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The second US edition of Independent Venue Week will run in the US from July 8–14, 2018 to unite venues, rising and established artists, promoters, labels, media, and tastemakers across a nationwide series of gigs. This is a unique live music project that, although it runs across the whole United States, has a completely ...

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  • 02/05/201902/05/2019

Independent Venue Week Announces US Ambassador Fantastic Negrito

Second year of the week in the U.S. follows an incredibly successful sixth edition in the UK

Independent Venue Week proudly welcomes Eventbrite back as exclusive ticketing partner

Venues are still welcome to  apply to participate in this year's edition of Independent Venue Week

"Fantastic Negrito started playing on the streets, and independent venues gave us our first shot. In a business that doesn't know what to do with artists that don't fit in a box,...

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02/05/2019, Independent Venue Week Announces US Ambassador Fantastic Negrito
02/05/201902/05/2019, Independent Venue Week Announces US Ambassador Fantastic Negrito
Announcement
02/05/2019
Announcement
02/05/2019
Returning for its second US edition July 8-14, 2019, Independent Venue Week, with Eventbrite as its exclusive ticketing partner, has announced that Fantastic Negrito will be joining as its official artist ambassador. MORE» More»

Second year of the week in the U.S. follows an incredibly successful sixth edition in the UK

Independent Venue Week proudly welcomes Eventbrite back as exclusive ticketing partner

Venues are still welcome to  apply to participate in this year's edition of Independent Venue Week

"Fantastic Negrito started playing on the streets, and independent venues gave us our first shot. In a business that doesn't know what to do with artists that don't fit in a box, they're on the front lines, bringing great live music to people everywhere." - Xavier Dphrepaulezz (Fantastic Negrito)

"It's a first step, but I'm a believer that venues should try to work together, as I think there are a lot of benefits to be had if we do. [...] IVW helps highlight that, although we are locally owned and operated, we're not alone in this pursuit to bring great artists to our local communities."

— Glenn Boothe, Marketing Director for Motorco (Durham, NC)

Returning for its second US edition July 8-14, 2019, Independent Venue Week, with Eventbrite as its exclusive ticketing partner, has announced that Fantastic Negrito will be joining as its official artist ambassador. Grammy Award winner Xavier Dphrepaulezz (Fantastic Negrito) emerged from Oakland's local music scene to a tremendously successful rise after winning NPR's Tiny Desk Concert in 2015. Following in the role after inaugural ambassador Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage, Xavier's wealth of experiences as a performer and patron of these venues is central to the community-building mission of Independent Venue Week.

Independent Venue Week is happy to welcome back Eventbrite, a tremendous supporter of independent music whose keen understanding of the need to highlight these critical local businesses makes them an ideal partner to bring this event to life.

“As the technology that powers many of the independent venues across North America, we’re fired up to be partnering with Independent Venue Week for the second year. These venues and promoters work tirelessly day in and day out to bring great music artists to fans around the country and we’re proud to partner with an initiative that provides acknowledgment and support for this critical part of the live music industry,” said Andrew Dreskin, president of Eventbrite’s music division.

Founded by Sybil Bell, Independent Venue Week launched in the UK in 2014.  The event  highlights and celebrates spaces across each territory with a venue-curated concert series and continued growth with every passing year. The UK version featured Novelist as its 2019 artist ambassador and will feature heavily in a  documentary by Radiohead's Philip Selway on UK venues. “It’s just brilliant to see Independent Venue Week growing in the US and returning for a second year," Sybil says. "We’ve just wrapped up our sixth edition here in the UK and it’s been a magical week touring the country. We can’t wait to get back out to the US and discover some equally magical venues and artists.”

The American iteration is produced by music marketing firm Marauder. Marauder's managing partner Rev. Moose says, "These essential spaces are instrumental to both the local neighborhoods and global community of artists that tour our country. We are honored to have Fantastic Negrito, a strong advocate for both community and music, join as artist ambassador. It's a privilege to be working with him to bring new light to the many stages that deserve our support." Moose will be part of the SXSW panelIndie Venues Band Together: Forming a Community, speaking with other Independent Venue Week supporters on the importance of these spaces in the local musical ecosystem.

Independent Venue Week is also proud to announce the first round of participating venues for its second year. Last year's successful US debut, as featured in  Pollstar and Billboard, included 20 shows across 20 venues in 20 cities. In its second year on American soil, Independent Venue Week has already grown to 43 venues in 33 cities - and counting! Venues still interested in taking part can still register at the link below!

