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Vee is for Valentine

Robby Vee hosts a concert of love songs for Valentine’s Day next Saturday Feb. 13 in Zumbrota.

If you love rockabilly and love songs, then you’ll love Robby Vee, says Crossings at Carnegie director Marie Marvin.

The second-generation rocker returns to Zumbrota with his caravan for his “Vee for Valentine” 7:30 p.m. concert Saturday Feb. 13 at the State Theatre.

“Robby Vee is always a blast. He absolutely exudes rock ‘n’ roll energy on stage, and his Valentine’s Day shows are extra special,” Marvin adds.

Vee is the son of 1960s American teen pop singer Bobby Vee and has six studio records of his own.

He has learned from and shared credits or stages with James Burton, Carl Perkins, Albert Lee, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets.

Currently touring to audiences worldwide with his “Rock-n-Roll Caravan Show” Vee features the “Strings & Things” violin section.

The show pays tribute to the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll with a tip of the hat to his father and to music legend Buddy Holly.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this special concert again this year,” said Marvin, adding a “romantic dinner option” has been added to event.

A limited number of patrons may choose a catered dinner option, served at Crossings before the concert.

This meal, from Rainbow Café in Pine Island, includes garden vegetable lasagna, fresh baguettes with herb butter, salad greens, caprese skewers, spinach fritters, butternut squash soup shooter and dessert with Muggsy’s coffee.

The 6 p.m. dinner is $29.90 plus tax and tip, wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Concert tickets are $22 in advance, $25 day of show. To reserve tickets, visit, stop in to Crossings at 320 East Ave. in Zumbrota or call 507-732-7616. To make dinner reservations, please call 507-732-7616.

Stacy Bengs-Silverberg

Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.

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