On Saturday, November 30th the Trocadero Theatre hosts The Last Waltz Philly, a benefit for Philadelphia school children. Producers of the event Fergus Carey (owner of Fergie’s, Monk’s Cafe, Belgian Cafe and Grace Tavern), Bryan Dilworth (of Bonfire Booking), singer-songwriter Andrew Lipke, and musician and producer Kevin Hanson. The Last Waltz, a concert by rock group The Band and featuring numerous guest musicians including Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond and others, was held on Thanksgiving in 1976. The Last Waltz Philly will celebrate the music of The Band’s farewell show all for an excellent cause.
Proceeds will benefit four Philadelphia organizations that focus on education: Parents United for Public Education, the Passyunk Square Civic Association Education Committee, the Friends of Horatio B. Hackett School and the School District of Philadelphia’s Music Education Instrument Repair Program.
The Last Waltz Philly will feature a core band with more than a dozen special guests. Go here for tickets and more information.
The Special Guests:
Chris Malcarney and the Ukulele-Theremin Band
Slowey and the Boats
Joey Sweeney and his Long Hair Arkestra
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