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Whitesidewalls coming to State Theatre

The Whitesidewalls will present a rock ‘n’ roll revue at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Zumbrota’s Crossings at Carnegie. Today the band includes Dave Swanson, Pat Brown, Rocky Beaumont, Gino Gambucci and Bobby Maestro.

ZUMBROTA — Crossings brings the Whitesidewalls to the Zumbrota State Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.

The Whitesidewalls Rock 'n' Roll Revue is a celebration of doo-wop, rockabilly, and rock 'n' roll music that will have audiences dancing in their seats. The band first formed in 1971 and played for many years — the members played a series of full summer shows at Valleyfair amusement park in Shakopee, Minn., for 10 years and in 1985 were named the Minnesota Ballroom Operator's Association's Act of the Year.

Then they disbanded for 20 years. One of the early members, Dave "Swannee" Swanson, brought the group back together in 2007. Swanson sings and plays guitar, saxophone and keyboards.

Founder of the group, Pat "Hound Dog" Brown, continues to play guitar, drums and bass as well as sing. He is the band's musical director.

Other members of the band are Rocky Beaumont on drums, bass, guitar and vocals; Gino Gambucci on bass, keyboards, guitar and vocals; and Bobby Maestro on keyboards, bass and vocals.

The band was inducted into the Mid-American Music Hall of Fame in 2012.

Tickets are $24 in advance, $27 day of show. To reserve tickets, visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Ave., Zumbrota.

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