City Winery is always thrilled to have the opportunity to support local organizations and national causes. Over the past few weeks, we’ve hosted two important fundraisers.
On January 4th, neighbors and supporters of The Church Street School for Music & Art came together to help the school raise crucial funds. Organized by City Winery CEO and Tribeca resident, the benefit concert featured appearances by Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Ed Burns and more. $100,000 was raised to help keep the school open. The Church Street school is also a beneficiary of Dorf’s “Music Of” series.
(Photos courtesy Bobby Bank)
Then, on January 15th, we hosted a fundraiser for NYC Supports the Women’s March on Washington. In collaboration with City Winery, the concert was organized by Karen Waltuch and the official local New York City Chapter of the Women’s March on Washington (WMW) and 100% of the net proceeds from the event was donated to directly to support the Women’s March on Washington. The concert featured performances by a multi-cultural lineup of NYC artists, including Yo La Tengo Mazz Swift, Ani Cordero, Larkin Grimm & Anais Maviel, Arooj Aftab and Charlotte Greve, Felice Rosser’s Faith, Pyeng Threadgill & Derek Neivergelt, Elena Moon Park, Sonia De Los Santos, and members of LADAMA, Camila Meza, Leni Stern and Kyp Malone. In addition, a sign making workshop was hosted during the afternoon.
Lead guitarist and vocalist for the North Mississippi Allstars, Luther Dickinson, stopped by last year for an intimate performance of his song “Hurry Up Sunrise”. He’ll be returning with Jim Weider and G.E. Smith as part of Masters of the Telecaster, where all three will showcase their amazing songwriting, vocals, and superb guitar skills.
Check out the video below and grab a ticket here to see him as part of Masters of the Telecaster on 1.31!
Last night (Tuesday, 1.24), Shawn Colvin graced our stage for the first night of her three-night residency. She was joined by the incomparable Graham Nash at this totally sold out show! The energy in the room was palpable as the crowd sang along and hung on every note.
Shawn will return tonight, (Wednesday, 1.25) and tomorrow (Thursday, 1.26) to continue her residency with special guests Richard Thompson and Patty Griffin, respectively. These shows are also sold out, but sometimes last minute tickets become available. Join our waitlist to be notified if that happens! More info. here.
Past guests of Shawn’s recurring residency here at City Winery include Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more!
Thanks to Bobby Bank for these photos from such a special night.
A couple years ago, former lead singer of hard rock band The New York Dolls, Buster Poindexter, performed a memorable One On One Cellar Session on our stage, which included included this rendition of “South American Joe”. Check out the video below and then grab a ticket here to his next show on 1.13!