Fri01Sep20178:00 PMCrossings Event at the Zumbrota State Theatre
The Whitesidewalls Rock n Roll Revue is a celebration of doo-wop, rockabilly, and rock and roll music that will have audiences dancing in their seats. The band first formed in 1971 and played for many years -- they played a series of full summer shows at Valleyfair amusement park in Shakopee 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 â€œSwanneeâ€ Swanson, brought the group back together in 2007. Founder of the group, Pat Brown (â€œHound Dogâ€), continues to play guitar, drums, and bass as well as sing, and is the band's musical director.
Swanson sings and plays guitar, sax, and keyboards. 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.