Dan Hicks, Leader of the Hot Licks, Dies at 74

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Hicks over the weekend. The iconic musician passed away at his home at the age of 74.

Hicks was an instrumental part of the San Francisco music scene in the ’60s, performing as Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. Hicks was also a friend and a familiar face around the City Winery circuit. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

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Celebrate the Fabulous Life of David Bowie with City Winery

As we all still reel from the news of David Bowie, we at City Winery believe that the best way to mourn this Pop-Icon’s death is to celebrate his life and his unforgettable work.

On Monday, February 8, City Winery will be Showing David Bowie’s Labyrinth on our Big Screen, your ticket for the Dinner & A Movie will include $30 for prefix menu and your seat.  Beverage specials will be available a la carte!

There a very few Tickts left, so don’t wait! Buy Tickets HERE

 

 

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And since we can never get enough Bowie, we are also hosting a David Bowie Music & Wine Pairing in the City Winery Lounge on Tuesday, February 16! For $30, your ticket includes live Bowie covers from The Chip Martin Duo and a Wine Tasting consisting of seven different wines!

Tickets are going fast! Buy yours HERE

Come out and celebrate the life of an amazing musical icon!

Band Together 1989: Now Taylor Swift Approved!

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Band Together 1989: Tribute to the Year in Music and Grammy Nominated album. A Musicians Corner Fundraiser.

This event features an array of artists covering Taylor Swift’s 1989 album, and playing hits from the year 1989.

Artists include: Matthew Perryman Jones, Caroline Glaser, and Zeke Duhon, Aubrey Peeples (Nashville’s Layla Grant), Griffin House, Morgan Myles, Olivia Lane, Alanna Royale, Korby Lenker, Heather Morgan, Marc Martel, Elise Davis, Angel Snow, Robby Hecht, Louisa Wendorff and Devin Dawson, Crystal Bowersox, Kris Allen, The Railers, Jill Andrews, John and Jacob, Jeffrey Austin (The Voice), and more TBA.

Added Bonus: Taylor Swift says she loves this idea! The Swift Queen herself gave us some Twitter Love about our 1989 Tribute Night Fundraiser & we at City Winery are geeking out!

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Get Your Tickets While They Last – HERE!

City Winery Chicago Voted No. 2 Venue by XRT Listeners

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On January 6th we had the great honor of hosting the XRT Listener Polls here at City Winery Chicago. Well, City Winery Chicago made the list for Best Music Venues. We made #2 after our friends at The Chicago Theatre!

We at City Winery Chicago want to thank XRT for nominating City Winery Chicago to be a part of the poll. Along with all of the amazing musicians that perform in our venue, we owe you a very big thank you. Last, but not least, a big thank you to all of our patrons and the people that voted for City Winery Chicago. We would not be here without you!

Best Music Venues

1. The Chicago Theatre
2. City Winery
3. Metro
4. Thalia Hall
5. Vic Theatre
6. Lincoln Hall
7. Wrigley Field
8. SPACE / Evanston
9. FitzGerald’s / Berwyn
10. Schuba’s


For full list of award winners visit: http://wxrt.cbslocal.com/2016/01/07/2015-xrt-music-movies-poll-results/?cid=facebook_93XRT

Pair Wines Like a Professional when you take our Wine Class!

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Get ready to brag to all your friends about your extensive wine knowledge after attending our Wine Pairing Class next Wednesday, February 3.  Join our sommelier Jenelle Engleson as she teaches the best ways to pair your favorite wines (or some you’ve never tried!) with meals at home. This event will take place in our Lounge and will be classroom style.

Class Opens at 5:30 / Class Starts at 6:00

Buy Your Tickets Now!

2016 February Events at City Winery Chicago

Wellington Ukelele Orchestra Performing at City Winery on February 29th

Wellington Ukelele Orchestra Performing at City Winery on February 29th

Happy February from City Winery! We hope that everyone is staying warm this winter. Here are some upcoming events that we hope will make things warmer.

