Independent Venue Week wraps second US edition, announces 2020 event dates

Independent Venue Week 2020 will take place in the US from July 6-12

The  2019 event included more than 200 shows at 80+ venues across more than 50 cities in 28 states

Venues interested in taking part in the 2020 event can apply here

“We’re very excited and honored to…participate in this great event because it’s really why we built this club. It has to do more with performance experience for young artists and an opportunity.”
—Patrick Swindell, Esquire Jazz  Club (Amarillo, TX)


Returning for its third US edition Independent Venue Week has announced that next year’s event will take place from July 6-12, 2020. With support from Independent Venue Week’s partners, including exclusive ticketing partner Eventbrite, the event grew tremendously in its second American iteration, from 20 venues in 20 cities in 2018 to more than 80 venues across more than 50 cities in 2019. “In Independent Venue Week’s second year, our goal was to increase awareness for both the venues and this national initiative,” says Rev. Moose, Managing Partner of Marauder, the producers of the US event, “Throughout the event we met with independent venue owners and promoters from around the country talking about their specific needs. Moving forward, we hope to have Independent Venue Week be a gathering opportunity for one focused week and a form of support for the rest of the year.”

The participating venues represented the best of American independents, spanning everything from storied institutions such as Hi-Fi in Indianapolis and Los Angeles’ Lodge Room to unique community stages such as Harlow’s in Sacramento and Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge. 

Venues interested in participating in the 2020 edition can apply here.
The full list of participating 2019 US Venues is below.

191 Toole -Tucson, AZ
The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Cafe du Nord* – San Francisco, CA
The Dip – Redding, CA
Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA
Harlow’s  –  Sacramento, CA
Lodge Room  –  Los Angeles, CA
Momo Sacramento (Harlow’s Upstairs)  –  Sacramento, CA
Rickshaw Stop  –  San Francisco, CA
The Satellite  –  Los Angeles, CA
Swedish American Hall  –  San Francisco, CA
The UC Theatre*  –  Berkeley, CA
The Caribou Room*  –  Nederland, CO
9:30 Club*  –  Washington, DC
City Winery  –  Washington, DC
High Dive  –  Gainesville, FL
City Winery –   Atlanta, GA
City Winery –  Chicago, IL
Empty Bottle –  Chicago, IL
Fitz’s Spare Keys – Elmhurst, IL
Lincoln Hall  –  Chicago, IL
Reggies  –  Chicago, IL
Schubas Tavern*  –  Chicago, IL
HI-FI  –  Indianapolis, IN
Wave  –  Wichita, KS
Blue Moon Saloon  –  Lafayette, LA
Howlin’ Wolf Music Club  –  New Orleans, LA
City Winery  –  Boston, MA
The Middle East  –  Boston, MA
Narrows Center for the Arts  –  Fall River, MA
ONCE Somerville  –  Somerville, MA
The Pyramid Scheme  –  Grand Rapids, MI
The Fine Line  –  Minneapolis, MN
First Avenue*  –  Minneapolis, MN
The Red Herring Lounge  –  Duluth, MN
The Turf Club*  –  St. Paul, MN
recordBar  –  Kansas City, MO
Motorco*  –  Durham, NC
The Pour House Music Hall  –  Raleigh, NC
Asbury Park Music Foundation –   Asbury Park, NJ
The Saint  –  Asbury Park, NJ
White Eagle Hall*  –  Jersey City, NJ
Arlene’s Grocery  –  New York, NY
Buffalo Iron Works  –  Buffalo, NY
City Winery  –  New York, NY
The Delancey  –  New York, NY
Pianos*  –  New York, NY
S.O.B.’s  –  New York, NY
Saint Vitus  –  Brooklyn, NY
Beachland Ballroom*  –  Cleveland, OH
Jilly’s Music Room  –  Akron, OH
The Kent Stage  –  Kent, OH
Doug Fir Lounge*  –  Portland, OR
Club Cafe –  Pittsburgh, PA
Milkboy  –  Philadelphia, PA
Mr. Small’s Theatre*  –  Pittsburgh, PA
World Cafe Live*  –  Philadelphia, PA
Red Rooster Coffee House  –  Aberdeen, SD
City Winery  –  Nashville, TN
The Concourse  –  Knoxville, TN
EXIT/IN  –  Nashville, TN
The High Watt –  Nashville, TN
Marathon Music Works  –  Nashville, TN
Mercy Lounge*   – Nashville, TN
Club Dada  –  Dallas, TX
Deep Ellum Art Co.*  –  Dallas, TX
Empire Control Room  –  Austin, TX
The Granada Theater  –  Dallas, TX
Mohawk*  – Austin, TX
North Door  –  Austin, TX
Paper Tiger  –  San Antonio, TX
Satellite Bar  –  Houston, TX
Warehouse Live  –  Houston, TX
Esquire Jazz Club  –  Amarillo, TX
Kilby Court  –  Salt Lake City, UT
The Broadberry   –  Richmond, VA
Higher Ground  –  Burlington, VT
The Crocodile*  –  Seattle, WA
Nectar Lounge  –  Seattle, WA
123 Pleasant St  –  Morgantown, WV
* = returning venue

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