Tortured Soul, Brad Williams, John Waite and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
The following shows go on sale to the public on Wednesday, November 22 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago.
Sunday, January 28; 3:00 p.m.
The Four C Notes is the Midwest's ONLY tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and features John Michael Coppola from Chicago's "Jersey Boys" performing the material from this iconic group. This is not a 'hits of the sixties' show but 100% all Frankie Valli and Four Seasons tribute.
Thursday, February 8
Sunday, March 4
Brad Williams possesses something that everyone can agree is funny: a disability. Williams is a dwarf. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including "Mind Of Mencia," "Live at Gotham," "The Tonight Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and "Pitboss." Williams has also performed for the troops all over the world (because soldiers think dwarfs are funny, too).
Friday, March 16
For more than two decades Jonatha Brooke has created music that combines poetic lyrics, complex harmonies and memorable melodies which have earned her devoted fans and journalistic raves. With ten solo releases (plus two from her duo The Story) to her credit, her most recent endeavor was writing and performing the one-woman musical "My Mother Has 4 Noses." The critically acclaimed project-which ran in NYC at The Duke on 42nd Street- documents the poignant journey of caring for her mother, who was in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's-induced dementia, during the last two years of her life. The companion recording of the same name landed in the top 50 Albums of 2014 by ABC Entertainment. Brooke's newest album Midnight. Hallelujah. is now available.
Friday-Saturday, May 24-25
British-born rock star John Waite has been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable and enduring popular music for more than 35 years. Waite was bassist and lead vocalist for the Babys who took Top 20 chart positions with hits "Isn't it Time" from the band's sophomore LP, Broken Heart in 1977 and the monster ballad, "Every Time I Think of You" off 1978's Head First. But, it was the album's rhythmically aggressive and seductive title track where fans got their first glimpse of the authentic John Waite: a no-holds-barred rock n' roll performer devoted heart and soul to live performance and making sure every fan in the audience left the concert hall just as elated and exhausted as the band they'd paid to see. Although the Babys disbanded in 1988, a reunion with former Baby' bandmates - guitarist Neal Schon from Journey and drummer Deen Castronovo - resulted in the Waite-fronted supergroup, Bad English. Since Bad English also disbanded, Waite has pursued a solo career and produced a string of rock n' roll records. His most recent greatest hits album represents the artistic breadth of his entire career of more than 40 years in rock and roll.
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 Wednesday, November 22 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.
Tortured Soul, Brad Williams, Jonatha Brooke, John Waite, The Four C Notes, and William Fitzsimmons 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 Badfinger featuring Joey Molland (Nov. 20); Miki Howard (Nov. 21); Joshua Davis (Nov. 22); The Verve Pipe (Nov. 24); Kurt Elling: The Beautiful Day (Nov. 25-26, 5 & 8pm); Marcus Johnson (Nov. 27); Nico Segal Presents: The JuJu Exchange (Nov. 28, 7pm); Earl Klugh (Nov. 29, 6:30 & 9pm); Rhett Miller with Matthew Ryan (Nov. 30); Lynne Jordan presents A Great Big Diva (Dec. 2, 1pm); Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton (Dec. 2); Story Sessions Brunch (Dec. 3, 11am); Jeffrey Foucault & Kris Delmhorst (Dec. 3); The Secret Sisters with Brian Dunne (Dec. 4); Marc Roberge of O.A.R. (Dec. 5, 7 & 9:30pm); Joe Pug with Juanita Stein (Dec. 6); Shemekia Copeland (Dec. 9); Mihali (Dec. 9, 11:30pm); Chicago Philharmonic Brunch - FairyTale Noël (Dec. 10, 12pm); Los Lobos with Matt Andersen (Dec. 10-11); Los Lobos with Future Stuff (Dec. 12-13); Dwele (Dec. 14, 7 & 9pm); Tab Benoit with Eric Johanson (Dec. 16); The Empty Pockets with Nate Jones (Dec. 17, 7pm); Kris Allen with Marie Miller (Dec. 18); Bebel Gilberto (Dec. 19-20); Avery*Sunshine (Dec. 21, 7 & 9:30pm); Michael McDermott with Heather Horton (Dec. 22); Michael McDermott (Dec. 23, 5 & 8pm); Christmas for the Jews (Dec. 25); Poi Dog Pondering (Dec. 26-30); BoDeans (Dec. 31, 7:30 & 11pm; Jan. 1, 5 & 8pm); Steve Forbert (Jan. 3); Bilal (Jan 4-5); Talib Kweli with K'Valentine (Jan. 6, 7 & 10pm); Amy Black presents The Music of Memphis & Muscle Shoals (Jan. 7, 7pm); Steve Earle (Jan. 8-9 & Feb. 12-13); Tom Cochrane (Jan. 10); Flobots (Jan. 11); Freddy Jones Band with The Nadas (Jan. 12-13); Tracy Nelson & The Bel Airs (Jan. 16); Davina & the Vagabonds (Jan. 17); Sandra Antongiorgi with ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat, Pecados de Maria, DJ Cqqchifruit (Jan. 18, 6:30pm); Eric Benét (Jan. 19, 7 & 10pm); Lee Ann Womack (Jan. 20-21); Alejandro Escovedo (Jan. 25-27); The Posies (Jan. 31); Justin Townes Earle (Feb. 2-3); Judy Collins (Feb. 4, 5 & 8pm); Melanie Fiona (Feb. 7, 7pm); 10,000 Maniacs (Feb. 9, 7:30 & 10pm; Feb. 10, 5 & 8pm); JD Souther (Feb. 11); Cyrille Aimee (Feb. 15); Kindred the Family Soul (Feb. 16, 7 & 10pm); The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe (Feb. 21); Syleena Johnson (Feb. 23, 7 & 10pm); Sergio Mendes (Feb. 25, 5 & 8PM); Alan Doyle (Mar. 2); Howard Jones (Mar. 8); Tom Papa (Mar. 9, 7 & 10pm); We Banjo 3 (Mar. 14); Stephen Kellogg (Mar. 15); Los Lonely Boys with Lisa Morales (Mar. 17-18); The Zombies (Mar. 19-20); Joshua Radin (Mar. 27-28) and Candlebox Acoustic Duo with Lullwater (Apr. 15-16).
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, visit www.citywinery.com.