The Empire Concert Club & Bar

The Empire Concert Club & Bar National, regional, and local live music since 2014! Home of the 175 Concert Experience - where the music gets personal.
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Operating as usual

Your weekly Empire ticker...* ALL 2020 National acts have been effectively rescheduled for 2021...let's hope we have a d...
10/25/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* ALL 2020 National acts have been effectively rescheduled for 2021...let's hope we have a date of re-opening in 2020 though!...
* All events will be announced upon having an opening date...
* Local bands are out there hustling; please support them at shows they CAN play, and buy their merch!
* Please continue to be safe!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* No additional movement this week on re-opening; extremely happy for the clubs & venues tha...
10/18/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* No additional movement this week on re-opening; extremely happy for the clubs & venues that can!
* Local bands are out playing select shows; please support them and buy their merch!
* Please continue to be safe!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Still quiet on acceptable guidelines for music venues/clubs re-opening...* Local bands are...
10/11/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Still quiet on acceptable guidelines for music venues/clubs re-opening...
* Local bands are out playing limited capacity shows - see and support them if you can!
* 1st quarter 2021 booking requests coming in...a GREAT sign!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* An eerily "no movement" week for venues, bars, and clubs...* More tours & shows rescheduli...
10/04/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* An eerily "no movement" week for venues, bars, and clubs...
* More tours & shows rescheduling for 2021; let's hope all music venues survive until then...
* Please continue to support those businesses that can be open AND the artists that play them!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Movement at the State level, however social distancing is still an issue. We can start to ...
09/27/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Movement at the State level, however social distancing is still an issue. We can start to see light at the end of the tunnel - hopefully sooner than later...
* Capacity WITHOUT distancing...that's the need...
* Continue to support the local scene...If a venue/bar/club is willing to chance being open, support the bands!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Nothing new from the State regarding increased capacity for The Empire...* We're happy tha...
09/20/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Nothing new from the State regarding increased capacity for The Empire...
* We're happy that live music IS occurring at local bars that can abide by the State's occupancy guidelines - please support these artists and businesses!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* It's been 6-months since the shut down...a critical juncture for many clubs and venues - m...
09/13/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* It's been 6-months since the shut down...a critical juncture for many clubs and venues - many that will not make it much longer...
* Currently no further capacity plans announced by the State to allow us to re-open...however we're still hopeful for November/December (we all need hope, right?)...
* Please continue to support your local businesses and local artists!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* All quiet on the re-opening front...no changes from the last capacity announcement...* Ple...
09/06/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* All quiet on the re-opening front...no changes from the last capacity announcement...
* Please continue to support your local artists - see them live if they are able to play somewhere, and buy their merch...
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* No additional guidelines this week for a reopening date...no shows in September...* Bookin...
08/30/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* No additional guidelines this week for a reopening date...no shows in September...
* Booking agents are reaching out for 2021 shows...so that's hopeful news...
* If your local bar or club is able to open with live music, please go and support the establishment and the band!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Slight movement for venues and performing arts...15% indoor max-capacity or 300, the lesse...
08/23/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Slight movement for venues and performing arts...15% indoor max-capacity or 300, the lesser of the two - not enough for us to open, but it's a start...
* Still hopeful for concerts in 2020...shows mid-October and on booked but not yet announced...
* If a local band is playing in your area, see them and support their craft!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* With the current Statewide focus on the upcoming school year start, no hints or words from...
08/16/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* With the current Statewide focus on the upcoming school year start, no hints or words from the Governor regarding live music venues & clubs...it appears that across the Country, there is zero live music opening updates...
* Most national tours are requesting first quarter 2021 dates...
* Support your local scene's bands...follow them on social media; buy their merch; and if they find a venue that allows them to play - go see them!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* All quiet...still no updates on a re-opening with a capacity versus a distancing guideline...
