State Theatre

The following events are at The Zumbrota State Theatre.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    8:00 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre

    Johnny RogersJohnny Rogers will transport his audience back in time when you could go to your favorite malt shops with your favorite girl and dance to your favorite bands. “Buddy & Beyond: The History of Rock ’n Roll” is a tribute to the music of the legends of rock ’n roll.

    His show will start with Rogers’ uncanny portrayal of Buddy Holly and go on with tributes to legends Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis,Ricky Nelson and Chuck Berry. The show climaxes with his portrayal of the King himself, Elvis Presley.

    Performing on stage with some of the biggest names in the business and entertaining for four U.S. presidents, among his many fans Rogers is already considered by many to be one of the best entertainers on today’s music scene.

    His stage presence echoes the king of rock ’n roll and his guitar licks blend the skills of Chet Atkins and Jimi Hendrix. Rogers was nominated for best show in Branson, Mo. in 2009 and 2010, and Branson critic Gary Wackerly says he’s the best entertainer he’s seen in his 25 years.(more…)

  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    7:30 PMZumbrota State Theatre

    It's been 50 years since Woodstock attracted 400,000 people to a farm in upstate New York to listen to music by such artists as Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, the Band, Sly and the Family Stone and the first live performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Over the course of three days, the world changed as the peace-loving, hippy culture took root in the American consciousness. Sure careers were launched in those three days and the event was historic and unprecedented in scope. But more importantly, the possibility that people could come together and live peacefully, caring for one another and helping each other, created a feeling of optimism as the 1970's began. On August 3, musicians from a large number of different bands all around Minnesota will join together and play the most iconic songs from that weekend. Who knows? Maybe we'll spark a renewed sense of optimism that peace can be had yet in our lifetime.

    Tickets $22 advance or $25 at the door                Ticket Link

  • Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019
    7:00 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre

    Musical theater campers will produce a junior version of “Into The Woods,” at the conclusion of the two-week camp. They’ll perform on the State Theatre stage in two free, public showings.

    Poppy Lear has been directing young people for more than 25 years. She directs the musical plays for all four middle schools in Rochester.
    Amy Heetland has been teaching piano locally in Rochester for the past 20 years.

    Crossings web site for more information

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019
    2:00 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre

    Musical theater campers will produce a junior version of “Into The Woods,” at the conclusion of the two-week camp. They’ll perform on the State Theatre stage in two free, public showings.

    Poppy Lear has been directing young people for more than 25 years. She directs the musical plays for all four middle schools in Rochester.
    Amy Heetland has been teaching piano locally in Rochester for the past 20 years.

    Crossings web site for more information

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    8:00 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre

    Travel back in time to 1959 and revel in the hits by Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley! The DC Drifters take you to a time of poodle skirts and ‘57 Chevys and of some of the best music ever written. Presented by Crossings at the State Theater on Sat., Aug. 24, 8pm.

    The DC Drifters are led by Denny Charnecki, who was inducted into the Minnesota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 and received a lifetime achievement award by the Mid-West Hall of Fame in 2009. Based in Austin, MN, the DC Drifters have toured the country, opening for big names such as Chuck Berry and touring with people such as former Grand Ole Opry singer Dottie West. They are well- known for their remarkable variety of material as well, grounded in the sounds and mannerisms of the legends to which they pay tribute.

    Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door

    Crossings site for tickets and more information

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre

    Six Mile Grove plays music they love to an ever-growing audience appreciative of their organic, honest sound. You’ll catch the influences of MN music’s best - from Bob Dylan to the Jayhawks - but Six Mile Grove has also forged its own sound and space on a stage. Presented by Crossings at the State Theatre.

    It all started when Six Mile Grove frontman Brandon Sampson injured his hand while helping his dad on the family farm in Lyle. Guitar playing was prescribed for rehab and seven year old Sampson came home with a new guitar. (more…)

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre

    Two groups of incredibly talented musicians come together to perform music by one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Eagles. Crossings is bringing back “Takin’ It to the Limit: A Tribute to The Eagles,” by St. Cloud bands The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious!

    Crossings audiences have flocked to Collective Unconscious’s covers of CSNY’s "Déjà Vu" album, the Beatles' "Abbey Road," The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" and Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." CU consistently delivers a pitch-perfect rendition of every song they perform.(more…)

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 PMZumbrota State Theatre

    WCCO TV's "Man About Town" and Kawai-Endorsed pop pianist and vocalist Phil Thompson (along with Scott Dorff on Tenor, Alto & Soprano Saxophones and Jake Hegna on Bass) will perform a night full of Billy & Elton’s biggest hits including Crocodile Rock, Movin’ Out, It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, My Life, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Rocket Man, Your Song, Daniel and of course Piano Man! Phil has performed this show across the globe at venues including Mandalay Bay & Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand Macau in China, and the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York along with several cruise lines including Princess and Holland America.  Tickets are $28 online or $32 at the door

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  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 PMCrossings Event at the Zumbrota State Theatre

    The history of rock and pop music is filled with unforgettable hit-making, horn-driven groups from the '60s to the current era, and one Twin Cities band will be bringing that sound all back home. Enjoy the music of Hornucopia at the State Theatre on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30pm.

    Hornucopia is a band of talented musicians and singers from the Twin Cities and upper Midwest area. Distinct from tribute bands that pay homage to a single group or style of music, Hornucopia pays tribute to many musical groups that feature substantial horn sections. It boasts a tight 4-piece horn section and a 4-piece rhythm section, plus 3 top rated vocalists whose melodies and harmonies are inspiring and far-reaching.(more…)

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019
    1:00 PMZumbrota State Theatre
  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    7:30 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre

    layneyost2017-2Layne Yost pays faithful tribute to the timeless, still-popular music of John Denver with a “Tribute to the Music of John Denver."

    Jon Shimoda plays bass to accompany Yost’s pure vocals and guitar playing in this homage to the music and the man. They capture the simple soul of Denver's music. Woven within the music are stories that give insight intoDenver's life and legacy.

    Denver is best known for songs like, “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Annie’s Song,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” and “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” along with other hits. A common theme in his lyrics was his enjoyment of the natural world. He was one of the most popular and best-selling acoustic artists of the 1970s, and his songs were hits on several charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, country and western, and adult contemporary. He earned four platinum albums and 12 gold albums during his career.(more…)