City Winery Chicago Announces Randy Bachman, Shemekia Copeland and More

City Winery Chicago Announces Randy Bachman, Shemekia Copeland and More

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Canadian rocker Randy Bachman ("You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet"), a live recording of the hilarious Girls Gotta Eat podcast and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 13 at noon. All tickets will be available at

Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene

Saturday, November 3; 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.


When British R&B band Loose Ends emerged in 1980 with the single "In the Sky," the group was so far ahead of its time that today, in 2018, its sound is as refreshing and vibrant as ever. Their vibe signaled the dawning of a new age of synthesizer and rhythm machine-driven grooves, channeling the Islands and the lushest, jazziest of soul. With international career-defining hits such as "Hanging On A String (Contemplating)," "Choose Me (Rescue Me)," "Slow Down," and a delicious cover of Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel's "The Sweetest Pain," Loose Ends defined a refined approach to sexy soulful sounds - from the club floor to the Quiet Storm.

Today, original lead vocalist/songwriter Jane Eugene leads a United States-based edition of Loose Ends that is carrying the blue-flame torch with pride and much success. Under Eugene's leadership, Loose Ends is wowing audiences. So relevant yet nostalgic, fluid yet flexible is their sound that Loose Ends is compatible enough to share sold out bills with classic soul legends such as Isley Brothers, Charlie Wilson, and, of course, their `80s techno-soul peers such as the S.O.S. Band, Midnight Star and Evelyn "Champagne" King. Loose Ends and its infectious international sound sit comfortably in the middle of all these styles and generations. This now classic band in its own right connects the dots to all top-shelf Soul music, creating a vibration that reverberates within a listener with 360-degree intensity.

Girls Gotta Eat - Live Podcast! and Meet & Greet

Wednesday, November 7


The hilarious minds behind @OneHungryJew and @BrosBeingBasic, Rayna Greenberg and Ashely Hasseltine record their outrageous podcast Girls Gotta Eat in front of a live audience at City Winery Chicago. The comedy duo discusses relationships, sex, and - yes - food through light-hearted and genuine discussion. "Why do the most iconic TV couples suck?" "Can one turn a vacationship into a relationship?" "Should we give up dating apps?" These questions and so much more are all fair game on the Girls Gotta Eat podcast. A limited number of Meet & Greet tickets are available for $50.

30DB featuring Jeff Austin & Brendan Bayliss (of Umphrey's McGee)

Friday, November 23; 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.


Hailing from Chicago, longtime friends, musical collaborators, and all-around conspirators Jeff Austin (formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band) and Brendan Bayliss (of Umphrey's McGee) have been writing music and playing together for years. In between their busy tour schedules with Yonder and Umphrey's, the two musicians had always wanted to start a band. They wrote some songs, played some shows (both on Jeff's turf in Colorado and back home in Chicago) and so 30db was born. After accruing a mass quantity of music, they decided it was about time to make a record. They recruited an amazing crew of musicians to join them in Boulder for some recording sessions, and that's when 30db really took its shape and became a band. The final product is a collection of heartfelt tunes, filled with fun yet ironic lyric undertones and solid playing from start to finish.

Shemekia Copeland

Wednesday-Thursday, December 26-27


Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Copeland's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Copeland's latest album, America's Child, is by far her most compelling work yet, with music swelling beyond blues and into spirited Americana, with elements of rock, soul, and country. From America's Child's anthemic opening track, "Ain't Got Time For Hate," to the closing lullaby, the traditional "Go To Sleepy Little Baby," Shemekia Copeland sings with passion and insight about the chaos and uncertainty in the world while still finding joy all around her.

Randy Bachman - 'Every Song Tells a Story' and VIP Meet & Greet

Thursday-Friday, January 24-25


Randy Bachman stands in rarified air as a member of a very exclusive handful of artists who have topped the charts in two different bands: "American Woman" with The Guess Who and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" as leader and singer with Bachman-Turner Overdrive. In a career spanning over five decades, he has earned over 120 platinum, gold and silver records. His distinctive brand of guitar-driven, no-holds-barred hard rock is instantly recognized worldwide.

Two-time Canadian Musician's Hall of Fame inductee Bachman's career has been built upon his unstoppable drive to work at creating music. He has released numerous solo albums throughout his career and has simultaneously worked at producing for other artists. He has played an integral role in the evolution and growth of the Canadian music industry and continues to serve as both an inspiration and impetus for others to succeed. A limited number of Meet & Greet tickets are available for $75.

Ron Pope

Friday, March 8 - Added Popular Demand!

Saturday, March 9 - Previously Announced


Uncompromising and relentless, American pop and rock singer-songwriter Ron Pope has evolved into one of the top grossing independent acts in the business while garnering a legion of devoted fans the world over. Fifteen years and seven studio albums into a career hovering at the edges of the music business, fighting for a seat at the table, American pop and rock singer-songwriter Ron Pope is now in the midst of flipping that table over. Hundreds of millions of streams, millions of singles sold, concerts packed out into the street all over the world; all of a sudden Ron Pope is part of the discussion.

