Independent Venue Association Event Coming to New Orleans in June

NEW ORLEANS – Members of the live entertainment community will gather for the third annual National Independent Venue Association Conference June 2-5, 2024 in New Orleans. Organizers say Last year’s event drew more than 1,000 attendees.

“New Orleans is thrilled to host the 2024 National Independent Venue Association Conference, bringing the nation’s independent performance venues, promoters and festivals to the birthplace of modern music,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell in a press release. “There is no city that recognizes the value of our culture bearers for our quality of life and our economy than New Orleans, and we recognize the vital role NIVA played in supporting them throughout the pandemic and its aftermath.”

“NIVA ’24 is an electrifying celebration of independent live entertainment spaces that are the heartbeat of communities across the nation,” said Stephen Parker, executive director of NIVA. “We are thrilled to bring together agents, bookers, government leaders, advocates, and venue and promoter operators from across the country to help bolster our economic and cultural strength.”  

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Industry leaders, NIVA members, artists and sponsors will converge for a three-day event. The immersive experience will include panels, workshops and live performances at multiple venues. NIVA ‘24 programming will include a fireside chat with Marsha Vlasic, vice chair music division at IAG.

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