May 2015 Events at City Winery Chicago

Shelby Lynne 5/26 & 27

Spring is in swing at City Winery! May is absolutely packed with events to check out, from concerts to wine tastings, you may just find yourself at 1200 West Randolph Street quite a bit.

You’ll definitely want to check out all the concerts coming up the first weekend of May, starting with The Giving Tree Band and Hot Buttered Rum on 5.02. The Giving Tree Band, a Chicago based troupe, and Hot Buttered Rum are both bringing their rich harmonies and energy for the 11PM late show.

Sunday, 5.03, David Lindley will be taking the stage on his solo tour. Lindley, a world renowned instrumentalist, has played with Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills & Nash, and has a Grammy Nominated collaboration album with Jackson Browne. Phew! A guy with that list of credentials is definitely one to check out.

With a name like Eddie from Ohio, it may surprise you to know that this group hails from Virginia. Their show on 5.09 will be high energy and fun, with a focus on acoustics and tight harmonies. Gary Louris will play his solo show the following Friday, 5.15. The former Jayhawks member has been working on his solo material since the Minnesota based band took a break in 2004, and his show will showcase his work from across the decades.

Later in the month, Edwin McCain will be here on 5.19 with Ryan Hommel. The singer famed for his song “I’ll Be” will be here to play a great set, but if you’re looking for even more from McCain, check out his new show on Animal Planet, Flipping Ships. Then, to round out the month, Shelby Lynne will be here for a two night stay 5.26 & 27. As a part of the State of the Union series, Lynne’s performance will pull from her past work and her new album “I Can’t Imagine.”

Of course there is always so much more to do at City Winery outside the concert hall. For anyone looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a twist, head over on 5.08 to our Dessert for Dinner event. With four courses from our in house Pastry Chef Angelica Rangel, and a wine to go with it, this is a whole new way to take on a Cinco celebration. And on 5.20, the West of West Wine Festival will return to City Winery. Sip wines from the leading winemakers and proprietors of the West Sonoma Coast.

We hope to see you around for at least one of these great events this May!

See the full lineup below for all Upcoming shows:

5/1 EILEN JEWELL WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MARGO AND THE PRICETAGS
5/2 ALICE PEACOCK with ANNE HEATON 7PM
5/2 THE GIVING TREE BAND & HOT BUTTERED RUM 11 PM SHOW
5/3 CHARMING AXE & SUNNYSIDE UP – BRUNCH SHOW
5/3 DAVID LINDLEY
5/4 & 5 THE BEST OF RUFUS WAINWRIGHT with LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE
5/6 THE BEST OF RUFUS WAINWRIGHT with DANIEL KNOX
5/7 TYRONE WELLS W/ SPECIAL GUESTS DOMINIC BALLI & EMILY HEARN
5/8 (7:30 &10PM shows) KATHLEEN MADIGAN
5/9 EDDIE FROM OHIO with JAKE ARMERDING
5/10 EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL: AN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR NEW ALBUM THE TRAVELING KIND
5/11 LAUNCHING FWD PRESENTS A STAGED READING OF ‘SWIFT AS DESIRE’
5/13 LEE ANN WOMACK
5/14 WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS WITH SPECIAL GUEST DENISON WITMER
5/15 GARY LOURIS of The Jayhawks
5/17 BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE With SAMANTHA CRAIN
5/19 EDWIN MCCAIN with RYAN HOMMEL
5/22 CATHY RICHARDSON BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS KATIE TODD BAND
5/25 JOE ELY DUO WITH ROSIE FLORES 2 PM SHOW
5/26 & 27 SHELBY LYNNE
5/28 – 30 WORLD PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVID DUFFY
5/31 CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC SUNDAY SERIES – 12 PM SHOW
5/31 ELIZABETH COOK WITH SPECIAL GUEST REED FOEHL

Find tickets for all of these great shows on our website.

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Fall harvest is in the horizon at City Winery Nashville! We have received our winery license and will begin the process of making wine very soon. Stay tuned for more details!

