The Last Waltz
Approximate running time: 2 hours
12 Nelson Street East
Meaford ON N4L 1N6
Saturday, June 24 @ 7:30 pm - $60
Lance Anderson’s critically acclaimed performance of ‘The Last Waltz - A Musical Celebration of The BAND - Live’ celebrates the 47th Anniversary of the historic concert in 2023. An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians, under the direction of Juno award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, will perform selections from their hit show that recreates the atmosphere of The Band’s final concert, which was captured in Martin Scorcese's award-winning concert film, The Last Waltz! 2023 will mark the 12th year this cast of The Last Waltz has performed this show live. The concert at Meaford Hall will feature a number of incredible artists performing songs like ‘The Weight’, ’The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’, ‘Up On Cripple Creek’, ‘Life is a Carnival’, ‘The Shape I’m In’, ‘Rag Mama Rag’, 'Ophelia' and more. Kitchener ON, phenom Matt Weidinger, gospel sensation Quisha Wint (Matchedash Parish), Johnny Max and other special guests. On the American Thanksgiving of 1976 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, The BAND invited many of their friends to join in their farewell concert celebration. These friends included Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, Neil Young and others who performed that historic night. In this homage to The Last Waltz, Anderson’s special guests will perform a few of the songs played and sung by these guest artists at the memorable 1976 concert. Backed by a 9 piece band that includes Jerome Levon Avis (godson of Levon Helm) on drums and vocals, Terry Blersh on guitar, Wayne DeAdder (Jimmy Bowskill) on bass, Rob Gusevs (Blood, Sweat and Tears) on organ and Anderson (Matchedash Parish) on piano and vocals. This is a group of seasoned veterans who love the music. Anderson’s band also features a stellar four-piece horn section including David Dunlop (Boss Brass) on trumpet, Simon Wallis (Lighthouse) Bari sax, Gord Meyers (Blood, Sweat and Tears) on trombone and tuba, and Scott Marshall on Tenor sax. Truly an all-star band! This will be an up close and intimate experience of the music of the Canadian Music Hall of fame members The BAND. A show not to be missed!
Presented by Meaford Hall