It’s with great pleasure that we announce that the Empty Bottle’s New Year’s Eve show featuring Big Freedia & the Divas, Nobunny, DJ Rusty Lazer and DJ Wildcard will be offering support to Chicago’s extremely deserving Howard Brown Health Center.
For more than 36 years, Howard Brown Health Center has been providing care, preventing illness, conducting cutting-edge research and safeguarding the health of the LGBT Community of Chicago. For more than 18 years, the Empty Bottle has been bringing the best music to Chicago and prides itself on being fiercely loyal to the city (heck, they even bank at the MB across the street!).
The Empty Bottle is proud to be a lifeline to the Howard Brown Health Center and will donate a portion of the proceeds from their NYE show with Big Freedia – the Queen of Sissy Bounce and a pioneering member of the New Orleans bounce scene – to continue their ability to provide lifesaving services to the LGBT community of Chicago. $1 from every ticket sold will go directly to the HBHC and will be matched by Living Philanthropic, a remarkable project launched as “an ordinary guy’s guide to giving back every day.” TicketWeb is knocking $1 off their ticketing fees on this show and have placed an option to offer a $5 donation to the Health Center when tickets are purchased. Presenters of the show, 312/Goose Island, have also joined the cause and have pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds made from the sale of 312 for the night directly to the HBHC.