One on One: The Weight’s Cellar Session

FINAL Cellar Session

Members of The Weight perform at City Winery New York. The Weight: Songs of The Band featuring members of The Band, Levon Helm Band, and Rick Danko Group play May 3rd. Tickets available here.

 

 

Spotlight on Story Sessions Chicago

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Story Sessions having a grand time at City Winery Chicago.

 

If you love sharing stories, good music, and artistic flair, then a night with Story Sessions is right up your alley. The Chicago-based group is in it’s second year sharing stories, and it’s definitely a night you don’t want to miss.

Similar to other storytelling shows in Chicago, like The Moth and 2nd Story, Story Sessions is at it’s essence a night of spoken word. Once a month, this group of story tellers meets to read their stories aloud and have some fun with the audience, but the story they have to tell is so much larger than spoken word. Each night has an overarching theme, like last months “Oh Brother,” with stories of siblings, or February’s theme of “Love is...”. Six performers are featured every month, each sharing their own 10-minute non-fiction story.

Even before the stories are told, guests are treated to something special. Each show begins with live music as everyone finds their seats, along with food and drinks while they get settled, which is where City Winery comes in. Last month’s show was kicked off by River Rising, a folk duo from Chicago. With good music flowing, and delicious snacks and wine in hand, the show is ready to start.

With all of this going on, it already sounds like a great night, right? But wait, there’s more! The troupe is also complete with a resident artist, Betsy Frymire, who illustrates each story live throughout the show. Frymire takes the essence of each story and wraps them up into some great artwork. The piece below comes from the last “Siblings” show.

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One illustration from the “Siblings” story night, all about sisterhood. Illustrated by Betsy Frymire

The group keeps the audience involved throughout the show, giving them a chance to share their own mini stories on themed notes, some of which are shared by the nights hosts on stage! The stories live on after the show with the best lines captured on custom bookmarks, and a podcast of each show is created, just in case you want to hear their stories again.

As illustrated through all of this, the show is most definitely a one-of-a-kind evening that you don’t want to miss! Their two-year celebration is coming up at the end of this month, with the theme of “All In.” Everyone will be sharing stories of diving head first into a life-changing event, and the night will of course be accompanied by food, wine, music and fun.

This months show, on Wednesday, 4.29, will have doors open at 5:30PM. You can get your tickets for the show from the link below, and be sure to check out the fan-made video below in case you want to get a taste of the show.

Tickets to the Story Sessions 2nd Anniversary show on 4.29 here >

(source: Story Sessions Chicago)

Americana Music Association, Newport Folk Presents® and City Winery Announce New Spring Slate for State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music

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Monthly concert series continues in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and New York City

(Nashville, TN, Newport, RI and New York, NY) April 8, 2015 – City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and the Americana Music Association announced today the continuation of their unique partnership with the second edition of their State of the Union series of select performances from April through July, 2015.

State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music, taking place at the esteemed City Winery venues in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and New York City, will highlight artists whose musicianship and excellence set the standard for live performance.

Following on the heels of the successful winter run, which featured artists from Joe Henry to Booker T. Jones, Willie Watson to Aaron Neville, the spring lineup is poised to maintain the same bar of excellence.

State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music presented by American Airlines, Lagunitas and Nissan – Spring Lineup:

CHICAGO
April – Jorma Kaukonen 4/9
May – Shelby Lynne 5/26 5/27
June – Sam Bush 6/11
July – Amy Helm 7/7
NAPA
May – Rhiannon Giddens 5/11
June – Leo Kottke 6/28

NASHVILLE
April – Holly Williams 4/29
May – Dar Williams with Jim Lauderdale 5/9
May – Darrell Scott & Friends: A Tribute to Ben Bullington featuring John Cowan, Rodney Crowell and Bill Payne (of Little Feat) 5/19

NEW YORK
April – Blitzen Trapper performs Harvest 4/17
May – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Album Release) with Blind Boy Paxton 5/18
June – Sonny Landreth 6/14

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About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, September 15-20, 2015, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.