We are starting and ending this month with UKELELES! February 1st and 2nd we have Jake Shimabukaro bringing his Hawaiian Island sounds to warm us up. At the end of the month, February 29thThe Wellington Ukelele Orchestra is joining us all the way from New Zealand! 

City Winery veterans Judy Collins and Ari Hest are collaborating together for two shows here on February 4th and 5th.  A duo you surely don’t want to miss! Meet and greet tickets available.

Do you have any plans for Valentine’s weekend yet?  Well, look no further! On February 12th and 13th10,000 maniacs will be returning for their February residency performing three shows. On the actual Valetine’s Day, February 14thB.J. Thomas, famous for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head”, will be joining us for two shows at 5 & 8pm.

In case you didn’t hear the news, Eric Burdon and The Animals are coming back due to popular demand!  The band sold out their December 2015 show. So if you did not see them then, now is your chance! They will be here February 15th and 16th.

If you are looking for something a little bit more soothing, do not miss Israeli-French pianist/vocalist Yael Naim on February 22.

For tickets to all events, please follow this link here:

2/1-2 – Jake Shimabukuro

2/3 – Wynonna & the Big Noise – Stories & Song – with Tim & Myles Thompson. Meet & Greet available.

2/4 & 2/5 – Judy Collins & Ari Hest. 

2/7 – Story Sessions Brunch – Super Love

2/7 – Dirty Dozen Brass Band

2/9 – Albert Lee (with full band)

2/11 – Grant Lee Phillips & Steve Poltz. 

2/12 – 10,000 Maniacs – 7pm

2/13 – 10,000 Maniacs – 5 & 8pm shows

2/14 – Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series -THE CHOCOLATE BOX: A MUSICAL TAKE ON THE FLAVORS OF LOVE- 12 PM show

2/14 – BJ Thomas – 5 & 8pm shows

2/15 & 16 – Eric Burdon & The Animals

2/17 – Buckwheat Zydeco

2/17 – Wine School : Winter Series – North America – Washington*

2/17 – La Spinetta and Contratto with Giorgio Rivetti wine dinner

2/18 – Claire Lynch Band & the Quebe Sisters.

2/19 – Eryn Allen Kane. Silver Wrapper, Community & City Winery present.

2/19 – Ale Syndicate Beer Dinner

2/20 – Lyfe Jennings – 7pm & 10pm shows

2/21 – Sierra Hull with Forlorn Strangers

2/22 – Yael Naim

2/23 – A Palo Seco – Chicago Flamenco Festival

2/24 – The Duhks

2/24 – Winemaking School : Wine and Weight**

2/25 & 26 – Howie Day

2/28 – An Evening With DEACON BLUES featuring Grammy® Winner SUGAR BLUE with Chicago Bass Legend WALLY HUSTIN (America’s Premier Tribute to STEELY DAN)- 7PM show

2/29 – The Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra

*Wine School – Winter Series 2016 – NW United States. $140 for all 3 classes or $60 individually:

01/20 Wednesday– Wine School: California

02/17 Wednesday – Wine School: Washington

03/23 Wednesday– Wine School: Oregon

** Winter 2016 Winemaking Series – $140 for all 3 classes or $60 individually:

01/13 Wednesday– Winemaking School : Wine and Time,

02/24 Wednesday– Winemaking School : Wine and Weight

03/30 Wednesday– Winemaking School : Fining and Filtration

2016 February Events at City Winery Chicago

 

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Wellington Ukelele Orchestra Performing at City Winery on February 29th

Wellington Ukelele Orchestra Performing at City Winery on February 29th

Happy February from City Winery! We hope that everyone is staying warm this winter. Here are some upcoming events that we hope will make things warmer.

We are starting and ending this month with UKELELES! February 1st and 2nd we have Jake Shimabukaro bringing his Hawaiian Island sounds to warm us up. At the end of the month, February 29th, The Wellington Ukelele Orchestra is joining us all the way from New Zealand!

