For the 42nd anniversary of what is arguably rock n' roll's most legendary concert, the Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) is hosting an all-star tribute to The Last Waltz. Director Martin Sorceress immortalized the Band's famous farewell performance in his 1978 documentary film. The movie captured the Canadian roots rockers taking (what was supposed to be) their final bow at San Francisco's Winterland on Thanksgiving Day. Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan and many other renowned collaborators of The Band famously joined the group to commemorate their career up to that point.

Led by Blayze Viator of the Viatones, local musicians will join together in recreating The Last Waltz. The house band will be composed of Viator along with Christiaan Mader of Brass Bed, Eric Adcock of the Hub City All-Stars, pianist Dave Trainor, as well as Chris Stafford and Jim Kolacek of Feufollet. Dylan Leblanc, Roddie Romero, Kelli Jones and a slew of other Louisiana singers will take the duty of playing the roles of The Band's well-known friends. This celebrated cast of performers will pay homage to The Last Waltz this Tuesday and Wednesday night at the AcA.

I started this week's playlist with songs that find The Band in South Louisiana. From their massive radio hit "Up On Cripple Creek" to "Evangeline," the group's collaboration with Emmylou Harris. The Viatones, Dylan Leblanc, and Lane Mack and other performers from the tribute show are also in the mix along with selections from Cedric Watson, Michael Doucet, and Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys.

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Live music this week in Lafayette

Tuesday, November 20 & Wednesday, November 21 at 7:30 pm
Acadiana All-Star Tribute to The Last Waltz
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Thursday, November 22 at 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving Eve Wild Turkey Shootout feat. The Daiquiri Queens
Saint Street Inn

Friday, November 23 at 9:30 pm
Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole
Blue Moon Saloon

Friday, November 23 at 9:30 pm
Lachez-Prise avec Michael Doucet

Sunday, November 25 at 1:00 pm
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys