We were delighted to welcome so many of you to Independents Day at 229 last week. The day consisted of a range of panels in which topics were brought to life by our wonderful panelists as well as connections made with venues, promoters and agents throughout the day. A huge thank you to our partners, […]

Independent Venue Week start 10th anniversary preparations with Independents Day 2022

Presented by Independent Venue Week and Independent Venue Community, the annual stakeholder conference takes place tomorrow (August 2nd) at 229 London, bringing together grassroots music venues, promoters and partners for a day of discussion, debate and inspiration.   Preparing for IVW’s 10th anniversary, and inspiring venues to engage in more IVC activity, 2022’s event will […]


To my dear, wonderful friend, Jeff, You’ve been at the heart of our Independent Venue Week family for over five years now and our world has become so much richer for it. We were absolutely devastated to hear about the terrible accident you had at home recently. The next few days, weeks, months and, possibly […]

Stanton Moore sits down with Brian “Tank” Greenberg, to discuss Tipitina’s impact in the new Independent Venue Speak Episode

A staple of New Orleans music and culture since 1977, Tipitina’s has long stood as a touchstone of the city’s vibrant, world-renowned music scene. The venue has played  host to generations of NOLA musical royalty including Ivan Neville, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Big Freedia, and Trombone Shorty. When it faced imminent closure back in 2018 the space found new […]

Independent Venue Week Announces Big Freedia as 2022 Artist Ambassador

Independent Venue Week will return for its fifth year July 11 – 17, 2022. Today, the event announces Big Freedia as 2022 Artist Ambassador and shares the first round of venues set to participate in the week-long series of programming celebrating the spirit of independence, powered by a partnership with See Tickets. 2022 follows four […]


The dust is still settling for us, but we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for getting out and supporting independent venues last week for #IVW22. You really made it happen. A huge thanks to our supporters Arts Council England, BBC Radio 6 Music, Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru | Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, See Tickets, gigseekr and PPL – Phonographic […]

#IVW22 DAY 6

SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY Last night tonight…We have loved every second, and we hope you have too. Yesterday, Audiobooks closed up Future Yard in Birkenhead in serious fashion, producing a set that lit up the crowd as a perfect way to end the venue’s first IVW. Nu Garçon brought an amazing show to Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom in Norwich as part of the 0800 Moshi […]

#IVW22 DAY 5

FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY #IVW22 so far has already been more than we ever could have hoped for, and we are feeling pretty grateful that we still have a whole weekend to go… Jane Weaver produced an amazing set at Elsewhere in Margate, adding to the already stellar line up they have had on this week. […]