City Winery Featured On MSNBC “Your Business”

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On June 4th City Winery founder and CEO Michael Dorf was featured on MSNBC‘s Your Business.  He discusses the origins of his unique business model, how the company was forced to adapt in the midst of an economic crisis, and his bright vision for the future. Watch the full segment below!

June 4, 2017: This $50 million dining business started as an urban winery with innovations like wine on tap. Now City Winery has a state of the art live music venue and hosts private events. Founder, Michael Dorf balanced multiple revenue streams and duplicated his business in five cities.

City Winery’s free Wine Down Weekends are back!

Free Music on The Patio is Back!

Warm weather is back, the patio’s open, and Atlanta now has a place to “wine down” with free live music every Friday and Saturday in April and May from 5 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

The outdoor concert series kicks off on Friday, March 31st with Jacob & The Good People, followed by a Saturday evening performance from Southern Ska Syndicate.

Guests can enjoy wine from our 350+ selection while relaxing with friends, family, and, of course, dogs until the sun goes down and the night begins.

 

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City Winery Atlanta 2016 Concert Highlights

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Todd Snider: It was an honor to host Todd for three sold out nights in June as the first act to perform at City Winery Atlanta.

Ani Difranco: Ani entertained the biggest crowd to date. Known for having an easy rapport with her audience, she conveyed this not only through the incredible virtuosity and energy with which she performed her songs, but also through the informal observations she shared between songs. The hour-and-a-half long, 20-song set was full of variety and amply displayed Ani’s prowess in both music and lyrics.

Macy Gray: The crowd LOVED Macy as she wove story and song through an intimate set. Highlights included “I Try” and a cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” with her jazz ensemble.

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Aaron Neville: This summer, Atlanta welcomed Aaron Neville as he not only played his classic and timeless songs, but almost completely covered all the songs from his latest release, “Apache.”

Timothy B Schmit: In September, we hosted Rock n Roll Hall-of-Famer and Eagles bassist Timothy B Schmit for an intimate sold out show.

John Hiatt: One of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters, John Hiatt played two sold-out shows when he came through Atlanta. John showcased music from an extensive catalog that has earned him several GRAMMY nods.

Patty Griffin: This fall we were lucky enough to book one of the most revered female vocalists, Patty Griffin. Patty performed two sold out shows in Atlanta, and we are honored that she made City Winery part of her tour.

Leon Russell: As Leon slid behind his custom-made digital baby grand, its frosty veneer a match with his mane and cowboy hat, he rolled effortlessly through the musical stew of grimy blues, twangy country and melodic pop balladry that has signaled one of the great careers in music. Leon wowed the crowd for two sold out shows. RIP Leon.

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Richard Thompson: Richard’s three nights at City Winery were unique and special nights for his fans. His all-request shows encouraged fans to write songs on paper to later be drawn out of a hat. The songs included fan favorites as well as cover songs ranging from Michael Jackson to Elton John. His dry British humor and precise, but passionate, playing delighted the crowd.

Indigo Girls: Atlanta’s own Indigo Girls are closing out the year with two very intimate and special performances on New Year’s Eve.

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We’re Hiring a Marketing Coordinator!

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JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Reports to: Marketing Director

Position Summary

The primary role of this position is to support the marketing department in the positioning and overall marketing of the City Winery brand in the areas of music, culture, culinary, and private events.

Under the Marketing Director’s supervision, the Marketing Coordinator will contribute in the areas of PR, social media, and marketing (in that order).

With PR and social media as the heavy focus, this person will act as a liaison with media, assist in writing press releases, monitor media coverage, assemble media kits, write and design content, assist with events for the public and press, and develop social media content.

Overview of Responsibilities
General

  • Drafts basic PR materials – to be approved by Marketing Director and/or GM – including news releases, fact sheets, meeting summaries, blog posts, and other materials as directed.
  • Coordinates media inquiries, issues press releases, and secures coverage on approved and targeted outlets.
  • Under Marketing Director’s guidance, researches, creates, and posts interesting and relevant information on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Track posts in social media spreadsheet.
  • Represents, arranges, and attends City Winery events and press opportunities.
  • Researches media opportunities and contacts and keeps press list current.
  • Assists with creating and writing promotional concepts and copy points.
  • Assists in compiling data for monthly marketing recaps.
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships – develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time.
  • Manages ticket giveaways and lower level marketing partnerships with targeted, like-minded organizations.
  • Helps coordinate material distribution for philanthropic requests including gift-giving and auction requests.
  • Proofreads copy for marketing materials such as ads, in-house collateral, and more.
  • Collaborates with Operational team and Marketing Director to ensure City Winery in-house collateral is up-to-date and displayed.
  • Works with interns to execute communicated assignments.
  • Performs day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.


Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, PR, Journalism or Marketing
  • 1+ years of PR and marketing experience (non-internship) required
  • Strong social media skills
  • Existing relationships with Atlanta media
  • Strong writing and vocabulary skills, with a lively and engaging energy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency with Mac computers
  • Detail-oriented with high level of organization
  • Basic proficiency in Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Suite applications is a plus
  • Experience with digital advertising is a plus
  • Experience with live entertainment is a plus
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus


Benefits of Working at City Winery

  • Music, wine, and food!
  • Family meal for dinner specially made by the Executive Chef
  • Amazing discounts on our wine and food
  • Being part of a growing company which now has 5 locations
  • 401K, healthcare, dental, and vision contributions available
  • Paid vacation
  • Supplied work computer


Apply

The below should be sent to atlantacareers@citywinery.com

  • Cover letter including 1) Your three desert island albums 2) Your favorite concert experience of all time and why 3) Links to two writing examples such as press releases, bios, articles/blog posts, etc.
  • Resume
  • Salary Requirements

Wine Down Weekends – Free Patio Shows Every Fri & Sat in September

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It’s starting to cool down, right? That’s the best time to enjoy our huge patio in the heart of Old Fourth Ward at Ponce City Market. Come for the music, stay for the sangria pops and wine floats.

Then, stay for dinner and more wine!

EARLY Dinner and a Show – 20% Off Food!

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What’s EARLY Dinner and a Show?

Guests attending shows in our City Winery Atlanta venue receive 20% off their food if seated before 7pm in the venue.

To take part, you must have tickets for that night’s performance.

So, come out a little early, relax, and have some wine and (discounted) food!

For any questions, please reach out to atlantaconcierge@citywinery.com. See you at the show!

Peter Asher and Albert Lee (6/21), Two Greats/One Night

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These two greats come together to tell stories and play music from across the genre they helped to create.

Peter Asher and Albert Lee’s historical journey through rock n’ roll began with the Everly Brothers. Lee was the musical director of the Everly brothers for 25 years during which Peter Asher and his former stage partner, Gordon Waller, crafted their sound with Everly Brother’s influences.

One of the Everly Brothers’ greatest hits “Crying in the Rain” was written by a number of songwriters including Carole King, who worked with Asher on her and James Taylor’s album, Live at the Troubadour.

While Peter Asher helped mold James Taylor’s sound, Albert Lee joined Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band as its former guitar player, and one of Lee’s heroes, James Burton left the band to rejoin none other than Elvis Presley.

Asher knew when he co-founded Peter & Gordon that he didn’t want to play or look like Elvis, though he often sites Buddy Holly as a major influence. Asher once even brought a Buddy Holly album cover to his optician so he could have eyewear resembling Holly’s.

From the artists who influenced Peter Asher and Albert Lee, to the artists molded and influenced by these legendary music directors and producers, their show at City Winery Atlanta on June 21st is sure to impress. Few other duos have had as wide a range of influence on the genre of rock n’ roll and few are able to produce as astounding of a tour through rock history as Peter Asher and Albert Lee.

It’s Fanday Friday, Announces for the week of May 22nd

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It’s Fanday Friday! Here’s next week’s on sale (VinoFiles on Tuesday and general public on Thursday):

June 8 – Avery*Sunshine
June 10 – Creative Loafing’s Comedy Night brought to you by The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (10:30pm doors/11:30pm show)
June 19 – Matt Bellassai
July 27 – JD Souther
August 7 – Doria Roberts and The Blackeyed Susans
August 19 – Packway Handle Band with Caleb Caudle

Become a VinoFile to purchase tickets 48 hours in advance – http://bit.ly/vinofileatl

 

We’re looking for a few good marketing interns!

City Winery Internship : Music Marketing Intern

City Winery Atlanta is seeking a rockstar music marketing intern. An individual that craves a challenge, works with passion and discipline, balances innovation and tradition. Recognize and seize potential opportunities.

We are looking for a candidate that is highly capable, motivated, and excited about organizing and spearheading music marketing. It is all about the glamorous and all about the nitty gritty details. Get interactive with the industry of music, wine, and marketing, and get your hands dirty.

Responsibilities include creating and editing copy for music events and other programming, social media, and the City Winery blog. Develop focused music marketing projects and execute branding and exposure strategy through consumer research and trend tracking, media planning and design ideas.

Occasional administrative duties and tangent wine projects will be part of the responsibilities.

This is an unpaid internship.

Internship Requirements:

  • 8-10 hours per week. At least 5 of those hours spent working at City Winery.

  • Previous experience with wine sales through retail, wholesale, or restaurant preferred.

  • Interest in pursuing a career in music, wine/beverage industry, or marketing.

  • Previous experience with marketing strategy preferred. Find the cool and influential people and groups to partner with and promote. Bring an edge and knowledge of the competition.

  • Strong knowledge of Mac, Microsoft Office, and social media platforms. Playing on the internet encouraged. Video skills are a bonus.

  • Strong writing and vocabulary skills, with a lively and engaging energy.

  • Play well with others, but work well independently with little to no hand holding.

  • Detail oriented. High level of organization and cleanliness. Charts and spreadsheets forever!

  • Awesomeness.

Perks:

  • No fetching coffee and making photocopies, running errand – you will head up projects, work with our director and management team, and build valuable relationships in the music industry.

  • Occasional music hookups and event attendance.

  • Working behind the scenes at a multi-functional event space, restaurant, winery, and music venue.

To Apply:

Please send your resume to the attention of Jim Ethridge.

By Email : jim at citywinery dot com