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US Independent Venue Week Participating Venues

191 Toole - Tucson, AZ

9:30 Club* - Washington, DC

Arlene's Grocery - New York, NY

Beachland Ballroom* - Cleveland, OH

The Broadberry - Richmond, VA

Cafe du Nord* - San Francisco, CA

The Caribou Room* - Nederland, CO

City Winery - New York, NY

City Winery - Chicago, IL

City Winery - Nashville, TN

City Winery - Atlanta, GA

City Winery - Boston, MA

City Winery - Washington, DC

Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA

The Crocodile* - Seattle, WA

Deep Ellum Art Co.* - Dallas, TX

Doug Fir Lounge* - Portland, OR

The Echo* - Los Angeles, CA

Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL

First Avenue* - Minneapolis, MN

HI-FI - Indianapolis, IN

High Dive - Gainesville, FL

Higher Ground - Burlington, VT

The Kent Stage - Kent, OH

Mercy Lounge* - Nashville, TN

The Middle East* - Boston, MA

Mohawk* - Austin, TX

Motorco* - Durham, NC

Mr. Smalls Theatre* - Pittsburgh, PA

Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA

Pianos* - New York, NY

The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC

The Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ

The Red Herring Lounge - Duluth, MN

Reggies - Chicago, IL

The Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ

S.O.B.'s - New York, NY

Schubas Tavern* - Chicago, IL

Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA

The Turf Club* - St. Paul, MN

The UC Theatre* - Berkeley, CA

Wave - Wichita, KS

World Cafe Live* - Philadelphia, PA

* - returning venue

Why Independent Venue Week?

Independent venues are the places that continue to give artists the early experience of playing live in front of an audience. For fans, these are the venues to get up close to artists that, one day, may well be playing stadiums. And for the working industry, these are the venues where new talent gets discovered and behind-the-scenes careers are fostered. Independent venues are the backbone of the live music scene, and Independent Venue Week annually recognizes all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future. Additionally, as the first multinational event pledged to the  Keychange Initiative, which invests in emerging female talent whilst encouraging festivals to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022, Independent Venue Week has joined the push for greater gender equality in the music industry.

The project has shown impressive growth since it's 2014 beginnings in the UK. It works with lots of venues not just in major markets but, just as importantly, venues in secondary and tertiary locations. Artists at all levels support the project, as independent venues are where any credible performer hones their craft. Performing artists don’t need an active release to be involved with Independent Venue Week; most are just happy to give back to the spaces that gave them a start.

Independent Venue Week is a platform providing considerable exposure to venues across the country. Participating venues have said that not only do they love the extra foot traffic, new contacts, and the chance to build relationships with new partners including agents, labels, artists, promoters, and media, but that for this week they feel part of a collective. 71% of participating venues in the 2018 US launch stated that Independent Venue Week helped them gain publicity—for the venue or for their Independent Venue Week show—that they would not otherwise have obtained.

For more information, visit  Independent Venue Week's website 

 

Announcement
02/05/2019

07/15/2018, Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
07/02/201807/15/2018, Independent Venue Week comes to Washington DC July 15 at 9:30 Club. w/ The Get Up Kids
Event
07/15/2018
Event
07/15/2018
Ticket URL
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1673948?utm_medium=promo&utm_source=IndVenueWeek&q=44f1331c-d115-4bf9-997e-e037ba62002a&p=4ea99379-9294-4aa2-990c-6692ee99df81&ts=1525810855&c=ticketfly&e=004&rt=Safetynet&h=cf0823a8e0eb29230233a73c50467097
Venue Zip
20001
Venue City, State
Washington, DC
Venue St. Address
815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Venue
9:30 Club
Independent Venue Week US has announced its first confirmed venues and shows across the country partaking in its upcoming debut edition. Following a half-decade of massive success in its home region of the UK, Independent Venue Week will make its US debut July 9-15, including in Washington, DC at 9:30 Club. MORE» More»

 

Independent Venue Week announces initial US venues, shows

Debut American edition of highly successful UK event
runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018

Read the story on Billboard

"Supporting independent music venues is a cool thing to do, so it's very exciting that a whole week [is] dedicated to doing just that...The long and short of it, then, is that you get to go to a bunch of good shows and feel warm and fuzzy for supporting a worthy cause."—Noisey

"The IVW initiative is essentially uniting the small dark rooms above, below and behind pubs that we all did a lot of growing up in. They're the places where most musicians have their first gig, learn how to work a crowd, and earn your undying love and respect as they climb the ladder of success."—i-D 

"Independent Venues are all crucial for the musical development of the UK because they provide local artists with places to hone their show skills and a window to other musical worlds when a tour hits town..."—Colin Greenwood of Radiohead

Independent Venue Week US has announced its first confirmed venues and shows across the country partaking in its upcoming debut edition. Following a half-decade of massive success in its home region of the UK, Independent Venue Week will make its US debut July 9-15 in venues across the country. The American version will launch with a limited number of venues, echoing how the event was originally introduced to the UK. An alphabetically ordered list of founding cities, venues, dates, and performers is below, with more to be announced.

