Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member Promises All The Horns,
Groovy Licks and some Surprise Hits with his Special Guests

Nashville, Tenn. (February 13, 2014) – World-renowned soul singing legend, Sam Moore, will bring a rare, intimate, 11-piece full band performance to Nashville’s City Winery Monday, February 23rd. The Original Soul Man is no stranger to the city, having recently collaborated with bluegrass group Nu-Blu with their tribute to his friend George Jones, titled “Jesus and Jones”. Moore gave a moving tribute to the late great country singer at Playin’ Possum – The Final No Show! at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in November of 2013 and kicked off Fan Fest at Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam in June to a standing ovation. This month’s intimate appearance will be Moore’s first full-band, full-length Nashville concert in more than 10 years.

Hits to expect in this special appearance will include “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” “I Thank You,” “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby,” “I Take What I Want,” “Rainy Night In Georgia” “ Come On Come Over” his Grammy Nominated version of “ You Are So Beautiful To Me” and his monster Grammy winning and inspiration for The Blues Brothers hit “Soul Man,” among others.

Tickets and VIP/Meet & Greet passes are still available to the February 23rd concert at www.citywinery.com/nashville orhttp://bit.ly/cwSamMoore.

The past year has seen Moore very active from coast to coast, with appearances in support of Al Green at December’s Kennedy Center Honors, where he delivered a stirring rendition of Green’s “Take Me To The River” with Mavis Staples. The performance followed appearances at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony in November and September visits to multiple media outlets with Nu-Blu. In August, CBS Sunday Morning profiled Sam including coverage of the Stax Museum opening in Memphis.  You can also see Sam in the Gregg Allman “All My Friends…” tribute concert airing on AXS TV, HDNet and Magnolia Pictures VOD.

Sam recorded a tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in early 2014. “They Killed A King” pays tribute to his great friend. The song was released in early April to commemorate King’s passing and inspires all to remember and continue the cause of inclusion and equality.

Moore’s last album Overnight Sensational, produced by Randy Jackson, included collaborations with friends and fans like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Paul Rodgers, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Billy Gibbons, and Wynonna. The album’s song “You Are So Beautiful” earned him a Grammy nomination. His 1994 collaboration with Conway Twitty on “Rainy Night in Georgia” earned the pair two CMA awards and an ACM nomination. He has also received the coveted NARAS Heroes Award, been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame for “Soul Man,” earned the ETAM Living Legend Award and received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. Rolling Stone Magazine named Sam Moore among the Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Purchase tickets for the concert and a special meet and greet experience now!

City Winery Nashville develops distinct Music City flavor



City Winery Nashville develops distinct Music City flavor

The first time I went to City Winery Nashville, a colossal food, wine and events venue on Lafayette Street, it was for its grand opening party — a colossus itself. I was there with, oh, 1,500 other guests. In the wild crush, it was hard to take in the huge concert space, the different bars, wine tasting rooms, private dining rooms. What I do recall were fleet-footed bartenders pouring the City Winery’s selection of wines-on-tap, and the house blend red was excellent. I snagged a tasty risotto ball, golden on the outside, stuffed with short rib and pimiento cheese. And, on the second floor (far from the madding crowd), I found an outdoor dining balcony with an astonishing view of the city, framed by the undulating lines of Music City Center’s green roof.


Ensuing visits have been more serene, to be sure, allowing my companions and me the chance to savor executive chef Kristin Beringson’s handiwork and CW’s wines. Beringson, formerly of East Nashville’s Holland House, loves the flavors of the Mediterranean rim as much as she loves Southern food (a melding evidenced in her stuffed risotto ball) and she’s designed a menu of small and large plates to pair with the grape. And, mercy, there’s a lot of grape. On tap, by the glass, carafe or one of 400 bottles listed in “the Atlas.” (This year, CW will begin producing 14 varietals on site.)

To read Nancy Vienneau’s full review, visit The Tennessean online!

City Winery and the Grammys: A Perfect Pairing!


The Grammy Awards are coming up this weekend, and while they may be taking place across the country, here at City Winery Nashville we have performances from past winners and current nominees all February long! Here’s a peek at what’s coming up in the next few weeks.

Join us on February 9 when Grammy-nominated Lori Mckenna performs with Trent Dabbs in an evening that will celebrate singer-songwriters. Mckenna was nominated in 2013 for her co-written song, “I Want Crazy.”

Wayne Krantz Group on February 11 features Grammy-nominated Anthony Jackson and Keith Carlock. Jackson, inventor of the six-string bass, this Steely Dan collaborator brings his jazz ensemble to Nashville for an evening of storytelling and funk.

