Live music, theater not just confined to Rochester this weekend
March 29 – ROCHESTER – A show opens at the Rochester Civic Theater this weekend, and there are plenty of options for live music. However, live music is not limited to venues in major cities. This weekend, residents of Zumbrota and Kasson can find live entertainment in their communities.
“Steel Magnolias” opens at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1. Director Kathy Keech brings Robert Harling’s spectacle of love and loss to a backdrop of gossip and unsolicited advice at a Louisiana beauty salon.
The Friday opening is followed by a show on Saturday April 2 and a matinee performance on Sunday April 3. Bring tissues for this classic tear show.
Where: Rochester Civic Theater, 30 Civic Center Drive SE
When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 1; 7 p.m., Saturday April 2; 2 p.m., Sunday April 3
How much: $28 for adults, $25 for seniors, $20 for students
Tickets are available at
or call the box office at 507-282-8481.
The first Friday of every month features Jeremy Jewell’s Hair of the Dog at Thesis Beer Project. To accompany this routine, Jewell and Tracy Sonnier, who also perform with Hair of the Dog, headline Whiskey Wednesdays every first Wednesday at Half Barrel. Catch them there at 8 p.m. on April 6.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, April 1.
How much: Free
Live music is not limited to venues in major cities. This weekend, residents of Zumbrota and Kasson can find live entertainment in their communities.
In Zumbrota, Layne Yost performs a tribute concert to the timeless music of John Denver at the Zumbrota State Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.
The characteristics of the concert
Yost, a musician based in Wisconsin
on vocals and guitar performing well-known Denver hits such as “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “Sunshine on My Shoulders”, “Annie’s Song”, and “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2
Where: Zumbrota State Theater, 96 E Fourth St, Zumbrota
How much: $26
Tickets available on
The Fabulous Armadillos present their show “What’s Going On – Songs of the Vietnam War Era” in Kasson. The Minnesota-based Fabulous Armadillos are known for their covers and recreations of songs from an eclectic mix of genres ranging from heavy metal to 1970s country soft rock and yacht rock.
Saturday’s show features well-known rock songs from an era of cultural change in the United States
When: 7 p.m., Saturday, April 2
Where: Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center at Kasson-Mantorville High School.
How much: $40
Tickets are available at