Date: City - Venue (Artist)
July 9: Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry/First Avenue (Cut Worms) - Tickets
July 9: Boston, MA - The Middle East (Zonez, Blueberry Syrup, Mokamazo) - Tickets
July 10: Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre (Neurosis) - Tickets 
July 10: Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live (Bombino) - Tickets
July 11: Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co. (Lev) - Tickets
July 11: Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Liily) - Tickets

July 11: Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (Jeremy Enigk) - Tickets

July 12: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom (Falling Stars) - Tickets
July 12: New York, NY - Pianos (Night Screams, Grim Streaker, Dead Stars, more) - Tickets
July 12: Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (Phoebe Bridgers) - Tickets
July 13: Chicago, IL - Schubas (TV Girl) - Tickets
July 13: Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall (The Get Up Kids) - Tickets
July 13: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge/The High Watt (Western Medication) - Tickets
July 13: Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls (The Lone Bellow) - Tickets
July 14: Austin, TX - Mohawk (Deafheaven) - Tickets
July 14: Nederland, CO - Caribou Room (Flow Tribe) - Tickets
July 14: San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord (Brigid Mae Power) - Tickets
July 15: Durham, NC - Motorco (River Whyless) - Tickets
July 15: St. Paul, MN - The Turf Club/First Avenue (Unsane) - Tickets
July 15: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (The Get Up Kids) - Tickets

 

Full show details including ticket links to be updated at Independent Venue Week's website.

Independent Venue Week officially welcomes Eventbrite and Songtrust as founding year partners for the US launch. Eventbrite partners with over 2,000 of the top independent promoters, venues and festivals across North America, and along with bringing leading technology to the live music space, the company demonstrates a fierce commitment to the independent live music community both in the US and abroad.  Songtrust provides a technology platform for music publishing and royalty collection services to help songwriters, artists, managers, labels and publishers simplify music rights management.

Independent Venue Week, which debuted in the UK in 2014, is a celebration of, a display of gratitude for, and a series of shows in independently run music venues. It gives a nod to the people that own, run, and work in them day in, day out to bring the very best new live talent to eager audiences. The fifth UK Independent Venue Week, which this year saw BBC Music make official their support as its broadcasting partner, took place in late January and early February; Independent Venue Week US was announced concurrently.

Independent Venue Week's founder, Sybil Bell, says of the US debut:

"It’s so exciting to see the first edition of Independent Venue Week in the US come together. We’ve been talking with the brilliant team at Marauder for a few years about making this happen. The list of founding venues announced so far is so strong. It feels like this is the perfect foundation to celebrate these spaces all across the US, with more amazing venues to be announced. As we celebrated our 5th birthday in the UK this year with a ten-fold increase in participating venues from year one, we hope we can expand in the US in the same way. It sets the scene to make this a true celebration of venues globally over the coming years."

Marauder is producing and promoting the American event from scratch. Managing partner/Co-founder Rev. Moose says:

"We are humbled to have such outstanding venues as part of the inaugural American event. The owners and operators of these independently owned venues face daily challenges unique to their spaces. We look at the American launch of Independent Venue Week as a chance to celebrate these people that are the cornerstones of their individual communities. The success of the UK event is a glowing model that shows the potential of what can be done on American soil. This upcoming week of special events is a great way to refocus people's attention on the rooms that build musical careers."

Andrew Dreskin, President of Eventbrite’s music division and Co-Founder of Ticketfly, on partnering with the US Edition:

"As a trusted partner to a tight knit community of 2,000 of the top independent music venues and promoters across North America, Eventbrite could not be a more perfect partner for Independent Venue Week. We're excited to get behind an initiative that will drive more people to go out and see great live music, and to support their local venues and promoters."

About Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week is launching in the US from July 9–15, 2018 to unite venues, rising and established artists, promoters, labels, media, and tastemakers across a nationwide series of gigs. This is a unique live music project that, although it runs across the whole United States, has a completely local feel—there’s nothing else like it.

These are the venues that continue to give artists the early experience of playing live in front of an audience. For fans, these are the venues to get up close to artists that, one day, may well be playing stadiums. And for the working industry, these are the venues where new talent gets discovered and behind-the-scenes careers are fostered. Independent venues are the backbone of the live music scene, and Independent Venue Week annually recognizes all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.

