Legendary Whitesidewalls roll into State TheatreCrossings brings the Whitesidewalls, a fixture in the Twin Cities music scene for 40 years, to the Zumbrota State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 25.
Crossings brings the Whitesidewalls, a fixture in the Twin Cities music scene for 40 years, to the Zumbrota State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 25.
The Whitesidewalls Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue is a celebration of doo-wop, rockabilly and rock music.
The band first formed in 1971. Their work includes a series of full summer shows at Valleyfair amusement park in Shakopee, Minn., for 10 years. In 1985, they were named the Minnesota Ballroom Operator's Association's Act of the Year.
The group disbanded for 20 years. One of the early members, Dave "Swannee" Swanson, brought the group back together in 2007.
Founder of the group, Pat Brown "Hound Dog" continues to play guitar, drums and bass as well as sing. He is the band's musical director.
Swanson sings and plays guitar, sax and keyboards. Other members 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 $20 in advance, $26 day of show. To reserve tickets, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota. For more information, visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com.
At a glance…
Who: The Whitesidewalls
When: 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30; Friday Jan. 25
Where: Zumbrota State Theatre, 88 E. Fourth St.
Cost: $20 in advance, $23 at the door
More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com