Just announced: The Last Waltz Philly benefit for Philadelphia School Children at the Trocadero on Saturday, November 30th


phillywaltz 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 Band:
Jim Boggia
Pete Donnelly
Adam Flicker
Kevin Hanson
Andrew Lipke
Nate Graham
Matt Muir

The Horns:
Jay Davidson
Evan Kilgore
Matt Cappy
Jon Lacy

The Special Guests:
Ben Arnold
Bob Beach
Brooke Behmke
Kevin Bentley
John Francis
Eliza Jones
Paul Keen
Chris Malcarney and the Ukulele-Theremin Band
Slo Mo
Kevin Monko
Alec Ounsworth
Casey Parker
Slowey and the Boats
Toy Soldiers
Wesley Stace
Joey Sweeney and his Long Hair Arkestra
Ali Wadsworth

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