The Band is one of the most popular and influential rock groups of all time. Their final concert, on Thanksgiving Day in 1976, was such an epic event that Martin Scorsese filmed it as the documentary entitled “The Last Waltz.”
The iconic concert featured guests such as Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and other rock royalty of the 1960s and 1970s. On Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m., local musicians will gather to recreate this classic concert at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, located at 804 Washington Street in Bath.
Maine musicians from bands like The Boneheads, Maine Dead Project, Colwell Brothers, the Fogcutters, and Dave Mallet’s back-up band will perform songs from the film, appearing in character. Hearing a Joni Mitchell doppelganger perform “Coyote,” or a Neil Young stand-in sing “Helpless” will offer a nostalgic evening of live music not to be missed.
While a Thanksgiving dinner will not be served (5,000 guests attended the pre-show dinner at San Francisco’s Winterland on Nov. 25, 1976), ticket holders will hear favorite songs like “The Weight”, “Caravan” (Van Morrison), “Baby, Let Me Follow You Down” (Bob Dylan), “Such a Night” (Dr. John), “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, and many others.
This marvelous, time-traveling event has played around the state and usually sells out - so purchase tickets in advance! Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door (804 Washington St.b Bath. Call the box office at 207-442-8455 or visit www.chocolatechurcharts.org to purchase tickets.