Sam Bush Band performs a sold out evening on February 14, but you can still sign up for the wait list if tickets become available! Bush has won 3 Grammies: Best Country Performance with Emmylou Harris & Nash Ramblers in 1992, Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in 1996, and as part of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack in 2001.

Current nominee Lee Ann Womack joins us on February 20 for a sold out performance, but the wait list is open! Womack has previously won Best Country Song for “I Hope You Dance,” Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “Mendocino Country Line,” and two 2010 awards for Best Female Country Female Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. This year, she is nominated for Best Country Album for The Way I’m Livin’ Now.

Meet Grammy Hall of Fame member and Award nominee Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave) on February 23: this legendary man of soul was inducted to the Grammy Hall for “Soul Man.” In addition to his City Winery performance, he’ll also be meeting and greeting fans after the show.

Booker T. Jones comes to City Winery as a Grammy Award winner for lifetime achievement, received in 2007. He’s also a three-time Award winner: twice for Best Pop Instrumental Album, and once for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. He plays Nashville on February 24 with opener Bhi Bhiman as part of our partnership with Newport Folk Fest and the Americana Music Association, State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music.

Grammy nominee Tracy Lawrence brings some special guests out for his Honky Tonkin’ With Tracy Lawrence launch party on February 25. His 2009 release was nominated in the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album category, and this late night record release is sure to be a night to remember.

Finally, join us on February 28 for An Evening With Jorma Kaukonen, who received a Grammy nomination for his 2002 album Blue Country Heart.

Valentine’s Day at City Winery

This Valentine’s Day, share a special evening with your love at City Winery. From the “King of Newgrass” in the venue, to Chef Kristin Beringson and Beverage Director David Mensch’s expertly paired restaurant menu, and Brad Cole’s Acoustic Circus in the Lounge, there’s sure to be a happening for you and your loved one.


Spend your Valentine’s Day with City Winery and Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush. He doesn’t seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he’s not. But he is. Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. In the venue, Sam Bush Band will provide a romantic evening of music, and enjoy dinner from our concert menu – no need to rush through dinner on the way to a show! Doors open at 6, and the show starts at 8. Click here for tickets and more information!


Join us for Chef Kristin Beringson’s 5 course prix fixe menu! Prices are $80 per person for dinner, and $30 per person to add our sommelier curated wine pairing. Get a sneak peek at the menu here! Reservations must be confirmed 48 hours in advance and can be made by calling 615.324.1010 or by clicking here to visit OpenTable.


In the Lounge, Brad Cole’s Acoustic Circus returns for the second month in a row. Acoustic Circus is a musical variety show, created and curated by singer/songwriter Brad Cole. The idea is to create an evening of totally unexpected entertainment: more of a variety show, collaborations, interpretations and artists outside of there comfort zone. Featuring performances from Cole as well as Angel Snow, Will Kimbrough, and more, this late evening show is a great nightcap to an evening of romance. With doors at9:30 and the show starting at 10, it’s the perfect setting for a glass of wine or cocktail before calling it a night. Purchase tickets here!

The Countdown to Kickoff – Watch the Big Game on the Biggest Screens in Nashville!

The teams are set, and now all you need is a place to watch the game! Come to City Winery Nashville to check out the biggest screens in Nashville! We’ll feature quarterly raffles, buckets of beer and wine cocktail specials, plus Chef Kristin Beringson’s take on game day grub. Plus, best of all – no clean up! Details below – click here to reserve your spot!



Drink specials from Yazoo Brewing, Napa Smith Brewery, Ommegang Brewery, Victory Brewing, Rouge Brewery, and Sierra Nevada Brewing. Menu featuring the popular KLD Burger as a slider, BBQ Pork Tacos, Bacon & Jalepeno “Deviled” Eggs, Truffle Popcorn and many other goodies! Reserve your spot today!

Wild Turkey Whiskey Tasting & Bottle Signing With Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell


Join City Winery Nashville for a Wild Turkey Whiskey Tasting & Bottle Signing with longtime distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell. On February 13, this tasting event will feature the entire lineup of nine Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve whiskeys, and the ability to get your bottle or memorabilia signed by the Russells.

Jimmy and Eddie with Diamond Anniversary

Master Distillers Jimmy & Eddie will be available for a conversation about their great journey on making Wild Turkey whiskey. Our Beverage Director, David Mensch, will be giving a cocktail demonstration featuring Wild Turkey Rare Breed.

