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City Winery Chicago announces 2012 concert lineup

City Winery Chicago, a 300-capacity concert hall in the West Loop, will open Aug. 1 and announced a full slate of performers Tuesday for the 2012 season, including singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, gospel great Mavis Staples and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling.

A few months ago, City Winery hired longtime Chicago talent buyer Colleen Miller as its program director. Miller had spent the previous 17 years as the booking agent at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and her impact was immediately apparent in an eclectic lineup that covers bluegrass, soul, world music, blues and rock.

The venue at 1200 W. Randolph St. will offer table seating and dining service, says owner Michael Dorf, who has already had success since 2008 with a similar concept at City Winery in New York.

Tickets go on sale Monday at 312-733-9463 or through www.citywinery.com. for the following shows (advance tickets are available to VinoFile club members):  

* Lewis Black, Aug. 15-19 (Tickets: $80/$65/$50)
* Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Aug. 19 ($10)
* Jesse Harris, Aug. 22 ($10)
* Howie Day, Aug. 23 ($25/$22/$20)
* Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), Aug. 24-25 ($85/$55/$45)
* Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Aug. 26 ($10)
* Waco Brother perform music of T. Rex, Aug. 28 ($15/$35)
* Gumbo & Cab Fest with the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Aug. 30 ($10)
* John Sebastian (of The Lovin’ Spoonful) and Jimmy Vivino (of the Basic Cable Band): Aug. 31, Sept. 1 ($45/$40/$35)
* Tum Balalaika, Sept. 2 ($10)
* Charlie Mars, Sept. 2 ($22/$20/$18)
* David Grisman Sextet, Sept. 6-7 ($50/$45/$40)
* Suzanne Vega, Sept. 8-9 ($50/$45/$40)
* Shakshuka, Sept. 9 ($10)
* Music of the Rolling Stones performed by the Exiles on Randolph Street, Sept. 10 ($25/$10)
* Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools, Sept. 13 ($45/$40/$38)
* Bebel Gilberto and Paulinho Garcia, Sept. 14-15 ($55/$50/$45)
* Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Sept. 16 ($10)
* Joan Osborne Duo, Sept. 16-17 and Oct. 16-17 ($40/$30/$25)
* Acoustic Strawbs & John Wesley Harding, Sept. 18 ($30/$25/$22)
* Matthew Sweet, Sept. 20-21 ($40/$35/$30)
* Patterson Hood: Sept. 22-23 ($28/$25/$22)
* Jutta and Hi Dukes, Sept. 23 ($10)
* Deolinda (Portuguese fado), Sept. 24 ($25/$20/$18)
* Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romanian gypsy), Sept. 25 ($25/$20/$18)
* Ian Hunter with Nicholas Tremulis, Sept. 28-29 ($55/$45/$40)
* Maxwell Street Klezmer Band quartet, Sept. 30 ($10)
* Girlyman, Sept. 30 ($30/$25/$22)
* My Brightest Diamond, Oct. 6 ($25/$20/$18)
* Shemekia Copeland, Oct. 12 ($28/$25/$22)
* Paula Cole, Oct. 13 ($35/$32/$28)
* Battlefield Band (Scottish folk), Oct. 15 ($22/$20/$18)
* Mason Jennings with the Pines, Oct. 19-20 ($35/$35/$22)
* Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Oct. 21 ($10)
* Kurt Elling, Oct. 22-23 ($45/$40/$35)
* Acoustic Africa (Dobet Gnahore, Manu Gallo of Zap Mama, Kareyce Fotso and Leni Stern), Oct. 24-25 ($35/$32/$28)
* Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) & Grant Lee Phillips (of Grant Lee Buffalo), Oct. 27 ($35/$30/$28)
* Maxwell Street Klezmer Band quartet, Oct. 28 ($10)
* Cheryl Wheeler, Oct. 28 ($25/$20/$18)
* David Wax Museum (Mexo-Americana), Nov. 1 ($22/$20/$18)
* Maxwell Street Klezmer Junior Orchestra, Nov. 4 ($10)
* Shawn Colvin, Nov. 7-8 ($50/$45/$40)
* Bettye LaVette, Nov. 9-10 ($48/$42/$38)
* David Broza, Nov. 12 ($35/$30/$25)
* Mary Black with Rosie O, Nov. 15 ($55/$45/$40)
* Jorma Kaukonen with Steve Kimock, Nov. 16-17 ($48/$45/$42)
* Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Nov. 18 ($10)
* Rosanne Cash, Nov. 18 ($68/$58/$48)
* Mavis Staples, Nov. 23-24 ($75/$58/$48)
* Tum Balalaika, Nov. 25 ($10)
* Ensemble M’Chaiya, Dec. 2 ($10)
* Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Dec. 16 ($10)
* Maxwell Street Klezmer Band quartet, Dec. 30 ($10)
* Los Lobos, Dec. 31 two shows ($175/$125/$85)

greg@gregkot.com

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