The project has shown impressive growth in its first five iterations hosted in the UK. It works with lots of venues not just in major markets but, just as importantly, venues in secondary and tertiary locations. Artists at all levels support the project, as independent venues are where any credible performer hones their craft. Performing artists don’t need an active release to be involved with Independent Venue Week; most are just happy to give back to the spaces that gave them a start.

Independent Venue Week is a platform providing considerable exposure to venues across the country. Participating venues in the UK have said that not only do they love the extra foot traffic, new contacts, and the chance to build relationships with new partners including agents, labels, artists, promoters and media, but that for this week they feel part of a collective rather than just operating in isolation.

Extensive previous press coverage of the UK event can be found here with an explanation of the statistics. In addition, Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music Tour can be found on the BBC’s website.

For more information, visit Independent Venue Week's website

MEDIA CONTACT:
Max Freedman | 212-993-1569 | max@maraudergroup.com
Billy Cook | 212-993-1569 | billy@maraudergroup.com

Independent Venue Week:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #IVW18

Event
07/15/2018

07/15/2018, Durham, NC, Motorco
07/02/201807/15/2018, Independent Venue Week comes to Durham July 15 at Motorco w/ River Whyless
Event
07/15/2018
Event
07/15/2018
Ticket URL
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1648583?utm_medium=api
Ticket Price(s)
$15
Venue Zip
27701
Venue City, State
Durham, NC
Venue St. Address
723 Rigsbee Ave
Venue
Motorco
Independent Venue Week US has announced its first confirmed venues and shows across the country partaking in its upcoming debut edition. Following a half-decade of massive success in its home region of the UK, Independent Venue Week will make its US debut July 9-15, including in Durham at Motorco. MORE» More»

Independent Venue Week announces initial US venues, shows

Debut American edition of highly successful UK event
runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018

Read the story on Billboard

"Supporting independent music venues is a cool thing to do, so it's very exciting that a whole week [is] dedicated to doing just that...The long and short of it, then, is that you get to go to a bunch of good shows and feel warm and fuzzy for supporting a worthy cause."—Noisey

"The IVW initiative is essentially uniting the small dark rooms above, below and behind pubs that we all did a lot of growing up in. They're the places where most musicians have their first gig, learn how to work a crowd, and earn your undying love and respect as they climb the ladder of success."—i-D 

"Independent Venues are all crucial for the musical development of the UK because they provide local artists with places to hone their show skills and a window to other musical worlds when a tour hits town..."—Colin Greenwood of Radiohead

Independent Venue Week US has announced its first confirmed venues and shows across the country partaking in its upcoming debut edition. Following a half-decade of massive success in its home region of the UK, Independent Venue Week will make its US debut July 9-15 in venues across the country. The American version will launch with a limited number of venues, echoing how the event was originally introduced to the UK. An alphabetically ordered list of founding cities, venues, dates, and performers is below, with more to be announced.

Date: City - Venue (Artist)
July 9: Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry/First Avenue (Cut Worms) - Tickets
July 9: Boston, MA - The Middle East (Zonez, Blueberry Syrup, Mokamazo) - Tickets
July 10: Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre (Neurosis) - Tickets 
July 10: Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live (Bombino) - Tickets
July 11: Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co. (Lev) - Tickets
July 11: Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Liily) - Tickets

July 11: Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (Jeremy Enigk) - Tickets

July 12: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom (Falling Stars) - Tickets
July 12: New York, NY - Pianos (Night Screams, Grim Streaker, Dead Stars, more) - Tickets
July 12: Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (Phoebe Bridgers) - Tickets
July 13: Chicago, IL - Schubas (TV Girl) - Tickets
July 13: Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall (The Get Up Kids) - Tickets
July 13: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge/The High Watt (Western Medication) - Tickets
July 13: Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls (The Lone Bellow) - Tickets
July 14: Austin, TX - Mohawk (Deafheaven) - Tickets
July 14: Nederland, CO - Caribou Room (Flow Tribe) - Tickets
July 14: San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord (Brigid Mae Power) - Tickets
July 15: Durham, NC - Motorco (River Whyless) - Tickets
July 15: St. Paul, MN - The Turf Club/First Avenue (Unsane) - Tickets
July 15: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (The Get Up Kids) - Tickets

 

Full show details including ticket links to be updated at Independent Venue Week's website.

Independent Venue Week officially welcomes Eventbrite and Songtrust as founding year partners for the US launch. Eventbrite partners with over 2,000 of the top independent promoters, venues and festivals across North America, and along with bringing leading technology to the live music space, the company demonstrates a fierce commitment to the independent live music community both in the US and abroad.  Songtrust provides a technology platform for music publishing and royalty collection services to help songwriters, artists, managers, labels and publishers simplify music rights management.

