June 2015 Events at City Winery Chicago

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Summer is finally here!

And we’re ready for it with a new menu and plenty of events all summer long. The first week of June is packed with food and wine events, starting with The Dinner Party on 6.01 with Elysabeth Alfano featuring Joe Mantegna. This months theme features a “Sideways” film theme. That same day, vino lovers will rejoice at our Michigan Wines event, featuring over 15 wineries from around the state!

Then on 6.03, all the wine lovers can rejoice once again when we host the Paso Robles grand tasting. This tasting will give you the chance to taste over 100 wines from over 20 wineries. And later this month on 6.14, don’t miss a music and wine pairing event with The Rack and the Riddler! Sip Palm Bay wines specially selected by our wine director and Certified Sommelier Rachel Driver Speckan and Master Sommelier (and bassist of The Rack and the Riddler!) Serafin Alvarado while listening to 90s rock. 

June is also filled with many different tasting and pairing events, so be sure to check out our events calendar.

There’s plenty coming up on the music side of things as well!

Our show with Red Baraat on 6.7 is going to be a great start to the month. This dhol and brass ensemble from New York is always show stopping, and reflects their founder Sunny Jain’s traditional Indian roots. This is one experience you don’t want to miss.

Later in the week, couple Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell bring their latest endeavor The Pine Hill Project on 6.12. The Americana pair have been together for over 30 years, and they’re finally made a full length album for us to enjoy. On 6.14 Hackensaw Boys will be at City Winery to share their unique Americana style. This energetic group lets everyone have a chance to lead on a song, as well as sit back and play.

On 6.19, Wanda Jackson will grace the stage of City Winery.  This legendary singer has been in the business for decades, and has worked with artists from Elvis Presley to Jack White. This Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee is not someone you’ll want to miss.

6.20 is packed with not one, but two great opportunities for shows. Martha Davis and The Motels  will be here at 7pm for a show that will showcase this bands decade spanning work. The group that started touring together in the 70’s has recently began touring again, more than they have been since the 80’s in fact!  And, later that night, make sure you stop by for the official after party of Taste of Randolph at 10pm, featuring Little Hurricane & Spirit Family Reunion

See the full lineup below for all upcoming shows:

6/1 THE DINNER PARTY WITH ELYSABETH ALFANO FEATURING ACTOR, JOE MANTEGNA
6/2 IAN MAKSIN & GORAN IVANOVIC TRIO
6/4 CHARLIE MARS & CLARENCE BUCARO
6/5 GRIFFIN HOUSE with special guest JENN GRANT
6/7 GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR with special guest LOWELL THOMPSON – 4 PM SHOW
6/7 RED BARAAT
6/8 GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR with special guest LOWELL THOMPSON
6/11 SAM BUSH BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS OLD SALT UNION
6/12 THE PINE HILL PROJECT – LUCY KAPLANSKY & RICHARD SHINDELL
6/14 HACKENSAW BOYS
6/16 -HELP REBUILD NEPAL BENEFIT CONCERT WITH LYNNE JORDAN, WAYNE BAKER BROOKS, THE EMPTY POCKETS & MORE
6/17 RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE CRANE WIVES
6/18 RICH ROBINSON OF THE BLACK CROWES WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE BUFFALO KILLERS
6/19 WANDA JACKSON – 7:30 PM SHOW
6/20 MARTHA DAVIS & THE MOTELS – 7PM SHOW
6/20 OFFICIAL TASTE OF RANDOLPH AFTER PARTY WITH LITTLE HURRICANE & SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION – 6/20
6/23 & 6/24 SNARKY PUPPY
6/25 & 26 DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM – Meet & Greet tickets available.
6/28 DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS
6/29 LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPAÑA PRESENTS THE ENSEMBLE “SURAHBI” (INDO-AFRO-FLAMENCO) FEATURING AN “ALL-STAR” WORLD MUSIC LINE-UP AND CD RELEASE – 6/29
6/30 – 7/5 WEIR WORLD! All access passes available
6/30 A VERY SPECIAL EVENING OF MUSIC AND MUCH, MUCH MORE… FEATURING MUSICAL HOST JONATHAN WILSON AND FRIENDS

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

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Martha Davis and The Motels

 

City Winery Chicago Launches New Private Events Brochure

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A wedding reception here at City Winery in the front room.

If you’ve ever had dinner or attended a concert here at City Winery Chicago, you may or may not know that there are even more great options for events! Our latest private events brochure details everything you could ever want to know about hosting your own event in one of the unique rooms we have to offer.

For larger events, like weddings or conferences, we have our gorgeous concert venue. But there’s also the dining room, which can be used for a private dinner, reception, or corporate lunch. Both of these spaces are large and open, and would be versatile for a number of private events. Check out this recent article from The Knot featuring a wedding here at City Winery Chicago for an even better feel of what our venue has to offer on a large scale.

For smaller events, we also have spaces like the upstairs mezzanine or the barrel room. Located just off of our dining area and on the main floor, the barrel room is a really unique space that would be great for more intimate dinner or gathering. The mezzanine, a space that’s a bit more open, is perfect for your next cocktail party!

There are so many ways to use these great spaces, from a brunch to share with friends, to a day-time workshop with your office, or even your wedding reception. During the summer months you may also want to take advantage of our outdoor patio space!

If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful space to host your next event, City Winery is really a great choice no matter the occasion. For more information on any of these spaces and event options, please check out our latest update to the private events brochure. You can find the brochure here, as well as on the Private Events page of City Winery Chicago’s website.