PICK OF THE WEEK: Polytoxic (Performing The Last Waltz) – Wednesday, November 21st – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: With Thanksgiving right around the corner it is time to Celebrate one of the most storied concerts in Rock-N-Roll history with a recreation of The Band’s Last Waltz. The event, immortalized by Martin Scorsese in the movie of the same name, originally took place at Winterland in San Francisco 31 years ago but comes to life on the stage of Cervantes right here in Denver each year featuring a 30 plus person cast of Denver Musicians and anchored by the band Polytoxic.

Polytoxic has thrown this party several times and The Westword called the concert the best local band concert of the year in 2005. If you have ever seen and enjoyed the movie documenting the event this evening will not be a let down. Polytoxic performs most, if not all, of the original setlist and may even throw a couple of extra songs in. They have the chops to pull it off and with three previous performances under their belt this is bound to be the best yet.

Last year the 30 guest musicians included Aaron Rose, who played the role of Neil Diamond, Jessica Goodkin, singing Van Morrison’s ‘Caravan,’ Christy Chambers playing Joni Mitchell and Cheyenne Kowal from the Reals reprising Emmylou’s role in the movie. The Toxic Horns also joined the band for evening rounding out the sound.

The Last Waltz Finale (Original)

Venue: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom 2637 Welton Street Denver, CO 80205 – 303.297.1772

8:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Polytoxic: 9:30 PM


*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.


Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!