All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8 p.m., unless noted.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 13 at noon. Only members of City Winery Chicago's signature VinoFile™ program have access to ticket sales today in addition to receiving: a waiver of ticket service fees; free valet parking; Restaurant Loyalty Rewards, such as a free pair of VIP concert tickets for every $500 spent on food & beverage in the restaurant; exclusive membership-only events; and access to the proprietary City Winery Virtual Sommelier™, which helps make suggestions for wines one might enjoy based on past consumption at the venue.

Loose Ends, Jane Eugene, Girls Gotta Eat, 30DB, Jeff Austin, Brendan Bayliss, Shemekia Copeland, and Randy Bachman join a diverse mix of the most respected names in pop, rock, jazz, blues, world music, theater, dance, spoken word and comedy presented at City Winery Chicago, including previously announced headliners and supporting acts: Great Moments in Vinyl presents the Hendrix Experience (Sept. 11); Davina & the Vagabonds with The Claudettes (Sept. 12); Jesse Colin Young (Sept. 13); Story Jam (Sept. 16, 12p); Dar Williams with Lucy Wainwright Roche (Sept. 16); Terrapin Flyer (Sept. 17, 7:30p); John Popper (Sept. 18); John Pizzarelli Trio (Sept. 19); Lera Lynn (Sept. 21); Matthew Perryman Jones with Molly Parden (Sept. 23); Taj Mahal Trio (Sept. 24); Willy Porter Band with Martyn Joseph (Sept. 28); Jump, Little Children with Michael Flynn (Oct. 1); Matt Andersen with Terra Lightfoot (Oct. 2); Jane Monheit (Oct. 3); Charlie Hunter Trio (Oct. 4); John Lennon Birthday Retrospective featuring Phil Angotti, Tommi Zender & Casey McDonough (Oct. 7, 1p); Trace Bundy & Sungha Jung (Oct. 7); Crystal Bowersox (Oct. 8); Basia (Oct. 10, 6:30 & 9p); Chicago Plays The Stones featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks & Billy Branch (Oct. 12, 8 & 11p); Incognito featuring Maysa (Oct. 14, 5 & 8p); Surabhi Ensemble Global Tour Project with Massamba Diop (Oct. 15, 7:30p); Grant-Lee Phillips & Josh Rouse (Oct. 17); Steven Page Trio with Wesley Stace (Oct. 18); Isaac Mizrahi (Oct. 19, 7:30p); Wasabassco Burlesque (Oct. 19, 10:30p); Terisa Griffin presents A Tribute to Aretha Franklin (Oct. 20); Jim Messina (Oct. 21); WildClaw Theatre Presents - A Taste of Deathscribe (Oct. 22); The English Beat (Oct. 24, 7p); Algebra Blessett (Oct. 25); Kevin Griffin (Oct. 26); Matisyahu (Oct. 28-30); David Cook (Oct. 31); Paul Thorn with Trapper Schoepp (Nov. 1); Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde (Nov. 6); Keller Williams Duo with Danton Boller (Nov. 8); David Phipps (Nov. 9); John Hiatt (Nov. 10-11); Eliane Elias (Nov. 13); Joe Henry (Nov. 15); Jon McLaughlin & Matt Wertz (Nov. 18, 4 & 8p); The Expendables (Nov. 19); J Mascis with Luluc (Nov. 20-21); BoDeans (Nov. 24, 7 & 10p; Nov. 25, 7p); Canned Heat (Nov. 28); Dwele (Nov. 29, 7 & 9:30p); Jane Lynch (Nov. 30, 7 & 10p); An Evening with Suzy Bogguss (Dec. 2, 7p); Los Lobos (Dec. 9-12); Vienna Teng with Katie Rose (Dec. 16); Kurt Elling (Dec. 19-20); Michael McDermott (Dec 21-23); Avery*Sunshine (Dec. 30; Dec. 31, 7:30 & 11p; Jan. 1, 5p); Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues featuring Tracy Nelson (Jan. 13, 7p), Ron Pope (Mar. 9) and John Parr (Apr. 10).

Opened in 2012, City Winery Chicago is a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, the 1911 building has been transformed into a contemporary 33,000 square foot haven for those passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. The décor evokes the romance of being in wine country, from the exposed stainless steel fermenting tanks and French oak barrels, to the aroma of fermenting grapes. The West Loop's only fully operational winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 92-point 2015 Verna's Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir. With more than 400 unique producers from around the world City Winery is recognized with 2014 and 2015 Best of Awards of Excellence "for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world" by Wine Spectator. The globally inspired, locally sourced, wine-focused food menu is conceived for pairing and sharing. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable "listening room" experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery's commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Virgin Hotels Chicago is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit

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