Monday, September 29, 2014



City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, follows up the success of its past
Cinema & Carafe House showings, Mistaken for Strangers and End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones with another acclaimed music documentary.

Beatles-related Good Ol’ Freda showcases the life of The Beatles longtime secretary Freda Kelly and her amazing stories about John, Paul, George and Ringo and the madness that surrounded them during the 1960s.

Good Ol’ Freda shows Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. in City Winery’s performance venue projected onto dual 90-inch screens and heard on City Winery’s state-of-the-art Meyer Sound® system.

Good Ol’ Freda: Wednesday, Oct. 1 ($5 general admission)

Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no concept of how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning, and The Beatles had faith in her. History notes that The Beatles were together for 10 years, but Freda worked for them for 11. Many people came in and out of the band's circle as they grew to international stardom, but Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As The Beatles' devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded; she was witness to the evolution – advances and setbacks, breakthroughs and challenges – of the greatest band in history. Themed drink specials may include green Apple-tinis in tribute to The Beatles’ record label.
(Ryan White, 2013, DVD, 86 min)

All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8pm, unless noted.

To purchase concert tickets or to become a City Winery VinoFile™ member, call (312) 733-WINE (9463) or visit

End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones and Good Ol’ Freda join a diverse mix of the most respected names in pop, rock, jazz, blues, world music, cinema and live lit performing at City Winery Chicago, including previously announced headliners and supporting acts  (Sept. 28-29); Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello with Tall Ulyss (Sept. 30); The Fauntleroys (Oct. 2); Justin Nozuka and David Ryan Harris (Oct. 3); Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series (Oct. 5, noon); Lost Bayou Ramblers (Oct. 5, 8pm); Casey Abrams Trio and Jamie Lono & Noble Heart (Oct. 6); David Bromberg Quintet and Al Rose with Steve Doyle (Oct. 9); Mason Jennings with Lucette (Oct. 10); Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Oct. 12); Joan Osborne with Ruston Kelly (Oct. 13); Kat Edmonson (Oct. 14); Glenn Tilbrook (Oct. 15); The Talisman Project with Sammy Figueroa and Glaucia Nasser (Oct. 16); Carbon Leaf with Marie Miller (Oct. 17); Pat McGee with Keaton Simons (Oct. 18, 7:30pm); Live New’d Girls burlesque show (Oct. 18, 11pm); Sinéad O’Connor (Oct. 19, 20, 22); Willie Watson and Mikaela Davis (Oct. 21); Amel Larrieux (Oct. 23); Paula Cole with Anne Heaton (Oct. 26); Las Guitarras de España (Oct. 28); Hot Buttered Rum and Zach Deputy (Oct. 29); Duncan Sheik (Oct. 30); Mary Black – “The Last Call” (Oct. 31); Eric Roberson (Nov. 1-2); Donna the Buffalo (Nov. 5); Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series (Nov. 9, noon); Dave Davies (Nov. 12-13); Ryan Bingham (Nov. 14); David Grisman & Del McCoury (Nov. 15-16); Mike Doughty (Nov. 20); Joshua Redman Trio (Nov. 21, 7:30 & 10pm); Larry Graham and Graham Central Station (Nov. 22, 7:30 & 10pm); Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers (Nov. 23); Ronnie Baker Brooks (Nov. 28); DakhaBrakha (Nov. 30); Lisa Loeb (Dec. 3); Suzy Bogguss - A Swingin' Little Christmas (Dec. 4); Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series (Dec. 7, noon); Griffin House (Dec. 7, 8pm); The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show (Dec. 11); The Bad Plus (Dec. 14); and Los Lobos (Dec. 17-19).

City Winery Chicago, a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space, is located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable “listening room” experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system.  Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glass ware, showing City Winery’s commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Crowne Plaza is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit

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