A three year revitalization project taking place inside of Asheville, North Carolina’s historic Southside neighborhood has come to fruition with the opening of SoundSpace @ Rabbit’s, the city’s first public access music rehearsal facility.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to ravage the live music industry, venues like Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & The Other Side in Denver, CO struggled to come up with ways of staying afloat while engaging our lifelong patrons. Knowing that Colorado hosts an abundance of uber-talented graphic designers, we launched a design contest with cash prizes for new Cervantes’ merchandise designs.

New Orleans’ world famous music venue Tipitina’s, today, announces SAVE TIP’S, a free live streamed event benefiting the historic venue during the pandemic shutdown. An innovative livestream and fundraising event, the three+ hour event will take place on Saturday, November 14th at 9PM EST/8PM CST/6PM PST and will feature performances and exclusive backstage content from more than 35 of the most legendary musicians to ever grace the stage at Tipitina’s.

A new independently produced documentary, “If These Walls Could Talk” looks back at the legacy behind Columbus, Ohio-based The Agora/Newport Music Hall, America’s longest continually running rock club, as it celebrates 50 years in 2020. Ohio is no stranger to music history as home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, world famous musicians of all genres and some of the most famous venues in the U.S.

The Infamous Stringdusters last week announced a fresh batch of livestream shows, taking place at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO on October 2-4, 2020. In solidarity with the hard hit independents have taken due to the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, the band is very pleased to announce a direct partnership with 60 venues and promoters in part of the aforementioned livestream event.

San Francisco Bay Area’s Another Planet Entertainment (APE), the largest independent promoter in the U.S., is joining the California Events Coalition and other local venues in supporting the nationwide campaign #WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART and #ExtendPUA for a major call to action on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, imploring the US Congress to pass the RESTART Act (S.3814) as quickly as possible, offering economic relief to the Live Events Industry, which has been shuttered since March, 2020, putting millions of people out of work.

To help raise awareness and support for the Save Our Stages (SOS) Act, NIVA Colorado has dubbed Wednesday, July 29th as the organization’s “Day of Action.”

The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) applauds the introduction of the bi-partisan Save Our Stages Act introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The Save Our Stages Act directly impacts independent venues across the country such as Z2 Entertainment’s Boulder Theater and Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado and the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The red-eyed, twenty-foot paper mache shark that lives above the bar at Solana Beach’s famous Belly Up nightclub has been witness to countless jaw-dropping live shows in this intimate, 600 capacity live music venue—and the shark misses concerts just as much as the rest of us who are now sheltering-in-place. Today, to a sigh of relief from those with feet and those with fins, the Belly Up announced SharkBelly Festival, a new kind of festival featuring audio downloads direct from the Belly Up's archives—a.k.a.

From Bette Davis and John Wayne to Bo Diddley and Bob Dylan, the State Theatre in Portland has seen its share of stars since it first opened its doors on November 8, 1929.  On Friday, November 8, 2019, the theatre will kick off a celebration of its 90th birthday with a week-long scavenger hunt around Portland with ticket and merchandise giveaways to mark the historic occasion. Details will be available via the State Theatre pages on Facebook and Instagram.

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