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02/02/2018
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Independent Venue Week Will Launch In the U.S. This Summer

In 2014, Independent Venue Week debuted in the U.K. as a way to celebrate independently-owned and run music venues with a series of special shows. Now, the event is coming stateside.

Today (Feb. 2), it has been announced that the week-long event -- described in the release as “Record Store Day, but for venues” -- will take place in the U.S. for the first time from July 9 through July 15. Sybill Bell, founder of Independent Venue Week, says that as the U.K. gears up to celebrate its fifth successful year, the timing felt right to launch elsewhere.