The leaves are changing into a beautiful spectrum of colors, the air is crisp and light, and it’s getting chillier with each passing day—autumn is finally in full swing! Looking for the perfect wine to pair with your most beloved fall activity, bring home for Thanksgiving dinner, or warm up after a busy day of raking? City Winery NYC has got you covered!
Now through November 26, City Winery is offering 20% off our entire selection of wine online and in store. Reside in Manhattan? Purchase six bottles or more and get free delivery to anywhere in the city! Stop into our location or head over to our website to pick up your favorite wine today.
Through the rest of October, City Winery NYC will donate $2 for every Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp purchased to the Avon Foundation for Women, an organization which aids in funding breast cancer research and also supports victims of domestic violence. Stop in the Barrel Room or join us for a concert this month and try this tasty dessert.
R&B artist Bill Withers has successfully secured himself a place in music history. Despite leaving Hollywood behind in the ’80s, songs of his such as “Lean On Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and “Grandma’s Hands” continue to be loved by audiences and musicians alike.
To celebrate Withers’ notable legacy, City Winery’s founder/CEO Michael Dorf, National Program Director Shlomo Lipetz, musical director Greg Phillinganes, industry veteran Leo Sacks and Withers’ wife, Marcia, co-produced “Lean On Him: A Tribute to Bill Withers” which was held at the historical Carnegie Hall on Oct. 1. Wither’s famed concert album, Live At Carnegie Hall (which turns 43 this week) was performed in its entirety by the nights’ star-studded line up including Ed Sheeran, Amos Lee, Keb’ Mo’, Dr. John, Michael McDonald, Ledisi, Jonathan Butler, Aloe Blacc and many others. Wither’s daughter Kori attended, taking on back-up vocals and performing “Let Us Love” with Kathy Mattea. In addition to re-creating the record from front to back, other fan favorites were played. Although Withers did not perform, he addressed the crowd at the beginning and end of the show, thanking everyone for their support.
Besides honoring the legend, the evening also benefited a great cause. Proceeds from the concert were donated to SAY, the Stuttering Association for the Young, an organization close to Withers, who struggled with a stuttering problem throughout early adulthood. The concert raised over $50,000 for the charity and also featured a choir of children from the association who took the stage to help McDonald perform “Lean On Me.”
Next up in the Tribute series is a tribute to the music of David Bowie on March 31, 2016. Mark your calendar!
Photos by Bobby Bank
Pete Muller will be making his way to City Winery NYC on Oct. 28 as part of a short benefit tour. For each date, the singer/songwriter/pianist will team up with different charities to raise awareness and money for their cause. For the Manhattan stop, he will be working with the Robin Hood Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to end poverty throughout New York City. All the proceeds from his upcoming album Two Truths and a Lie, which will be released on Oct. 28, will go directly towards Charity: Water, an organization that provides fresh, clean water to those living in developing countries.
For tickets to the event, click here. Preorder Pete’s new album here.
We are proud to announce that City Winery NYC, Chicago, and Nashville have made it onto Pollstar’s quarterly list of the Top 100 Club Venues in the world! NYC came in at 47 and was closely followed by Chicago at 51, while Nashville was ranked 85. Congratulations to all of the venues, and thank you, Pollstar!
“Having three of our venues in the top 100 clubs in the world is a huge honor and is attributed to the great work that our booking, marketing, ticketing, and floor staff do on a daily basis,” says Shlomo Lipetz, City Winery’s National Program Director. “We take pride in making this a home away from home for all of the great artists and fans who choose to be part of our City Winery family and continue to come back for more.”
Our dedicated personnel is the driving force behind all that City Winery has achieved. Special shout out to Garrett Larrow, the National Director of Online Experience, for all of his hard work to make City Winery’s online ticketing platform such a huge success. Additionally, we must proudly tip our hat to our Talent Buyers: Hannah Gold (NYC), Libby Brickson (Chicago), and Dolly Chandler (Nashville). And of course our wonderful patrons, as your support of City Winery is what has made this possible.
The Beverage Testing Institute has voted our 2014 Windrem Sauvignon Blanc (or as we call it, “Sohovignon Blanc”) the best buy for under $20 on their website, tastings.com! The wine was awarded 90 points, which earned it an “exceptional” rating. At only $18, this Lake County wine combines Sauvignon Blanc grapes with delicious flavors of jasmine, lemon, and green apple; topping it off with a touch of rejuvenating cucumber and green pepper for an overall refreshing taste. Thank you, tastings.com!
Want to try it for yourself? Now is the perfect time. This wine is part of our fundraiser to raise money for our friends and colleagues in Lake County who were affected by the recent wildfires. Now through the end of the year, City Winery will donate $2 per every bottle and $1 for every glass sold to the American Red Cross of California.