Join us as we pay tribute to one of the most popular and influential groups in rock ‘n roll history. Thirty-five of the area’s finest performers recreate The Band’s iconic farewell concert The Last Waltz for this one-night only event in Frederick. Don’t miss an all-star lineup, including Bob Margolin, Big Joe Maher, Julia Nixon, Tom Principato, Ruthie Logsdon, Pete Ragusa, Mike Clem and many more!
The Last Waltz was a concert held on Thanksgiving Day 1976 at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. It featured The Band along with more than a dozen special guests including Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Dr. John, Muddy Waters, Emmylou Harris and Eric Clapton, all of whom performed their songs backed up by The Band. The event was filmed by Martin Scorsese and released in 1978. It is considered one of the best live concert films ever made. The Band’s enormous influence upon popular music has not wavered in the nearly 40 years since The Last Waltz. Numerous popular acts from Wilco and My Morning Jacket to Grace Potter and Mumford & Sons have cited The Band as major influences.
The Last Waltz Tribute is produced by Newmyer Flyer and has been performed to sold out audiences for the last two years.
Check out these performances from their 2013 show: