A Philadelphia Tribute to The Last Waltz, a Benefit for Make The World Better Foundation

  • Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA

  • Sat, November 26, 2022 | Doors 08:00 PM, Show: 09:00 PM

  • Advance: $29.50 / Day of Show: $35.00

  • 21 & Over

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A Philadelphia Tribute to The Last Waltz PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 28, 2021) - On Saturday, November 27, 2021, Franklin Music Hall (421 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA) will host A Philadelphia Tribute to The Last Waltz, a Benefit for Make The World Better Foundation, featuring some of Philadelphia's most talented musicians, plus some special guests. Tickets are $29.50 in advance and will go on sale on Friday, July 30. A limited number of $100 VIP tickets will include early access to Franklin Music Hall, catered items from some of Philly’s best restaurants, an open bar, and a chance to hang with some of the night’s musicians. Tickets are available at https://www.bowerypresents.com/greater-philly/shows/franklin-music-hall Producers of this year’s event include three veterans of Philly-based Last Waltz tributes: Fergus Carey (owner of Fergie’s, The Goat, and Grace Tavern), Andrew Lipke (singer, songwriter, music producer), and Joey Sweeney (musician, writer, creative director). Joining them for the 2021 version is Kristin Thomson, wife of Franklin Music Hall’s primary talent buyer for many years, Bryan Dilworth, who passed away suddenly in March 2020. “This year’s show is a tribute, a celebration, and a benefit, all in one,” noted the night’s music director, Andrew Lipke. “We have all just gotten through a year without live music, and to bring together friends and music lovers for a show at a legendary venue, with a talented group of musicians, will be just magical.” “This show is also a tribute to my late husband, Bryan,” added Kristin Thomson. “Not only was he the primary promoter at Franklin Music Hall and The Mann for many years, he was also a huge booster of Philadelphia’s music scene, and the driving force behind the first Last Waltz Philly in 2013. We are organizing this concert to honor his memory and his years of hard work as a concert promoter in Philly.” “It’s a different format from our usual concert events, for sure,” says Connor Barwin, co-founder of MTWB. “We are extremely thankful and excited and honored to partner with Kristin, Andrew, Fergie, Joey and the team to raise money for MTWB, and honor Bryan and his commitment to Philly and our work.” “This concert will bring important seed money to our projects, and it’s critical to our mission,” he continued. “But it’s also a celebration of what’s great in Philadelphia, uniting the Philly music, sports, arts communities for a chance to do something good. It’s gonna be a rad show.” “Bryan was always the person who we turned to to pull off events like this,” said Fergie Carey. “The first Last Waltz Philly in 2013 at the Troc was something special. Bryan was always hesitant to do it again since the first one was so special, but we’re breaking the rules and doing it anyway.” Interviews with the producers or musicians 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 Franklin Music Hall for this very special benefit. 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 special pre-show VIP experience. 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Make The World Better Foundation, The Last Waltz Philadelphia The Band: Freddie Berman Adam Flicker Nate Graham Andrew Lipke Andrew Napoli The Horns: Hailey Brinnel Matt Cappy Jay Davidson Sean McCusker The Special Guests: Ali Awan Bobby Bare Jr. Bob Beach Brooke Behmke Ross Belenoit Kevin Bentley Nate Bergman Jim Boggia Jean Cook Cowmuddy Eliza Hardy Jones Kevin Monko Casey Parker Dan Reed Slo Mo and Jon Train Elizabeth Scanlon Joey Sweeney David Uosikkinen Maxx Williams ...with more special guests to be announced About Make The World Better Foundation Make The World Better (MTWB) works to connect people and inspire stewardship through public space revitalization projects. MTWB is a 501(c)3 public charity founded in 2014 by Connor Barwin, during his first season playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. In spring 2018, MTWB merged with partner organization, Urban Roots, founded in 2008 by Jeffrey Tubbs. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality recreational facilities within their neighborhood, and that community members are the true experts of their home park. The organization has completed three park revitalization projects at Ralph Brooks Park, Smith Playground, and Waterloo Playground, with a fourth project in design at Vare Recreation Center in South Philadelphia. For more information please visit our website at www.mtwb.org or follow us on social media @mtwbfoundation.

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