An all-star tribute to The Band‘s iconic The Last Waltz farewell show from Thanksgiving 1976 is set to take place during New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and feature Robbie Robertson, Warren Haynes, John Medeski, and many more.
The concert, slated for the Saenger Theatre on May 2nd, will also feature Jamey Jonson, Don Was, Terence Higgins, Dave Malone, Ivan Neville, Bob Margolin, Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns, in addition to special guests that have yet to be announced.
“New Orleans has always been a special and influential place,” Robertson said in a statement. “I am honored to continue the tradition of celebrating The Last Waltz with this extraordinary lineup in a city that has meant so much to me.”
This edition of The Last Waltz comes as the latest installment of Blackbird Presents‘ annual celebration of The Band’s farewell to fans and each other. Last year, a similar lineup of musicians, including Haynes, Medeski, Was, Lukas Nelson, and more, took The Last Waltz on the road for a 13-city tour across the country. Robertson even joined in on the celebration during the tour’s closer in Nashville, TN.
A pre-sale for tickets for The Last Waltz at Saenger Theatre during Jazz Fest begins today, March 3rd at 12 p.m. CST via Ticketmaster. The general on-sale begins on Friday, March 6th at 12 p.m. CST.