City Winery Presents “The Tour” w/ Host Ted Canova! Episode 4: Craig Finn

Welcome to episode 4 of the City Winery podcast with Ted Canova! In this episode, Ted sits down with Craig Finn of The Hold Steady! The two met backstage before Craig’s Paul Stanley – themed halloween show at City Winery.

Craig shares with Ted how music opened his world, going from nerd to “cool kid” to pioneering two bands with urgent lyrics and driving guitars, the strategy of releasing 4 albums in 5 years, feeling scared when he went solo, and the future for The Hold Steady.

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City Winery CEO Michael Dorf Honored at Little Kids Rock Benefit

Music education foundation Little Kids Rock hosted a benefit last night at the Playstation Theater in NYC. City Winery CEO, Michael Dorf was one of the special honorees – alongside Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt! Michael was recognized for his work producing his charitable “Music Of” concert series which directly supports Little Kids Rock. The event was a smash hit, raising over $1.2 million and featuring a star-studded lineup of presenters and performers including Mike Myers, Darlene Love, Bettye Lavette, Keb’ Mo’, Paul Shaffer, Bernie Williams and many more!


Michael Dorf pictured with fellow honorees Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt.

To donate to this incredible program, please visit Little Kids Rock.

City Winery Featured On MSNBC “Your Business”


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.