At one point in musical history, The Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world. Their last concert was so iconic that Martin Scorsese filmed it as the documentary entitled “The Last Waltz.” This epic concert attracted featured guests such as Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and other rock royalty of the 1960s and 1970s. On Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m., local musicians will gather to recreate this classic concert at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, located at 804 Washington Street in Bath.
Maine musicians from bands like The Boneheads, Maine Dead Project, Colwell Brothers, the Fogcutters, and Dave Mallet’s back-up band perform songs from the film, appearing in character. Hearing a Joni Mitchell doppelganger perform “Coyote,” or a Neil Young stand-in sing “Helpless” will offer a nostalgic evening of live music not to be missed.
While a full Thanksgiving dinner will not be served (5,000 guests attended the pre-show dinner at Winterland on Nov. 25, 1976), ticket holders will hear favorite songs like “Caravan” (Van Morrison), “Baby, Let Me Follow You Down” (Bob Dylan), “Such a Night” (Dr. John), and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” (The Band), among many others.
This marvelous, time-traveling event has played around the state and usually sells out - so purchase tickets in advance! Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Call the box office at 207-442-8455.