City Winery veterans Judy Collins and Ari Hest are collaborating together for two shows here on February 4th and 5th.  A duo you surely don’t want to miss! Meet and greet tickets available.

Do you have any plans for Valentine’s weekend yet?  Well, look no further! On February 12th and 13th, 10,000 maniacs will be returning for their February residency performing three shows. On the actual Valetine’s Day, February 14th, B.J. Thomas, famous for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head”, will be joining us for two shows at 5 & 8pm.

In case you didn’t hear the news, Eric Burdon and The Animals are coming back due to popular demand!  The band sold out their December 2015 show. So if you did not see them then, now is your chance! They will be here February 15th and 16th.

If you are looking for something a little bit more soothing, do not miss Israeli-French pianist/vocalist Yael Naim on February 22.

For tickets to all events, please follow this link here:

2/1-2 – Jake Shimabukuro

2/3 – Wynonna & the Big Noise – Stories & Song – with Tim & Myles Thompson. Meet & Greet available.

2/4 & 2/5 – Judy Collins & Ari Hest.

2/7 – Story Sessions Brunch – Super Love

2/7 – Dirty Dozen Brass Band

2/9 – Albert Lee (with full band)

2/11 – Grant Lee Phillips & Steve Poltz.

2/12 – 10,000 Maniacs – 7pm

2/13 – 10,000 Maniacs – 5 & 8pm shows

2/14 – Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series -THE CHOCOLATE BOX: A MUSICAL TAKE ON THE FLAVORS OF LOVE- 12 PM show

2/14 – BJ Thomas – 5 & 8pm shows

2/15 & 16 – Eric Burdon & The Animals

2/17 – Buckwheat Zydeco

2/17 – Wine School : Winter Series – North America – Washington*

2/17 – La Spinetta and Contratto with Giorgio Rivetti wine dinner

2/18 – Claire Lynch Band & the Quebe Sisters.

2/19 – Eryn Allen Kane. Silver Wrapper, Community & City Winery present.

2/19 – Ale Syndicate Beer Dinner

2/20 – Lyfe Jennings – 7pm & 10pm shows

2/21 – Sierra Hull with Forlorn Strangers

2/22 – Yael Naim

2/23 – A Palo Seco – Chicago Flamenco Festival

2/24 – The Duhks

2/24 – Winemaking School : Wine and Weight**

2/25 & 26 – Howie Day

2/28 – An Evening With DEACON BLUES featuring Grammy® Winner SUGAR BLUE with Chicago Bass Legend WALLY HUSTIN (America’s Premier Tribute to STEELY DAN)- 7PM show

2/29 – The Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra

*Wine School – Winter Series 2016 – NW United States. $140 for all 3 classes or $60 individually:

01/20 Wednesday– Wine School: California

02/17 Wednesday – Wine School: Washington

03/23 Wednesday– Wine School: Oregon

** Winter 2016 Winemaking Series – $140 for all 3 classes or $60 individually:

01/13 Wednesday– Winemaking School : Wine and Time,

02/24 Wednesday– Winemaking School : Wine and Weight

03/30 Wednesday– Winemaking School : Fining and Filtration

CEO and Founder Michael Dorf Surviving Storm Jonas

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Michael Dorf is at City Winery braving through the blizzard with some great wine, good food and a warm, safe place! City Winery is open for business today. We hope you all are warm in safe in the midst of Winter Storm Jonas! We are offering a FREE Alejandro Escovedo show TONIGHT at 8:00 p.m. for those who are able to attend. Seating will be first come, first served and we will have dinner and full bar available. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

If you are in the Manhattan area and are able to make it down to City Winery tonight, we invite you to join us for wine, food and warmth along with a free set by Alejandro! We hope to see you (safely) later tonight!

 

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH8UMWsqmvY&sns=em