City Winery NYC Upcoming Event Announcements

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Happy International Women's Day! City Winery is excited to host shows by women performers at our flagship location as well as City Vineyard this evening in honor of this momentous day. Whether you're joining us for laughs, music, wine or dinner, remember to purchase a commemorative wine bottle with proceeds going to support our partner organizations Sister Reach, Sister Song, and Women's Refugee Commission.

Get ready to spring forward on Sunday morning so you don't miss out on our nightly free music series at the City Winery Grand Central location in Vanderbilt Hall West. Programmed in partnership with the MTA's Music Under NY program, enjoy music by local talents from 5:30-7pm nightly while enjoying a wine flight and our Mediterranean influenced menu.


Jill Hennessy | 3.26 ($25 - $40)

7:30pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon  

Singer/songwriter, Jill Hennessy, is mostly known for her acting on Law & Order and her star  turn on Crossing Jordan. She should be more widely recognized for her music career …. that’s  where it all started….. Busking on the streets of Toronto as a 17 year old explorer. She wrote all  of the music and lyrics on her debut album, Ghost In My Head and she performed on the Lilith  Tour with Sarah McLachlan, The Indigo Girls and the Dixie Chicks and was featured on The  Indigo Girls’ live album “Staring Down The Brilliant Dream”.


Live/Love Life Like Luq - A Celebration of Luqman Brown | 4.1 (FREE WITH RSVP)

6pm in Main Venue  

Join us, for one night only, as we celebrate the immense life of multi-hyphenate musician/composer/performer/professor/sound designer/new yorker/bon vivant Luqman Tariq Hadid Brown. Featuring: FunkFace, Tamar-kali, Dope Sagittarius, plus special guests Corey Glover and more


Fire & Fury Burlesque | 4.1 ($25 advance / $30 day of show)

10:30pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon  

Fire & Fury Burlesque is back with a tassel twirling invasion of epic proportions!  Seven visiting burlesque headliners, rarely seen in NYC, together on stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY!  Plus, a jaw dropping duet from NYC’s own award winning pair, Midnight Mayhem.  Don’t miss the only opportunity to see these stars of nightlife align! 


The Lost Weekend: The Photography of May Pang | 4.8& 4.9 (FREE)

1-4pm on 4.8 & 11am - 3pm on 4.9 in The Gallery

May Pang, John Lennon’s lover during his “Lost Weekend” era will showcase her candid photos of Lennon at this two-day event in support of the upcoming release of the feature film documentary on John Lennon & May Pang “The Lost Weekend: A Love Story” premiering on April 13th. Ms. Pang will be on hand on both days to meet and greet patrons and all works are available for purchase.


Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge: The Kinks! | 4.9 ($28 - $40)

6pm & 8:30pm in Main Venue; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon 

Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge return to City Winery for back to back shows on one night only. Presenting your favorite songs, and deep cuts, from the incredible catalog of The Kinks, and the songwriting genius of Ray Davies. Join Joe McGinty and The Loser’s Lounge, along with their cast of eclectic singers, and spend the evening with the music of The Kinks. Only at City Winery.


Seth Meyers | 4.12 ($40 - $75)

8pm in Main Venue; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at 10am  

The Saturday Night Live star and former SNL Weekend Update anchor brings his standup set to the City Winery stage with another chance to see a king of New York comedy live.


Buskin & Batteau and Friends: April Fools! | 4.15 ($20 - $30)

2pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon  

Buskin & Batteau and Friends: April Fools!” presents the pair with 3 of their best friends, whose fun-filled work has  contributed to projects winning Emmy, Grammy, and Gold Record Awards and an Oscar nod, singing really funny songs, and honoring the amazing Cheryl Wheeler, who’s on hiatus, and The Lord High Master of the Genre, Tom Lehrer, whose  songs just went Public Domain, so we don’t have to pay him! 


Brooklyn Raga Massive: Celebrating John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu | 4.16 ($25 - $35)

7:30pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon 

Brooklyn Raga Massive is an adventurous nonprofit musicians' collective that creates cross-cultural understanding through the lens of South Asian classical music by providing direct support to artists, fostering collaboration through our iconic concerts and jam sessions, facilitating cultural exchange through educational initiatives, and producing transcendent, and often massive, performances, festivals, and one-of-a-kind albums.


Laugh.Events presents A Comedy Show for Charity & Benefit for Cycle for Survival | 4.17 ($65)

7:30pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon 

Laugh Dot Events specializes in creating customized comedy experiences in both virtual and in-person environments. Offering Laughter as a Service (LaaS), we give businesses and their employees an outlet to laugh and bond through interactive events. 


Blind Boys of Alabama | 4.17 ($40 - $68)

8pm in Main Venue; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon  

The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Recording Academy/GRAMMYs with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five GRAMMY® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years.


