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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Tribute to The Band’s “The Last Waltz” to Play Weinberg Center

The Weinberg Center for the Arts will host 35 of D.C.’s best musicians as they recreate the timeless sound of The Band’s legendary 1976 farewell concert. The performance is scheduled for Friday, November 10 at 8:00pm.

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Tribute to The Band’s “The Last Waltz” to Play Weinberg Center

 

FREDERICK, Md., Friday, September 1, 2017 — The Weinberg Center for the Arts will host 35 of D.C.’s best musicians as they recreate the timeless sound of The Band’s legendary 1976 farewell concert. Back on the Weinberg Center stage by popular demand, The Last Waltz features not only the music of The Band, but many of their extraordinary guests, including Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and more. The performance is scheduled for Friday, November 10 at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day-of. Tickets are now on sale to Weinberg Center members; tickets will become available to the general public on September 8 at 10am. Tickets and memberships may be purchased online at WeinbergCenter.org, by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick St.

The Band’s enormous influence upon popular music has not wavered in the four decades since their farewell concert. Numerous contemporary acts, from Wilco and My Morning Jacket to Grace Potter and Mumford & Sons, have cited The Band as one of their major influences. The Band's swan song - fittingly dubbed “The Last Waltz” - took place at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day, 1976. 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 is considered one of the best live concert films ever made.

 

This engagement of The Last Waltz is presented by Newmyer Flyer. A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2017-2018 season can be found at WeinbergCenter.org.

 

ABOUT THE WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, Md., the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.

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