Independent Venue Week, which debuted in the UK in 2014, is a celebration of, a display of gratitude for, and a series of shows in independently run music venues. It gives a nod to the people that own, run, and work in them day in, day out to bring the very best new live talent to eager audiences. The fifth UK Independent Venue Week, which this year saw BBC Music make official their support as its broadcasting partner, took place in late January and early February; Independent Venue Week US was announced concurrently.

Independent Venue Week's founder, Sybil Bell, says of the US debut:

"It’s so exciting to see the first edition of Independent Venue Week in the US come together. We’ve been talking with the brilliant team at Marauder for a few years about making this happen. The list of founding venues announced so far is so strong. It feels like this is the perfect foundation to celebrate these spaces all across the US, with more amazing venues to be announced. As we celebrated our 5th birthday in the UK this year with a ten-fold increase in participating venues from year one, we hope we can expand in the US in the same way. It sets the scene to make this a true celebration of venues globally over the coming years."

Marauder is producing and promoting the American event from scratch. Managing partner/Co-founder Rev. Moose says:

"We are humbled to have such outstanding venues as part of the inaugural American event. The owners and operators of these independently owned venues face daily challenges unique to their spaces. We look at the American launch of Independent Venue Week as a chance to celebrate these people that are the cornerstones of their individual communities. The success of the UK event is a glowing model that shows the potential of what can be done on American soil. This upcoming week of special events is a great way to refocus people's attention on the rooms that build musical careers."

Andrew Dreskin, President of Eventbrite’s music division and Co-Founder of Ticketfly, on partnering with the US Edition:

"As a trusted partner to a tight knit community of 2,000 of the top independent music venues and promoters across North America, Eventbrite could not be a more perfect partner for Independent Venue Week. We're excited to get behind an initiative that will drive more people to go out and see great live music, and to support their local venues and promoters."

About Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week is launching in the US from July 9–15, 2018 to unite venues, rising and established artists, promoters, labels, media, and tastemakers across a nationwide series of gigs. This is a unique live music project that, although it runs across the whole United States, has a completely local feel—there’s nothing else like it.

These are the venues that continue to give artists the early experience of playing live in front of an audience. For fans, these are the venues to get up close to artists that, one day, may well be playing stadiums. And for the working industry, these are the venues where new talent gets discovered and behind-the-scenes careers are fostered. Independent venues are the backbone of the live music scene, and Independent Venue Week annually recognizes all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.

The project has shown impressive growth in its first five iterations hosted in the UK. It works with lots of venues not just in major markets but, just as importantly, venues in secondary and tertiary locations. Artists at all levels support the project, as independent venues are where any credible performer hones their craft. Performing artists don’t need an active release to be involved with Independent Venue Week; most are just happy to give back to the spaces that gave them a start.

Independent Venue Week is a platform providing considerable exposure to venues across the country. Participating venues in the UK have said that not only do they love the extra foot traffic, new contacts, and the chance to build relationships with new partners including agents, labels, artists, promoters and media, but that for this week they feel part of a collective rather than just operating in isolation.

Extensive previous press coverage of the UK event can be found here with an explanation of the statistics. In addition, Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music Tour can be found on the BBC’s website.

For more information, visit Independent Venue Week's website

MEDIA CONTACT:
Max Freedman | 212-993-1569 | max@maraudergroup.com
Billy Cook | 212-993-1569 | billy@maraudergroup.com

Independent Venue Week:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #IVW18

Event
07/15/2018

07/15/2018, Saint Paul, MN, The Turf Club
07/02/201807/15/2018, Independent Venue Week comes to St. Paul, MN July 15 at The Turf Club. w/ Unsane
Event
07/15/2018
Event
07/15/2018
Ticket URL
marauder.createsend1.com/t/i-l-bhujuhk-l-g/
Venue Zip
55104
Venue City, State
St. Paul, MN
Venue St. Address
1601 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104
Venue
The Turf Club
Independent Venue Week has revealed the final list of venues and shows participating in its debut US edition, which follows a half-decade of massive success in its native UK. The inaugural American edition of Independent Venue Week runs July 9-15 in venues across the country, including in St. Paul, MN at The Turf Club. MORE» More»

Independent Venue Week releases full lineup of inaugural American edition: runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018

Announces Chuck D as honorary artist ambassador

"Supporting independent music venues is a cool thing to do, so it's very exciting that a whole week [is] dedicated to doing just that...The long and short of it, then, is that you get to go to a bunch of good shows and feel warm and fuzzy for supporting a worthy cause."—Noisey

