April 29, 2017
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Founded in 2000, Monroe Crossing is one of the most popular and well-traveled bluegrass bands in the Midwest. The quintet plays 140-150 shows each year, and has appeared at The Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield Wisconsin, Branson’s Silver Dollar City, the legendary Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and in a command performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014 following their debut concert there in 2013!
They are the only bluegrass band ever inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame (2007), and have been invited twice (2007, 2014) by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) as an Official Showcase Artist at the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention. New this year, Monroe Crossing has completed their 15th CD, Monroe Crossing Plays Classic Country.
Monroe Crossing’s two-set performance typically features original compositions and unique arrangements of bluegrass classics such as “Orange Blossom Special” and “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow,” and gospel favorites like “I’ll Fly Away,” “Amazing Grace” and “Down To The River To Pray.” And don’t be surprised if they include some great “crossing” tunes like The Temptations’ “My Girl” or Etta James’ “At Last,” both found on their 2005 CD “Somebody Like You.”
Don’t miss this chance to experience the joy of quality bluegrass.