An Evening with Lucy Wainwright Roche | 4.23 ($25 - $32)

7:30pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon  

Those familiar with Lucy Wainwright Roche are aware of her bell tone voice, her unshakable melodies, and her knack for wise, wry lyrics that clench the heart.  It’s no surprise that Wainwright Roche is the daughter of Suzzy Roche (The Roches) and Loudon Wainwright III, half sibling to Rufus and Martha Wainwright.


Only Feehans Live! | 5.5 ($25 - $30)

7:30pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon   

Comedian Kerryn Feehan (“Kerryn Sucks”) hosts a podcast with her dog and Jared Schwartz


Annie Ragz | 5.6 ($25 advance / $30 day of show)

2pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon   

Annie Ragz is freaking awesome. She’s so excited to show what she's got as a three chord wonder. She has been living in NYC for almost twenty years and while she’s been walking the streets for that time a soundtrack started to play in her mind. It turned into an album and somewhere along the way became a play. In an age where we spend so much time being entertained by small handheld rectangles, now is a great time to show off something original, something that has been buzzing around inside her for almost two decades.  Something that answers an age old question: What happens to a lost dream? Because, honestly, why the heck not?


Amayo | 5.8 ($25 - $35)

7:30pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon    

Former Frontman of Antibalas for 23 years, Amayo was “credited for bringing Afrobeat to a global audience, leading it to become a genre of itself.” - Soundcheck, WNYC

He composed the GRAMMY-nominated “Fu Chronicles” album for “Best Global Music Album of the Year” 2020. It was the launchpad for Amayo’s solo career – where Kung Fu meets Afrobeat. 


Sandra Bernhard “Spring Affair” | 5.30 ($55 - $75)

8pm in Main Venue; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon   

A pioneer of the one-woman show, Bernhard brings a completely unique and  raucous mix of cabaret, stand-up, rock-n-roll, and social commentary to her  live stage performances. Just before the pandemic she celebrated the 10 year  anniversary of her iconic annual holiday shows at Joe’s Pub in New York City,  while she also continues to tour throughout the country and overseas. 


Valerie June | 6.13 ($45 - $60)

8pm in Main Venue; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon   

The latest full-length from Valerie June, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers  emerged from a long-awaited revelation on the part of the Tennessee-bred singer/songwriter.  “With this record, it finally became clear why I have this dream of making music,” June says of her  third album for Fantasy Records. “It’s not for earthly reasons of wanting to be awarded or to win  anybody’s love—it’s because dreaming keeps me inquisitive and keeps me on that path of learning  what I have to share with the world. I think when we allow ourselves to dream like we did when we  were kids, it ignites the light that we all have within us, and helps us to have a sort of magic about the way we live.”


Amy Rigby & Mary Lee’s Corvette | 6.19 ($20 - $25)

7:30pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon    

A teenage denizen of CBGB who fell in love with country songwriting, Amy Rigby is best known for her album Diary Of A Mod Housewife. This one night only event sees her paired with Mary Lee’s Corvette. Perhaps Rolling Stone said it best, proclaiming "the bright bite in Kortes' voice combines the high-mountain sunshine of Dolly Parton with a sweet-iron undercoat of Chrissie Hynde”. The New York Times adds more praise, describing her songs as “so meticulously crafted they sound completely natural.” 


Sammy Obeid | 7.8 ($26 - $33)

7pm & 10pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon   

Lebanese-Palestinian American, born in Oakland California, Sammy Obeid double majored in Business and Mathematics at UC Berkeley and then turned down a job at Google to be a comedian. Now the host of 100 Humans on Netflix, he’s also appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing and America's Got Talent, as well as TBS’s Conan, and is best known for his world record of performing comedy 1,001 nights in a row, a story featured in both Time Magazine and The New York Times.


Candiace | 8.21 ($45 - $65)

7:30pm in The Loft; Tickets on sale Friday 3/10 at noon     

As a singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, personality, and philanthropist, Candiace Dillard Bassett shines as brightly as possible in each respective lane. Racking up millions of streams and views on her solo music, appearing in films for BET and NETFLIX, running various businesses, and entertaining audiences on BRAVO’s The Real Housewives of Potomac, she consistently turns heads and inspires with everything she does.



Sophie Said | 3.8 ($20)

7:30pm City Vineyard     

Sophie Said is a vocalist and songwriter born and bred in New York. After studying the classical vocal arts for 10 years she decided to begin writing the music she grew up listening to. Surrounded by opera, movie scores, and CDs of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and other RnB/soul legends, Sophie’s genre fluid music combines nostalgia and futurism - capturing the essence of the greats while simultaneously crafting verses in the language of the next generation.


Two Dykes and a Mic | 3.8 ($25 - $30)

8pm in Main Venue

“Two Dykes and a Mic” is a weekly comedy podcast and touring live show. Comedians McKenzie Goodwin and Rachel Scanlon host this raunchy and hilarious queer show that will have your body rocking with laughter and sexual tension. 


UpDating | 3.8 (SOLD OUT!)

