Steve Earle & City Winery Announce
7th Annual John Henry’s Friends Benefit
Concert at The Town Hall in New York City
Today, Steve Earle and City Winery have announced the 7th Annual John Henry’s Friends Benefit concert, which will take place on December 13th at The Town Hall in New York City. Hosted by Steve Earle, the event will feature performances from Steve Earle & The Dukes, Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, The Mastersons, Willie Nile, and Matt Savage.
VIP packages will be available at @citywinery.com ($300-$8,500) and will include Town Hall’s orchestra seating, as well as admission to the After Party at The Loft immediately following the show and various experiences with Steve. There is a limited number of these packages being sold.
“The John Henry’s Friends concerts are obviously a labor of love for myself as well as an expression of the generosity of all the performers who have suited up and showed up over the years,” said Steve Earle. “I’m especially grateful for this year’s new friends, my neighbor Willie Nile, my old friend Rosanne Cash and my hero Bruce Springsteen.”
The full schedule of ticket availabilities is below:
Wednesday, October 27 at 3 PM EST: VIP package presale begins at @citywinery.com
Friday, October 29 at 3 PM EST: VIP package on sale at @citywinery.com
Wednesday, November 3 at 3 PM EST: General admission presale begins for Town Hall and City Winery members.
Friday, November 5 at 3 PM EST: General admission tickets on sale to the public. ($75-$150) @https://thetownhall.org/
All proceeds from this event, as has been the case with each of the previous John Henry’s Friends Benefit concerts, will be donated to The Keswell School, an educational program for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Founded on the belief that children diagnosed with ASD can live full and productive lives as integrated members of their communities, The Keswell School provides educational, therapeutic, and supportive services for children diagnosed with ASD and their families. Steve’s son, John Henry, is a student of the school.
Past performers in these annual events include Graham Nash, Shawn Colvin, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Josh Ritter and Amanda Shires among others.
About City Winery
City Winery, founded in 2008 by Michael Dorf, strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to urban wine enthusiasts. City Winery boasts 10 locations including Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia and the new NYC location at Pier 57 on 15th street, launched in January of 2021. There are also four offsets run by the company: City Vineyard at Pier 26, City Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk, City Winery Greenway in Boston, and City Winery Hudson Valley. Michael Dorf explains his success and outlines his career in his recent first book, Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World. See @citywinery.com for details.
About Steve Earle
Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation. A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and is now regarded as a classic of the Americana genre. Subsequent releases like The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and TOWNES (2009) received consecutive GRAMMY® Awards. Restlessly creative across artistic disciplines, Earle has published both a novel and collection of short stories; produced albums for other artists such as Joan Baez and Lucinda Williams and acted in films, television (including David Simon’s acclaimed The Wire), and on the stage. In 2009, Earle appeared in the off-Broadway play Samara, for which he also wrote a score that The New York Times described as “exquisitely subliminal.” Earle wrote music for and appeared in Coal Country, a riveting public theater play that dives into the most-deadly mining disaster in U.S. history, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Mr. Earle was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and released his 21st studio album J.T. on January 6th of this year as a tribute to his late son Justin Townes Earle.