Music Venues Putting Their Communities Centerstage

These venues aren’t just a gathering place for music fans, they’re an active part of their communities’ well-being. From hosting charity events to integrating with local schools, venue operators show it’s possible to give back while staying in business. Learn best practices from those who make special efforts to be better neighbors, and how to integrate more altruistic practices in your own live music business model. No one knows that more than the independently owned venues that are anchors of their individual communities.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Liz Berlin

Mr. Smalls Theatre & Mr. Smalls Recording Studio

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Stephen Chilton

Psyko Steve Presents/The Rebel Lounge

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Adam Lindstaedt

The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop

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Cecilie Nielsen

Marauder Group

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