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Not only will this show be “played loud,” it’ll be played twice…
Originally performed on Thanksgiving Day in 1976, The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco included a jaw-dropping menu of special guests on stage to see them off as they ended their run.
Produced by ALEO Productions, The 3rd Annual Hoboken Last Waltz recreates that genuinely epic show in its entirety, representing more of a coming together than a farewell, as the who’s who of the contemporary Hoboken music scene unite to put on one hell of a show.
“It’s the perfect vessel—great music, great musicians, great songs, a horn section—for getting a bunch of talented musicians together to play together,” says organizer Jaime DeJesus, who has been developing the concept of this show for years.
Coordinating so much talent onto one stage would seem daunting to most. Heck, even Martin Scorsese had a tough time filming the original event. But DeJesus knows his subject matter.
“We’re adding some tunes with just the band and horn section that were performed at the actual concert in 1976 but didn’t make the movie cut. Different tunes each night, so folks should consider coming to both shows.”
Tickets are available in advance, and suggested…
$20adv/$25door (if available)
Last year’s event SOLD OUT early on. This year’s shows at Maxwell’s promises to be phenomenal nights for the area music scene, gathering in the same room that had once seemingly marked the end for it all here in Hoboken.