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Buy A F*cking Ticket: Independent Venue Week Calls On Fans To Get Out To The Shows

Published on Oct 28th, 2022

Net proceeds from all pre-sale purchases of merch featuring this new design will be donated to the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF). Preorder the latest Independent Venue Week merch HERE.

In an effort to encourage fans to get to local independent venues and support their favorite bands, Independent Venue Week has unveiled a new collection of merch embossed with the rallying cry to “Buy A F*cking Ticket.”

Available to pre-order now, all net proceeds from purchases through November 28 featuring this new design will be donated to the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Fans that have already bought themselves their tickets or intend to do so can save 20% by sharing proof of purchase of a ticket to an independent venue and tagging Independent Venue Week on social media.

Amid the recent artist posts of the grim realities of modern touring thanks to exploding costs, logistical logjams, and shrinking possibilities for artists and venues to make a return on revenue, all the players in the live music space are finding themselves in a bind. Independent Venue Week invites fans to proudly support the venues important to them and “Buy A F*cking Ticket”, the tried and true best way to make sure that their favorite rooms can continue to exist for future generations.

With this new collection of merch now available at Independent Venue Week’s online store, fans can show off this poignant call to action with pride, and at a cheaper price for those who show proof of purchasing said ticket. By posting a photo of a ticket purchase to any independent venue for shows taking place after October 27, 2022 to social media with the hashtag #buyafuckingticket and tagging Independent Venue Week (FB | IG | TWTRfans can receive a 20% discount code to Independent Venue Week’s merch store sent as a private message.

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“The entire premise of Independent Venue Week is to consciously remind people that these rooms exist and to meaningfully support the work that so many people do to make that possible,” says Rev. Moose, Managing Partner of Marauder, the firm behind Independent Venue Week in the United States. “The easiest way to do that is to just buy a f*cking ticket. That’s it. Buy a ticket, go to a show, buy something from the artist, just be there in the room.”

“Independent Venue Week has never ceased in its mission to promote and preserve the nation’s independently owned and operated stages,” says Hal Real, NIVF President and Founder of World Cafe Live. “Currently, independent venues and artists desperately need all the help they can get. By buying a f*cking ticket and getting to the gig, fans give these rooms and those who perform in them the best fighting chance at survival. That’s a cause that the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF) wholeheartedly supports!”

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