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Lori McKenna – Return to Bittertown (7/24), Vertical Horizon (8/29)

Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2019) — The summer schedule at City Winery Washington DC (1350 Okie St NE) continues to heat up with the addition of a slate of new shows just announced. American folk and country icon Lori McKenna brings the “Return to Bittertown” tour to the main stage. She is perhaps best known for her Grammy winning Best Country song “Girl Crush” which she co-wrote for Little Big Town. In August, local alternative rock sensation Vertical Horizon returns to DC for a new tour following their most recent album, The Lost Mile. Formed at Georgetown University in 1990, the band became part of the American rock identity in the 90s with the hit single “Everything You Want.”

Also, on sale this week are special performances by Southern rock and soul vocalist Nikki Hill, an entirely unique tribute to Bruce Springsteen performed entirely on the ukulele by Jim Boggia called Bruce Off Broadway, and jazz sensation Madeleine Peyroux, who returns to City Winery after two sold out shows in 2018. Tickets to new shows go on sale at 3pm Wednesday, May 22 to City Winery’s exclusive VinoFile™ members, and go on sale to the general public at 3pm on Friday, May 24 at www.citywinery.com/washingtondc where a full performance schedule is available.

This week City Winery plays host to a dynamic lineup that begins Tuesday evening with Phaze II featuring Avon Dews. The smooth and funky jazz produced by this local collective demonstrates the true breadth of the genre. On Wednesday, the JxJ Washington Jewish Music Festival returns to the main stage with Isle of Klezbos | Beregovski Suite, while Dog Days on the Wooftop, a free adoption event benefitting Humane Rescue Alliance, takes over the open-air roof deck. Down in the Wine Garden DC: IVY Jazz Night will feature The String Queens as part of the DC Jazz Festival programs. On Thursday the dance floor opens in the main venue for Faycez U Know, a local go-go act whose showmanship has been compared to the likes of The Rolling Stones.

On Friday the beats continue as the diverse and exciting all-female band Bela Dona returns to City Winery. In the Barrel Room restaurant, City Winery welcomes American Airlines for the next stop in its First Class International Pairing Series, focused on the wines and cuisine of Germany.  The Memorial Day holiday weekend continues on Saturday with Vino & Vinyasa, a morning of yoga, on the rooftop. That evening, vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers takes the main stage for the first of two incredible evenings, while guests are invited to Cider! Drink & Learn, led by the beverage team on the first floor. The evening continues with a special late-night party hosted by WPFW 89.3 FM dubbed Daylight Anniversary XIII, hosted by DJ Divine. On Sunday, JxJ continues with Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird, in the afternoon, followed by a standing room only show by local “hood rock” band Black Alley, which will continue into the evening.

City Winery’s first floor Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar is available for pre or post-show dinner and drinks. Reservations can be made at www.citywinery.com/washingtondc/. Additionally, guests can experience a range of City Winery’s wines at the Tasting Bar, located in the entrance alcove.

All shows at City Winery start at 8pm unless otherwise noted, and City Winery’s website is updated weekly with special guest announcements and ticketing information. Valet parking is available during all City Winery hours of operation. In addition to 48-hour advance access to tickets, VinoFile™ members will also enjoy complimentary valet parking, access to exclusive events, hands-on opportunities to be involved with City Winery’s wine making process, discounted merchandise, waived ticket fees, and the ability to select preferred seats. VinoFile™ memberships can be purchased at City Winery’s website.


New Events Announced Regularly – Check Online for Complete Schedule

** - Just Announced; Tickets on sale at 3pm Wednesday, May 22 to VinoFile™ members; and at 3pm Friday, May 24 to the general public.

