Jeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band, Rami Kleinstein and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces father-son duo Jeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band, Israeli pop star Rami Kleinstein, "The Voice of Ireland" Tommy Fleming and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Friday, July 7 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago.
Saturday, September 9
Born in Chicago, bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks has been climbing the blues world's ladder all his life since starting to play guitar around age six. At 19, he joined his father Lonnie Brooks, who by then had influenced some of the most well-known bluesman of our history: Jimmy Reed, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Winter, and Junior Wells. For 12 years the two would tour together, putting Ronnie out front with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and koko Taylor. In 1998, when he was 32, his father told him to go solo. In the ten years since his first solo album, The Torch, Brooks has started a family, toured North America and Europe, and taken feature spots on the records of other bluesmen. He produced Eddy Clearwater's West Side Strut and contributed guitar work to albums from Elvin Bishop, the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Review, Billy Branch, and Big Head Todd. After a 10-year recording hiatus, Brooks released Times Have Changed, this past January.
Sunday, September 10; 12pm
GA Seated $18 advance / $22 day of show
Story Jam is an exciting music-lit show that features Chicago's top storytellers, original songs written for each story, and a ten-piece band. The personal stories represent a range of cultural, racial, and individual experiences; and the band is comprised of some of Chicago's best musicians. Stephanie Rogers is producer-songwriter. Tellers include Nestor Gomez, Archy Jamjun, Steve Glickman, Lynne Jordan, Anne Purky and Drew Love.
Wednesday, September 13
Rami Kleinstein, one of Israel's most renowned pop superstars, makes his City Winery Chicago debut as part of a Fall U.S. tour. This intimate concert will feature a selection of original songs from Kleinstein, whose albums have gone Gold and Triple Platinum. Frequently compared to Elton John and Billy Joel, Kleinstein is known for his beautiful love songs, soothing voice and delicate piano-playing. A native New Yorker, he cleverly weaves his songs together with rich anecdotes laced with a poignant, delicate humor that gives the audience insight into his life as well as tidbits of Israeli history.
Monday, October 9
After 25 years honing his craft, Tommy Fleming is taking his place at the forefront of popular music across the globe. Fleming is known for his own arrangements of Irish classics "Danny Boy," "Isle of Inisfree" and "Hard Times," while also covering songs including "You Raise Me Up," "Bridge over Troubled Waters," "From a Distance" and "Something Inside So Strong" along with more contemporary numbers. His unique talent has brought him worldwide recognition with several sell-out tours in Ireland, the UK, the U.S., Australia and Japan. Fleming has many times been described as the "Voice of Ireland" and is one of Ireland's top entertainers, with over 3 million album sales worldwide.
Thursday, October 26; 7pm
Actor, writer and musician Jeff Daniels has played more than 300 gigs over the past 12 years from Maine to Alaska and California. Most recently he has been seen as Will McAvoy on HBO's The Newsroom, and with Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber To. Currently, he's "drinking from the fountain of youth" by touring with his son's band, The Ben Daniels Band. When Ben Daniels decided he was going to be a musician, it was more than a career choice. A natural poet, this young songwriter went to school on Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and Jack White, among others. With Tommy Reifel on bass, George Merkel on guitar, Wesley Fritzemeier on drums and mandolin, and Daniels' wife, singer/songwriter Amanda Daniels on vocals, the Ben Daniels Band's live show never fails to take over the venue. With five CDs under its belt, the Ben Daniels Band has grown to be a formidable group that cuts through with its originality, musicianship, and a sound that spans Americana, Blues, Jazz, and Rock. A limited number of meet and greet tickets will be available for $65.
Tuesday, November 14
Take Me to the River (2014) is an acclaimed documentary celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Several of the musicians featured in the documentary, including William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite and Bobby Rush, will perform classics featured in the documentary as well as new collaborations.
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 Friday, July 7 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.
Ronnie Baker Brooks, Story Jam, Rami Kleinstein, Tommy Fleming, Jeff Daniels with The Ben Daniels Band and the Take Me to the River revue 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 Zoso (Jul. 5); FrEddy Jones Band with Brian Collins (Jul. 6); Dweezil Zappa (Jul. 7); Rhett Miller with Brett Anderson (Jul. 9); Les Nubians (Jul. 10); Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses (Jul. 11); Graham Parker Duo feat. Brinsley Schwarz with James Maddock(Jul. 12); Matthew Sweet with Tommy Keene (Jul. 13-14); Squirrel Nut Zippers (July 16; 5 pm & 8 pm); The Everly Brothers Experience (Jul. 17); Tommy Castro & the Painkillers (Jul. 18); Mac McAnally (Jul. 19); Sandra Bernhard (July 20 & 21); GZA (Jul. 24 & 25); Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth (Jul. 26); Michelle Shocked Captain Swing (Jul. 27); Chris Smither with Milton (Jul. 28); Pat McGee wtih Brian Dunne (Jul. 29); Rahsaan Patterson (Jul. 30; 6:30 & 9pm); Concert for the Camp (July 31; 7:30pm); Tiempo Libre - Bohemia (Aug. 2); Ann Hampton Callaway (Aug. 3); Rachelle Ferrell (Aug. 4, 7 & 10pm; Aug. 5, 7pm); An Evening of John Lennon (Aug. 6; 7:30pm); Boy Named Banjo (Aug. 7); Jake Clemons (Aug. 8); Delbert McClinton (Aug. 9); The High Kings (Aug. 10); Tower of Power (Aug. 11-13); Ana Popovic (Aug. 14); Max Weinberg's Juke Box (Aug. 15; 7pm); Miki Howard (Aug. 16); Roomful of Blues (Aug. 17); Dave Barnes (Aug. 18); Rickie Lee Jones Trio (Aug. 20); An evening with Leo Kottke (Aug. 21 & 22); Michelle Shocked Arkansas Traveler (Aug. 23); Alejandro Escovedo & Joe Ely (Aug. 24-25); Maysa (Aug. 26; 7pm & 10pm); John Gorka (Aug. 27; 7:30 pm); The Alarm (Aug. 28); Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer (Aug. 30-31); Living Colour (Sep. 3; 6pm & 9pm); Howard Hewett (Sep. 4; 7pm); Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan (Sep. 5-6); Jesse Colin Young (Sep. 7); Joe Purdy with Amy Vachal (Sep. 8); Ian Moore (Sep. 10); Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up (Sep. 11 & 12); Ruthie Foster (Sep. 14); Vicente Amigo (Sep. 17-18); Avery*Sunshine (Sep. 20-21); Dan Wilson (Sep. 23); Madeleine Peyroux with Dayna Kurtz (Sep. 24-25); Ben Ottewell (Sep. 27); Rik Emmett of Triumph (Sep. 28); Isaac Mizrahi: Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? (Sep. 29; 7:30 pm); Arlo Guthrie (Oct. 1-3); HONEYHONEY (Oct. 4); John Popper with Katrina Woolverton (Oct. 6); Fastball (Oct. 8); The City Church of the Reverend Horton Heat (Oct. 11- 15); An Evening with Randy Newman (Oct. 18-19); The Dayna Clay Band (Oct. 22; 1pm); Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors with Lewis Watson (Oct. 28; 7pm & 10pm); Sons of the Never Wrong with Jonas Friddle (Oct. 29; 7 pm); Jackie Greene & Anders Osborne (Nov. 4) The Accidentals with Jake Allen (Nov. 5; 11:30am); and Victor Wooten Trio (Nov. 5; 5pm & 8pm).
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 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 www.citywinery.com.