A Celebratory Toast with John Oates

City Winery celebrates one million glasses of tap wine with legendary musician John Oates

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release

Photo credit: Bobby Bank


Celebrating a milestone, City Winery NYC poured its one-millionth glass of wine on tap. To help commemorate this moment, Founder & CEO Michael Dorf toasted City Winery with the legendary John Oates at his show last night at City Winery.

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD ReleasePhoto credit: Bobby Bank

Over 300 guests raised a glass to toast New York’s first urban winery and intimate music venue. With wines served on tap, there are no supplies (cork, label, foil, bottle, boxes) to purchase, receive and store. As a result, waste is reduced and the finished product is much greener than through a traditional bottling system.

An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD ReleasePhoto credit: Bobby Bank

That translates to:

1 million glasses = 5 million ounces = 39062 gallons = 16714 cases = 200,568 bottles not used = 298 pallets of wine not used = 12.5 truck loads of empty glass not used

1M STAGE SHOTPhoto credit: Al Pereira

Shawn Colvin’s 2015 Annual Residency at City Winery NYC

This week, Grammy-award winner Shawn Colvin played three sold-out nights of music at City Winery NYC. On Monday 1/12, Shawn was joined by Steve Earle to create a harmonious blend of rock and folk.



Mary Chapin Carpenter collaborated with Shawn for Night 2 playing “I Feel Lucky” and other crowd favorites including a cover of The Beatles’ “I’ll Be Back”.


On Wednesday’s highly anticipated performance with Jackson Browne, the duo shared laughs over conversation in between songs. Jackson played both the piano and his guitar while Shawn sang and strummed along.


The night ended with an invite to performance to the talented Judy Collins who was enjoying the show as an audience member. Judy obliged and sang with Shawn and Jackson on their rendition of The Eagles’ “Take It Easy”.


Indeed, it was an unforgettable winter residency and hopefully a repeated run in many years to come.

For more info on other upcoming residencies, visit our tickets page HERE

City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and Americana Music Association Present: State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music

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Monthly Concert Series to Take Place in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and New York City



(Nashville, Tenn., Newport, R.I. and New York, N.Y.) January 14, 2015 – City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and the Americana Music Association announced today a partnership to promote a series of concerts titled 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. One night per month in each city, State of the Union will highlight artists whose musicianship and excellence sets the standard for live performance. The State of the Union concert series is the brainchild of Shlomo Lipetz, City Winery’s National Programming Director, Jay Sweet, Producer of the Newport Folk Festival® and Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, who came together seeking ways to collectively promote the appreciation of American roots music. “The Newport Folk Festival and the Americana Music Association are torchbearers in presenting not only some of the best music today, but also in discovering amazing new talent,” said City Winery’s Lipetz. “We are thrilled to present this series with these prestigious music loving organizations.” “Building partnerships is paramount for the continued success of Newport Festivals Foundation,” commented Newport Producer Sweet. “Working with the Americana Music Association and City Winery, who share our taste in great music, makes perfect sense.”


“I love this partnership with Newport Folk and City Winery,” added Americana’s Hilly. “From the historical significance of the Newport Folk Festival to City Winery’s strategically situated venues and appreciation for the artistry, I can’t think of better partners to spread our mission to support the authentic voice of American Roots Music. “


State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music will kick off across the nation in January.


January – Joe Henry (1/19)
February – Shawn Colvin (2/18-19) 
March – Buckwheat Zydeco (3/4)  


January – Willie Watson (1/20) 
February – Steep Canyon Rangers (2/28) 
April – North Mississippi Allstars (4/3)  


January – Jackie Greene (1/19)
February – Booker T. Jones (2/24)
March – Aaron Neville (3/8)   


January – Alejandro Escovedo (1/22-24)
February – Jay Farrar (2/11) 
March – Mary Gauthier & David Wilcox (3/29)




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, 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 international touring stars to play the City Winery stage for 320+ shows 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.





There’s a new perk for paid members of City Winery’s mobile ticketing program – an option to pick their five favorite seats, get notified when those seats are available for shows, and make a purchase with just one touch on their phone.

City Winery’s membership program already includes 48-hour advance notice on all shows, zero ticketing fees, a rewards program, and a feature called “virtual sommelier” offering customized suggestions for wines to try or shows to see based on the customer’s previous purchases.

The company, which launched its proprietary ticketing system in 2008, currently has over 6,000 paid members.

Click here to learn more!