More than 200 venues set to participate July 12-18, with more expected

Independent Venue Week returns July 12-18, bringing together venues from across the country for a series of shows and programming, this year notably partnered with the National Independent Venue Association.

More than 200 venues in 41 states and territories have already signed up, with applications still open for those wanting to take part.

The venue-curated programming for this year’s event will be combined with the return of #IVWTalks, a virtual conference series that discusses live music industry issues and includes “Get Schooled,” a full day dedicated to student participants interested in a career in live music to take place July 15.

This year, Independent Venue Week is poised to return inside and in person.

“Getting ready for this year’s event feels particularly meaningful,” says Cecilie Nielsen, director of special projects at Marauder, the firm that runs Independent Venue Week in the U.S. “For the past 14 months, independent venues and promoters have collectively fought for their very survival and this feels like the turning point that we’ve all been working for. We were happy and proud to grow Independent Venue Week last year — to even have it, under the circumstances. This year, we hope and believe that fans will return with a renewed appreciation for these uniquely important spaces.”

Independent Venue Week was a chief organizer in helping the formation of NIVA, an official partner of the event this year.

“Independent Venue Week brought us together in good times and then connected us when we had to fight to Save Our Stages,” said Audrey Fix Schaefer, board member and communications director of NIVA. “Without Independent Venue Week’s years of bringing awareness to the contributions that independent venues provide in terms of creating a communal space for music, connecting people, art, and commerce, it’s impossible to imagine how this industry could have survived.”

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Venues taking part in Independent Venue Week thus far (by state)

Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (Decatur)

Theatrikos (Flagstaff)
Jeremy’s Juke Joint (Lake Havasu City)
The Neighborhood Comedy Theatre (Mesa)
The Nile Theater (Mesa)
Last Exit Live (Phoenix)
The Rebel Lounge (Phoenix)
Club Congress (Tucson)
Groundworks Tucson (Tucson)

The Wayfarer (Costa Mesa)
T-Bar Social Club (June Lake)
Marvyn’s Magic Theater (La Quinta)
1720 (Los Angeles)
Globe Theatre (Los Angeles)
The Paramount LA (Los Angeles)
The Sardine (Los Angeles)
The Glass House Concert Hall (Pomona)
Crest Theatre Sacramento (Sacramento)
Harlow’s (Sacramento)
Sacramento Comedy Spot (Sacramento)
Belly Up (San Diego)
The Casbah (San Diego)
Soda Bar (San Diego)
Spin Nightclub (San Diego)
Amado’s (San Francisco)
Bimbo’s 365 Club (San Francisco)
Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
The Riptide (San Francisco)
Center Stage Theater (Santa Barbara)
Kuumbwa Jazz (Santa Cruz)

Boulder Theater (Boulder)
Fox Theatre (Boulder)
The Black Sheep (Colorado Springs)
Monkey Barrel (Denver)
Roxy on Broadway (Denver)
Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins)
Ridgway Chautauqua Society / The Sherbino & The Courtyard at 610 (Ridgway)

Bijou Theatre (Bridgeport)
The Midpoint (Hartford)

Arden Concert Gild (Arden)

District of Columbia
9:30 Club
The Anthem
DC9 Nightclub
Lincoln Theatre
Pearl Street Warehouse
Pie Shop
Songbyrd Music House

High Dive (Gainesville)
Murray Hill Theatre (Jacksonville)
North Beach Bandshell (Miami Beach)
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (Sarasota)

The Village Theatre (Atlanta)
The Blue Door (Brunswick)
Grant’s Lounge (Macon)
Hargray Capitol Theatre (Macon)

Hilo Palace Theater (Hilo)
Hawaii Theatre Center (Honolulu)
ProArts Playhouse Maui (Kihei)

Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Annoyance Theatre & Bar (Chicago)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
The Lincoln Lodge Theater (Chicago)
The Promontory (Chicago)
Reggies (Chicago)
Subterranean (Chicago)
The Wild Hare & Singing Armadillo Frog Sanctuary (Chicago)
Winter’s Jazz Club (Chicago)
Egyptian Theatre (DeKalb)
Skooter’s Roadhouse (Shorewood)

Buskirk-Chumley Theater/BCT Management, Inc. (Bloomington)
Mojo’s BoneYard (Evansville)
Hi-Fi (Indianapolis)

Hoyt Sherman Place (Des Moines)
Wooly’s (Des Moines)
xBk (Des Moines)
East Of Omaha (Griswold)
The Englert Theatre (Iowa City)

Hutchinson’s HIstoric Fox Theatre (Hutchinson)
Liberty Hall (Lawrence)
Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts (Salina)

The Warehouse at Mt Victor (Bowling Green)
Alhambra Theatre (Hopkinsville)
Headliners Music Hall (Louisville)
Old Forester’s Paristown Hall (Louisville)
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center (Mount Vernon)
The Southgate House Revival (Newport)

