ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Monroe Crossing to perform in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS - World-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at Great River Arts in Little Falls. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

World-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at Great River Arts in Little Falls. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (Jamey Guy)
World-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at Great River Arts in Little Falls. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (Jamey Guy)

LITTLE FALLS - World-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at Great River Arts in Little Falls. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are available by phone or online for $16 in advance and $20 at the door.

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing has a blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals. Their harmonies, arrangements and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.

Since the year 2000, Monroe Crossing has released 13 CDs and a live concert DVD and has made more than 1,500 concert appearances throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

The secret to the band's longevity and success? Fiddler and lead singer Lisa Fuglie said, "It's just plain hard work and dedication. We all share a love for bluegrass music and for performing on stage. We appreciate every audience, large or small, and understand that we're there for them, not the other way around."

ADVERTISEMENT

Mandolin player Matt Thompson said, "We have learned the importance of entertaining audiences and not just playing top-quality music. We regularly hear people say that they didn't think they liked bluegrass music until they saw us play."

Monroe Crossing has been showered with awards, including Best Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association's 25th Anniversary Awards Banquet. Monroe Crossing is the only bluegrass band ever nominated as the Minnesota Music Academy "Artist of the Year," which also recognized the band with an award for "Bluegrass Album of the Year."

In 2007, they were selected as an Official Showcase Band at the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass Convention in Nashville, and later that year, they were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.

Great River Arts is funded in part by the Five Wings Arts Council and Legacy Amendment.

What To Read Next
Live music in the Brainerd lakes area.
This calendar lists book or author events, auditions for theatrical productions, art, craft or food fairs and other unique entertainment events.
This week's feature read is "The Paris Apartment" by Lucy Foley.
This calendar lists theatrical productions and other unique entertainment events.