SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Join us for a very special 40th anniversary celebration of The Last Waltz!
The Last Waltz was held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Advertised as THE BAND’s “farewell concert appearance”, they were joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell, Paul Butterfield, and several others. The THE BAND Band’s show will celebrate this historic rock and roll event with songs from the original concert plus a few other BAND classics from that time period.
The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to THE BAND on the scene today. While THE BAND may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their legendary repertoire. This group of veteran musicians showcases the astounding breadth and depth of THE BAND’s distinctively original Americana music with classics such as “Up on Cripple Creek,” “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” as well as deeper cuts from THE BAND’s vast catalog.
This is not your ordinary tribute band. The THE BAND Band brings the songs to life again with the energy and excitement of THE BAND’s legendary concerts, earning the praise of critics and audiences alike. Rex Fowler of renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step states, “Sadly we’ll never see or hear THE BAND perform live again, but if you want a close second and want to be transformed by the magic and spirit of THE BAND’S music…The THE BAND Band…delivers BIG TIME” and George Walsh of WCWP Radio’s ‘Knockin’ on Dylan’s Door’ said, “The THE BAND Band really nails it. Their shows recapture the incredible vibe that was unique to THE BAND.”
The THE BAND Band has shared the stage with notables such as Richie Havens, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Aztec Two-Step, and Marshall Crenshaw. The individual players have performed with original Band members Rick Danko and Levon Helm, as well as Bruce Springsteen, David Amram, Chuck Berry, John Hall, Steve Forbert, Roy Rogers, Robbie Dupree, Max Weinberg, Maria Muldaur, Genya Ravan, Jimmy Vivino, The Tokens, and others.