08/09/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* All quiet...still no updates on a re-opening with a capacity versus a distancing guideline...
* Agents across the country are requesting dates for 2021 tours...
* Support your local scene's bands...follow them on social media; buy their merch; and if they find a venue that allows them to play - go see them!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* The Ohio Liquor Control Commission guidelines announced this past Friday (cutting off alco...
08/02/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* The Ohio Liquor Control Commission guidelines announced this past Friday (cutting off alcohol sales at 10PM) does not bode well for live music clubs & venues re-opening in the near future...
* More national tours being re-booked for last quarter 2020 and first quarter 2021...
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Second verse, same as the first...Locked down until further notice....* 6 years ago - July...
07/26/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Second verse, same as the first...Locked down until further notice....
* 6 years ago - July 26th, 2014...The Empire had its Grand Opening...seems like yesterday. An amazing show...RIP Wayne Static!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Still on venue lockdown, with all August shows now cancelled / rescheduled...* In order to...
07/19/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Still on venue lockdown, with all August shows now cancelled / rescheduled...
* In order to re-open (based upon the club layout), we will need to have a capacity number versus a social distancing measurement...
Cancelled/Postponed Shows
* 08.22.20 - CANCELLED - (COVID19) Back & Forth (Foo Fighters Tribute) at The Empire!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* With Ohio's extended "lockdown", the balance of July shows have been cancelled...* August ...
07/12/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* With Ohio's extended "lockdown", the balance of July shows have been cancelled...
* August shows are shuffling; holding out hope for local shows to still happen...
Cancelled / To Be Rescheduled Shows:
July 17 - Docstock 3
July 18 - Theatre of Crue at The Empire!
August 1 - Ohio For Metal II at The Empire!
Newly Rescheduled:
Friday, September 25 - Trapt - A 175 Concert Experience!
TBA
11 Nationals booked - Events to be announced!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* On June 30th, the current State closure order was extended through July 7th...Hoping for p...
07/05/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* On June 30th, the current State closure order was extended through July 7th...Hoping for positive news on the 8th...
* More National Shows getting scheduled & rescheduled for later year / early 2021....watch for announcements...
* Local band showcases are still scheduled, and will go on with a satisfactory capacity announcement...
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Per our correspondence with the Summit County Public Health Department, NO shows until the...
06/28/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Per our correspondence with the Summit County Public Health Department, NO shows until the current order expires on July 1...then we shall see what July 2nd brings...
Fingers crossed...
* New national and local shows booked (not announced yet) for August, September, October & November...
Fingers crossed...
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* STILL no announcements on maximum capacity or distancing for open area venues...* All rout...
06/21/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* STILL no announcements on maximum capacity or distancing for open area venues...
* All routed national tours still on (at the moment)...
* Show update(s) for this week...
POSTPONED SHOW(S)
07.11.20 - Ohio For Metal II at The Empire! (New confirmed date to be announced - 3rd time is the charm?)
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* With no guidelines for social distancing in open congregate areas, no re-opening date is s...
06/14/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* With no guidelines for social distancing in open congregate areas, no re-opening date is set. Still hopeful for July ~
* New Local, Regional, AND National shows booked - to be announced...
* Show update(s) for this week...
RESCHEDULED SHOW(S)
10.23.20 - Pretty Tied Up (GNR Tribute) at The Empire!
(prior date July 3rd)
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* No update from the Governor on re-opening venues with open congregate areas...hoping for a...
06/07/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* No update from the Governor on re-opening venues with open congregate areas...hoping for announcement this week.
* Show update(s) for this week...
NEW SHOWS
07.17.20 - Docstock 3 at The Empire!
07.18.20 - Theatre of Crue at The Empire!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* All June 2020 shows rescheduled or cancelled outright...* More NEW shows in the works for ...
05/31/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* All June 2020 shows rescheduled or cancelled outright...
* More NEW shows in the works for July, August and after...
* Show update(s) for this week...
CANCELLED SHOWS
06.26.20 - The Native Howl - A 175 Concert Experience!
08.01.20 - Shattered Sun - A 175 Concert Experience! Rescheduled Date!
RESCHEDULED DATES
09.26.20 - Stupify at The Empire!
01.20.21 - Adema - A 175 Concert Experience!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