8pm in The Loft    


Jerrod Carmichael Live: no phones this didn’t happen | 3.8 ($22)

11pm in The Loft 

Jerrod Carmichael is an Emmy-winning comedian from Winston-Salem, NC. His most recent special, Rothaniel, can be streamed on HBO Max.


Frank About The Beatles: The Beatles (White Album) | 3.9 ($25)

7:30pm City Vineyard   

Frank About the Beatles - a one-man residency with Frank from The Fab Faux devoted to The Beatles, each installment combining performance, discussion, influences, and audience participation. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!


Michael Che | 3.9 (SOLD OUT!)

10:30pm in The Loft   


Beth Nielsen Chapman | 3.10 ($25 - $35)

7:30pm in The Loft 

Beth Nielsen Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, whose diverse body of work spans fifteen albums and seven #1 hits, including compositions that have been recorded by Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, the Indigo Girls, and Keb Mo’ and her music has been featured in film and TV.


Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders | 3.10 ($28 - $42)

8pm in Main Venue 

A one of a kind variety show with celebrated musicians, writers and comedians. You’ll laugh, think and sing along. Sometimes all at once. A little bit vaudeville, a little bit literary and a lot of rock ‘n’ roll— you can never predict what’s inside the Cabinet of Wonders. Featuring - Tanya Donelly (Belly), Maeve Higgins, Dave Hill, Kelly Hogan, Molly Jong-Fast, Eugene Mirman, Paul Muldoon & More!


Fire & Fury Burlesque: Sprung! | 3.10 ($25 advance / $30 day of show)

10:30pm in The Loft 

Spring is almost here, but things aren’t heating up fast enough for us, so we’re bringing 10 of the hottest nightlife performers from NYC and beyond!  We’ve got burlesque, magic, and variety on stage in The Loft at City Winery, for a perfect date night! 


Eric Benét | 3.11 ($55 - $75)

6pm & 9pm in Main Venue   

From barefoot dreadlocked troubadour to suave standard-bearer for contemporary R&B. Eric Benét may have changed his look, but one thing has remained consistent: his dedication to crafting authentic music that engages the soul.


This Is What Dreams Are Made Of: Disney Channel Dreams & 2000s Party | 3.11 ($20 advance / $25 day of show)

10:30pm in The Loft    

A Disney Channel Dreams & 2000s pop throwback Dance Party!


Strawberry Fields: Ultimate Beatles brunch concert | 3.12 ($55)

12pm in Main Venue; Ultimate Beatles brunch concert (buffet brunch included in ticket price; free admission to children under 12) 

Strawberry Fields is the closest you can get to seeing the Beatles perform live! Close your eyes, you won't believe your ears! These four acclaimed musicians deliver a unique theatrical experience. They take audiences of  all ages on a chronological journey through the Beatles timeless catalog. The use of costumes, vintage instrumentation and amplification delivers a truly authentic audio and visual experience.


Read650 “Women In Music” | 3.12 ($20 advance / $25 day of show)

2pm in The Loft     

Tony Award® winning lyricist and book writer Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once On This Island, A Man of No Importance, Anastasia) and singer/dancer/actor Mamie Parris (Cats, School of Rock, On The 20th Century, Ragtime) join a cast of 15 talented writers performing personal stories of pop and country stars, piano teachers, divas, directors and more, all exploring women’s impact on the song of life.


Orly Bendavid & The Mona Dahls with Paul Sachs | 3.12 ($15 advance / $20 day of show)

7:30pm City Vineyard      

Orly Bendavid has the soul of a poet and the heart of a warrior. Her songs often explore life’s darker side, shining a light onto difficult emotional situations with unforgettable melodies and lyrics that combine humor and uncompromising honesty.


Gilbert O’Sullivan - The Driven Tour featuring Bill Shanley | 3.12 ($35 - $55)

8pm in Main Venue   

Gilbert O’Sullivan’s unique blend of melodic craftsmanship, witty wordplay, topical acuity

and surrealist humour has given him an enduring and endearing career. His songwriting knack has outlived and transcended fashion, global million-sellers and critical acclaim. 


Distant Cousins with special guest Josh Young | 3.13 ($20 - $25)

7:30pm in The Loft    

When Distant Cousins formed in 2013, they had no idea how fitting their name would become. The 3 band members, Duvid Swirsky, Dov Rosenblatt, and Ami Kozak, had overlapped in previous bands (Moshav, Blue Fringe, respectively) and had all been mutual fans of each other’s. Their chemistry was familial from their first songwriting session and performance and their harmonies are effortless like those of siblings…or cousins. And now that they’re spread out between LA, Nashville, and NY, they are actually distant. 


Long Time No See presents Joe Pera, Brandon Wardell & more | 3.14 ($20 advance / $25 day of show)

7:30pm in The Loft    

Long Time No See presents Joe Pera, Brandon Wardell, Mark Gagnon, Ali Macofsky, Natalie Cuomo, Preacher Lawson & more! Join us for an evening full of drinks, eats and laughs with today's hottest comedians from Netflix, SNL, Comedy Central and more.