Looking to give back this holiday season? Love seeing live music? Check out the “Warm Safe & Sound” event slated to take place at The Empty Bottle on Dec. 21.
The “Warm Safe & Sound” event, created by Matthew Kayser, brings together a handful of local Chicagoland bands including North by North, Secret Colours, Monomania, The Handcuffs, and Star Tropics for a club show concert with a good cause. Attendees who bring a coat or sweater will be given free admission to the event with all donations given directly to Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO) to then be distributed to shelter guests in need of a little warmth this winter.
“We gather Chicago’s best new bands, put them on one bill at a premier live music venue, and then ask their fans to donate a coat or sweater at the door in exchange for free admission,” said Kayser in a statement.
The concept is simple and effective. It offers Chicago-area live music fans, who also enjoy helping others in need, a chance to see a show at an iconic rock club, while also lending a hand to the nearly 82,000 homeless men, women and children who live in and around the city.
“With winter approaching, a coat or sweater will truly go a long way and mean the world to our residents,” said CCO’s Program Assistant Mindy Taylor. “CCO has a longstanding commitment to providing shelter for 300 men, women, and children per night. Each year, 80% of our clients come to our shelter with only the clothes on their back.”
For more information on “Warm, Safe & Sound,” visit the event’s official Facebook page.