Wanda Jackson, Jim Messina, Colin Hay Doc and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 12, at noon at citywinery.com/chicago.
Monday, January 30
$15 Reserved Seating
What happens when the spotlight fades and the fame goes away? From the dizzying heights of multiplatinum rock-stardom to the staggering lows of artistic obscurity and addiction, Colin Hay - Waiting For My Real Life traces Hay's long, slow climb back to relevance and resonance. Ultimately, commitment to his craft and the development of a truly one-of-a-kind stage show have set Hays on the path that has led to a deeply satisfying solo career, one that is still ascending. With sold-out shows, critically acclaimed albums and a word-of-mouth reputation for providing one of the finest nights out a music fan could ask for, Hays finds himself at the top of his powers and just getting started. This is a music documentary unlike any other.
Sam Fazio - Acoustic Soul Brunch Show
Sunday, February 26; 12:00 p.m.
Sam Fazio made his return to the Chicago music scene in 2009 and has been making an impact ever since. A graduate of DePaul University's School of Music, his repertoire includes a unique mix of American standards, swing tunes and pop classics, and his heartfelt interpretations showcase his soulful, yet classic style. Fazio has held residencies at many well-known hotels including the LondonHouse, Chicago Hilton and a 6-year run at the historic Drake Hotel. He has performed at many of the prestigious venues around the U.S., such as The Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club, Untitled and SPACE, Cliff Bell's, Feinstein's at the Loews Regency and 54 Below. In addition, Fazio has played shows at many performing arts centers throughout the country, including Overture Center, Trueblood and Metropolis. His most recent album, Swingin' Thru the Holidays, was named one of the best holiday jazz albums by the Chicago Tribune.
Wednesday, March 1
American rock band The Ides of March was founded in Berwyn, IL in 1964 as The Shon-Dels. By 1970, the band had a major U.S. hit "Vehicle" which became the fastest selling single in Warner Bros. Records' history. During the band's hiatus beginning in 1973, Jim Peterik co-founded the band Survivor, known for top hits including "Eye of the Tiger." The Ides of March reunited in 1990 and has been touring and performing ever since.
Friday, March 3
Deacon Blues, America's premier Steely Dan tribute experience, replicates the music that defined a decade, a nation and an entire jazz-rock genre. The 11-member collective of Chicago-area studio and stage musicians is dedicated to presenting the music of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. This stunning collective is the personification of what "The Dan" did on record - gathering top studio musicians for their albums - but for live performances. With support from legendary Chicago FM radio station personalities such as Bob Stroud ("The Drive") and Scott Mackay ("The River"), The Deacon Blues debuted their first album of original music, in a similar musical landscape as "The Dan," in 2016.
Sunday, March 5; 2:00 p.m.
This loving tribute takes audiences through a laughter-infused version of all six seasons of the beloved show Sex & the City. TJ Dawe (director and co-creator of One Man Star Wars Trilogy, One Man Lord of the Rings and PostSecret: The Show) has comedic whirling dervish Kerry Ipema (PostSecret: The Show) bringing all the favorite characters to life as they brunch, banter, argue, support each other and swoon over men and Manolos. There will be puns, cosmopolitans and audience participation. For anyone who remembers the naked dress, the tantric sex demonstration, the Post-it note and "he's just not that into you," One Woman Sex & the City: A Parody of Love, Friendships and Shoes will remind audiences why this series and its characters stay so firmly in women's hearts and minds.
Sunday, March 26
Jim Messina was a member of the folk-rock group Buffalo Springfield, a founding member of the country rock pioneer Poco and half of the soft rock duo Loggins & Messina with Kenny Loggins. Messina began learning guitar at the age of 5. He was influenced by the guitar parts and sounds heard in early Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson records. As he got older, his California roots led him to early '60s surf music and a fascination with the guitar sounds of early surf/rock groups like Dick Dale and the DelTones and the Champs. When Jim was only 17 and a senior in high school, he was asked by a local deejay who had heard him play to assemble a band and produce albums on two new artists. Unsure just what producing even meant, Messina knew that he knew music and he readily accepted the offer. In addition to his performing career, Messina has been an engineer at Hollywood's famed Sunset Sound, working with superstars-to-be, including The Doors, Lee Michaels, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and, later, Buffalo Springfield. Messina also has had his own solo career with multiple albums.
