2017 is the Empty Bottle’s 25th year in existence. For the first time ever, we've decided to celebrate ourselves with a years’ worth of special programming aptly code named EB25. We're bringing old friends back to play our stage to help celebrate this silver anniversary and below you'll find a list of those events. We even have a book (The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing), published by our friends Curbside Splendor that further celebrates this remarkable feat. Check back here often, as this page will update frequently (and you don’t want to miss anything). You can also sign up for #EB25 info to be sent directly to you by signing up here.  

Saturday, March 25: QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT + NOBUNNY & The Goblins Quintron & Miss Pussycat + Nobunny Empty Bottle 25th Anniversary EB25


Sunday, March 26: TORTOISE w/ special guest (2 shows! 6pm & 9:30pm)

Tortoise Empty Bottle 25th Anniversary EB25


Friday, April 14: THE COOL KIDS w/ special guests

The Cool Kids Empty Bottle 25th Anniversary EB25


Saturday, April 15: NEW BOMB TURKS Benefit for Ben Reber & Special Guests

New Bomb Turks Empty Bottle 25th Anniversary EB25 Ben Reber Benefit


Saturday, May 27: LOCAL H (25th Anniversary!) w/ Special Guests

Local H Empty Bottle 25th Anniversary EB25


Gone but not forgotten (past #EB25 shows):

12/31/16: NYE with HIGH ON FIRE / Sweet Cobra / Moral Void / DJ Adam Lusetich

12/30/16: HIGH ON FIRE / Oozing Wound / DJ Mike Lust


Check this page often for more updates -- we'll be adding #EB25 shows throughout the year and hope to see you soon. While you're browsing, pick up a copy of the Empty Bottle Book at our online store.

Thanks to our partners The A.V. Club & Topo Chico for supporting our 25th Anniversary! #EBlovesyou

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