“City Winery, multi-purpose concert venue, urban winery, restaurant and event space, announces opening performance lineup”

1350 Okie Street, NE via Douglas Development

From a press release:

“Multi-purpose concert venue, urban winery, restaurant and special event space City Winery Washington D.C. (1350 Okie Street NE) announced today its initial artist lineup, ahead of opening a sprawling 40,000-square foot space in Ivy City this spring. An impressive roster of renowned national and internationally touring performers will keep guests entertained year-round in City Winery’s state-of-the-art 300-seat concert space. Occupying the second of four floors, concertgoers will enjoy a space that combines the rustic appeal of wine country with modern amenities, including a cutting-edge Meyer Sound System! Look for regular updates to a schedule of 300+ shows a year, showcasing an eclectic variety of musical genres.

The lineup kicks off with spring performances by Suzanne Vega, Bob Schneider, Patty Smyth and Scandal, and comedians Heather McDonald and Sandra Bernhard to name a few… Already announced, City Winery welcomes Joan Armatrading, Paula Cole, Eric Roberson, Jump, Little Children and Aztec Two Step this summer. General sales open to the public at 3PM EST on Thursday, March 15th.

City Winery Founder & CEO Michael Dorf is quoted saying “Music is essential to the City Winery experience. We are adding new, world class artists to the lineup all the time and City Winery will fill a gap in DC’s music scene, offering something totally unique.”

City Winery Washington D.C. Program Director John O’Neill plans to highlight artists with enthusiastic local followings. O’Neill emphasizes “City Winery will feature nationally and internationally acclaimed talent performing a variety of musical styles, and many of these acts have already found a home at other City Winery locations in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville and Boston.” He added “We will foster and cultivate the rich musical and artistic heritage of Washington DC by welcoming local talent. The venue will feature a range of room capacities, which allows City Winery to support and develop artists in an intimate environment, as well being an ever-present home to high profile underplays including past entertainment from an array of talent such as Prince, Greg Allman of Allman Brothers Band, Neil Young, Jerry Seinfeld, Eric Church, and Emmylou Harris.”

The VinoFile™ program is available at all of City Winery’s six locations. Members enjoy access to exclusive events, hands-on opportunities to be involved with the wine making process in real time on site, discounted merchandise and more. In addition, members receive 48-hour advance access to tickets without fees and can hand pick their favorite seats. Guests can purchase a membership online now and enjoy the annual benefits of the program across all City Winery locations. To purchase VinoFile™ memberships or reserve seats visit

While enjoying live music and entertainment year-round, guests will be able to dine at a 150-seat restaurant serving Mediterranean-inspired dishes and peruse an extensive wine list featuring more than 400 wines. The brand’s signature house-made wines, crafted with grapes carefully sourced from nationally acclaimed vineyards, will delight discerning wine drinkers. Private rooms for groups ranging from 45-75 and two stunning rooftop wine gardens offer views stretching across the capital skyline.

The combination of multi-faceted design features make City Winery the perfect destination for special events, weddings, cocktail receptions, food, live music, and naturally…wine!


New Artists Announced Regularly – Check Online for Updates

All shows are open to all ages and start at 8pm, unless otherwise noted. New shows will be announced in coming weeks, with a full schedule posted on

April 29 & 30 – Suzanne Vega

May 2 – Billy Squier & G.E. Smith

May 4 – Bob Schneider (Full Band)

May 5 – Patty Smyth and Scandal

May 8 – Graham Parker with James Maddock

May 10 & 11 – Heather McDonald

May 12 – Sandra Bernhard’s “Sandramonium”

June 2 – The THE BAND Band

Jun 7 – June 14 – DC Jazz Festival

June 16 – 18 – Joan Armatrading

June 19 – Red Wanting Blue

June 20 & 21 – Joan Armatrading

June 23 – Greg Laswell

July 8 – Aztec Two Step

July 20 – Paula Cole

July 27 & 28 – Eric Roberson

September 25 – Jump, Little Children”

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