The Reverend Horton Heat, Ana Popovic and More Now On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
Monday, August 14
L.A. based, guitar player and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her latest album Trilogy, released May 2016. With Trilogy, Popovic released three albums in one, featuring twenty-three funk, rock/blues and jazz tunes. Popovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia and has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr. and many others. She's been nominated for six Blues Music Awards including 'Best New Artist Debut', 'Contemporary Blues Female Artist' and 'Contemporary Blues Album' of the year. Her albums Can You Stand the Heat (2013) and Unconditional (2011) were featured in Billboard's top five bestselling blues albums in the U.S.
Thursday, August 17
For nearly half a century, Roomful of Blues has delivered its signature blend of swing, rock 'n' roll, jump, blues and R&B to euphoric audiences all over the world. Though the group's lineup has changed over the years, the band has remained one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. The band has earned five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. Twice, the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll has selected them as Best Blues Band. They appear at City Winery Chicago as part of their 50th anniversary tour.
Friday, October 6
Harmonica virtuoso John Popper is a founding member of the Grammy Award Winning rock band Blues Traveler known for their 90's hit "Run-Around". Blues Traveler's most recent album, Blow up the Moon, was released in April 2015 and featured performances from guest artists including Thompson Square, Plain White T's, 3OH!3, Hanson, Jewel, Secondhand Serenade, Dirty Heads & Rome Ramirez (Sublime), JC Chasez (NSYNC), Bowling for Soup, New Hollow and Thomas Ian Nicholas. In his appearance at City Winery, Popper shares music and stories from the group's 30+ years together.
All Shows: $55 seated / $28 standing room only
City Winery Chicago is pleased to announce a five-night residency of legendary psychobilly rockers the Reverend Horton Heat. Formed in 1985 in Dallas, Texas, the rock trio is known for their unique reinterpretations of American country-blues-rock mixing elements of surf, country, punk, big band and rockabilly. Led by frontman Jim Heath, a Reverend Horton Heat performance is a transformative rock 'n roll experience like no other. Heath becomes channels Screamin' Jay Hawkins through Buddy Holly while Jimbo Wallace incinerates the stand-up bass. Heath and Wallace have been touring for twenty-five years. Most recently, Reverend Horton Heat released a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single for 2016's Record Store Day, including the track "Hardscrabble Woman," and the previously unreleased "Lying To Myself."
Each performance will also feature special guest Clownvis Presley. Additional guest artists throughout the residency include: Unknown Hinson (Oct. 11-13); Robert Gordon (Oct. 14-15); Koffin Kats (Oct. 11); Flatfoot 56 (Oct. 12); The Creepshow (Oct. 13); The Delta Bombers (Oct. 14) and Flat Duo Jets (Oct. 15).
City Winery also announces Chicago Farmer opens for Donna the Buffalo May 19, Brian Collins opens for FrEddy Jones Band July 6, and on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, a special VIP Meet & Greet experience with The Church is available for $75 (concert ticket not included). This package includes early entry into the venue, exclusive preshow meet & greet with The Church, personal photograph with The Church, VIP access to The Church's preshow soundcheck, a collectible tour poster autographed by The Church, a specially designed The Church tote bag and an official meet & greet laminate. Availability is limited.
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, May 4 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.
Ana Popovic, Roomful of Blues, John Popper and Reverend Horton Heat 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 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 (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 with Nora O'Connor & Scott Ligon (May 13); Story Sessions Brunch (May 14, 1pm); Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers with Connor Kennedy (May 14); Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro (May 15); Whitehorse (May 16); Wanda Jackson (May 17); Taylor Hicks with Brett Wiscons (May 18); Donna the Buffalo (May 19); The CrossRhodes (May 21, 6 & 9pm); Christopher Cross (May 22); Kevin Ross (May 24); The Westies & Heather Horton (May 25); BoDeans (May 26, 7 & 10pm); Vivian Green (May 29, 5 & 8pm); Emin & Friends (May 30); Norman Connors & the Starship Orchestra (May 31); MAJOR. (Jun. 1); Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues featuring Marcella Detroit (Jun. 2); Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers (Jun. 4-6 & 8); Cathy Richardson Band with Maisie Bull (Jun. 9); John Waite (Jun. 11); Micky Dolenz: The Voice of the Monkees (Jun. 13-14); Garland Jeffreys (Jun. 15); Nancy & Beth (Jun. 16); Josh Kelley (Jun. 18); Jean-Luc Ponty (Jun. 19-20); Griffin House (Jun. 25); Michelle Shocked Short Sharped Shocked (Jun. 27); Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers (Jun. 29); Holly Bowling (Jun. 30-Jul.1; 1pm); Eric Roberson with D Maurice (Jun. 30-Jul. 1); The Church (Jul. 3-4); FrEddy Jones Band (Jul. 6); Dweezil Zappa (Jul. 7); Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses (Jul. 11); Graham Parker Duo (Jul. 12); Matthew Sweet (Jul. 13-14); The Everly Brothers Experience (Jul. 17); Tommy Castro & the Painkillers (Jul. 18); Mac McAnally (Jul. 19); Michelle Shocked Captain Swing (Jul. 27); Chris Smither (Jul. 28); Pat McGee (Jul. 29); Rachelle Ferrell (Aug. 4, 7 & 10pm); Jake Clemons (Aug. 8); Delbert McClinton (Aug. 9); Dave Barnes (Aug. 18); Michelle Shocked Arkansas Traveler (Aug. 23); John Gorka (Aug. 27; 7:30 pm); The Alarm (Aug. 28); Jesse Colin Young (Sep. 7); Vicente Amigo (Sep. 17-18); HONEYHONEY (Oct. 4) and Sons of the Never Wrong with Jonas Friddle (Oct. 29; 7 pm).
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 www.citywinery.com.