"The IVW initiative is essentially uniting the small dark rooms above, below and behind pubs that we all did a lot of growing up in. They're the places where most musicians have their first gig, learn how to work a crowd, and earn your undying love and respect as they climb the ladder of success."—i-D 

"Independent Venues are all crucial for the musical development of the UK because they provide local artists with places to hone their show skills and a window to other musical worlds when a tour hits town..."—Colin Greenwood of Radiohead (IVW UK Year One ambassador)

Independent Venue Week has revealed the final list of venues and shows participating in its debut US edition, which follows a half-decade of massive success in its native UK. The inaugural American edition of Independent Venue Week runs July 9-15 in venues across the country. The event gives a nod to the people that own, run, and work in them day in, day out to bring the very best new live talent to eager audiences. Independent Venue Week officially welcomes Eventbrite and Songtrust as founding year partners for the US launch. Eventbrite partners with over 2,000 of the top independent promoters, venues and festivals across North America. Songtrust provides a technology platform for music publishing and royalty collection services to help simplify music rights management.

Independent Venue Week's debut US edition has also announced Chuck Dsocial activist, author, and co-founder of legendary group Public Enemy and member of Prophets of Rageas its honorary artist ambassador. Chuck D's role as ambassador is a natural fit given his lengthy history of performing in independent venues throughout his career. Of Independent Venue Week coming to America, Chuck D says:

"I’ve spent a lot of time in independent venues around the world, onstage and as the fan in the crowd.  No matter if you’re a superstar or underground act, these places bring music to the people outside of the corporate lines.  Let’s celebrate them, not just this week but every day.

For this debut US edition, Independent Venue Week will include one show at one participating venue per city. These venues have been handpicked to represent the diverse community of performers and spaces that Independent Venue Week supports. This limited number of venues echoes how the event was originally introduced to the UK. Artists playing Independent Venue Week shows include nationally revered artists including DeafheavenThe Get Up Kids, and Phoebe Bridgers; many shows will highlight local talent such as Falling StarsWestern Medication, and The Night Screams

Below is the final list of venues and shows participating in Independent Venue Week:

Date: City - Venue (Artist)
July 9: Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry/First Avenue (Cut Worms) - Tickets
July 9: Boston, MA - The Middle East (Zonez, Blueberry Syrup, Mokamazo) - Tickets
July 10: Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre (Neurosis) - Tickets 
July 10: Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live (Bombino) - Tickets
July 11: Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co. (Lev) - Tickets
July 11: Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Liily) - Tickets

July 11: Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (Jeremy Enigk) - Tickets

July 12: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom (Falling Stars) - Tickets
July 12: New York, NY - Pianos (Night Screams, Grim Streaker, Dead Stars, more) - Tickets
July 12: Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (Phoebe Bridgers) - Tickets
July 13: Chicago, IL - Schubas (TV Girl) - Tickets
July 13: Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall (The Get Up Kids) - Tickets
July 13: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge/The High Watt (Western Medication) - Tickets
July 13: Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls (The Lone Bellow) - Tickets
July 14: Austin, TX - Mohawk (Deafheaven) - Tickets
July 14: Nederland, CO - Caribou Room (Flow Tribe) - Tickets
July 14: San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord (Brigid Mae Power) - Tickets
July 15: Durham, NC - Motorco (River Whyless) - Tickets
July 15: St. Paul, MN - The Turf Club/First Avenue (Unsane) - Tickets
July 15: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (The Get Up Kids) - Tickets

 

Full show details are available via Independent Venue Week's website.

Independent Venue Week's founder, Sybil Bell, says of the US debut:

"It’s so exciting to see the first edition of Independent Venue Week in the US now finalized, and what an amazing group of founding venues and artists are taking part. We’ve been talking with the brilliant team at Marauder for a few years about making this happen, and they’ve done an incredible job in bringing such a diverse range of participants on board. It is definitely the perfect foundation to celebrate these spaces all across the US. Having celebrated our 5th birthday in the UK this year with a ten-fold increase in participating venues from year one, it’s so exciting to think that we can do the same in the US from year two onwards with many more venues, artists and partners taking part. Independent Venue Week sets the scene to make this a true celebration of venues globally over the coming years.

Marauder is producing and promoting the American event from scratch. Managing partner/Co-founder Rev. Moose says:

 

"We are humbled to have such outstanding venues as part of the inaugural American event. The owners and operators of these independently owned venues face daily challenges unique to their spaces. We look at the American launch of Independent Venue Week as a chance to celebrate these people that are the cornerstones of their individual communities. The success of the UK event is a glowing model that shows the potential of what can be done on American soil. This upcoming week of special events is a great way to refocus people's attention on the rooms that build musical careers.

