Independent Venue Week Announces First Round of 2019 US Shows, Additional Venues

Independent Venue Week Announces First Round of 2019 US Shows, Additional Venues

Returning for its second US edition July 8-14, 2019, Independent Venue Week, with Eventbrite and Songtrust returning as sponsors, has announced its first round of shows, including performances by DIY star Soccer Mommy at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh and The Broadberry in Richmond, New Zealand indie rock upstarts The Beths at Indianapolis' HI-FI, and Welsh experimental songwriter Cate Le Bon at The Crocodile in Seattle. A list of the confirmed shows can be found below:

July 8: City Winery (Chicago, IL) - John Sebastian - tickets
July 9: Arlene's Grocery (New York, NY) - Lineup TBA
July 9: City Winery (New York, NY) - Gilbert O'Sullivan - tickets
July 10: The Broadberry (Richmond, VA) - Soccer Mommy w/ Kevin Krauter - tickets
July 10: HI-FI (Indianapolis, IN) - The Get Up Kids - tickets
July 10: The Delancey (New York, NY) - Lineup TBA
July 10: City Winery (New York, NY) - Dar Williams (Summer Residency) - tickets
July 11: HI-FI (Indianapolis, IN) - The Beths - tickets
July 11: The Delancey (New York, NY) - Lineup TBA
July 11: City Winery Atlanta - Taylor Hicks - tickets
July 11: City Winery (New York, NY) - Dar Williams (Summer Residency) - tickets
July 11: City Winery (Washington, DC) - Glen Jones - tickets
July 12: White Eagle Hall (Jersey City, NJ) - Bill Callahan - tickets
July 12: Mr. Smalls Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA) - Soccer Mommy w/ Kevin Krauter - Presented by Opus One & 91.3 WYEP - tickets
July 12: Motorco Music Hall (Durham, NC) - Mystery Skulls w/ Snowblood - tickets
July 12: Jilly's Music Room (Akron, OH) - Tracey Thomas - tickets
July 12: Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland, OH) - Dave Alvin w/ Steve Forbert
July 12: Mohawk (Austin, TX) - Los Campesinos! - tickets
July 12: City Winery (New York, NY) - Dar Williams (Summer Residency) - tickets
July 12: City Winery (Washington, DC) - The Weeklings (A Beatles Inspired performance) - tickets
July 13: The Delancey (New York, NY) - Lineup TBA
July 13: World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA) - Bill Callahan - tickets
July 13: The Crocodile (Seattle, WA) - Cate Le Bon - tickets
July 13: Wave (Wichita, KS) - Whiskey Meyers - tickets
July 13: City Winery (Chicago, IL) - Terisa Griffin
July 13: City Winery (Boston, MA) - Raheem DeVaughn - tickets
July 13: City Winery (Washington, DC) - Vivian Green - tickets
July 14: High Dive (Gainesville, FL) - The Get Up Kids - tickets
July 14: City Winery (New York, NY) - Eric Roberson?
July 14: City Winery (Washington, DC) - Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek, and Becca Tobin
July 14: City Winery (Nashville, TN) - 2nd International Guitar Night? - tickets

Founded by Sybil Bell, Independent Venue Week launched in the UK in 2014. The eventhighlights 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. The American iteration is produced by music marketing firm Marauder, whose managing partner, Rev. Moose, was part of a SXSW panel, Indie Venues Band Together: Forming a Community, speaking with other Independent Venue Week supporters on the importance of these spaces in the local musical ecosystem. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy of Prophets of Rage as artist ambassador for the inaugural 2018 initiative, 2019's artist ambassador was previously announced to be two-time Grammy Winner Fantastic Negrito.

Independent Venue Week is also proud to announce additional participating venues following its initial announcement of 43 venues in 33 cities, bringing the total to 54 venues in 38 cities - and counting! Last year's successful US debut, as featured in Pollstar and Billboard, included 20 shows across 20 venues in 20 cities. Eventbriteis returning as the exclusive ticketing partner of Independent Venue Week. Venues still interested in taking part can still register at the link below.

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US Independent Venue Week 2019 Participating Venues

123 Pleasant - Morgantown, WV
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
The Delancey - New York, NY
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
Harlow's - Sacramento, CA
High Dive - Gainesville, FL
Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
Jilly's Music Room - Akron, OH
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
Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA
The Nile Theater - Mesa, AZ
Once Somerville - Somerville, 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
Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
S.O.B.'s - New York, NY
The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
Schubas Tavern* - Chicago, IL
Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA
The Turf Club* - St. Paul, MN
The UC Theatre* - Berkeley, CA
Wave - Wichita, KS
White Eagle Hall* - Jersey City, NJ
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.

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