About the Newport Folk Festival
Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by famed festival producer George Wein and folk icon Pete Seeger. The Festival is renowned for introducing a number of legendary artists to the world. Since 1959, Newport Folk has been serving true musical omnivores, fans who crave innovation but appreciate tradition. The 56 year tradition continues to this day, as Newport has won Pollstar’s Music Festival of the Year for the last two years. The Newport Folk Festival is a production of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation, whose mission includes educating young people about folk and jazz music, and to present the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island in perpetuity. To learn more, visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.

About City Winery
City Winery, founded in 2008 by Michael Dorf, has four locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, and Napa. The brand is a growing haven of fully functioning urban wineries that present world-class musical performances in an intimate listening room environment. Young and emerging local artists join internationaltouring stars to play the City Winery stage for 320+ showa per year. With a modest capacity of 300 seats in the house, City Winery has created a compelling mix for their sophisticated clientele of active cultural patrons, bringing the wine country experience to the heart of large cities.

This incomparable musical experience is enhanced through state of the art sound systems from
Meyer Sound®. Among stainless steel fermenting tanks, French oak barrels and the aroma of fermenting grapes, cultural connoisseurs who are passionate about music, wine and culinary arts can savor top-notch artists in an urban setting with a wine country vibe. For a full schedule of City Winery’s four city programming, please visit www.citywinery.com.

Americana Music Association, Newport Folk Presents® and City Winery Announce New Spring Slate for State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music

State of the Union banner

Monthly concert series continues in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and New York City

(Nashville, TN, Newport, RI and New York, NY) April 8, 2015 – City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and the Americana Music Association announced today the continuation of their unique partnership with the second edition of their State of the Union series of select performances from April through July, 2015.

State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music, taking place at the esteemed City Winery venues in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and New York City, will highlight artists whose musicianship and excellence set the standard for live performance.

Following on the heels of the successful winter run, which featured artists from Joe Henry to Booker T. Jones, Willie Watson to Aaron Neville, the spring lineup is poised to maintain the same bar of excellence.

State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music presented by American Airlines, Lagunitas and Nissan – Spring Lineup:

CHICAGO
April – Jorma Kaukonen 4/9
May – Shelby Lynne 5/26 5/27
June – Sam Bush 6/11
July – Amy Helm 7/7

NAPA
May – Rhiannon Giddens 5/11
June – Leo Kottke 6/28

NASHVILLE
April – Holly Williams 4/29
May – Dar Williams with Jim Lauderdale 5/9
May – Darrell Scott & Friends: A Tribute to Ben Bullington featuring John Cowan, Rodney Crowell and Bill Payne (of Little Feat) 5/19

NEW YORK
April – Blitzen Trapper performs Harvest 4/17
May – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Album Release) with Blind Boy Paxton 5/18
June – Sonny Landreth 6/14

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About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, September 15-20, 2015, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.

About the Newport Folk Festival
Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by famed festival producer George Wein and folk icon Pete Seeger. The Festival is renowned for introducing a number of legendary artists to the world. Since 1959, Newport Folk has been serving true musical omnivores, fans who crave innovation but appreciate tradition. The 56 year tradition continues to this day, as Newport has won Pollstar’s Music Festival of the Year for the last two years. The Newport Folk Festival is a production of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation, whose mission includes educating young people about folk and jazz music, and to present the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island in perpetuity. To learn more, visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.

About City Winery
City Winery, founded in 2008 by Michael Dorf, has four locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, and Napa. The brand is a growing haven of fully functioning urban wineries that present world-class musical performances in an intimate listening room environment. Young and emerging local artists join internationaltouring stars to play the City Winery stage for 320+ showa per year. With a modest capacity of 300 seats in the house, City Winery has created a compelling mix for their sophisticated clientele of active cultural patrons, bringing the wine country experience to the heart of large cities.

This incomparable musical experience is enhanced through state of the art sound systems from
Meyer Sound®. Among stainless steel fermenting tanks, French oak barrels and the aroma of fermenting grapes, cultural connoisseurs who are passionate about music, wine and culinary arts can savor top-notch artists in an urban setting with a wine country vibe. For a full schedule of City Winery’s four city programming, please visit www.citywinery.com.