City Winery Open postponed for one year
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The recently announced City Winery Open festival scheduled for Forest Hills Stadium this September has now been postponed for a year.

Tickets for the two-day food, wine and music festival originally scheduled for September 17 and 18 were already on sale, but concert organizers at City Winery have decided to push the festival back one year.

In a letter to ticket holders and those involved with the festival, City Winery founder and CEO Michael Dorf stated that organizers wanted the festival’s inaugural year to be a success and to do so, they needed the additional time.

"While we have received countless emails and calls from you expressing your enthusiasm for the event, the lineup of incredible artists, the food provided by celebrated chefs and the world-class array of wines we look to offer the public, we needed much more time to fully produce an event of this magnitude,” Dorf said.

"We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience posed by this postponement, and we hope that you will consider joining us for the 2017 CW Open," the letter added.

The festival was set to feature more than 75 wineries from around the world, as well as food samples from 40 chefs and restaurateurs like Daniel Boulud, Joey Campanaro, Drew Nieporent, David Waltuck and Marcus Samuelsson.

Festival goers would sample the various cuisines and wine during set breaks between the more than 10 musical acts, including Aretha Franklin Sheryl Crow, The Wallflowers, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Gillian Welch and Josh Ritter.

Dorf did not state whether the artist lineup will remain the same for next year.

Ticket holders will receive a full refund from the festival’s ticketing partners at Ticketfly. Anyone with additional questions can email City Winery at

(Jen Khedaroo)

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