Tonight’s Jackson Browne concert at the State Theatre has to relocate to another venue due to repair work on the historic hall’s water pipes – but luckily the new location is right across the street, and the repairs won’t take long.
Browne’s show will move across Hennepin Avenue to the Orpheum Theatre, sister venue to the State, which opened in 1921. All tickets for the State will still be honored, and show time remains the same, with longtime Dylan guitarist Larry Campbell and his singer/songwriter wife Teresa Williams due on about 7:30 p.m. for the opening set. The Orpheum is a few hundred seats bigger than the State, so there's not trouble accommodating all the ticketholders. More seats will also be on sale ($61.50-$103.50).
“We’re lucky the other room was available,” said Hennepin Theater Trust’s communications director Karen Nelson, who described the repair work to the State as minimal. “It’ll be back open this weekend. This really was more of a cautionary move.”