State Theatre

The following events are at The Zumbrota State Theatre.

Event Information:

  • Fri

    RIVER: The music of Carole King, Joni Mitchell & Carly Simon

    7:30 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre

    Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon: three legendary songwriters whose hits were performed by some of the biggest artists of the ’60s and ’70s. “River” pays tribute to the songs they wrote and performed, on Fri., Mar 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre.

    “River” brings the songs, stories and memories together on one stage. Three dynamic, top Twin Cities singers – Rachel Holder-Hennig, Deb Brown and Jana Anderson – pay tribute to the three stars. Vocal performances are backed by a stellar band, including Dave Burkart, acoustic guitar/vocals, Troy Norton, electric guitar/vocals, Pete Hennig, drums, Brian Ziemniak, keys, Yohannes Tona, bass guitar, and Brian Gallagher, saxophone and flute.

    While King, Mitchell and Simon have an extensive list of works, “River” will focus on their most popular pieces ... songs that take the audience on a nostalgic journey, remembering the women’s music movement of the ’60s and ’70s and their own prom, first kiss, wedding, heartaches, and other life experiences.

    The audience will hear songs such as “You're So Vain,” and “Nobody Does it Better,” hits by Carly Simon, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman,” by Carole King, and “Help Me,” and “Both Sides Now,” by Joni Mitchell.

    With very little history of performing together and not necessarily close friends, these three great songwriters shared many similarities that changed the music industry, especially for women. All three had domineering mothers, difficult family decisions and intense relationships with men, yet through the decades they continued to craft timeless songs that stay with us today.

    Tickets are $28 in advance, $32 at the door. To reserve tickets, visit, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota.

    Crossings site for tickets and more information