May 21 – Phaze II featuring Avon Dews; 6pm doors, 7:30pm show

May 22 – Isle of Klezbos / Beregovski Suite - Part of JxJ (Washington Jewish Music Festival)

May 23 – Faycez U Know (Dance Floor)

May 24 – Bela Dona

May 25 & 26 – Roy Ayers

May 26 – Black Alley in the Wine Garden; 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm show

May 26 – DJ Jealousy - Rooftop Brunch

May 26 – Daniel Kahn And The Painted Bird - Part of JxJ (Washington Jewish Music Festival) in the Wine Garden; 1pm doors, 3pm show

May 27 – SuperMega Live! (SOLD OUT)

May 28  - AJ Croce in the Wine Garden

May 29 – Stephane Wrembel Band - The Django Experiment

May 30 – John ‘Papa’ Gros

May 30 – Marcus Johnson

May 31 – Duff McKagan w/ Shooter Jennings

May 31 – Louis York & The Shindellas in The Wine Garden

June 1 – We Are One X-Perience – Honoring Maze and Frankie Beverly

June 2 – Griffin House w/ Brian Elmquist (of The Lone Bellow) “Imaginary Friend Tour”; 5:30pm doors; 7:30pm show

June 3 – Johnny A. - “Just Me and My Guitars” celebrating the British Songbook of the 60’s in the Wine Garden; 6pm doors, 7:30pm start

June 3 – Michael Smerconish: “Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns”; 6pm doors, 730pm start

June 4 – Monifah & Russell Taylor

June 5 – Philip Bailey - Love Will Find A Way Tour

June 5 – Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby in the Wine Garden; 8pm doors, 9:30pm show

June 6 – Secret Society (with Dance Floor)

June 7 – Tal Wilkenfeld

June 7 – Bad on Paper Podcast in the Wine Garden

June 9 – Richard Marx; early 4:30pm show, late 8pm show

June 10 – Let It Flow Band (with Dance Floor)

June 11 – Kristian Bush and Rita Wilson

June 11 – Lucette w/ Luke James Schaffer in the Wine Garden; 6:30pm doors, 8pm show

June 12 – SPAGA – A part of the 2019 DC Jazz Fest

June 12 – Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby in the Wine Garden; 8pm doors, 9:30pm show

June 13 – Selwyn Birchwood in the Wine Garden; 6:30pm doors, 8pm show

June 13 – Etienne Charles Creole Soul – A part of the 2019 DC Jazz Fest

June 14 – Anna Nalick w/ Daniel Correa

June 15 – Who? Weekly Live!; 5pm doors, 7pm start (SOLD OUT)

June 16 – Hazel Mitchell-Bell featuring Vince Evans; 6pm doors, 7:30pm show

June 18 – Al Di Meola Opus & More Acoustic U.S. Tour

June 18 – Christian Fresno in the Wine Garden

June 19 – Briclyn Ent. Presents Crush Your Craft feat. Walter Jones in the Wine Garden

June 19 – Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby in the Wine Garden; 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm show

June 19 – Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra

June 20 – Piero – Mi Viejo 50 Anos Tour

June 21 – Got My Own Sound

June 22 & 23 – Conya Doss

June 23 – Joey Landreth in the Wine Garden

June 24 – Vybe Band; 6pm doors, 7:30pm show

June 25 – The Woggles in the Wine Garden; 6pm doors; 7:30pm show

June 26 – The Spill Canvas – Bottle of Red Tour

June 26 – Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby in the Wine Garden; 8pm doors, 9:30pm show

June 27 – Phillip "Doc" Martin - "Colors" and Earl Carter "Silky” - Dual Album Release Party

June 28 – Dan Baird & Homemade Sin in the Wine Garden

June 28 - YahZarah

June 29 – Terisa Griffin

June 30 – Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime; 5:30pm doors, 7:30pm show

July 3 – AJ Ghent in the Wine Garden

July 3 – Antone “Chooky” Caldwell’s Album Release - “All Things Love”

July 4 – 4th of July Burlesque Night Out! Starring: Eva Mystique, Deanna Danger, Gigi Holliday, Jo'Rie Tigerlily, Seven and international sensation Sweetpea! Hosted by Sydni Deveraux; 6:30pm doors, 8:30pm show

July 5 – Carolyn Wonderland

July 6 – Chuck Brown Band

July 7 – Angie Stone; early 6:30pm show, late 9:45pm show

July 9 – Tony Lightman in the Wine Garden

July 11 – Glenn Jones

July 12 – The Weeklings – “A Beatles Inspired Performance” in The Wine Garden; 6:30pm doors, 8:30pm show

July 12 – Newmyer Flyer Presents A Southern Soul Tribute: The Music of Muscle Shoals & Stax/Volt

