Chicago Independent Venue League
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
No Shot, No Show: List Of Chicago Music Venues Requiring Vaccines Grows As Industry Tries To Stay Afloat Amid Delta Surge
"As venues, we didn't sign up to lead the charge in public [health] safety, but we've been put in that position," one owner said.
Smartbar In Wrigleyville Reopening This Weekend: ‘We Cannot Wait To Dance With You’
Smartbar, the indie nightclub known for its house and techno music, is welcoming people for the first time since March 2020.
Compilation Album From Chicago Artists Will Benefit Out-Of-Work Performers, Staff
"Situation Chicago 2" includes artists like Umphrey's McGee, Bela Fleck, V.V. Lightbody and Jeff Parker of Tortoise.
Concert Venue Workers Can Apply For Emergency Relief Grant Thanks To Funds Raised By Indie Music Halls
The Chicago Independent Venue League is giving grants to out-of-work concert venue employees. A later round will directly support artists.
Chicago’s Struggling Indie Venues See ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’ With $15 Billion Save Our Stages Bill
The relief bill is a positive sign, entertainment industry experts say, but its success will depend on how and when the money is doled out to closed venues.
With No Help From D.C., Indie Music Venues Launch Virtual Concerts To Help Save Struggling Clubs
The weekly virtual concerts will feature local artists performing from empty Chicago venues to raise money for a new emergency relief fund.
Flat Iron In Wicker Park Sold To Owner Of Bourbon On Division, Going Back To Its Live Music Roots
Longtime bartenders attempted to buy the bar from owner Nick Novich in recent years. They feel they didn’t get a fair shake, but new owner Jun Lin said the bar's creative spirit will remain.
First To Close, Last To Open: Will Chicago’s Independent Music Venues Survive The Coronavirus?
The owners of Chicago's music venues say federal relief efforts won't help them survive unless changes are made — and they're asking music fans to amplify their message.