Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese is set to curate a memorial tribute in the heart of Los Angeles, celebrating the life and musical legacy of Robbie Robertson. The event, titled Robbie Robertson: A Celebration of His Life and Music, is slated to take place at The Village Studios on Nov. 15, 2023. Invoking a hallowed ambiance, this invite-only gathering is expected to be a poignant homage to the late musician.
Scorsese, an iconic Goliath in the film industry, will spearhead the event. The bond between Scorsese and Robertson ran deep, having forged a creative alliance that traversed both music and cinema. Their partnership spanned various films, with Scorsese directing the historic The Last Waltz, immortalizing The Band’s final performance. Moreover, Robertson’s musical prowess echoed through several Scorsese-directed movies, such as The King of Comedy, Gangs of New York, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Irishman.
The memorial intends to serve as a sanctuary of remembrance, paying homage to Robertson’s monumental impact on music and pop culture are distinguished artists, collaborators, and intimate friends of Robertson: Jackson Browne, Rocco DeLuca, Angela McCluskey, Blake Mills Group, and Citizen Cope, will render special performances, encapsulating the essence of his musical journey.
Notably, Lily Gladstone, recognized for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon, will grace the gathering. Her presence signifies the culmination of Robertson’s musical legacy in Scorsese’s latest cinematic venture, where his posthumously nominated score for the film captured hearts and ears alike.
Through the harmonies and melodies that defined an era, his memory is set to reverberate through the hallowed halls of The Village Studios, forever etching his imprint on the annals of musical history.
Learn more about the event here.