Southeastern Columbia Theatre to present the Last Waltz


Thursday, August 18, 2022 
by: Tonya Lowentritt The Last Waltz

     HAMMOND - Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present a musical concert titled “The Last Waltz.” Scheduled Aug. 27, the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
     The event is a fundraiser for Southeastern’s Lion Up Recovery program, and a VIP ticket to the concert includes a reusable, spill-proof Columbia Theatre tumbler.
     LION UP Recovery has been established to help those students who identify as being in recovery. The program provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from addictive disorders can successfully pursue academic, personal, and professional goals for the purpose of enhancing their quality of life and to make meaningful and lasting contributions to society.
     When describing the production, Columbia Theatre Director Jim Winter said the concert is an array of local musicians joining forces on the Columbia stage to perform the set list from the famous farewell concert by The Band. Musicians featured include Byron Daniel and The Five Dead Dogs, Will Vance, Soul Revival, Brasshearts Horns, Todd Lemoine, Callie Hines, and many more.
     “This incredible live music performance has been over a year in the making. Nearly twenty of our area’s finest musicians are coming together to recreate one of the most famous rock concerts of all time,” Winter said. “And every single one of them is waiving their fee to raise funds for Southeastern’s Lion Up Collegiate Recovery Program. It promises to be an amazing night in service to a wonderful cause.”
     Ticket prices are $25 for adults and students, $35 for VIP tickets, and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, located at 220 E. Thomas Street in downtown Hammond, or by calling 985-549-2787.
     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 985-549-2999.

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