July 13 – Vivian Green; early 7pm show, late 10:15pm show

July 14 – The LadyGang LadyHang with Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek and Becca Tobin; 11:45am doors, 1pm start (SOLD OUT)

July 14 – Carolyn Malachi in the Wine Garden

July 14 – Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah; early 6pm show, late 9:30pm show

July 17 – Upstate w/ Handsome Hound in the Wine Garden

July 17 – Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

July 19 – Crack The Sky

July 19 – Nikki Hill in the Wine Garden; 6:30pm doors, 8:30pm show**

July 21 – Anthony Walker & Friends; 6pm doors, 7:30pm show

July 21 – Suttle in the Wine Garden

July 23 – Charley Crockett

July 24 – Lori McKenna – Return to Bittertown**

July 25 – Trina Broussard

July 25 – The Showdown Kids in the Wine Garden

July 26 – Victory Boyd in the Wine Garden; 7pm doors, 8:30pm show

July 26 – Tortured Soul; 6:30pm doors, 8:30pm show

July 27 – Masters of Telecaster - "Tribute To Danny Gatton" feat. Jim Weider, G.E. Smith and Tom Principato w/ special guest Taylor Barton

July 28 – Shaun Cassidy

July 30 – An Evening of Smooth Jazz with Tim Bowman

July 31 – Natural Wonder - The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience

August 2 – Newmyer Flyer Presents Ravers! 80’s UK Soul in the Wine Garden; 7:00 doors, 8:30 show

August 3 – Bilal; early 7pm show, late 10:30pm show

August 4 – Oweleo Lysette; 6pm doors, 7:30pm show

August 6 – Angela Johnson; 6pm doors, 7:30pm show

August 8 – Laurin Talese

August 9 – Bumper Jacksons

August 9 – MPG - Melissa Poliner, Jeremy Passion, Gabe Bondoc in the Wine Garden; 6:30pm doors, 8:30pm show

August 11 – Nappy Roots

August 11 – Legendary Shack Shakers w / J.D. Pinkus in the Wine Garden; 6pm doors, 7:30pm show

August 12 – Van Hunt performing “Dust” 15th Anniversary & More

August 16 – Luther Re-Lives featuring William “Smooth” Wardlaw

August 16 – Danger Bird - The Music of Neil Young in the Wine Garden; 6:30pm doors, 8:30pm show

August 18 – Gloria Gaynor; early 5:30pm show, late 9pm show

August 20 – Tiffsbass

August 22 – Bruce Off Broadway in the Wine Garden**

August 23 – Gary Hoey in the Wine Garden

August 29 – Vertical Horizon**

August 31 – Dwele; early 6:30pm show, late 10pm show

September 5 – Hot Club of Cowtown in the Wine Garden

September 6 – BoDeans

September 11 – The Supersuckers “The Evil Powers of Rock and Roll” 20th Anniversary Tour in the Wine Garden

September 17 – Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None The Richer) in the Wine Garden

September 18 – Fink Solo North American Tour

September 19 – Ray Wylie Hubbard

September 20 – Straight Up with Stassi Live

September 26 – Jesse Dayton in the Wine Garden

October 5 – Paula Cole “Revolution Tour”

October 6 – Greg Laswell

October 8 – Tyrone Wells – The Lift Me Up Tour

October 9 – Behind The Lens Ft. Mick Rock And Henry Diltz

October 24 – Jackopierce

October 25 – Madeleine Peyroux**

November 7 – Martha Redbone Roots Project in the Wine Garden

November 10 – Jon McLaughlin – Me & My Piano Tour w/ Sawyer

City Winery Washington DC is located at 1350 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Inquiries for media passes, graphics for performers, interviews, or photography access at any upcoming events can be directed to Anthony Hesselius at anthonyh@lindarothpr.com.

About City Winery

An intimate concert venue, award-winning urban winery, and restaurant offering wine inspired, locally sourced fare, City Winery is a place to indulge your senses.  With locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington DC, and Boston, City Winery is committed to providing the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to wine enthusiasts in a world class, elevated concert setting. Since 2008, the City Winery concept and experience has delivered this compelling mix to a sophisticated clientele of foodies and music aficionados, bringing the passion for wine, music & culinary arts to DC’s Ivy City.  We’re excited to host you, your friends and family as we invite you to indulge your senses with us soon!