Saturday, April 1
"The First Lady of Rockabilly" Wanda Jackson, who once toured with Elvis Presley and sings the '60s hits "Let's Have a Party" and "The Box It Came In," continues to perform sold-out shows worldwide. The "Queen of Rock" was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 with the support of music legends Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen. Dylan has called Jackson "an atomic fireball of a lady." Jackson's album, The Party Ain't Over, includes a cover of Dylan's rockabilly song, "Thunder on the Mountain."
City Winery also announces Devil in a Woodpile opens for Hot Club of Cowtown on Jan. 19, Ryan Powers opens for Kevin Griffin on Jan. 20, David Paige opens for Kevin Griffin on Jan. 21 and Future Stuff opens for Doyle Bramhall ll on Feb. 15.
All City Winery events are open to all ages and start at 8 p.m., unless noted. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, January 12 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.
Sam Fazio, The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik, Deacon Blues, One Woman Sex & the City, Jim Messina and Wanda Jackson 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: Steve Earle with Colter Wall (Jan. 10); Film Screening: Miss ShaRon Jones (Jan. 11); FrEddie Jackson (Jan. 13); Chicago Philharmonic Brunch (Jan. 15); RES with avery r. young & deacon board featuring DJ Mark Flava (Jan. 15, 6pm); Kris Kristofferson (Jan. 16-18); Hot Club of Cowtown with Devil in a Woodpile (Jan. 19); Kevin Griffin with Ryan Powers (Jan. 20) Kevin Griffin with David Paige (Jan. 21); Amy Black Band (Jan. 22; 12pm); Josh Ritter (Jan. 22-23); Steve Earle with Al Scorch (Jan. 24); Steve Earle with Kelsey Waldon (Jan. 25); Alejandro Escovedo (Jan. 26-28); Louie Anderson (Jan. 29, 5 & 7:30pm); Luke Wade with Matt McAndrew (Jan. 31); Langston Hughes Celebration (Feb. 1); Jon B (Feb. 3; 7 & 10pm); Leftover Salmon (Feb. 5, 1pm); Laura Jane Grace (Feb. 5); Anthony David (Feb. 6); Stephen Lynch (Feb. 7-8); Holly Bowling (Feb. 9); 10,000 Maniacs (Feb. 10, 7 & 10pm; Feb. 11, 5 & 8pm); Geoff Tate (Feb. 12); Doyle Bramhall ll with Future Stuff (Feb. 15); Kruger Brothers (Feb. 16); Head for the Hills (Feb. 17); The Verve Pipe (Feb. 18); Chicago Philharmonic Brunch (Feb. 19); Paris Combo (Feb. 19); Chicago Flamenco Festival Kick Off (Feb. 21); Ana Popovic (Feb. 22); Assad Brothers (Feb. 23); Vanessa Carlton with Tristan (Feb. 24); Jack Ingram (Feb. 26); Jeannie Tanner (Feb. 27, 7:30pm); Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley (Feb. 28); Laith Al-Saadi (Mar. 2); Tom Paxton featuring The DonJuans (Mar. 4); Sierra Hull (Mar. 5); Marcia Ball (Mar. 7); Subdudes (Mar. 8-9); Cherish the Ladies (Mar. 10; 7pm); Los Lonely Boys with Sugar Dirt and Sand (Mar. 12-13); Howie Day (Mar. 16-17); Elizabeth Cook (Mar. 18); Chicago Philharmonic Brunch (Mar. 19; 12pm); The High Kings (Mar. 19); Idan Raichel (Mar. 20-21); Kris Kristofferson (Mar. 22); Al Stewart featuring The Empty Pockets (Mar. 23, 7pm); Joey Alexander Trio (Mar. 24, 7 & 9:30pm); Rodney Crowell (Mar. 25); Candlebox (Mar. 31); Kris Kristofferson (Apr. 2); Rufus Wainwright (Apr. 6); Rufus Wainwright (Apr. 7, 7:30 & 10pm); Dave Mason (Apr. 10-11); Shane Koyczan (Apr. 12); Morgan James with Andy Allo (Apr. 19); Paul Thorn Band (May 7) and Emin & Friends (May 30).
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. Chicago's only fully operation winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 90-point 2012 Bien Nacido 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, visit www.citywinery.com.