BoDeans, Dave Barnes, Cathy Richardson Band and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces an intimate show with Milwaukee-bred rock band BoDeans ("Closer to Free"), renowned Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dave Barnes, the return of the Cathy Richardson Band with Maisie Bull and more.

The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 16 at noon at

Eddie Jobson & Marc Bonilla - John Wetton & Keith Emerson Tribute

Monday, May 1


English keyboardist and violinist Eddie Jobson cofounded the band UK, has been a member of several other progressive rock bands and is noted for his use of synthesizers. American composer and guitarist Marc Bonilla was a member of the Keith Emerson Band. The duo performs a collection of classic progressive-rock songs by UK, King Crimson and ELP in an intimate evening of storytelling and songs paying tribute to the lives of their longtime friends and collaborators John Wetton and Keith Emerson.

The Westies & Heather Horton - CD Release Show

Thursday, May 25


The Westies - a rootsy Americana band fronted by City Winery favorite and Chicago musician Michael McDermott - celebrates the release of brand new CD. Named for the Irish-American gang that dominated Hell's Kitchen in the '70s and '80s with McDermott on vocals and guitar and wife Heather Horton on vocals and fiddle, this more folk than rock band synchronizes smoky vocals with flowing instrumentals that lead audiences on an enchanting stroll through grittier times.


Friday, May 26; 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm


BoDeans' accessible adult alternative sound has achieved many milestones, including a Rolling Stone Reader's Poll For Best New American Band in 1987 and support slots with U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie and numerous others. The group has made appearances at festivals including Farm Aid, Summerfest and ACL Festival along with TV appearances on Saturday Night Live, Letterman, Today, Imus, CNN, and ESPN. BoDeans' music is featured throughout the new Netflix original series "The Ranch" and the group has a permanent installation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland as part of their Midwest Artists exhibit. While famous for their hard rocking shows, the band has decided to perform quieter and more intimate, stripped-down versions of classical BoDeans songs at this concert.

Cathy Richardson Band with Maisie Bull

Friday, June 9


Grammy® nominee and four-time DIY Music Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actress and designer Cathy Richardson returns home to play City Winery Chicago. Richardson independently released and sold more than 30,000 copies of her seven solo albums and relentlessly pummeled the Chicago club circuit for years before being cast as Janis Joplin in the Off Broadway hit Love, Janis. She then toured the U.S. with Big Brother and the Holding Co. (and still does when schedules align) and, in 2008, became the lead singer for psychedelic rock originators Jefferson Starship with founding members Paul Kantner, Marty Balin and David Freiberg.

At only 19-years-old, Maisie Bull carries an extraordinarily rich and soulful quality to her voice that is effectively unmatched by those her age. Bull's Celtic-inspired melodies pair with emotionally honest and universal lyrical themes to create the classic singer songwriter sound with a contemporary sparkle.

Dave Barnes - The Joke Concert

Friday, August 18


Grammy®- and CMA-nominaTed Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dave Barnes is in a season of both nostalgia and reality about what it means to be a traveling musician. He has released nine albums to date. His most recent,Carry On, San Vicente, was released in March 2016. The album reveals Barnes' influences from '70s California musicians including Fleetwood Mac and Jackson Browne. Country music website Sounds Like Nashville said the album "stands as a noble tribute to a sound that defined him as an artist as opposed to trying simply to cash in on the moment." An artist loved for his approachable and often hilarious nature, Barnes is actively involved in building into the Nashville community and using his experiences to help others however he can. From spearheading a monthly gathering of artists to mentoring younger musicians, he lives by the question, "What good is what you know unless you can share it with other people?" 12 years into his career which began at age 23, he's still full of limitless energy and an unrestrained expectation about the future.


Wednesday, October 4


Los Angeles based alt-rock duo Suzanne Santo (vocals, banjo, violin) and Ben Jaffe (vocals, guitar) are the founding members of HONEYHONEY.Their sound is a mix of pop, country, folk and soul. They have produced three albums to date. After the release of their most recent album, 3, the website American Songwriter said "with a singer-songwriter that exudes the magnetic passion and swaggering star power of Santo, this is a group whose time has come."

City Winery also announces Timmy the Teeth opens for Joshua James on Apr. 3., Lucy Wainwright Roche opens for Rufus Wainwright on Apr. 6 and Clarence Bucaro opens for Marc Cohn on Apr. 14 and 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, March 16 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.

Eddie Jobson & Marc Bonilla, BoDeans, Cathy Richardson Band, Maisie Ball, Dave Barnes andHONEYHONEY 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 Chicago Jazz Orchestra (Mar. 14); Jimmy LaFave & Gretchen Peters (Mar. 15); Howie Day withKatie Rose (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 with Joe Robinson (Mar. 25); Death of a Cannoli Salesman (Mar. 26, 12:30pm); Jim Messina (Mar. 26); M. Ward with The Letter 3 (Mar. 27); M. Ward with Catherine Irwin (Mar. 28); The Cold Hard Cash Show (Mar. 29); The Shades & BrenDan Fletcher(Mar. 30); Candlebox (Mar. 31, 8 & 10:30pm); Betches Who Brunch (Apr. 1; 2pm) Wanda Jackson (Apr. 1); Kris Kristofferson (Apr. 2); Joshua James with Timmy the Teeth (Apr. 3); Downtown Freedom Seder (Apr. 4, 7pm;) Shawn Mullins with Rick Brantley (Apr. 5); Rufus Wainwright with Lucy Wainwright Roche (Apr. 6); Rufus Wainwright (Apr. 7, 7:30 & 10pm); Amel Larrieux (Apr. 8, 7 & 10pm); Crystal Bowersox with Ken Yates (Apr. 9);Dave Mason (Apr. 10-11); Shane Koyczan (Apr. 12); Emily King (Apr. 13); Marc Cohn with Clarence Bucaro (Apr. 14-15); Timothy B. Schmit (Apr. 16 & 18); Becca Stevens (Apr. 17); Morgan James with Andy Allo (Apr. 19); Seth Walker & Edward David Anderson (Apr. 20); Dwele (Apr. 21, 7 & 10pm); Paula Cole (Apr. 22);Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Apr. 23; 7 pm) The Black Lillies (Apr. 25); Hal Ketchum (Apr. 26); Goapele (Apr. 27; 7 & 9:30pm); Suzy Bogguss (Apr. 28); Arsenio Hall (Apr. 29, 7 & 10pm); Whose Live Anyway? (May 2-3); Eilen Jewell with Leland Sundries (May 4); Don McLean (May 5, 7:30 & 10pm); Ray Wylie Hubbard (May 6); Paul Thorn Band (May 7); Denny Laine of Wings (May 8); Robby Krieger (May 9); Trout Steak Revival with The Railsplitters (May 10); Samantha Fish (May 11); The Blasters with The Delta Bombers (May 12); Robbie Fulks (May 13); Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers (May 14); Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro (May 15); Taylor Hicks with Brett Wiscons (May 18); Donna the Buffalo (May 19); Christopher Cross (May 22); Emin & Friends(May 30); Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues featuring Marcella Detroit (Jun. 2); Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers (Jun. 4-6 & 8); John Waite (Jun. 11); Micky Dolenz: The Voice of the Monkees (Jun. 13-14); Nancy & Beth (Jun. 16) Jean-Luc Ponty (Jun. 20);and Dweezil Zappa (Jul. 7).

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, please visit

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