Music City Wine Garden Opens in Downtown Nashville with Safe Outdoor Atmosphere, Local Wine, and Live Music

City Winery Nashville’s new Music City Wine Garden will launch on August 29, 2020 with two live outdoor performances by four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Keb’ Mo’.

NASHVILLE - In support of their ongoing commitment to providing a safe place for entertainment, City Winery has announced a dramatic expansion of their outdoor footprint in the form of a unique new addition to downtown Nashville’s cultural scene: the ​Music City Wine Garden​.

Beginning Saturday, August 29, guests will be able to enjoy City Winery’s signature globally-inspired food and locally-produced wine seven nights a week in a stylish and comfortable outdoor atmosphere, under an open-air tent that protects from sun and rain while allowing guests to enjoy cool summer breezes. This ​8,000 sq. foot​ outdoor space will also feature live music several nights a week, with a lineup that includes talented musicians like ​Keb' Mo'​, ​Lucinda Williams​, ​Anderson East​, and ​Rayland Baxter​.

“First and foremost - Music City Wine Garden is all about the safety of our guests and our employees. We want to provide a space for the Nashville community to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air with their friends and a glass of locally-made wine. Guests will be able to relax and enjoy world-class wine, delicious food, and musical performances in a safe, seated outdoor environment, thanks to our enhanced safety measures, table spacing, and face mask requirements.” said Michael Dorf, Founder and CEO of City Winery.

This new tented space also significantly increases City Winery Nashville’s outdoor private event hosting capabilities. With best-in-class live music production, delectable culinary creations, an award-winning wine program, and stunning views of Tennessee blue skies, Music City Wine Garden offers everything that event planners need to safely make a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate event, or elopement ceremony an unforgettable experience.

Music City Wine Garden will open at 4pm Wednesday through Sunday, serving a full dinner menu until 10pm (8pm on Sunday). Brunch will be offered from 10:30am - 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner menu highlights include City Winery favorites ​Shrimp & Grits​ and ​Mushroom & Goat Cheese Risotto Balls​, while the brunch menu features a new ​"Bottomless Brunch​" option, where guests can enjoy two hours of unlimited mimosas, bloody marys or rosé for just $25 with the purchase of an entrée. The Wine Garden will also offer an extensive beverage menu that includes new ​large-format cocktails​ like a refreshing “Whiskey Mint Smash.” The socially-distanced, stylish dining areas feature tables spaced six feet apart, as well as VIP lounges and classic winery-inspired decor with vineyard ivy and authentic oak wine barrels.

Opening night of Music City Wine Garden will feature socially-distanced live music with charismatic guitarist & singer-songwriter Keb’ Mo’. As a four-time Grammy Award-winning musician, h​e's earned a reputation for his ability to draw upon his bottomless roots-music expertise to make deeply expressive, highly personal music. Keb’ Mo’ will take over the Music City Wine Garden stage for two shows per night on Saturday 8/29/20 and Sunday 8/30/20. Shows are selling out quickly. For more information, ​click here​.

Music City Wine Garden’s outdoor shows will continue to provide City Winery’s effective safety protocols. City Winery currently offers in-depth precautionary information on its website, including a ​detailed safety video​ about what guests can expect when dining, visiting, or enjoying live music in the downtown venue. Fans attending City Winery’s recent shows have appreciated the updated safety measures:

“City Winery Nashville [gave] me a lot of hope that our listening rooms will get through this. Thank you for leading the charge safely and professionally,” one guest stated after John Hiatt’s early show on Saturday 7/25/20.

Another happy City Winery guest shared, “That show was a blast! Thank you guys for all the precautions you took. Made us all feel safe and normal. Can’t wait to come back!!!!”

Long-time VinoFile Member told City Winery’s team, “Good job on Saturday, I felt comfortable being there.” 

Music City Wine Garden is presented in partnership with​ ​INSBANK – Where Genuine Matters​.

Music City Wine Garden’s Socially-Distanced Shows - On Sale Now!

  • 8/29 - 8/30 - Keb’ Mo’ - Solo Acoustic - Early & Late Shows
  • 9/11 - Jeffrey Steele - Early & Late Shows - SOLD OUT!
  • 9/12 - Griffin House

City Winery Nashville’s Upcoming Show Calendar

City Winery is also partnering with Mandolin to provide exclusive ​City Winery CWTV​ livestream concerts for guests to enjoy from the comfort of their couch. Mandolin, a new livestream platform designed to meet the specialized needs of the music industry today, has announced an exclusive two-year partnership with the iconic City Winery network of concert venues and metropolitan wineries, bringing live music to fans both in-person and at home.

Hybrid in-person / livestream events will take place at City Winery’s Music City Wine Garden. The first livestream concert from the new outdoor tented venue will be Keb’ Mo’ on Friday, August 29, 2020. For more information, visit ​

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City Winery was founded in New York City in 2008 by Michael Dorf to deliver a unique combined culinary and cultural experience to urban wine enthusiasts. Each City Winery offers intimate concerts, food & wine seminars, private event spaces, upscale dining, and a fully functioning winery. Today, City Winery has physical locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Hudson Valley. 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, and City Winery Greenway in Boston. More information at