Wednesday 08th April 2020,
Independent Venue Week

Venue Donations and Corona Virus Crowdfunders

For our friends and partners who are at the heart of grassroots music venues and everyone that is part of their local venue community and touring world, we feel so much for you all right now. We are aware many [...]

March 19, 2020 2020, Announcement, UK, Venue

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 [...]

March 14, 2020 2020, Announcement, US
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Independent Venues Unite to Deal with Crisis

With the Covid 19 Coronavirus leading to the widespread cancellation of public events, independent venues from around the world are now facing an unprecedented challenge, unlike anything they’ve experienced beforehand. On March 12th, 2020, Independent Venue Week hosted a digital [...]

March 12, 2020 2020, Announcement, US

Helping in the wake of unexpected cancellations

With the cancellation of SXSW and many other major festivals and tours affected by the global health crisis, many venues face an uncertain future. Send us your open American dates and preferred method of contact through the end of this [...]

March 7, 2020 2020, Announcement, News, US

Calderdale Flooding – URGENT Support Needed

Live Shows and Auction – Please Can You Help? As you may have seen, the wider area of Calderdale has, once again, been hit by sever flooding. Many homes, business and community spaces have been hit really badly and with [...]

February 15, 2020 Announcement, News

Over 120 US Venues and Counting Announced for 2020

The third US edition of Independent Venue Week will take place July 6-12 with over 120 venues confirmed and counting Venues are still welcome to apply to participate in this year’s edition of Independent Venue Week Returning for its third [...]

February 3, 2020 2020, Announcement, Partner, Partners, Sponsors, US

Independent Venue Week 20 – Done but not Dusted

Photography by Jamie MacMillan ©   WHAT A WEEK – #IVW20 was our biggest ever thanks to everyone who took part. Whether you bought tickets to a gig, ran a night, played on stage, crewed for a band or venue, [...]

February 3, 2020 2020, Announcement, History, News

‘I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for independent venues’ – Anna Calvi exclusive

‘I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for independent venues’ Ahead of her Homecoming Tour show at Brixton’s Windmill, 2020 IVW ambassador Anna Calvi explains how grassroots gigs made her the kind of artist who scores Peaky Blinders, croons with Jeff [...]

January 31, 2020 2020, Ambassador, Interview

Big Jeff’s Blog – Lets go to SXSW

We’re so excited to say that Bristol music legend Big Jeff has been invited to Austin Texas for South by South West music conference and festival in March 2020 – can you help him go by donating and sharing his crowdfunding page? [...]

January 30, 2020 Uncategorized

Arts Council England announces second round of funding to support independent venues

Arts Council England announces second round of funding – a further £1.5million for grassroots music venues. Following the launch of the inaugural £1.5 million Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund in May 2019, Arts Council England (ACE) today announces a second [...]

January 30, 2020 2020, Announcement, News, Partner