City Winery All-Stars Present a Mother’s Day Streaming Concert Special
Can’t Be There Today: Billy Bragg and The City Winery Mother’s Day Special
Join Billy Bragg and an all-star lineup for a special Mother’s Day Show on May 10, 2020.
Performances by Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash, Richard Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Mountain Goats, Shovels & Rope, The Indigo Girls and more
Host: WFUV’s Rita Houston
Proceeds to benefit The United Nations Foundation
Date: May 10th, 2020
Time: 2PM Pacific/4PM Central/5PM Eastern/10PM UK
Tickets: Available on City Winery’s website
City Winery has invited artists from the City Winery family to perform with Billy, including Rosanne Cash, Richard Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Mountain Goats, Shovels & Rope, The Indigo Girls and more, with additional artists to be announced. WFUV’s Rita Houston will host the event. Families around the world will be able to connect virtually through this shared experience, celebrating all mothers everywhere through music while supporting those in need.
Full line up (subject to change):
The Indigo Girls
The Mountain Goats
Shovels & Rope
Proceeds Donated to The United Nations Foundation
Tickets for the performance are available here. 100% of net ticket proceeds will be donated to The United Nations Foundation fund addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The coronavirus pandemic is going to affect our lives in ways we’ve yet to grasp,” says Bragg. “In the coming months, most of us will be forced to miss family gatherings, including Mother’s Day which in the UK fell on the first weekend of isolation. My new song touches on the emotional cost of this crisis.”
About City Winery
City Winery, founded in New York City in 2008 by Michael Dorf, strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to urban wine enthusiasts. City Winery boasts locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, and Philadelphia, with a forthcoming Hudson Valley location scheduled to open in 2020. There are also four other concepts run by the company: City Vineyard at Pier 26, City Winery at Rockefeller Center, City Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk, City Winery Greenway in Boston
About Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg has been making waves for over 35 years. Among the former Saturday boy’s albums are his punk-charged debut Life’s a Riot With Spy Vs Spy, the more love-infused Workers Playtime, pop classic Don’t Try This At Home, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee-timed treatise on national identity England, Half-English, and his stripped-down tenth, Tooth & Nail, his most successful since the early 90s.
The intervening three decades have been marked by becoming a father, number one hit single, having a street named after him, being the subject of a South Bank Show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, curating Left Field at Glastonbury, sharing spotted dick with a Cabinet minister in the House of Commons cafeteria, being mentioned in Bob Dylan’s memoir and meeting the Queen. At their best, Billy’s songs present ‘the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal’ (the Guardian).
Bragg has recently added best-selling author/musicologist to his CV with the success of his acclaimed 2017 book Roots, Radicals & Rockers – How Skiffle Changed The World and 2019’s The Three Dimensions of Freedom.
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