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Empty Bottle Returns With Live Performances — And Discounted Tickets For Fans In Need

Half-price "Community Access" tickets are "intended for diehard fans with restricted disposable income."

Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., in Ukrainian Village.
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UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — Empty Bottle’s resident artists are returning with live music in June — and half-price tickets for fans in financial need.

The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., is offering a limited batch of tickets at half the price of general admission. The Community Access tickets are “intended for diehard fans with restricted disposable income,” the indie venue wrote in an email newsletter.

Tickets go online 10 a.m. Friday and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ticketing will abide by an “honors’ system,” Empty Bottle wrote in its email. In other words: Do not buy a discounted ticket unless you’re truly in need.

The following artists are scheduled to perform:

Community Access codes for discounted tickets vary by artist. To receive a code, email the venue at

In addition to these live shows, you can tune into Vans Channel 66 at 6 p.m. every other Monday for “Empty Bottle Presents,” a series of livestreamed performances. The next event is this Monday.

Empty Bottle’s bar is open 4:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays and 4:30 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Saturday. The bar is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Coronavirus capacity limits will be enforced at the venue.

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