Manhattan’s City Winery, a proper NYC winery that also operates as a private event space, restaurant, and music venue, is expanding with the opening of The Loft at City Winery. Located one flight up from the main 300-seat venue, The Loft accommodates 150 people seated, or 250 standing, and has an all-ages policy.
According to a press release, The Loft “promises an even more intimate setting to host showcases, record release parties, underplays, and developing acts in all genres, from rock to indie, blues to comedy, Americana and more.” They also suggest plans to expand into new markets in 2019.
In addition to the music, The Loft will offer a new dining menu with concert-friendly plates and a full drink menu with plenty of wine made in-house. Len Chenfeld has come on board as the talent buyer for The Loft, in addition to newly-added John O’Neill in D.C and Michael Bishop in Boston City Winery.
“On the programming front, we now have a lot more flexibility when it comes to continuing to diversify our booking, whether its booking younger, developing acts and other shows that might be outside our perceived wheelhouse,” says Shlomo Lipetz, VP of Programming. “Having the additional rooms also opens up more intriguing opportunities for multi-city tours and residencies across all City Winery locations.”
So far, The Loft At City Winery has events scheduled from June 3 through July 25, including a Q&A with Dave Lory about Jeff Buckley, “From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye”, a tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Michael Dutra, young bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings, and more.
For the full lineup, menu, and drinks list, head here.