Minnesota’s Last Waltz Tribute – Aug 10 at Como – not to be missed

Enjoy a sneak preview of Minnesota’s Last Waltz’s upcoming show happening at Como Lakeside Pavilion on Saturday August 10 at 5pm featuring Dan Israel singing Bob Dylan. Captured during a recent rehearsal.

The show will be a recreation of The Last Waltz concert film featuring The Band on what was called their farewell concert appearance. It will happen in the gorgeous outdoor (but sheltered) Como Pavilion right on Como Lake. Tickets are $18 Advance or $20 Day of Show. Kids 12 and under are free. Food and beverages are available onsite at the Spring Cafe.

The original film included a star-studded list of performers joining the band on stage; the Minnesota version will include the same featuring some of Minnesota’s favorite musicians – starting with members of The Band. Major label producer, songwriter and Mango Jam and Dark Pony Alumni Jon Herchert will play the part of Robbie Robertson. The legendary veteran drummer/vocalist/producer David J. Russ will play the part of Leven Helm. Tim Mahoney, Annie Mack, Kung Fu Hippies bassist and vocalist Chad Whittaker will play the part of Rick Danko. Honeydogs and Hookers & Blow keyboardist extraordinaire Peter J. Sands will play the part of Garth Hudson. Mango Jam, Gold Standard, Friends of Yoder and Kung Fu Hippies keyboardist Buzz Chopper will play the part of Richard Manuel.

Featured guests include:

Bob Dylan – Dan Israel
Van Morrison – Adam Levy (Hookers & Blow/Honeydogs)
Joni Mitchell – Andra Suchy (A Prairie Home Companion)
Neil Young – Chris Castino (Big Wu)
Neil Diamond – Eric Roberts (The Billy’s)
Mavis Staples – Katie Gearty (Hookers & Blow)
Pops Staples – Nicholas David (The Feelin’)
Yvonne Staples – Germain Brooks
Ronnie Hawkins – Nate Dungan (Trailer Trash)
Dr. John – Jared Rush (Mango Jam)
Paul Butterfield – Steve Vonderharr (Boom Boom Steve V. & The Knockouts/Mick Sterling)
Muddy Waters – Jerry Williams (Snak Attack)
Eric Clapton – Aaron Ollswang (The Repair Company)
Emmylou Harris – Jenny Russ (Saddle Sores)
Ringo Starr – Mo Engel (Saddle Sores)

Horn section includes: David Foley, James Haan and Dan Frankowski.

And just to get you in the mood, here’s another sneak preview

 

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