Independent Venue Week announces US 2021 dates

With the help of 143 venues in 80 cities across 33 states and gracious donations from iconic musicians who came together to celebrate these stages that gave them their start, Independent Venue Week concludes as a resounding success. Venues can sign up for next year’s event, which will be July 12 – 18, 2021 Independent Venue Week has…

Independent Venue Week | Oct. 30 Schedule | #IVW20 Get Schooled

Today is the last day of this very different edition of Independent Venue Week. That also means that there are just 24 hours left on the #IVW20 Auction benefiting the NIVA Emergency Relief, which exists to help venues and promoters hardest hit by the pandemic. See anything you like among the many cool auction items? Now is the time…

Independent Venue Week | Oct. 29 Schedule | #IVW20 Get Schooled

Welcome to day 6 of #IVW20. Today, we welcome students of all ages to Get Schooled, a day for young professionals looking to get their start in the music/live events industry. Join us for Getting Your First Job, Putting on Your First Show, and Out of the Classroom.This evening, we also have 22 shows all over the country! See the full program at independentvenueweek.com. #IVW20…

Independent Venue Week | Oct. 28 Schedule | #IVW20

This week is flying by, but we’ve still got a lot of #IVW20 left for you, starting today with more #IVW20 Talks: Diversifying Your Audience and Beyond the Stage.Plus, 16 amazing shows from venues across the country.See the full program at independentvenueweek.com, and we’ll see you at the show (virtually)! #IVW20 Talks Diversifying Your Audience: How to book shows for audiences you…

Independent Venue Week | Oct. 27 Schedule | #IVW20

Wow, we’re already halfway through #IVW20! But, we’re not slowing down at all, because we have three #IVW20 Talks today: Insurance Triage, Hosting Sponsored Shows Without Selling Out, and Community Servants. In addition, we have 13 shows happening across the country, but you can watch most of them from your couch! See the full program at independentvenueweek.com. #IVW20 Talks Insurance Triage:  1 PM…

#IVW20 Get Schooled: A Day full of student-focused programming

This Thursday, October 29, Independent Venue Week is hosting Get Schooled: a free online event that will welcome students from music business programs or those with interest in the live events industry to meet and learn from live event professionals. We are hosting two virtual discussion panels: one focused on the future of the live…

Independent Venue Week | Oct. 26 Schedule | #IVW20

#IVW20 is well underway with a handful of shows all over the country, most of which you will be able to stream wherever you are. This third day marks the beginning of our #IVW20 Talks, which kicks off with the session But Wait, There’s More… Alternative Revenue Streams for Venues today at 2 pm EDT / 11 am…

Support NIVA’s #SaveOurStages Campaign

Independent Venue Week proudly supports the nationwide initiative to #SaveOurStages. As COVID-19 reached the US, Independent Venue Week assembled its community of independent venues and promoters to communicate in the face of this unprecedented crisis. Independent Venue Week hosted weekly virtual Town Halls, which led to the creation of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)….

Independent Venue Fundraiser Megathread

In these past several weeks, the novel coronavirus has brought much of everyone’s daily lives to a screeching halt. For independent venues, whose businesses are kept afloat by social gatherings and live events, the lasting economic effects of this pandemic will prove to be a daunting and unprecedented challenge, unlike anything they’ve experienced beforehand. With cancellations…