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 and postponements of everything from tours, festivals, live events and more, numerous independent venues are dealing with an uncertain future. These spaces that we know and love can only afford to be afloat for so long without events scheduled and money coming in.

Now more than ever before, independent venues need a helping hand. Many have gone out of their way to create online fundraising efforts or campaigns to seek donations in order to ride out this storm. Throughout the foreseeable future, we will be adding to this list of fundraising campaigns for independent venues from around the country, with links to each.

We hope you can share in supporting these rooms that have been there for all of us when we needed them most.

(Le) Poisson Rouge (New York, NY)

3rd and Lindsley (Nashville, TN)

The 5 Spot (East Nashville, TN)

9:30 Club (Washington, DC)

924 Gilman (Berkeley, CA)

AdHoc (Brooklyn, NY)

Antone’s (Austin, TX)

Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore, PA)

Arlene’s Grocery (New York, NY)

Baby’s All Right (New York, NY)

BRIC (New York, NY)

Barracuda (Austin, TX)

Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland, OH)

Beat Kitchen (Chicago, IL)

Bell House and Union Hall (Brooklyn, NY)

Belly Up (San Diego, CA)

Berlin Under A (New York, NY)

Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco, CA)

Bowery Electric (New York, NY)

Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)

Burlington Bar (Chicago, IL)

C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn, NY)

Cafe Mustache (Chicago, IL)

Che Cafe  (San Diego, CA)

Cheer Up Charlies (Austin, TX)

Chop Shop (Chicago, IL)

City Winery (New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, DC, Philadelphia)

Club Congress (Tucson, AZ)

Cobra Lounge (Chicago, IL)

Cobra Club (Brooklyn, NY)

Cole’s Bar (Chicago, IL)

Concord Music Hall (Chicago, IL)

The Continental Club (Austin, TX)

The Continental Club (Houston, TX)

DC9 (Washington, DC)

Dorian’s (Chicago, IL)

Drkmttr (Nashville, TN)

DROM (New York, NY)

The East Room (Nashville, TN)

The End (Nashville, TN)

Elastic Arts (Chicago, IL)

Elbo Room (Oakland, CA)

Elsewhere (Brooklyn, NY)

Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL)

Exit/In (Nashville, TN)

The Far Out Lounge & Stage (Austin, TX)

Footlight Bar  (Brooklyn, NY)

Freight & Salvage (Berkeley, CA)

Friends and Lovers (Brooklyn, NY)

Fubar (Saint Louis, MO)

Good Room (Brooklyn, NY)

Granada Theater (Dallas, TX)

The Great Northern (San Francisco, CA)

Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH)

Headliners Music Hall  (Louisville, KY)

HI-FI (Indianapolis, IN)

The Hideout Inn (Chicago, IL)

High Dive (Gainesville, FL)

Hole In The Wall (Austin, TX)

Hotel Vegas (Austin, TX)

House of Yes (Brooklyn, NY)

The Hungry Brain (Chicago, IL)

I.M.P. (Washington, DC)

Ivy Room (Albany, CA)

Jammin Java & Union Stage (Vienna, VA)

KC Turner Presents (San Francisco, CA)

King’s Theatre (Brooklyn, NY)

The Kingsland (Brooklyn, NY)

Knitting Factory (Brooklyn, NY)

Liar’s Club (Chicago, IL)

Littlefield (Brooklyn, NY)

Live Wire Lounge (Chicago, IL)

The Living Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

The Lost Church (San Francisco, CA)

Marble Bar (Detroit, MI)

Market Hotel (Brooklyn, NY)

Margin Walker Presents (Texas)

Martyrs (Chicago, IL)

Metro (Chicago, IL)

MilkBoy (Philadelphia, PA)

Mohawk (Austin, TX)

Montrose Saloon (Chicago, IL)

Mr. Small’s Theatre  (Pittsburgh, PA)

National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY)

Nectar Lounge (Seattle, WA)

Noise Pop Industries (San Francisco, CA)

Nowadays (Brooklyn, NY)

ONCE (Somerville, MA)

Our Wicked Lady (Brooklyn, NY)

Pete’s Candy Store (Brooklyn, NY)

PianoFight (San Francisco, CA)

Pour House Music Hall (Raleigh, NC)

The Promontory (Chicago, IL)

PRYSM/No.9 (Chicago, IL)

Public Works (San Francisco, CA)

The Pyramid Scheme (Grand Rapids, MI)

Radius (Chicago, IL)

The Rebel Lounge (Phoenix, AZ)

recordBar (Kansas City, MO)

Red River Cultural District (Austin, TX)

Reggies (Chicago, IL)

Rex Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rialto Theatre Foundation (Tucson, AZ)

Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco, CA)

Rite Spot Cafe (San Francisco, CA)

Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY)

Rubulad (New York, NY)

Sahara Lounge (Austin, TX)

Saint Vitus (Brooklyn, NY)

The Satellite (Los Angeles, CA)

The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX)

Sleeping Village (Chicago, IL)

Soda Bar (San Diego, CA)

Songbyrd Music House (Washington, DC)

SPACE (Evanston, IL)

Springwater Supper Club & Lounge (Nashville, TN)

Starline Social Club (Oakland, CA)

State Theatre (Falls Church, VA)

Stay Gold (Austin, TX)

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Austin, TX)

Subterranean (Chicago, IL)

Thalia Hall (Chicago, IL)

The Casbah (San Diego, CA)

The Sultan Room (New York, NY)

Tonic Room (Chicago, IL)

Tractor Tavern (Seattle, WA)

Trans-Pecos (Brooklyn, NY)

Twin Cities Music Community Trust (Minneapolis—St. Paul, MN)

U Street Music Hall (Washington, DC)

The UC Theatre (Berkeley, CA)

Underground Arts (Philadelphia, PA)

Vic Theatre, Riviera Theatre, & Park West (Chicago, IL)

Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)

The Whistler (Chicago, IL)

White Eagle Hall (Jersey City, NJ)

The White Horse (Austin, TX)

Union Pool (Brooklyn, NY)

Wire (Berwyn, IL)

World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)

Wonderville (Brooklyn, NY)

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