Jimmy Russell is the longest consistent Master Distiller in the world, and we are thrilled to have them join us. Associate Master Distiller Eddie Russell says he is “looking forward to coming from the home of Bourbon in Lawrenceburg, KY, to City Winery at the home of country music in Nashville, TN. Come out and enjoy a tasting with the Russells from Wild Turkey!”

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here!

A Celebratory Toast With John Oates

City Winery celebrates one million glasses of tap wine with legendary musician John Oates

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release
Photo credit: Bobby Bank


Celebrating a milestone, City Winery NYC poured its one-millionth glass of wine on tap. To help commemorate this moment, Founder & CEO Michael Dorf toasted City Winery with the legendary John Oates at his show last night at City Winery.

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release
Photo credit: Bobby Bank

Over 300 guests raised a glass to toast New York’s first urban winery and intimate music venue. With wines served on tap, there are no supplies (cork, label, foil, bottle, boxes) to purchase, receive and store. As a result, waste is reduced and the finished product is much greener than through a traditional bottling system.

An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release
Photo credit: Bobby Bank

That translates to:

1 million glasses = 5 million ounces = 39062 gallons = 16714 cases = 200,568 bottles not used = 298 pallets of wine not used = 12.5 truck loads of empty glass not used

Photo credit: Al Pereira

City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and Americana Music Association Present: State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music

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Monthly Concert Series to Take Place in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and New York City



(Nashville, Tenn., Newport, R.I. and New York, N.Y.) January 14, 2015 – City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and the Americana Music Association announced today a partnership to promote a series of concerts titled State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music taking place at the esteemed City Winery venues in Chicago, Napa, Nashville, and New York City. One night per month in each city, State of the Union will highlight artists whose musicianship and excellence sets the standard for live performance. The State of the Union concert series is the brainchild of Shlomo Lipetz, City Winery’s National Programming Director, Jay Sweet, Producer of the Newport Folk Festival® and Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, who came together seeking ways to collectively promote the appreciation of American roots music. “The Newport Folk Festival and the Americana Music Association are torchbearers in presenting not only some of the best music today, but also in discovering amazing new talent,” said City Winery’s Lipetz. “We are thrilled to present this series with these prestigious music loving organizations.” 

“Building partnerships is paramount for the continued success of Newport Festivals Foundation,” commented Newport Producer Sweet. “Working with the Americana Music Association and City Winery, who share our taste in great music, makes perfect sense.”


“I love this partnership with Newport Folk and City Winery,” added Americana’s Hilly. “From the historical significance of the Newport Folk Festival to City Winery’s strategically situated venues and appreciation for the artistry, I can’t think of better partners to spread our mission to support the authentic voice of American Roots Music. “


State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music will kick off across the nation in January.


January – Joe Henry (1/19)
February – Shawn Colvin (2/18-19) 
March – Buckwheat Zydeco (3/4)  


January – Willie Watson (1/20) 
February – Steep Canyon Rangers (2/28) 
April – North Mississippi Allstars (4/3)  


January – Jackie Greene (1/19)
February – Booker T. Jones (2/24)
March – Aaron Neville (3/8)   


January – Alejandro Escovedo (1/22-24)
February – Jay Farrar (2/11) 
March – Mary Gauthier & David Wilcox (3/29)




About the Americana Music Association

The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including the Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information, please visit www.americanamusic.org.  


About the Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by famed festival producer George Wein and folk icon Pete Seeger. The Festival is renowned for introducing a number of legendary artists to the world. Since 1959, Newport Folk has been serving true musical omnivores, fans who crave innovation but appreciate tradition. The 56-year tradition continues to this day, as Newport has won Pollstar’s Music Festival of the Year for the last two years. The Newport Folk Festival is a production of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation, whose mission includes educating young people about folk and jazz music, and to present the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island in perpetuity. To learn more, visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.


About City Winery

City Winery, founded in 2008 by Michael Dorf, has four locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, and Napa. The brand is a growing haven of fully functioning urban wineries that present world-class musical performances in an intimate listening room environment. Young and emerging local artists join international touring stars to play the City Winery stage for 320+ shows per year. With a modest capacity of 300 seats in the house, City Winery has created a compelling mix for their sophisticated clientele of active cultural patrons, bringing the wine country experience to the heart of large cities. This incomparable musical experience is enhanced through state of the art sound systems from Meyer Sound®. Among stainless steel fermenting tanks, French oak barrels and the aroma of fermenting grapes, cultural connoisseurs who are passionate about music, wine and culinary arts can savor top-notch artists in an urban setting with a wine country vibe. For a full schedule of City Winery’s four-city programming, please visit www.citywinery.com.