Andrew Dreskin, President of Eventbrite’s music division and Co-Founder of Ticketfly, on partnering with the US Edition:

"As a trusted partner to a tight knit community of 2,000 of the top independent music venues and promoters across North America, Eventbrite could not be a more perfect partner for Independent Venue Week. We're excited to get behind an initiative that will drive more people to go out and see great live music, and to support their local venues and promoters.

 

About Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week is launching in the US from July 9–15, 2018 to unite venues, rising and established artists, promoters, labels, media, and tastemakers across a nationwide series of gigs. This is a unique live music project that, although it runs across the whole United States, has a completely local feel—there’s nothing else like it.

These are the venues that continue to give artists the early experience of playing live in front of an audience. For fans, these are the venues to get up close to artists that, one day, may well be playing stadiums. And for the working industry, these are the venues where new talent gets discovered and behind-the-scenes careers are fostered. Independent venues are the backbone of the live music scene, and Independent Venue Week annually recognizes all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.

The project has shown impressive growth in its first five iterations hosted in the UK. It works with lots of venues not just in major markets but, just as importantly, venues in secondary and tertiary locations. Artists at all levels support the project, as independent venues are where any credible performer hones their craft. Performing artists don’t need an active release to be involved with Independent Venue Week; most are just happy to give back to the spaces that gave them a start.

Independent Venue Week is a platform providing considerable exposure to venues across the country. Participating venues in the UK have said that not only do they love the extra foot traffic, new contacts, and the chance to build relationships with new partners including agents, labels, artists, promoters and media, but that for this week they feel part of a collective rather than just operating in isolation.

Extensive previous press coverage of the UK event can be found here with an explanation of the statistics. In addition, Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music Tour can be found on the BBC’s website.

For more information, visit Independent Venue Week's website

MEDIA CONTACT:
Max Freedman | 212-993-1569 | max@maraudergroup.com
Billy Cook | 212-993-1569 | billy@maraudergroup.com

Event
07/15/2018

07/14/2018, Nederland, CO, Caribou Room
07/02/201807/14/2018, Independent Venue Week comes to Nederland July 14 at Caribou Room. w/ Flow Tribe
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07/14/2018
Event
07/14/2018
Ticket URL
https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/313598
Venue Zip
80466
Venue City, State
Nederland, CO
Venue St. Address
55 Indian Peaks Dr., Nederland, 80466, CO
Venue
Caribou Room
Independent Venue Week US has announced its first confirmed venues and shows across the country partaking in its upcoming debut edition. Following a half-decade of massive success in its home region of the UK, Independent Venue Week will make its US debut July 9-15, including in Nederland at Caribou Room. MORE» More»

 

Independent Venue Week announces initial US venues, shows

Debut American edition of highly successful UK event
runs nationwide July 9-15, 2018

Read the story on Billboard

"Supporting independent music venues is a cool thing to do, so it's very exciting that a whole week [is] dedicated to doing just that...The long and short of it, then, is that you get to go to a bunch of good shows and feel warm and fuzzy for supporting a worthy cause."—Noisey

"The IVW initiative is essentially uniting the small dark rooms above, below and behind pubs that we all did a lot of growing up in. They're the places where most musicians have their first gig, learn how to work a crowd, and earn your undying love and respect as they climb the ladder of success."—i-D 

"Independent Venues are all crucial for the musical development of the UK because they provide local artists with places to hone their show skills and a window to other musical worlds when a tour hits town..."—Colin Greenwood of Radiohead

Independent Venue Week US has announced its first confirmed venues and shows across the country partaking in its upcoming debut edition. Following a half-decade of massive success in its home region of the UK, Independent Venue Week will make its US debut July 9-15 in venues across the country. The American version will launch with a limited number of venues, echoing how the event was originally introduced to the UK. An alphabetically ordered list of founding cities, venues, dates, and performers is below, with more to be announced.

