arrival on the Nashville music scene, we’ve hosted household names like John Fogerty, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg and The White Stripes and introduced the city to countless breaking artists. From our annual Anniversary celebrations to our unparalleled Road to Bonnaroo concert series to BMI’s 8 off 8th showcases (a staple of the local rock scene that the New York Times described as “ultra cool”), our reputation as one of the premier purveyors of awesome musical happenings in town has been firmly cemented. Perhaps that’s why the Chicago Tribune called us “one of, if not the best, live music bars in Nashville.” History Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom and The High Watt reside in Nashville’s Historic Cannery building. Built in 1883, the Cannery was originally a flour mill and later a place to grind coffee. The building earned it’s name when the Dale Food company bought it in 1957 and began processing food (jams, jellies, mustard, mayonnaise, peanut butter, etc.) eventually opening a restaurant called “The Cannery” in the early 1970s. The building housed a country music theatre in the late 70s and evolved into one of Nashville’s primary music venues in the 80s and early 90s. Jimmy Cliff, Janes Addicition, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, Midnight Oil, Greg Allman, Robin Trower among other touring acts of the time played the Cannery. The Mercy Lounge is on the second story of the massive structure and is typically open six nights a week. The Cannery Ballroom is on the ground floor and has also been renovated with new hardwood floors, large tiled bathrooms and a standing room capacity of 1,000. It is open only for concerts and special events. For information on booking any of our venues, please contact us.
  • Cannery Ballroom - Nashville

    Cannery Ballroom - Nashville

    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. With the addition of the Cannery Ballroom in 2005, the happening little lounge off 8th avenue adopted a big brother club capable of accommodating much larger national acts with more elaborate stage production, 1000-capacity standing room, and a huge bar stocked with all your favorite libations. In 2013, The High Watt opened up to accommodate emerging artists in a 250 capacity venue. In the years since our arrival on the Nashville music scene, we’ve hosted household names like John Fogerty, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg and The White Stripes and introduced the city to countless breaking artists. From our annual Anniversary celebrations to our unparalleled Road to Bonnaroo concert series to BMI’s 8 off 8th showcases (a staple of the local rock scene that the New York Times described as “ultra cool”), our reputation as one of the premier purveyors of awesome musical happenings in town has been firmly cemented. Perhaps that’s why the Chicago Tribune called us “one of, if not the best, live music bars in Nashville.” History Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom and The High Watt reside in Nashville’s Historic Cannery building. Built in 1883, the Cannery was originally a flour mill and later a place to grind coffee. The building earned it’s name when the Dale Food company bought it in 1957 and began processing food (jams, jellies, mustard, mayonnaise, peanut butter, etc.) eventually opening a restaurant called “The Cannery” in the early 1970s. The building housed a country music theatre in the late 70s and evolved into one of Nashville’s primary music venues in the 80s and early 90s. Jimmy Cliff, Janes Addicition, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, Midnight Oil, Greg Allman, Robin Trower among other touring acts of the time played the Cannery. The Mercy Lounge is on the second story of the massive structure and is typically open six nights a week. The Cannery Ballroom is on the ground floor and has also been renovated with new hardwood floors, large tiled bathrooms and a standing room capacity of 1,000. It is open only for concerts and special events. For information on booking any of our venues, please contact us.

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