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The Last Waltz New Orleans, The Must See Nighttime Event During Jazzfest

The Last Waltz

Over forty years ago, The Band performed their final concert to a sold-out crowd with a who’s who of Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty in attendance. “As far as farewells go, this one was major,” stated Rolling Stone Magazine in a 2016 expose about the famed concert. The evening culminated with “Don’t Do It,” The Band’s cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Baby Don’t You Do It.” After the last note, Robbie Robertson, The Bands’ lead guitarist, songwriter, and founding member, said “Goodnight. Goodbye.” walking off stage, forever immortalizing this epic event.

“New Orleans has always felt like a second home to me musically and spiritually,” says Robbie Robertson. “I am honored to have this extraordinary lineup of musicians celebrate the tradition of The Last Waltz in one of my favorite cities.”

“We’ve waited two years to get back to presenting the greatest shows in New Orleans during this time of year,” says Keith Wortman (Executive Producer & Chief Creative Officer of Blackbird Presents), “when it came time to decide on the show for this year we knew it had to be extra special, so we knew it had to be the Last Waltz with this lineup of musicians.”

The Last Waltz New Orleans is an extension of Blackbird Present’s annual The Last Waltz tour, which plays to sold-out audiences around the country every November, including 2019’s The Last Waltz Nashville: An All-Star Celebration and 2016’s highly acclaimed two-night concert event The Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration Of The 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz. “The last 30 minutes of The Last Waltz @SaengerNOLA was the best thing I’ve heard @jazzfest,” said Keith Spera, music critic, The New Orleans Advocate.

This special night of music captures the excitement of The Band’s historic 1976 Thanksgiving concert and features an all-star lineup including Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Jamey Johnson, Don Was, Dave Malone, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Terence Higgins, Bob Margolin, Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns. Featuring Special Guests, George Porter Jr., and Ivan Neville.

Use offer code WALTZ2022 to purchase pre-sale tickets starting Wednesday, March 9th at 10 AM CT ending Monday, March 14th at 9:45 AM CT. Click here to get pre-sale tickets now.

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