A Philadelphia Tribute to The Last Waltz

November 2620229:00 pm

A Philadelphia Tribute to The Last Waltz

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Franklin Music Hall

An all-Philly band and guests including Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie, Don McCloskey, Andrew Lipke and many more re-enact the classic Band concert to benefit Connor Barwin’s MTWB Foundation

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 2022 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. “2020 and 2021 were years when live music essentially shut down, so 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 paying homage 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,” said Connor Barwin, co-founder of MTWB, a 501(c)3 public charity established in 2014 during his first season playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. “We are extremely thankful, 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 and 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.”

The Last Waltz, a concert by rock group The Band, was held on Thanksgiving in 1976. The Philadelphia Tribute to the Last Waltz 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.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly to Make The World Better Foundation. MTWB connects people and inspires stewardship through public space revitalization projects

The Band:

  • Freddie Berman
  • Adam Flicker
  • Nate Graham
  • Andrew Lipke
  • Andrew Napoli
  • Matty Muir


The Horns:

  • Hailey Brinnel
  • Matt Cappy
  • Jay Davidson
  • Sean McCusker


The Special Guests:

  • Bob Beach
  • Brooke Behmke
  • Ross Bellenoit
  • Kevin Bentley
  • Nate Bergman
  • Fergie Carey
  • Jean Cook
  • Cowmuddy
  • Tanqueray Hayward
  • Chris Kasper
  • Don McCloskey
  • Zach Miller
  • Chelsea Mitchell
  • Kevin Monko
  • Casey Parker
  • Dan Reed
  • Elizabeth Scanlon
  • Slo Mo and Jon Train
  • Marc Sonstein
  • Joey Sweeney
  • David Uosikkinen
  • Ali Wadsworth
  • Adam Weiner from Low Cut Connie
  • Maxx Williams
  • …with more special guests to be announced




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