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A Philadelphia Tribute to The Last Waltz
…Benefits Philadelphia School Children
PHILADELPHIA, PA – (November 5, 2013) – On Saturday, November 30th the Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch Street; 215-922-6888) will host The Last Waltz Philly, a Benefit for Philadelphia School Children, featuring some of Philadelphia’s most talented musicians. Producers of the event are four well-known Philadelphians, Fergus Carey (owner of Fergie’s, Monk’s Cafe, Belgian Cafe and Grace Tavern), Bryan Dilworth (of Bonfire Booking), Andrew Lipke (singer, song writer, music producer and member of Get The Led Out), and Kevin Hanson (recording artist and record producer, who has performed with The Fractals, Jay-Z, The Roots, and Huffamoose).
Tickets are $20 in advance (for the first 200 tickets sold) and $25 there after. A limited number of $100 VIP tickets include 7:00pm entry, a pre-show acoustic set, meet and greet with The Last Waltz Tribute Band and one hour open bar. Doors open to the public at 8:00pm, showtime is 9:00pm. Tickets are available at thetroc.com. Photos and interviews are available upon request.
The Last Waltz, a concert by rock group The Band, was held on Thanksgiving in 1976. The Last Waltz Philly will celebrate the music of The Band’s farewell show and bring the spirit of the legendary concert to the Trocadero for this very special benefit. Akin to The Last Waltz, the Thanksgiving weekend tribute concert will feature a core band with more than a dozen special guests. And much like the original concert’s elaborate pre-show affair, The Last Waltz Philly will include a pre-show acoustic set, meet and greet and open bar.
“We are dividing the proceeds between four local organizations in an effort to be inclusive and comprehensive,” explains co-producer Andrew Lipke. “We know the problems plaguing the Philadelphia school system are complex and numerous, and we feel money raised from this event will be most effective if it’s given to a few select groups working on the solutions from different angles.”
Proceeds will benefit four Philadelphia organizations that focus on education: Parents United for Public Education www.parentsunitedphila.com; Passyunk Square Civic Association Education Committee www.passyunksquare.org/education; Friends of Horatio B. Hackett School www.friendsofhackett.weebly.com; And School District of Philadelphia’s Music Education Instrument Repair Program www.phila.k12.pa.us.
The Last Waltz Philly
The Special Guests:
Chris Malcarney and the Ukulele-Theremin Band
Slowey and the Boats
Joey Sweeney and his Long Hair Arkestra
About Trocadero Theatre:
The Trocadero Theatre was first opened in 1870, offering musical comedies and traveling minstrel shows under the name Arch Street Opera House. Later, vaudeville and burlesque came to its stage with notable professional showgirls performing burlesque during the 1950’s. The Theatre was refurbished in the late 1970’s for use as an art house cinema and fine arts theatre. In the 1980’s, the Theatre was remodeled as a dance club and finally for its current use as a concert hall and live music venue.
Although the Theatre has undergone many notable changes, the utmost care has been taken to upkeep and modernize the facility while retaining its historical character. The Trocadero is the only 19th century Victorian theater still in operation in the United States. It is listed on the U.S. Register of Historic Places.
Trocadero Theatre | 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107 |215-922-6888