Michael Dorf

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Music Producer, Wine Lover
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The Music of Crosby, Stills and Nash at Carnegie Hall

May 13, 2024

The 19th annual “Music Of” benefit for music education for underserved youth. VIP ticket packages are available now. General Admission tickets through Carnegie Hall will be available on March 20th.

Visit the Music Of Site

Downtown Seder 2024

Since 1991, City Winery founder Michael Dorf has produced this celebrity-driven interpretation of this ancient wine dinner party. Happening Wednesday, April 17th at 7PM with a very special lineup, given the world today, this unique take on a divine tradition will open your mind and your senses.

Visit the Downtown Seder Site

Grab a Copy of Michael’s Debut Book Indulge Your Senses

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Indulge Your Senses

After starting two iconic music venues and surviving the dot-com bust, Michael Dorf offers gripping stories and hard-earned business lessons with a contrarian twist. As technology becomes more deeply woven into our lives, the key to success can be found in satisfying people’s yearning for live human interaction. See More

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City Winery

I started the company in 2008 in NYC as I saw a wide open space in the market to serve great wine to music fans who wanted to sit for a concert and sip out of a real glass–not a plastic cup. Every time I would visit a beautiful winery, be it in Italy or California, inevitably, I thought how cool would it be to sit down and see a concert in this setting. And thus was born City Winery.

Michael Dorf Presents

MDP as been producing an annual concert series at Carnegie Hall since 2004 and presents occasional shows at Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre and other locations once in a blue moon. See More

Downtown Seder

Started at the Knitting Factory in 1994, the Downtown Seder and has morphed into an annual event held in multiple markets. From Lou Reed to Lewis Black, Judy Gold, David Broza, Laurie Anderson, Neil Sedaka, and so many more have all participated. Artists, political figures, musicians, comedians all offer their interpretation of the classic and timeless exodus story. Visit the Downtown Seder Site

Philanthropy Projects

I believe strongly in giving back, be it constant benefits at City Winery or raising funds for music education at Carnegie. The world is a messed up place today and needs all the help we can give it. See More

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