Chicago's newest concert hall, set to open in the West Loop August 1, is poised to open with a bang.
This week, City Winery Chicago revealed their fall performance lineup, and big names like Lewis Black, Roseanne Cash, Los Lobos and more top the list.
Appealing to "urban wine enthusiasts" according to their website, City Winery aims for a low-key performance setting and has a maximum capacity of 300; so if you're lusting after anyone on the 2012 ticket, plan to snag your tickets fast.
(Scroll down to check out some of the biggest names playing City Winery later this year.)
The Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot says the venue hired longtime Chicago talent buyer Colleen Miller as program director to stuff the 2012 docket, previously a booking agent at Old Town School of Folk Music for 17 years. That experience shows--a wide range of styles including jazz, world music, pop, soft rock and even klezmer nods to Miller's origins.
Still under construction at 1200 W. Randolph St., the space is modeled off of the flagship City Winery in New York, with table seating and dining service throughout performances. And as the name implies, wine will always be flowing.