Friday, March 22nd bluegrass concert at James Mann Center

Monroe CrossingBack this year by popular acclaim is one of Minnesota’s very best bluegrass bands.  The concert begins at 7:30 pm at the James Mann Center at the New York Mills school.  Admission is $12 by advance reservation (call 218-385-3339).  Student admission for this concert is free.  And, before the concert, the band will give a workshop on bluegrass music at the school.

Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.

What they’re saying about Monroe Crossing…

“This band understands and respects the musical principles laid down by Bill Monroe…. ‘Heartache & Stone’ represents their best effort to date. Arrangements are fresh and creative… An enjoyable project loaded with satisfaction.”                                                      — Louisville Music News

“Great tune, great album, fine group! The expressiveness of the vocals and the arrangement are terrific, not to mention the flawless instrumental work!”                                                                                                                                                         — Joe Steiner, Bluegrass DJ, WLFC, Findlay, Ohio

This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

“Friends for Good,” a group of community advocates from Perham and New York Mills, are the local sponsor for this concert.  Thank you.