A slew of New Orleans musicians will celebrate The Band’s classic “Last Waltz” performance at New Orleans’ Joy Theatre this evening. The second-annual tribute “Last Waltz” tribute will feature a cross-generational cast, including Papa Mali, The Radiators’ Reggie Scanlan, Galactic’s Robert Mercurio, Honey Island Swamp Band, New Orleans Suspects, John Papa Gros Band and Terence Higgins. A portion of all ticket proceeds will be donated to New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.
Other confirmed guests include: Aaron Wilkinson, Darcy Malone, Ron Johnson, CR Gruver, Jake Eckert, John Mooney, Johnny Sansone, Johnny Sketch, Billy Iuso and Restless Natives, Dave Jordan and the NIA, Alex McMurray, Bert Cotton, Erica Falls, Mark Mullins, Mike Doussan, Naughty Professor Horns and Paul Sanchez. The all-star celebration, which aims to “recreate the magic on the anniversary weekend of The Last Waltz‘s original release,” was originally put together last year to mark the performance’s 40th anniversary.