Triad musical collective to pay tribute to iconic rock film: The Last Waltz
The Vagabond Saints Society
plays The Last Waltz!
Musical event and dinner
coming Nov. 26, 2016.
(Winston-Salem, N.C.)—The Vagabond Saints’ Society (VSS) will present a musical reproduction of the legendary concert film “The Last Waltz,” on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). This event will feature performances from some of the Triad’s best singers and performers, including Jeffrey Dean Foster, Martha Bassett, Mark Kano, and the Dan River Girls.
2016 marks the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz, which was intended to be the farewell concert of seminal American rock band, The Band, who rose to prominence in the late 60’s with their collaborative work with Bob Dylan and went on to forge one of the most distinctive and influential sounds in the history of rock ’n’ roll and popular music. Their final concert, a star-studded affair that brought out guests including Dylan, Van Morrison, and members of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, was filmed by Martin Scorsese and released as a concert film of the same name. The film has been frequently cited as one of the finest concert films of all time.
The VSS is a loose collective of Triad-area musicians that gathers to pay tribute to the great artists of the pop-music era. The VSS performs musical toasts to a continually changing list of subjects – sometimes classic albums, sometimes an artist’s greatest hits, and sometimes a particular genre or concept. Each show veers wildly from sincere adulation to tongue-in-cheek parody. Band members for these performances include Jerry Chapman, Doug Davis, Jack Gorham, Randall Johnson, and Corky McClellan.”
In keeping with the original concert held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, this event will offer a pre-show Thanksgiving meal provided by Providence Catering.
Net proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank’s Triad Community Kitchen (www.hungernwnc.org).
The show is sponsored by SECCA and is a Random Task Production. Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vagabond-saints-society-plays-the-last-waltz-tickets-29022245317 or day of at SECCA.
About SECCA (www.secca.org)
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is a creative leader of the arts in the Southeast, a museum boldly giving artists of the region a platform for visibility while connecting local communities with the international world of contemporary art.
About Providence Catering (www.providencerestaurantws.com)
Let Providence Catering by Triad Community Kitchen serve you … and your event becomes more than a meal. At Triad Community Kitchen (TCK), we’re on a mission to empower people to achieve their goals of employment and self-sufficiency. Each year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC’s TCK Culinary Program provides skills and training to 60-80 individuals seeking to get back into the workforce or to enhance their skills for advancement in the food and hospitality industry.
In 2009, Chef Jeff Bacon, CEC CCA AAC, an ACF certified Chef, member of the Academy of Chefs and TCK Program Director, launched the catering division. Capitalizing on both the exceptional culinary talent of TCK staff and the growing skills of TCK students and alumni, Providence Catering provides full service catering, as well as earning opportunities for program students and graduates.
About Random Task Management (www.facebook.com/randomtaskMGMT/
Random Task Management is a full-service event management firm located in Winston-Salem, NC. Principals have produced over 200 events in several emerging Southeastern cities including Greenville, SC and Winston-Salem, NC. Clients include Texas Pete®, Lowes Foods, The Burke Street Food Truck Festival and The National Cycling Championship.