Earlier this year, several Cincinnati area bands joined together at Woodward Theater to pay tribute to Tom Petty, who died unexpectedly last fall at the age of 66. The love and appreciation for Petty is so cross-genre-ational and vast, it seems fitting that another large tribute featuring several of our area’s finest original bands and musicians is set to take place this Saturday at the Southgate House Revival. The event also serves as a benefit for the Brighton Center, the Newport, Ky.-based United Way partner that offers employment and education services to the community, as well as substance abuse recovery assistance and much more.
Local acts slated to appear at the event — dubbed Tom Petty’s Last Dance — and perform Petty's songs are Ben Knight & the WellDiggers, The Grove, The Damn Torpedoes, Pike 27, Boxcar Suite, The Brand, The Lovers, No Sorrow, Moonshine & Wine, Nick Baker, Arlo McKinley & Dave Faul, Wilder, Lost Coast, 500 Miles to Memphis, Calumet, Kentucky Struts, Krystal Peterson & the Queen City Band, Magnolia Mountain and Frontier Folk Nebraska.
The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Click here for more info.
Here's a little Cincinnati-music/Tom Petty-cover connection from a few years back — rockers Throneberry taking on "Here Comes My Girl" for the 1994 tribute compilation You Got Lucky that also featured bands like Everclear, Edsel and Silkworm. Several participants, including Throneberry, were also a part of an episode of ABC's In Concert TV series that paid tribute to Petty in 1995 and featured live footage of the bands performing Petty tunes at L.A.'s House of Blues.