The 1 Canal St. space that will be the city’s newest music club is still very much in the throes of construction, but City Winery and its talent booker, Renee Gaumond, have already lined up an impressive array of performers, including Frank Turner, Rufus Wainwright, Art Garfunkel, and Suzanne Vega. The restaurant/winery/nightclub kicks off performances in its 300-seat concert room on Sept. 17 with Rik Emmett. One of the founding fathers of country rock, Chris Hillman, arrives the week after with longtime musical cohorts Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson, and folk-pop icon Garfunkel (pictured) will do two nights in late October. Other artists billed for multi-night stops include Turner, Vega (doing full-album performances of “Solitude Standing” and “99.9 F°”), Shawn Colvin, fado diva Mariza, and Wainwright (Rufus’s dad, Loudon Wainwright, and half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche also perform, on Oct. 25). Other highlights: Madeleine Peyroux, the Malian desert rock of Songhoy Blues, Rickie Lee Jones, Eilen Jewell (she’ll be supporting a new album of blues covers), and Wye Oak. There’ll also be comedy from Tom Papa, and hijinks from Wasabassco Burlesque.
For ticket information and other details, go to www.citywinery.com/boston.Stuart Munro can be reached at email@example.com.