The iconic group The Band was one of the most influential music groups of the 20th century, and as such their final concert was filmed by legendary director Martin Scorcese. That movie, “The Last Waltz,” went on to become a classic and influenced the lives of a group of young Maine musicians.
Join some of these musicians, now a few years older, for an evening of fabulous music at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor Saturday, Feb. 16. Their concert is a re-creation of “The Last Waltz” by The Band, featuring Justin Maxwell, Steven Vellani, Bob Colwell, Pat Colwell, Dickie Hollis, Robby Coffin, Katie Daggett and Timothy Sullivan.
The original configuration of The Band ended its touring career in 1976 with an elaborate live ballroom performance featuring numerous musical celebrities. This was so momentous that it became a documentary by Martin Scorsese entitled, “The Last Waltz.” This show is a re-creation of the full concert with Band songs such as “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “The Weight,” “Shape I’m In” and “Rag Mama Rag.”
This 100-minute concert features guest appearances by local performers in character, such as Dr. John, Neil Young, Ronnie Hawkins, Joni Mitchell, Emmy Lou Harris, Neil Diamond, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison. Join us on this musical time travel!
Advance discounted tickets are $15 and available by calling the box office (at 86 Townsend Ave.) 207-633-5159. Doors for seating open at 7 p.m.