Nelson live music just got a little better — every Thursday 6:30-8:30, the atrium is a beautiful breezy place to listen to mellow tunes while drinking a glass of wine or local craft brew.

Take in the Nelson scene while you chill to tunes with friends. Surrounded by style with views of downtown, you can people watch as you transition from day to night.

Back to Basics: Nelson Live Music

Nelson is an epi-centre for live music in the Kootenays and Empire Coffee House is just the latest edition to the already incredible line-up. Bands who would otherwise headline in larger centres take the time to detour through Nelson and often surprise us with impromptu concerts.

To add to that legendary vibe, Empire steps on the scene with live music to help you transition from day to night. We invite you to come experience a little taste of Nelson right in the heart of downtown. What we’ve got on offer includes all the beverages — great coffee and tea from our own Cascadia region, local organic beer and wine. Top that with a little dessert or snack, and you’ve got yourself a place to relax with friends for awhile. The super cozy wood burning stove adds to the atmosphere, and honestly, the indoor/outdoor feel of the glasshouse atrium completes the picture.

All You Need Right Here: Nelson Downtown

Whether your plans for the evening take you on a tour of downtown Nelson or whether you choose to stay closer to home, you’ll find everything you need for the rest of the night in Nelson. We’re always utterly amazed at what our town has to offer, from dining (stay with us and enjoy casual upscale at Louie’s) to clubs (new addition Bloom is definitely worth checking out) to our local art scene (Stay in touch with Oxygen Art Centre for the latest offerings).

Nelson live music starts with Empire Coffee House, but definitely doesn’t end here. We invite you to join us in our atrium any time, but on Thursday nights, we hope to see you sitting by the fire chilling to some mellow tunes with a glass of whatever Cascadian form of liquid pleasure you prefer.

We close at 8:30 pm.