Even though it's not the first church to extend an olive branch to the rock community, this 19th-century sandstone cathedral is certainly of a few select that welcomes booze and riotous punk bands, as well. So it makes sense that Rev. Meigan Cameron, and her progressive, Episcopal community – oppose the death penalty, celebrate same-sex marriage – would enlist the indie go-to Empty Bottle
booking team to help push the pews aside and celebrate what she simply sees as a celebration of the creativity the good lord gave us.
Of course the feeling is mutual, as Empty Bottlers can catch the same emergent music they dig in a 1000-plus capacity Romanesque church, giant organ pipes, stained glass and all. The tickets are still Bottle-cheap, and frosty beer is still available (thank God).
Music worship aside, the church holds services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., while Epiphany also opens the floor to local dance companies, any progressive organization that has similar values to the church (i.e. Chicago Fair Trade events), and of course weddings and unions.
Centerstage Reviewer: Gavin Paul