Blackbird Presents Announces Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration Of The 40Th Anniversary Of The Last Waltz
Blackbird Presents is proud to announce “Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz.” Set to take place Saturday, April 30th at New Orleans’ historic Saenger Theatre, the all-star event pays tribute to The Band’s milestone final concert through unprecedented performances from an extraordinary line up of artists including lead members of The Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, The Radiators, The Meters, Bonerama, and many more. “Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz” will also serve as a singular memorial to the late Allen Toussaint, showcasing the powerful horn charts the great New Orleans musician created for 1976’s original Last Waltz 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.”
Blackbird Presents has once again gathered a truly prodigious cast of musicians befitting this momentous occasion. “Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz” will star a superband led by musical director Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist Don Was, 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 (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Scofield’s Piety Street Band), The Bonerama Horns’ Mark Mullins (Galactic, Harry Connick, Jr.), and more still to be announced. As with all Blackbird Presents events, special surprise guests are also expected. Keith Wortman is the event’s Creator and Executive Producer.
Tickets for “Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz” go on sale Friday, March 25 at 10 AM 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 10am – 5pm. Saturday hours vary.