Texas Club (Baton Rouge)
Carnaval Lounge (New Orleans)
Howlin Wolf (New Orleans)

The Grand (Ellsworth)

Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Narrows Center for the Arts (Fall River)
Atac: Downtown Arts + Music (Framingham)
Soundcheck Studios (Pembroke)
Electric Haze (Worcester)

Pyramid Scheme  (Grand Rapids)
Kalamazoo State Theatre (Kalamazoo)

7th St Entry (Minneapolis)
Fine Line (Minneapolis)
First Avenue (Minneapolis)
The Parkway Theater (Minneapolis)
TAK Music Venue Inc (Moorhead)
The Fitzgerald Theatre (St. Paul)
Palace Theatre (St. Paul)
Turf Club (St. Paul)

RecordBar (Kansas City)
Uptown Theater (Kansas City)

Kettlehouse Amphitheater (Bonner)

New Hampshire
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)

New Jersey
Crossroads (Garwood)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
The Newton Theatre (Newton)
Township Theatre (Township of Washington)

New York
Palace Theatre (Albany)
Jalopy Theatre (Brooklyn)
The Muse Brooklyn/ABCirque (Brooklyn)
Nicewonder & Associates LLC dba Purgatory (Brooklyn)
The Sultan Room (Brooklyn)
Asbury Arts Center aka Babeville (Buffalo)
Fort Hill Performing Arts Center (Canandaigua)
ISSUE Project Room (New York)
Lola (New York)
6 On The Square (Oxford)
The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
My Father’s Place (Roslyn)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Troy)

North Carolina
Asheville Music Hall (Asheville)
Paddy’s Irish Pub (Fayetteville)

North Dakota
Fargo Brewing Company (Fargo)
Fargo Theatre (Fargo)
Sanctuary Events Center (Fargo)

Jilly’s Music Room (Akron)
Mapleside Farms (Brunswick)
Bop Stop (Cleveland)
Beachland Ballroom & Tavern (Cleveland)
Grog Shop (Cleveland Heights)
Woodlands Tavern / Woodlands Productions (Columbus)
Stroede Center for the Arts/Defiance Community Cultural Council (Defiance)
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (Findlay)

Ponyboy (Oklahoma City)

Tower Theatre (Bend)
Les Schwab Amphitheater (Bend)
Volcanic Theatre Pub (Bend)
The Vault Theater (Hillsboro)
Kickstand Comedy (Portland)
Roseland Theater (Portland)
Afrodaddy’s Jazz (Portland)
The Siren Theater (Portland)
The Old Church Concert Hall (Portland)

Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore)
ArtsQuest (Bethlehem)
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks (Bethlehem)
XL Live (Harrisburg)
Jamey’s House of Music (Lansdowne)
Chris’ Jazz Cafe (Philadelphia)
The Fire (Philadelphia)
Helium Comedy Club (Philadelphia)
Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia)
Underground Arts (Philadelphia)
World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)
Hot Mass (Pittsburgh)
3577 (Pittsburgh)
Thunderbird Music Hall (Pittsburgh)
Sellersville Theater (Sellersville)
118 North (Wayne)

Rhode Island
Comedy Connection (East Providence)

South Carolina
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (Hilton Head Island)

The Concourse (Knoxville)
The Down Home (Johnson City)
Levitt Shell (Memphis)
Cannery Ballroom (Nashville)
The End (Nashville)
Exit/In (Nashville)
The High Watt (Nashville)
Mercy Lounge (Nashville)

Flamingo Cantina (Austin)
Giddy Ups (Austin)
Hotel Vegas (Austin)
Speakeasy (Austin)
Deep Ellum Art Company (Dallas)
Granada Theater + Sundown at Granada (Dallas)
Three Links (Dallas)
Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)
Tulips FTW (Fort Worth)
The Secret Group (Houston)
Warehouse Live (Houston)
The Bugle Boy (La Grange)
The Marc (San Marcos)
Rattlesnake Ballroom (Walnut Springs)

Stone Church (Brattleboro)

The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Canal Club (Richmond)
The Spot on Kirk (Roanoke)
Bright Box Theater (Winchester)

Make.Shift Art Space (Bellingham)
Wild Buffalo House of Music (Bellingham)
The Crocodile (Seattle)
El Corazon (Seattle)
The High Dive (Seattle)
Nectar Lounge (Seattle)
Aurora Borealis (Shoreline)
Spokane Valley Summer Theatre (Spokane Valley)

West Virginia
Purple Fiddle (Thomas)

Gibson Community Music Hall (Appleton)
X-Ray Arcade (Cudahy)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (Fond du Lac)
Cavalier Theater (La Crosse)
Warehouse (La Crosse)
The Bur Oak (Madison)
Weill Center for the Performing Arts (Sheboygan)
Grand Theater (Wausau)
The Crystal Grand Music Theatre (Wisconsin Dells)