City Winery Boston Postpones Opening

 has pushed back its opening date by one month, blaming “unforeseen and unavoidable construction delays.”

The concert venue/restaurant/winery is now set to make its debut Oct. 16. That evening features a performance from Max Weinberg’s Jukebox.

Previously announced shows and events scheduled in mid-September and early October will either be relocated to another Boston venue or postponed to a new date at City Winery. Affected performances include Mason Jennings, Graham Nash, John Popper and Suzanne Vega

City Winery Boston
– City Winery Boston

Ticketholders will be notified by email and can opt for a refund or exchange their tickets for the new date or a different show.  

“While we regret the delay and apologize for the inconvenience to ticketholders, it’s important that all aspects of the venue are perfect and we deliver an exemplary experience for our concert-goers and restaurant patrons,” City Winery CEO/founder Michael Dorf said in a statement. “We hope everyone understands, and we look forward to opening our doors to Boston audiences in mid-October.”

An announcement about the delayed opening explained that City Winery Boston faced construction challenges “given the special considerations required to support best practices in winemaking and to ensure optimal comfort, sightlines, and sound quality for our concert-goers.”

The 30,000-square foot multi-use space will feature a performance venue seating 300 patrons at tables with full dining and beverage service, a 100-seat restaurant, a private dining room seating 40 to 70 guests, and a working winery that’s visible to restaurant and concert patrons.

The upcoming lineup includes gigs by Art Garfunkel, Shawn Colvin, Leftover Salmon, and

City Winery has locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, and Atlanta. Dorf plans to bring his brand to Washington, D.C.’s Ivy City neighborhood this fall.