RESCHEDULED DATE!Due to Covid-19, Stupify's June 20th, 2020 show at The Empire has been rescheduled.Our new date is this...
05/30/2020

RESCHEDULED DATE!
Due to Covid-19, Stupify's June 20th, 2020 show at The Empire has been rescheduled.
Our new date is this September 26th, 2020!
Same great line-up; tickets on sale at Eventbrite now!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* No updates this week on live music events, but hopeful for late June...* Show update(s) fo...
05/24/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* No updates this week on live music events, but hopeful for late June...
* Show update(s) for this week...
RESCHEDULED DATES
08.22.20 - Back & Forth (Foo Fighters Tribute) at The Empire!
01.20.21 - Adema - A 175 Concert Experience!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

RESCHEDULED DATE!Due to Covid-19 scheduling issues, Adema's June 24th, 2020 show at The Empire has been rescheduled.  Ou...
05/22/2020

RESCHEDULED DATE!
Due to Covid-19 scheduling issues, Adema's June 24th, 2020 show at The Empire has been rescheduled.
Our new date is this January 20th, 2021!
Same great local line-up; tickets on sale at Eventbrite now!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Another week, another no mention of clubs, venues, and open-congregation businesses re-ope...
05/17/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Another week, another no mention of clubs, venues, and open-congregation businesses re-opening...
* We will actively continue to book shows for the future, and be READY for when allowed to be open again...even if it means rescheduling multiple times...
* Show update(s) for this week...
Booked - 07.11 - Ohio For Metal II at The Empire!
* Please continue to be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Open-space congregation businesses still on hold - looking for additional guidance in the ...
05/10/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Open-space congregation businesses still on hold - looking for additional guidance in the next few weeks...
* June shows still a go at this time...
06.20 - Stupify at The Empire!
06.24 - Adema - A 175 Concert Experience!
06.26 - The Native Howl - A 175 Concert Experience!
* New show(s) booked this past week...
07.03 - Pretty Tied Up (GNR Tribute) at The Empire!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Waiting for Bar & Venue re-opening phase to be announced...* All May shows cancelled (to b...
05/03/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Waiting for Bar & Venue re-opening phase to be announced...
* All May shows cancelled (to be rescheduled)...
* June shows STILL on the books ~
Stupify at The Empire!
Adema - A 175 Concert Experience!
The Native Howl - A 175 Concert Experience!
* Everyone...be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Ohio Phase 1 announcement and more this week; slow re-opening and monitoring...* New Natio...
04/26/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Ohio Phase 1 announcement and more this week; slow re-opening and monitoring...
* New National and Local shows being booked for Summer / Fall...Announcements soon!
* Everyone...be SAFE!

The Empire Bundle!Once we're allowed to host shows again...If you're planning on going to a concert and enjoying a libat...
04/22/2020

The Empire Bundle!
Once we're allowed to host shows again...
If you're planning on going to a concert and enjoying a libation or 10...this bundle will save you cash!

On all shows (National AND local), you'll be able to purchase
The Empire Bundle through Eventbrite.com ~

The Bundle includes:
2 tickets to the show
4 drink tickets
1 unsigned show poster
1 Monster Energy Hangover patch

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Patiently awaiting to see which re-opening phase includes bars & venues...and the guidelin...
04/19/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Patiently awaiting to see which re-opening phase includes bars & venues...and the guidelines for opening...
* No additional shows cancelled this week; Summer, Fall & Winter concerts in the works!
* New Empire Bundle package to be announced on this week!
* Everyone...be SAFE!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Shhhhhh...no more shows canceled this week...with new ones announced!* Everyone...be SAFE!...
04/12/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Shhhhhh...no more shows canceled this week...with new ones announced!
* Everyone...be SAFE!

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS
06.20 - Stupify at The Empire!
06.24 - Adema - A 175 Concert Experience!
08.01 - Shattered Sun - A 175 Concert Experience! Rescheduled Date!

Your weekly Empire ticker...* Due to the Stay at Home extension, additional shows have been cancelled (to be rescheduled...
04/05/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* Due to the Stay at Home extension, additional shows have been cancelled (to be rescheduled)...
* New Summer & Fall shows booked, to be announced soon!
* Everyone...be SAFE!

Cancelled
* All April shows...
* 05.01 - Suicide Blonde
* 05.08 - Back & Forth

Your weekly Empire ticker...* ALL April shows have been cancelled (to be rescheduled).* May still has shows on the books...
03/29/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* ALL April shows have been cancelled (to be rescheduled).
* May still has shows on the books...there's hope!
* Everyone...be SAFE!

APRIL 2020 shows cancelled...
04.03 - Saving Abel
04.04 - Rock 4 Dimes Benefit
04.11 - Fractured Past
04.24 - A Sense of Purpose

Your weekly Empire ticker...* The Empire is STILL closed until the ban is lifted. * We are not cancelling too far out, f...
03/22/2020

Your weekly Empire ticker...
* The Empire is STILL closed until the ban is lifted.
* We are not cancelling too far out, for when the ban is removed, we will go back to great shows along with improper social distancing.
* Everyone...be SAFE!

The next 2-weeks of shows...
03.27 - Wrath Icon - CANCELLED
03.28 - Impending Lies - CANCELLED
04.03 - Saving Abel - CANCELLED
04.04 - Rock 4 Dimes Benefit - CANCELLED

Address

1305 E Tallmadge Ave
Akron, OH
44310

Opening Hours

Friday 19:00 - 02:00
Saturday 19:00 - 02:00

Telephone

(330) 634-9489

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Dear Empire, Please come back to us! Screw DeWine and his draconian mandates! You have a business to run, loyal patrons/fans to see and rock-'n'-rollas that need to be on your stage! We can't take it any more! We need your live music, flowing drinks and crazy energy! Cheers, Everyone!
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It’s gonna get loud in the streets!
Best place to see a live show in Akron.
so,...there are FOUR bands playing tonight? What the hell time will Homemade Sin be on, then?
Check out what SHIM Moore is up to this week!! Everyone share it’s for such a great cause!! https://www.facebook.com/1387683034833995/posts/2450888735180081?sfns=mo
Never been here. What is the parking situation?
If you guys ever get saving abel to play at the Empire I would sh*t my pants. I love going to the Empire and seeing bands that I grew up loving. its such a intament bar and such a great way to meet and listen to local bands. #lifegoals #ireallywouldsh*t #thatwouldbethebestconcert #ilovetheempire
Feel Free to share both Upcoming Event's - EMPIRE! BANDS - Feel free to do the Same.. ROCKING With OHIO for over 30 YEARS! Post's are duplicated in the Cleveland Music Scene also.