COVID-19 Update: The Empress Awards POSTPONED until 2021.


Date: 25 April 2020

Empress Awards 2020 has been postponed.

As the nation collectively deals with the pandemic known as Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the Empress Awards production wants you to be assured that we take the health of our guests very seriously.  While details continue to unfold about the virus and its spread, we realize that the situation today may be different next month or even tomorrow. We are making decisions based on the information we have and are following the recommendations from public health agencies locally in Chicago, as well as nationally, including the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization. We have also worked closely with our venue, The Martinique, to ensure guests are in a safe environment. 

To this end, the following details guide our decision to postpone the Empress Awards until next year, 2021. Ticket sales will resume once the new date has been set.

If you have any questions about this press release, please contact Rev. Yolanda Gardiner. See her number here.

Empress Awards (Postponed)