Clayton Opera House: The Weight Band

On their second studio album, Shines Like Gold, The Weight Band looks at our troubled world, ponders the passage of time, and ultimately conveys a sense of hopefulness for the future. “There’s a new dawn rising,” they proclaim on the title track, “and it shines like gold.”

The Clayton Opera House welcomes The Weight Band on Friday, September 22, at 7:30 PM.  The Weight Band features members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band. The Weight Band’s performances are composed of The Weight Band’s original songs as well as fan favorites from The Band’s catalog, including “Up on Cripple Creek,” The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” Originating in 2013, The Weight Band is led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band. The band also includes gifted, seasoned musicians Michael Bram on drums and vocals, Brian Mitchell and Matt Zeiner on keyboards and vocals, and Albert Rogers on bass and vocals. The Weight Band’s origins continue to be tied to Woodstock and some of its most famous musical participants.

Tickets for the show are $30/$35/$40. To purchase tickets, go to or call the
​box office (315-686-2200). The Clayton Opera House is located at 403 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624.