If you like bluegrass music, don’t miss your chance to see Monroe Crossing at Vail Theatre of the Arts in Southeast Tucson on Saturday, March 14.
Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing is 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.
Based in Minnesota, the group plays an average of 125 shows a year at major venues and festivals, frequently for non-bluegrass audiences — and people often comment that they’d never really liked bluegrass music until they attended a Monroe Crossing concert!
Monroe Crossing is made up of five very distinct personalities with differing musical backgrounds and tastes, combining for a very unique ensemble sound. They are Derek Johnson: guitar, lead & harmony vocals; Lisa Fuglie: fiddle, mandolin, lead & harmony vocals; Matt Thompson: mandolin, fiddle, baritone vocals; Mark Anderson: bass & bass vocals; and David Robinson: banjo. Their paths crossed through the music of Bill Monroe so they like to say they had a “Monroe Crossing.”
Among their many honors, Monroe Crossing was selected to showcase at the 2007 International Bluegrass Music Association Convention and they were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
Monroe Crossing has recorded 13 CDs and one DVD to date. Their lucky 13th CD is “The Road Has No End.”
- LOCATION: Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Tucson
- DATE: Saturday, March 14, 2015
- TIME: 7:00pm-9:00pm
- COST: Advance Tickets $22; Day of Show $25
One lucky TucsonTopian (that’s you!) will receive 2 tickets to see Monroe Crossing at Vail Theatre of the Arts on March 14.
Enter your e-mail below for a chance to win. The deadline is Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:59pm.
***The winner is Abigail H. Congratulations!***