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City Winery Chicago announces initial bookings

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Bebel Gilberto
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City Winery Chicago, the local outpost of the New York-based wine/food/music space masterminded by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, opens in August at 1200 W. Randolph. Today the venue—booked by Colleen Miller, who programmed most of the shows at the Old Town School of Folk Music for the past 17 years—announced its initial schedule. Comedian Lewis Black inaugurates City Winery Chicago beginning August 15 with a five-night run, but by far the majority of the bookings are music (apart from wine-oriented events). The fare is mostly middle-of-the-road pop rock, with a nice smattering of international music, jazz, blues, soul, and folk that's not too different from the sort of stuff Miller brought to OTS. After the jump you can check out most of the schedule, which runs through the end of the year. Tickets to all shows go on sale Monday, June 11.

8/22: Jesse Harris
8/23: Howie Day
8/24-25: Sam Moore
8/28: Waco Brothers
8/30: Lost Bayou Ramblers
9/6: David Grisman Sextet
9/8: Suzanne Vega
9/13: Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools
9/14-15: Bebel Gilberto
9/16-17: Joan Osborne
9/18: Acoustic Strawbs & John Wesley Harding
9/20-21: Matthew Sweet
9/22 & 23: Patterson Hood
9/24: Deolinda
9/25: Fanfare Ciocarlia
9/28-29: Ian Hunter with Nicholas Tremulis
10/6: My Brightest Diamond
10/12: Shemekia Copeland
10/13: Paula Cole
10/15: Battlefield Band
10/16-17: Joan Osborne
10/21-22: Kurt Elling
10/23-24: Acoustic Africa (with Dobet Gnahore)
11/7-8: Shawn Colvin
11/9-10: Bettye LaVette
11/16-17: Jorma Kaukonen
11/18: Rosanne Cash
11/23-24: Mavis Staples
12/31: Los Lobos

Today's playlist:

High Llamas, Talahomi Way (Drag City)
Yaron Herman Trio, Follow the White Rabbit (ACT)
Iron and Wine, Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Brothers)
Terakaft, Aratan n Azawad (World Village)
Paul Bley, Paul Bley (Emarcy, Japan)

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