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


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


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 –


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.


  • 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

Less Than One Month Until Opening!



We CAN’T wait for our June 3rd opening with Peter Wolf, former lead singer of The J. Geils Band. Do you have tickets for our shows next month?

World Malbec Day – April 17th

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Today is World Malbec Day! On April 17, 1853, Argentinian president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento launched a proposal to diversify his country’s wine industry, leading the way for Malbec in the region.

Malbec grapes quickly became a common varietal for Bordeaux blends, combining with the region’s top wine grapes. With poor resistance to weather and pests, it never became a top French variety.

Though you’ll find Malbec growing in places like California and Chile, Argentina has over 75% of Malbec in the world.

Malbec grapes have a dark, opaque, violet color frequently compared to Syrah and Mourvedre. Round and sweet tannins are an often recognized quality.

We proudly source our Malbec grapes from the Catena’s family estates in Mendoza, Argentina. This estate is one of the largest producers of Malbec grapes​ in the world!

The Freedom Seder Is Still On!

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Though we have the construction delay pushing things back for a month, The Freedom Seder will still take place on the second floor of Ponce City Market above Williams-Sonoma, just steps away from our construction site.

Superstar Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza, The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Ricky McKinnie, and singer & activist Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary are among the all-star line-up of performers and VIPs who will dine among guests and leading Atlantans in City Winery’s wildly imaginative and interactive Freedom Seder dinner, hosted by City Winery founder Michael Dorf.

The Freedom Seder will feature guests seated at elegant family-style tables, each set with the traditional accoutrements, including Seder plate and Matzoh. Performers, who are seated with guests throughout the room, will creatively expound on various sections of the Passover Haggadah (Seder text), which has been specially developed for this night.

In an approximately 90-minute program, all of the customary traditions will be followed, including drinking of four glasses of wine (produced by City Winery), discussing the four different children, reciting the four questions, and eating a delicious kosher-style meal by City Winery Executive Chef Jeffrey McGar.

What makes The Freedom Seder different from all other Seders is the addition of artists each offering their unique interpretation of the important lessons from the timeless Exodus story – the universal message of the journey from slavery to freedom.

“The Freedom Seder is specifically being held prior to the start of Passover so that guests might bring the inspiration into their homes and make their own Seder dinner more relevant,” said Dorf.

A limited number of tickets for the City Winery Seder are available, priced at $100 and $145. Kosher-style meals are included, with a Glatt Kosher option available for an additional $25.00/person.

Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Help Support Our Friend Marshall Crenshaw


City Winery friend Marshall Crenshaw is working on a documentary on the late great Tom Wilson. Please read on and consider supporting him on the wonderful project!

Hello From Marshall:

As Bob Dylan’s record producer from “Blowin’ In the Wind” through “Like a Rolling Stone,” Tom Wilson signed The Velvet Underground and produced their first two albums. He “discovered” Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, and added electric instruments to Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence,” giving them their first hit.

He did all of that and more, but wound up dying a pauper’s death at age 47 in 1978.
WHAT HAPPENED?? This question has been obsessing me since I first caught on to his story just over 2 years ago. Since then I’ve been thinking and researching, making important contacts of all kinds, and have started filming interviews for a Tom Wilson documentary. But I want to keep going and take things to the next level, and for that I need to ask for your support. Ultimately the movie will be a team effort, but right now it’s just me, and hopefully you…

Please follow this link and check out the story:

Thanks for your support & engagement, and hopefully, I’ll see you at the movies!

Marshall Crenshaw

Atlanta VinoFiles, pick out your shows!

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Fans who have purchased VinoFile memberships can buy tickets for our announced shows TODAY.

City Winery Atlanta’s music venue is small and intimate, so remember a lot of these performances will sell out.

If you’re not already a VinoFile member, CLICK HERE to become one, so you can get tickets today.

Our initial lineup is below. VinoFiles, CLICK HERE to secure your seats!

May 7 – Mavis Staples
May 8 – Amel Larrieux
May 10 – Jay Farrar plays songs of Son Volt’s “Trace”
May 12 – Victor Wooten (Featuring Dennis Chambers, Bob Franceschini & Anthony Wellington)
May 13 – Steve Earle
May 14 – Donna the Buffalo
May 18 – Emerson Hart and David Ryan Harris
May 20 – Paul Thorn Band Acoustic and Electric
May 21 – Dave Barnes
May 26 – The Black Lillies
May 27 – Delta Rae with Liz Longley
May 28 – Will Hoge
June 4 – 10,000 Maniacs (7pm and 10pm Show)
June 10 – Robby Krieger of The Doors
June 11 & July 9 Wasabassco Burlesque
June 15 – Bird Dogs, Everly Brothers Experience
June 16-17 – Todd Snider
June 24 – Andy McKee
June 25 – Tinsley Ellis
June 28 – David Broza
July 7-8 – Leon Russell
July 14 – Asleep at the Wheel

Coming later in 2016 – Sarah Watkins, Jackopierce, Phil Vassar

Stay tuned, more shows to come!