Venues

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.

The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA will celebrate 25 years (silver jubilee) of hosting funkadelic and prolific music this year. From its humble beginnings in 1992, the North Bay’s premiere music venue has become the staple concert venue in Petaluma.

Coinciding with Phish’s 13-night run at Madison Square Garden, American Beauty NYC announced a run of shows occurring before and after the Baker’s Dozen shows. Located one block from MSG, American Beauty is a multi-room live music space & craft beer bar serving a free personal pizza with every drink purchase. The venue is named after The Grateful Dead’s acclaimed 1970 studio album and is a popular hangout spot for the jam band community in NYC.

Funk, Rock, Electronic ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have 'The Flock' growing and coming back for more. With no end in sight, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment.

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