Thanksgiving weekend again brings Ray Smith and the rest of Tula to The Dame, 367 East Main, for another local adaptation of The Last Waltz. Smith first staged the celebration in 2006 on the 30th anniversary of the final concert (dubbed “The Last Waltz”) by the original lineup of The Band. Smith has again gathered a massive assemblage of local and regional artists to play The Last Waltz tunes as they were performed at the original 1976 concert, from Up on Cripple Creek to I Shall Be Released.
The players, writers and singers for Saturday’s third Last Waltz will include Otto Helmuth, Willie Eames, Fred Sexton, Eric Smith, Robbie Cosenza, Clack Mountain String Band, Gabe Hensley, Matt Patterson, Mike Tevis, Andy Mason, Chris Sullivan, Ed McClanahan, Gurney Norman and Maurice Manning.
Tula’s tribute to The Band’s The Last Waltz begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. Cover charge is $8. Call (859) 231-7263.