2015 November Events at City Winery Chicago


As unbelievable as it seems, November has arrived! And with that, a new slate of fall shows are happening here at City Winery Chicago.

On November 15, the Bluegrass Ball with The Travelin’ McCourys and Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon will perform two shows: 5 pm and 8 pm.

Singer/songwriters Matthew Perryman Jones & Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer) will take the stage on November 16. Perryman will perform many of his hits including those that have been featured on numerous television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill, and many more.

The British R&B group, Loose Ends, featuring Jane Eugene, will be coming to Chicago on November 17 to play some of their hits like “Hangin’ on a String (Contemplating)” and “Slow Down.”

So many amazing events happening here at City Winery Chicago this month, be sure to stop by and catch a few!

For tickets to all events, follow this link: Events Calendar.

11/1 – Foghorn Stringband (4:00 p.m. show)

11/1 – The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill (8:30 p.m. show)

11/2 – Funkadesi

11/4 – John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful

11/5 – Tom Paxton with special guest Michael J. Miles

11/6 – Italian Wine Dinner: Pisoni

11/8 – Chicago Folklore Ensemble presents: The World in Chicago (brunch)

11/8 – The Polyphonic Spree 15th Anniversary Tour with special guest The Sharp Things (8pm)

11/9 – Sparkling Wine Dinner: L. Mawby Winery

11/9 – Howard Jones (solo) The Songs, The Piano & The Stories.

11/10 – Vanessa Carlton with special guest Joshua Hyslop

11/11 – City Winery Wine School: France- Burgundy/Jura/Rhone

11/11 – Everclear 20th Anniversary: Sparkle & Fade (7 & 10 p.m.)

11/12 – Mason Jennings (7pm)

11/13 – Saint Supery Wine Dinner: Napa Valley

11/13 – Susan Werner: 20th Anniversary of The Last of the Good Straight Girls with special guest Sam Baker

11/14 – Kids’ Concert Series with Amy Lowe & King Katz: Thanksgiving Hoe Down (Noon matinee show)

11/14 – Paula Cole with special guest Mark Erelli

11/15 – Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago presents Songs @ City Winery: A Sunday Cabaret with Julia Hardin, mezzo-soprano; Shannon McGinnia, piano (Noon matinee show)

11/15 – Bluegrass Ball with The Travelin’ Mccourys and Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon (5 & 8 p.m.)

11/16 -Matthew Perryman Jones & Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer)

11/17 – Loose Ends ft Jane Eugene – 7pm

11/18 – City Winery Wine School: Holiday and Food Pairing Class

11/18 & 19 – Macy Gray with special guest Valise

11/20 – Pinot Noir Tasting Party

11/20 – Ari Hest with special guest PM Buys

11/22 – Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series – Feelin’ Good: Grooving Music from Nina Simone, Zvonimir Tot, Gershwin & Beyond

11/22 – Kate Voegele 7 pm

11/23 – 2nd Story

11/24 – Musiq Soulchild (7:00 & 9:30 p.m.)

11/25 – Musiq Soulchild (7:30 & 10 p.m.)

11/27 – Joseph Arthur & Chuck Prophet

11/29 – Eric Burdon & the Animals

11/30 – Scotch Seminar: The Balveine Distillery (5 & 7 p.m.)

11/30 – Down the Rabbit Hole with Mark Tarlov and Joseph Spellman, Master Sommelier

11/30 – Louis Prima Jr & the Witnesses

The Foghorn Stringband to perform at City Winery Chicago November 1 (4pm)

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The Foghorn Stringband is the shining gold standard for American stringband music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over a decade of touring under their belts, and two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

The Foghorn Stringband play the old way, the way you’d have heard stringbands play on Southern radio stations back in the 1930s. Performing live, these multi- instrumentalists gather around a single microphone in the middle of the stage, expertly balancing their sound on the fly, and creating the rarest of music: songs that are at once wildly virtuosic and intimately hand-crafted. Foghorn plays American roots music of the finest order.

