'Last Waltz New Orleans' Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of The Band's Farewell
March 23, 2016 at 11:41 AM (PT)
BLACKBIRD PRESENTS has announced that "LAST WALTZ NEW ORLEANS: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary Of THE LAST WALTZ," is set to take place SATURDAY, APRIL 30th at the historic SAENGER THEATRE.
The all-star event will pay tribute to THE BAND's milestone final concert with a lineup of artists including lead members of THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, GOV'T MULE, THE RADIATORS, THE METERS and BONERAMA under the musical direction of WARREN HAYNES and GRAMMY winner DON WAS.
The event will also serve as a singular memorial to the late ALLEN TOUSSAINT, showcasing the trademarked horn charts the great NEW ORLEANS musician created for 1976's original concert.
BLACKBIRD PRESENTS previously honored NOLA's iconic musical legacy with its 2015 "NEVILLES Forever: A Celebration Of THE NEVILLE BROTHERS And Their Music" and with its 2014 "The Musical Mojo of DR. JOHN: Celebrating MAC And His Music."
Other performers include keyboard master JOHN MEDESKI, Country superstar JAMEY JOHNSON, THE METERS' pioneering bass player GEORGE PORTER, JR., THE RADIATORS' DAVE MALONE, legendary funk drummer TERENCE HIGGINS, THE BONERAMA HORNS' MARK MULLINS and more still to be announced. KEITH WORTMAN is the event's Creator and Exec. Producer.
Tickets for "LAST WALTZ NEW ORLEANS: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of THE LAST WALTZ" go on sale FRIDAY, MARCH 25th at 10a (CDT) via Ticketmaster.com or at TICKETMASTER locations or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Fans can also purchase tickets at the SAENGER THEATRE box office (1111 Canal Street, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70112), open MONDAY to FRIDAY from 10a-5p (CDT). SATURDAY hours vary.
For more information, go to lastwaltznola.com.