The Empty Bottle is always way stoked when we get to book concerts at various spaces across Chicago under the Empty Bottle Presents moniker. From Do Division to West Fest, Music.Friendly.Dancing to Sundays at Logan Monument, we try to bring music fans entertainment in a variety of different spaces, indoors and out. On this page you can find information about the street festivals and pop-up shows we put on for your viewing and listening pleasure. If you’re looking for EBP shows at Logan Square Auditorium, Beauty Bar or any of the other spaces we regularly showcase artists at, head on over to the Venues page and see what they’ve got cooking.
Do Division (First weekend in June)
Every year, Chicago celebrates summer with its various weekend street festivals that include a variety of great bands, fantastic food, retailers, shopping and an overall good time for friends and families. Empty Bottle Presents is pleased to offer our booking services and give concert-goers two weekends of great music for a very affordable price mere blocks from our home base. To kick-off street festival season, we book one of the two main stages at Do Division, a wildly popular gathering in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Division street is home to numerous local restaurants and shops and for the first weekend in June, between Damen and Leavitt, Chicagoans flock to this stretch of pavement to bask in the glory of an impending summer.
West Fest (First weekend in July)
A month after Do Division, once we’ve had time to dust ourselves off, EBP returns to the street fest circuit by providing West Fest with a weekend of live, cutting-edge music. Located on Chicago Avenue between Damen Ave and Wood (going east, not west like Do Division, ironically), fest-goers are treated with a variety of food and crafts vendors, bars, restaurants and shops, as well as Pet Fest with pet product vendors and dog activities for charity, makes for a distinctly West Town experience. Locally planned and managed by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, the emphasis of “everything local” never gets lost in the shuffle and it’s a weekend the Empty Bottle is proud to be a part of.