7th ANNUAL LAST WALTZ REVISITED
Featuring: Polytoxic & The Denver Horns
Back in 2005, Denver’s number one jamband, Polytoxic, wanted to put on a show that could showcase all the great local musicians they had been playing with for the past few years. They decided to re-enact The Band’s “The Last Waltz,” a concert film by Martin Scorsese from 1978 of The Band’s last performance that included all of that era’s greatest musicians – Eric Clapton, Dr John, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, etc. The show was held at Dulcinea’s in Denver’s Capitol Hill area on May 25, 2005, and Polytoxic planned on it being a fun little show that would garner a little bit of interest. It sold out in minutes, surprising the band and fans alike, and became the biggest show they had ever thrown. So big, in fact, they decided to do it again in 2005, this time on the night before Thanksgiving at Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom.
Polytoxic’s “The Last Waltz – Revisited” immediately went from a “fun little” idea at a small venue to one of the biggest events of the year. It has become an annual tradition, playing to sold-out capacity crowds.
This year marks the 7th anniversary of their “Last Waltz Revisited”, and it boasts over 40 guest musicians from across Colorado, a full horn section, and over 30 songs from The Bands extensive catalog, focusing primarily on songs played at The Last Waltz. The concert has become a tradition for many of those involved in the show, as well as for many of the people that come out and see the show year after year. In addition, Buck Perigo will be opening the show, performing Arlo Guthrie’s entire “Alice;s Restaurant.”
This year if Fans bring 7 Canned Food Items for the affiliated charity, The Denver Rescue Mission, they will receive a FREE Limited Edition Poster commemorating this years Last Waltz Revisited (Poster artwork by Jared Hankins Blender Design Group). As always, the food and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Denver Rescue Mission.