“The Foghorn Stringband stands at the top of today’s vibrant old-time music revival and a fine example of what an unending revival it is. Each album finds them deeper into the tradition, more familiar with the rich resources of roots music, and more focused, but still propelled by that undercurrent of punk energy.” —Art Menius, WMMT.

The Foghorn Stringband are set to perform on the City Winery stage on November 1 for a 4pm matinee show. For a taste of the band’s old-time Americana music check out this video.

Tickets for the November 1 show at City Winery can be purchased here.

Halloween Shows at City Winery Chicago


City Winery Chicago announces a trio of Halloween shows fitting for the Halloween season. Edgar Winter, whose Top 40 hit “Frankenstein” is a staple of any Halloween party, plays a full band show on October 20. The weekend prior to Halloween, Amy Lowe and KingKatz play a Halloween-themed kids’ matinee on October 24. And on Halloween proper, The Meters’ Leo Nocentelli and P-Funk’s Bernie Worrell play a funky show as The Meters Experience.


The Edgar Winter Band will be playing on  Tuesday, October 20. Iconic Texas rock, jazz, blues and pop multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter (“Free Ride,” “Frankenstein”) is renowned for his own scintillating shows and his riveting collaborations with the likes of Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band. Winter invented the keyboard body strap which allows him the freedom to move around the stage during his high-energy performances.

The Kids’ Concert Series – Stomp Your Feet to the Jammin’ Beat “Halloween Harvest” is happening on Saturday, October 24. Environmental awareness, neighborhood diversity and the ability of everyone to make his or her own music are just a few of the themes covered in this lively entertaining program of songs and stories for children and all ages. Selections from Parents Choice Award-winning CD’s I Like Gum and Brighter Than Fireflies encourage the audience to clap their hands, stomp their feet and sing along to the jammin beats with Amy Lowe and guitar & drum duo KingKatz (Dave Katzman and Mike Rodbard).

The Meters Experience Halloween Extravaganza is occuring on  Saturday, October 31 at 9pm (aka Halloween night!) In the ’60s and ’70s, founding fathers of funk, The Meters, created a unique sound blending funk, blues and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe. After world tours with The Rolling Stones, the original Meters have been on since hiatus since 2006, but Leo Nocentelli, guitarist and founding member of the original Meters, carries the musical sound on with The Meters Experience, performing such classic hits as “Cissy Strut,” “Fire on the Bayou,” “Hey Pocky A-Way” and “Look-Ka Py Py.” He’s joined by keyboardist and composer Bernie Worrell, founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

For tickets to any events occurring at City Winery Chicago click here.



Wines of Portugal Tasting at City Winery Chicago


On Wednesday, October 14, Wines of Portugal will be showcasing the best of their country’s wine producers at City Winery Chicago. It will be a grand tasting of more than 200 Portuguese wines. Guests will experience the extensive range of Portugal’s wines, from the dry reds of Bairrada to the delicious whites from Vinho Verde, from historied cuvees of the Setúbal-Palmela and Lisbon regions to the progressive offerings from the Douro.

The following producers will be participating:

Caves Campelo

Wine With Spirit

Symington Family Estates, Vinhos

Sogrape Vinhos

Quinta Santa Eufemia

Quinta da Foz

Sociedade Agrícola Quinta do Covão

Sociedade Agrícola Boas Quintas

Ramos Pinto

Douro Family Estates

Quinta do Pôpa

Quinta do Crasto

Quinta de Lemos

Quinta Monte D’Oiro

QUINTA DE CHOCAPALHA, Casa Agrícola das Mimosas

João Portugal Ramos Wines

Quinta do Passadouro

Wine and Soul

Herdade do Sobroso

Quinta da Alorna

José Maria da Fonseca Vinhos

Herdade dos Grous


Dona Maria- Julio Bastos

Cortes de Cima

DFJ Vinhos

Cartuxa – Fundação Eugénio de Almeida

Casa Santos Lima – Companhia das Vinhas

Casa Agricola Alexandre Relvas

Adega Cooperativa de Redondo, C.R.L

Julia Kemper Wines

Luís Pato

Be sure to pick up your tickets for Wines of Portugal here!

For all other wine events be sure to check out our website.