Date: City - Venue (Artist)
July 9: Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry/First Avenue (Cut Worms) - Tickets
July 9: Boston, MA - The Middle East (Zonez, Blueberry Syrup, Mokamazo) - Tickets
July 10: Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre (Neurosis) - Tickets 
July 10: Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live (Bombino) - Tickets
July 11: Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co. (Lev) - Tickets
July 11: Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Liily) - Tickets

July 11: Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (Jeremy Enigk) - Tickets

July 12: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom (Falling Stars) - Tickets
July 12: New York, NY - Pianos (Night Screams, Grim Streaker, Dead Stars, more) - Tickets
July 12: Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (Phoebe Bridgers) - Tickets
July 13: Chicago, IL - Schubas (TV Girl) - Tickets
July 13: Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall (The Get Up Kids) - Tickets
July 13: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge/The High Watt (Western Medication) - Tickets
July 13: Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls (The Lone Bellow) - Tickets
July 14: Austin, TX - Mohawk (Deafheaven) - Tickets
July 14: Nederland, CO - Caribou Room (Flow Tribe) - Tickets
July 14: San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord (Brigid Mae Power) - Tickets
July 15: Durham, NC - Motorco (River Whyless) - Tickets
July 15: St. Paul, MN - The Turf Club/First Avenue (Unsane) - Tickets
July 15: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (The Get Up Kids) - Tickets

 

Full show details including ticket links to be updated at Independent Venue Week's website.

Independent Venue Week officially welcomes Eventbrite and Songtrust as founding year partners for the US launch. Eventbrite partners with over 2,000 of the top independent promoters, venues and festivals across North America, and along with bringing leading technology to the live music space, the company demonstrates a fierce commitment to the independent live music community both in the US and abroad.  Songtrust provides a technology platform for music publishing and royalty collection services to help songwriters, artists, managers, labels and publishers simplify music rights management.

Independent Venue Week, which debuted in the UK in 2014, is a celebration of, a display of gratitude for, and a series of shows in independently run music venues. It gives a nod to the people that own, run, and work in them day in, day out to bring the very best new live talent to eager audiences. The fifth UK Independent Venue Week, which this year saw BBC Music make official their support as its broadcasting partner, took place in late January and early February; Independent Venue Week US was announced concurrently.

Independent Venue Week's founder, Sybil Bell, says of the US debut:

"It’s so exciting to see the first edition of Independent Venue Week in the US come together. We’ve been talking with the brilliant team at Marauder for a few years about making this happen. The list of founding venues announced so far is so strong. It feels like this is the perfect foundation to celebrate these spaces all across the US, with more amazing venues to be announced. As we celebrated our 5th birthday in the UK this year with a ten-fold increase in participating venues from year one, we hope we can expand in the US in the same way. It sets the scene to make this a true celebration of venues globally over the coming years."

Marauder is producing and promoting the American event from scratch. Managing partner/Co-founder Rev. Moose says:

"We are humbled to have such outstanding venues as part of the inaugural American event. The owners and operators of these independently owned venues face daily challenges unique to their spaces. We look at the American launch of Independent Venue Week as a chance to celebrate these people that are the cornerstones of their individual communities. The success of the UK event is a glowing model that shows the potential of what can be done on American soil. This upcoming week of special events is a great way to refocus people's attention on the rooms that build musical careers."

Andrew Dreskin, President of Eventbrite’s music division and Co-Founder of Ticketfly, on partnering with the US Edition:

"As a trusted partner to a tight knit community of 2,000 of the top independent music venues and promoters across North America, Eventbrite could not be a more perfect partner for Independent Venue Week. We're excited to get behind an initiative that will drive more people to go out and see great live music, and to support their local venues and promoters."

About Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week is launching in the US from July 9–15, 2018 to unite venues, rising and established artists, promoters, labels, media, and tastemakers across a nationwide series of gigs. This is a unique live music project that, although it runs across the whole United States, has a completely local feel—there’s nothing else like it.

These are the venues that continue to give artists the early experience of playing live in front of an audience. For fans, these are the venues to get up close to artists that, one day, may well be playing stadiums. And for the working industry, these are the venues where new talent gets discovered and behind-the-scenes careers are fostered. Independent venues are the backbone of the live music scene, and Independent Venue Week annually recognizes all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.

The project has shown impressive growth in its first five iterations hosted in the UK. It works with lots of venues not just in major markets but, just as importantly, venues in secondary and tertiary locations. Artists at all levels support the project, as independent venues are where any credible performer hones their craft. Performing artists don’t need an active release to be involved with Independent Venue Week; most are just happy to give back to the spaces that gave them a start.

Independent Venue Week is a platform providing considerable exposure to venues across the country. Participating venues in the UK have said that not only do they love the extra foot traffic, new contacts, and the chance to build relationships with new partners including agents, labels, artists, promoters and media, but that for this week they feel part of a collective rather than just operating in isolation.

Extensive previous press coverage of the UK event can be found here with an explanation of the statistics. In addition, Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music Tour can be found on the BBC’s website.

For more information, visit Independent Venue Week's website

MEDIA CONTACT:
Max Freedman | 212-993-1569 | max@maraudergroup.com
Billy Cook | 212-993-1569 | billy@maraudergroup.com

Independent Venue Week:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #IVW18

Event
07/14/2018

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