This year's Independent Venue Week in the U.S. will go virtual after having to delay its nationwide week of events in July. The digital Independent Venue Week will take place between Oct. 24-30 and will raise funds for the National Independent Venue Association's Emergency Relief Fund.
"While Independent Venue Week has always been a celebration of the autonomy of independently owned stages, COVID-19 has necessitated we re-frame the event. In this modified, online version we will be able to jointly showcase what makes these rooms so special, while raising funds that will go to venues and promoters staving off permanent closure," says Rev. Moose, managing partner at Marauder, the firm that runs Independent Venue Week in the U.S., and concurrently the executive director of NIVA.