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97.3 KBCO Presents 14th Annual

2018 Event Has Passed - Visit bouldertheater.com for 2019 event info


Fri Nov 16

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Boulder Theater

$18.00 - $22.00

This event is 21 and over

Ages 21+ no exceptions

All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase

Listed price does not include tax and service charge

Price is the same online, over the phone, or in Box Office


The Last Waltz Revisited
The Last Waltz Revisited
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 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 Cervantes' 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 42nd Anniversary of the Last Waltz and the 14th anniversary of Polytoxic’s "Last Waltz – Revisited", and it boasts over 50 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. To celebrate the last 14 years, we have added special guests and additional songs from years past. In addition this year will be an evening with the Last Waltz - Revisited.
This year if our fans bring Canned Food Items for our affiliated charity, The Denver Rescue Mission, they receive a FREE Limited Edition Poster commemorating this year’s Last Waltz – Revisited (Poster artwork by Diana Azab – Publicist/Graphic Designer @ Cervantes’). As always we will be donating the food and a portion of proceeds to the Denver Rescue Mission.

So come out and enjoy this magical evening, our local musicians and our local sponsors, Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta, Boyer’s Coffee, YellowDog Printing & Graphics, All Stars Ink, KBCO and The Westword.
Polytoxic met in the mean streets of Denver, and fought and clawed our way to the bottom rung of the ladder, where we hang out to this day, scheming to take over the world. Fact is we'd rather be at the bar drinking, so we've combined our love for drinks and our passion for playing just as much as we have to to not pay for those drinks into a confusing and totally entertaining career.

We were once the Pied Piper of the Denver jam scene... "Every show could be our last", quips band frontman Tori Pater, conducting an interview from a beach-side veranda during one of his many recent vacations. "The truth is, we really just don't like each other. When we say Last Show Ever, we actually mean it. Well, at least until the next Last Show Ever."

CR Gruver, formerly a Denver resident but now living in New Orleans, is quick to point out the reason for continuing to play. "As perfect as New Orleans is, there is something about the freaks in Denver that we just can't get enough of", he says sipping his Cafe au Lait over a plate of beignets. Since moving to Nola, Gruver has the most annoying tendency to inject the words New Orleans into just about every sentence - or even worse, follow up with a "Yeah You Right", "Where Y'at" or, worst of all, "Who Dat". He continues, "We keep getting offered these great gigs, in front of a room full of spinning freaksters, and who would turn that down? Yeah You Right!". He also cites "tradition" as another reason they forego their mutual hatred for each other - "We've always done a reunion show around Thanksgiving, and we can't stop now, it has become bigger than us at this point." He hesitates, then adds "The truth is, we just can't afford NOT to play - so maybe it's not so much tradition as it is economic necessity. Where Y'at! Who Dat! Ya Heard!"
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Venue Information:
Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO, 80302